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  • Shiva Devkota attended the Regional experts’ symposium on EbA in China

    The GIIS Research Fellow (Natural resources and the Environment) Dr. Shiva Devkota attended the ‘Regional experts’ symposium on ecosystem-based adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya’ in Chengdu, China from17-19 December 2019. The symposium brought 55 participants, including experts, young researchers, policymakers, was organized by The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with

    December 22, 2019
  • Sujata Shrestha attended Global Challenges and Sustainability workshop

    Sujata Shrestha participated “Sustainability, SDGs and Global Challenges” workshop held on 3-5 December 2019 in Gebze, Turkey. The workshop was jointly organized by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The workshop aims

    December 12, 2019
  • GIIS team participated in the Int’l Young Scientists Conference

    A team of research fellows from the Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS) participated in the International Youth Conference on Science, Technology, and Innovation (IYCSTI) held on 21-23 October 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference jointly organized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and National

    October 31, 2019
  • Suraj and Uttam attended a consultative meeting

    GIIS research fellows Dr. Suraj Bhattarai and Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha participated in the second consultative meeting of the proposed Nepal University in Gaidakot, Nepal. The meeting was attended by eminent professionals, academics, and researchers from Nepal and abroad as well as by the local communities. Various aspects of the proposed Nepal University ranging from

    October 24, 2019
  • Suman Manandhar visited to KMITL

    GIIS research fellow, Dr. Suman Manandhar has visited to King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand for two weeks from August 25 to September 7, as a short term research scholar. The visit was funded through KMITL under the research collaboration program—academic melting pot 2019. As a visiting researcher, he worked with Prof. Dr.

    September 15, 2019
  • GIIS director published an editorial in Science

    GIIS director Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha, along with his colleague Dr. Anindita Bhadra from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India, wrote an Editorial in the prestigious journal Science. The editorial entitled ‘Science in South Asia’ was published in the 28 June 2019 issue. In the article, both authors emphasized the importance

    July 2, 2019
  • Uttam Shrestha participated in the LICCI workshop

    Uttam Babu Shrestha, Director/Research fellow of GIIS, participated in a five-day training workshop of the Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts (LICCI) project that took place at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (ICTA-UAB) from 17-21 June 2019. The workshop was attended by LICCI team members and 10 LICCI partners from different countries. The workshop

    June 24, 2019
  • Suraj Bhattarai gave a talk in a TWAS Workshop

    The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) organized a Regional Research Grants Workshop on ‘Building Skills for Scientific Research‘ in Kathmandu, Nepal from June 4-6, 2019. GIIS research fellow, Suraj Bhattarai delivered an invited talk during the workshop. In his talk entitled, ‘Importance of Scientific Writing’ he also shared his experience of being a member of

    June 8, 2019
  • Suman Manandhar featured in Thai PBS TV

    GIIS research fellow Suman Manandhar was featured in a documentary on 2015 Nepalese Earthquake made by Thai PBS TV. As an expert on geohazards and disasters, he highlighted the causes and consequences of Nepal’s Earthquake and provided information about indigenous and advanced technologies used in heritage reconstruction. The documentary was aired on April 24, 2019.

    May 24, 2019
  • Suraj Bhattarai participated in a training

    GIIS research fellow Suraj Bhattarai participated in a postgraduate training program on ‘Emerging Infections for Clinicians and WHO course on Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN)’ in Florence, Italy on May 11-13, 2019. The training program was organized by the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and hosted by the Careggi

    May 17, 2019
  • Uttam Babu Shrestha participated IPBES plenary

    GIIS director and research fellow Uttam Babu Shrestha participated in the 7th plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) at UNESCO, Paris, France from 29 April-May 4, 2019. The plenary, which was attended by the representative of 132 countries, IPBES experts, stakeholders, and observers, approved a Summary for Policymakers (SPM)

    May 8, 2019
  • Shiva Devkota and Uttam Babu Shrestha attended IPBES workshop

    GIIS research fellow Shiva Devkota and Uttam Babu Shrestha attended a capacity building workshop organized by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and hosted by Cadi Ayyad University from April 23-26 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The workshop was participated by more than 30 participants. Shiva has been selected as a fellow/lead author for

    April 28, 2019