We are very much delighted to share regarding the successful completion of the Fifth Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (GCESD) known as Himalayan Knowledge Conclave on April 5-6, 2019 at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre. We are thankful to all our partners and supporters.
In 2015, Tribhuvan University Institute of Science and Technology- Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES), Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) and Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-Nepal) came together to create the yearly Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (GCESD) known as Himalayan Knowledge Conclave (HKC). Recently, Kathmandu University (KU) and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEMS), an affiliate of Pokhara University (PU) joined the mission. The Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (GoN-MoEST) has generously patronized and supported the initiatives.
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 the participating graduates by involving them in the conference processes. To establish an interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing platform for young researchers, with a particular focus on environment, resource conservation, natural science, management and economic development incorporating innovations and technologies. The conference also provides an opportunity for networking among peers and experts. The conference is held on the first week of April every year.
This year, there were over 300 participants including guests, professors, scientists and young graduates who actively interacted during the conference. More than 50 oral and poster presentations were made by national and international scientists, researchers and young graduates.
Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) is the Conference Secretariat for 2019 and is responsible for the conduction of the conference with the support of the partners. Ms. Varsha Rai is the Conference Secretary of HKC 2019.
We look forward for more successful years ahead with more supporting hands.