The Netherlands’ Alumni Association of Nepal (NAAN) is a non-profit, non-political organization of Nepalis who have either carried out their academic studies, researches, short courses, or have attended or participated in training and seminars in any of the educational institutions in the Netherlands. It was established with an aim to provide better platform for students who pursued, are pursuing or are planning to pursue higher education in the Netherlands.
NAAN was started in 1988 with a small group of students who were studying in the Netherlands and it was legally registered as Netherlands’ Alumni Association of Nepal on April 29, 2013.
The Association aims to provide a forum and a meeting place for alumni of institutes of higher learning in the Netherlands, their former lecturers and members of the Dutch community in Nepal. It furthermore aims to become a marketplace for new ideas as well as an opportunity for networking.
Activities include the organization of seminars, conferences, meetings with visiting Dutch delegations as well as receptions. The association is run by Nepalese alumni in close co-operation with the Dutch Consulate.
The Association is dedicated to promoting and facilitating knowledge dissemination, including the exchange of professional expertise and personal experience and building a strong network between alumnus and institutes in the Netherlands.