Had the opportunity to interact with fresh and older faces of the biotechnology fraternity this afternoon at a program. The program was organized very well by Nepalese (mind you, I prefer Nepali haha) Biotechnology Society (NBS) with support from Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN). Current members of these two organizations as well as Nepal Molecular Biology Society (NEMBIS), International Biomedical Society (INBS) and Nepal Biotech Association (NBA) were also represented.
Now, read the last four lines again- there are FIVE organizations mentioned, ALL of which are related to biotechnology in Nepal, one way or the other. Question is, do we need or have the resources to accomodate all of these, especially all roads lead to support for Biotechnology in Nepal??????? My answer is, NO !
The best way to strengthen the biotechnology community in this country is to UNITE under one banner. Unity is strength, and this is an established fact. NMA represents Medical Doctors in this country, NUTA represents University Academics, NEA represents Engineers and so forth. Why can we not have something similar from amongst all the scattered representative organizations for Biotechnology in Nepal and put up a very strong lobby group in the form of that entity?
There may be various ways to do this, so let's start thinking of a best approach. Comments and Suggestions are always welcome ...