Himalayan Knowledge Conclave
FOURTH GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (GCESD)
Nepali society needs visionary and creative thinkers to understand the changing social, political, cultural and economic climate. In particular, young graduates can play a significant role in sharing their ideas among their peers and other groups within society. Graduates from Nepali universities need to engage with each other and wider society to promote economic development, social welfare and environmental stewardship.
Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES), Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-Nepal), Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) and School of Environment Science and Management (SchEMS) have come together to create the yearly Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (GCESD) known as Himalayan Knowledge Conclave (HKC).
The conference brings together graduates to present their research and review each other’s work. The conference aspires to develop leadership and public speaking skills of participating graduates by involving them in conference processes. The conference also provides an opportunity for networking among peers and experts. The first, second and third graduate conferences had been organized on 29-30 March 2015, 5-6 April 2016, and 3-4 April 2017 respectively.
To establish an interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing platform for young researchers, with a particular focus on environment, resource conservation, management, economic development and natural science.