Students led Policy Initiative-MPPM Scholars Network

The MPPM Scholars Network-Student Led Policy Initiative

The MPPM Scholars Network is a student-led public policy discussion platform within KU SOM that has been organizing regular public policy dialogue through its novel initiative called Tomorrow’s Policy Leaders for Public Dialogue (TPLPD). The dialogue series aims to bring together public policy leaders and experts around the world to deliberate on pertinent policy issues important for Nepal’s prosperity and development. This initiative comprises activities that can mediate interactions among concerned stakeholders in a constructive manner, giving voice to and optimizing outcomes for everyone engaged. The broader idea is to deepen interactions on contemporary policy issues among relevant stakeholders including public policy experts, university professors, aspiring students, development professionals, public officials, diplomatic agencies among others through bi-weekly lecture series, round-table discussion events, and theme-based panel discussion events.

Its main vision and mission are briefly stated below:

Vision: To emerge as a leading network of public policy students and scholars for contributing to the formulation and implementation of public policies for the establishment of a just, equitable and prosperous society.


  • To generate and disseminate ideas, knowledge, and critical understanding for the formulation of an improved policy and its effective implementation.
  • To contribute to promoting democratic norms and values, rule of law, social justice, and good governance through critical public policy dialogue.
  • To provide a platform for the academicians, students, professionals, public policy experts among others to deliberate on pertinent public policy issues.
  • To enable and promote innovation culture within the public sector and offer a platform for incubation and experimentation of human-centric ideas.
  • To take novel initiatives in improving quality, impact, equity, global identity, and innovation in the public policy sphere through global and regional engagements.