Nepali society needs creative thinkers to better understand the changing social, political, cultural and economic environment. In particular, young people need to play a definitive and creative role in sharing their ideas and findings among their peers and other groups within the society. Graduates from Nepali universities must engage with each other and the wider society to promote economic development, social welfare and environmental stewardship.
The Central Development of Environment Science (TU-CDES), Resource Himalaya Foundation (RHF) and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transitions-Nepal (ISET-Nepal) have come together to create the Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (GCESD) under the aegis of Tribhuvan University- Institute of Science and Technology and The Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES).
Planned to organize every year, the conference will establish an inter-disciplinary knowledge sharing platform for young researchers. It aims to bring together Post Masters level graduates to present their research and review each other’s work. It provides with a milieu to young researchers (fresh university graduates) of environment, resource conservation, sustainable development and other relevant disciplines to present their research, findings of master’s dissertation and share their views on environment and development issues of Nepal. The conference enables participants to develop leadership skills although the expectation is that they will participate equally in the proceedings. The conference will also provide an opportunity for networking among thematic group members and experts.
The conference will be held on 29th & 30th March 2015 and will be the first of its kind in Nepal. The organizers intend to promote the conference as a Himalayan Knowledge Conclave that will happen every year. The government institutes and other organizations working in the field of environment and sustainable development back the conference.
Conference Date: 29 – 30 March, 2015
Venue: Conference Hall, National Trust for Nature Conservation, Khumaltar, Lalitpur
For detail, please contact
Dr. Ramji Bogati
Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF)
Naya Bato, Ring Road, Lalitpur
Tel. 01-5537 502, Mobile- 9860779506