Organizers – Himalayan Knowledge Conclave


Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU)

The Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) was established in Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal in 2010 which is the first technical university in the country. The university aims at producing highly skilled human resources required to work on quality research and development in agriculture. It aims at all round development of agriculture, livestock, aquaculture and forestry which would raise the socio-economic conditions of rural people through quality teaching, research and extension. The mission of Agriculture and Forestry University is to produce competent manpower to promote education, research and development in agriculture, veterinary, fisheries, forestry and allied disciplines.


Tribhuvan University – Institute of  Science and Technology – Central Department of Environmental Science

Central Department of Environmental Science (CDES) was established in 2001 under the aegis of Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University (IOST-TU) with an objective to produce technically sound and competent human resource in the field of Environ  mental Science and Technology. CDES offers Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Environmental Science. CDES also works with various national and international development partners, research institutions and universities with the aim of continuous exchange of knowledge, skill and experience in the field of Environmental Science and Technology.


Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-Nepal)

ISET-Nepal is a research-oriented organization that conducts inter-disciplinary research and engages in policy dialogues. It was established in 2001, a time when significant social, environmental, and political change processes, along climate change impacts, were emerging as major threats across the globe, including in Nepal. Since then, the ISET-Nepal has examined these social and environmental challenges with the aim of building a society capable of addressing such challenges through improved knowledge and capacities. In addition to conducting interdisciplinary research, ISET-Nepal holds interactions on crosscutting issues involving the environment, water, technology, politics, and society with a wide spectrum of the Nepali society as well as with global actors. ISET-Nepal produces high-quality evidence-based knowledge products in order to inform and influence existing policies and practices. Furthermore, ISET-Nepal supports education as well as training to enhance capacity of young professionals. It supports youths to come up with innovative solutions to emerging challenges. The organization also collaborates and partners with diverse national and international academicians, researchers and organizations.


Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF)

Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) was founded under the leadership of the late Dr. Pralad Yonzon as a non-governmental, non-profit organization. It was established as Resources Nepal, a self-governing private organization in 1986. It became an independent, not-for-profit research foundation managed by a Governing Board and administered by its Executive office since 2004. RHF competitive edge over others is its ability to deal with contemporary knowledge and issues connected with nature conservation. This is substantiated by the fact that RHF was one of the eight recipients of the 2007 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, selected from several NGOs from six continents. RHF focuses on three areas – innovative research and policy analysis, mentoring and capacity building of younger generation, and creating a platform for knowledge management and dissemination. RHF programs with cross-cutting themes use quantitative biology and social science tools to triangulate livelihood and related issues connected with biodiversity conservation and climate change.


Conference details

Conference date: August 5-6, 2020

Venue: Resources Himalaya Foundation

Important deadlines

Registration deadline: July 30, 2020 

Orientation workshop (for oral and poster presenters): 3rd week of July 2020

Final poster and power-point presentation submission: July 30, 2020