Thematic Areas – Himalayan Knowledge Conclave

Thematic Areas

Biodiversity, ecosystem and livelihood

  • Agriculture and livestock
  • Biological invasion and threats to biodiversity
  • Ecosystem dynamics and restoration
  • Ecotourism in and outside protected areas
  • Gender and livelihood
  • Plant and animal diversity
  • Protected area and people
  • Water and wetlands


Climate change and disasters

  • Climate change, global and local, scientific evidences
  • Climate change impacts on social, economic and environment
  • Climate change adaptation (CbA, EbA, Nature based Adaptation), resilience
  • Development and disaster, DRR
  • Earthquake, landslide, flood, GLOF, drought, lightning, snow avalanches, epidemics


Economics and management

  • Capacity development/building
  • Good governance
  • Labor relations and human resource management
  • Public administration and small business entrepreneurship
  • Public spending
  • Social marketing
  • Rural and urban developments



  • Alternative energy, constraints and opportunities
  • Energy, prosperity and infrastructure development
  • Energy supply and demand
  • Energy diversification and energy use efficiencies


Health and medical science

  • Disease and health
  • Occupational health
  • Public health and environmental pollution


Indigenous knowledge and technologies

  • Biotechnology and food technology
  • Electrical, electronics and computer/information technology
  • Indigenous and traditional knowledge
  • Innovative technologies for industry, health, household and companies
  • Nanotechnology


Pollution and control measures

  • Air, surface water and land pollution
  • Ground water pollution and control
  • Remedies and pollution control technology
  • Waste management


Sociology and humanities

  • Anthropology and history
  • Gender and ethnicity
  • Journalism
  • Law and political science
  • Psychology


STEM (Science, Technologies, Mathematics and Engineering)

  • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Earth Science including hydrology and meteorology
  • Geography
  • Material Science
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Mechanical and industrial engineering
  • Molecular and cellular Biology
  • Optimization



Conference details

Conference date: June 5-7, 2020

Venue: Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan

Important deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: March 5, 2020

Registration deadline: March 15, 2020 

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

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

Registration Fee:

For regular participants: Rs. 1800/-

For poster presenters: Rs. 2000/-

For oral presenters: Rs. 2500/-