News & Blogs

  • 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
  • Dipika Das presented her research

    GIIS research fellow Dipika Das presented her research entitled ‘Gendered challenges of bargaining in agricultural value chains in the Eastern Gangetic Plains’ at Seeds of Change conference 2019 in Canberra, Australia. Seeds of Change 2019 was an excellent opportunity to learn from about 300 participants, 177 presentations from 45 different countries who are working in

    April 15, 2019
  • Sujata Shrestha attended NatCap Symposium

    GIIS research fellow Sujata Shrestha attended Natural Capital Symposium 2019 that was held from March 18 to 21 at Stanford University, USA. The National Capital Symposium provides a unique opportunity for scientists, practitioners, and decision-makers from governments, NGO’s, private business to convene and collaborate together to achieve the shared goal of a sustainable and liable

    March 23, 2019