General Assembly of IFMGA, 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2017

December 02, 2017

The General Assembly (GA) of International Federation of Mountain Guide Association (IFMGA) was organized in Kathmandu from 28 Nov -1 Dec 2017. There were 65 representatives from 25 member federations in the GA. The IFMGA is an international association of mountain guide associations from all over the world. They represent all mountain guides of their country, which are qualified according to the IFMGA guidelines. The IFMGA, founded in 1965 by guides from Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy, is currently a body of mountain guide associations from more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania, representing a total of almost 6000 guides. Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) represents Nepal in IFMGA headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. 
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) entered in agreement with Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) in 2005 to conduct Aspirant Guide Course and Mountain Guide Course in Nepal, hence , we have already produced 50 Mountain Guides and 20 Aspirant Guides. 
In the special program organized on 30 Dec, NMA President expressed satisfaction over the achievement of the joint effort of NMA and NNMGA to develop mountain profession as safe and secured profession. He also shared that NMA started giving mountaineering training from 1979 in different categories and till date, 2187 mountaineers have been trained with mountaineering skill. In this context, NMA has partnered with different national and international organizations to conduct mountaineering training in Nepal, therefore, NMA signed agreement with Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) in 2005. The chief guest of the program was Dineh Bhatterai, Director General of Department of Tourism. NMA was also specially honored by Director General of Department of Tourism, IFMGA President Christian Trommsdorf and NNMGA President for its active involvement in the promotion of mountaineering training to develop mountain guides of international standard. NMA General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung made special presentation to inform foreign delegates about the program and objectives of NMA. President of NNMGA Sunar Gurung concluded the program with his vote of thanks for the special presence of the national and international delegates in the historic program organized in Kathmandu.


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