The project planning process consisted of four main phases. The first joint planning workshop took place 11-
12 June 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal, in which JAMK, HAMK, TU and NOU identified together the needs for the
project. On the basis of this workshop, the first stage project proposal for the HEI ICI project was designed.
In the second phase, after the project proposal was shortlisted, TU and NOU further prepared the draft of
the project proposal independently under JAMK’s guidance. In the third phase, the joint planning workshop
took place 24-28 February 2020 in Jyväskylä, Finland. The joint work was based on TU’s and NOU’s
preparation on the project idea, outputs, activities, the tentative timeline and budget. The fourth phase
included intensive writing of the project proposal. The joint project planning workshops have been followed
by regular emailing and planning of the project details.