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Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development
Sunday March 29, 2015 to Monday March 30, 2015
National Trust for Nature Conservation, Khumaltar, Central Region, Nepal

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For more details contact

Dr. Ramji Bogati
Conference Secretary
Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF)
Naya Bato, Ring Road, Lalitpur
Tel. 01-5537 502
Mobile- 9860779506

Ticket Price

Rs. 1,000/- for Participants

Rs. 1,200/- for Paper Presenter

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Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development

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 society. Graduates from Nepali universities must engage with each other and 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: March 29 and 30, 2015
Venue: Conference Hall, National Trust for Nature Conservation, Khumaltar, Lalitpur

Conference Theme for 2015
Seeking Harmonized Knowledge Pathways

Thematic Areas
    Climate Change/Disaster Risk Management
    Energy and Water resources
    Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management
    Green and inclusive Development
    Pollution Reduction and Health

Who can participate?
GCESD is open to all interested recent graduates and young researchers in the areas of environment, sustainable development and related disciplines or thematic areas mentioned above.
Accommodation and Food
Participants will have to manage accommodation on their own. The organizers will provide tea, refreshment, lunch and closing dinner.

Registration Fee
Rs 1,000 (Participants)
Rs 1,200 (Paper presenter)
Registration fee payment
Bank deposit preferred but direct payment at RHF is also possible.
Bank detail:
Resources Himalaya Foundation
A/c no. 00405010025256
Nepal Investment Bank, Pulchowk, Lalitpur.
    Tribhuvan University-Institute of Science and Technology, Dean Office
    Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES)

Initiative Partners
    Resource Himalaya Foundation (RHF),
    Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-Nepal)
    National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)
Application form submission (with abstract): February 27, 2015
Abstract Selection and Notification: March 2, 2105
Registration: March 13, 2015
Orientation-Workshop: March 22, 2015
Final poster and power point presentation submission: March 25, 2015

Applications are called for and will require thematic and/or oral/poster presentation of the applicants’ thesis or research. Application forms can be downloaded or uploaded from

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