It is uncontested that higher technical education prepares skilled human resources required for overall
development for making our country, Nepal prosperous and our people happy. Nepalese society needs
technical human resources and creative thinkers for understanding the changing social, political, cultural
and economic sectors in better ways. In particular, younger people need to play a dynamic and creative role
in sharing their ideas and findings with their peers and other groups within society. Graduates from
Nepalese universities must engage among each other and approach to wider society for promoting the
economic development, social welfare and environmental stewardship of the country.
In this line, Tribhuwan University- Institute of Science and Technology- Central Department of
Environmental Science (TU-IOST-CDES), Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF), and Institute for Social
and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-N) formed a consortium in 2015 and agreed to hold graduate
conference of the universities in Nepal annually. The Government of Nepal- Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology (GoN-MoEST) has generously patronized the initiative since 2018. This year, Far Western
University (FWU) is going to host the 9th Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable
Development (GCESD) on 6-7th April, 2023. This conference aims to bring together the graduates and
undergraduates to present their research and review the work of each other. The organizers intend to
promote the conference as a Himalayan Knowledge Conclave that will be organized every year. The
Government of Nepal and other organizations working in the field of environment and sustainable
development have supported the conference. The conference aims to support participants to develop
leadership skills and expects that they will equally participate in the proceedings. The conference will also
provide an opportunity for networking among thematic group members and experts nationwide.
To establish an interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing platform for young researchers, with a particular focus
on the environment, resource conservation, management, economic development and natural science.
An advisory committee will guide the conference. An organizing committee will support the organizing
scientific sub-committee to fulfill management tasks and develop content for the conference. The
organizing committee, IT support committee and management sub-committee supported by the organizing
committee and associates will organize logistics and management.
a. Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood improvement
b. Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
c. Energy and Water Resources Engineering
d. Mountaineering, Tourism and Cultural Heritages
e. Green and Inclusive Development
f. Pollution Reduction and Health Management
g. Infrastructure Development and Computer Engineering
h. Science, Technology, Education, Engineering and Mathematics (STEEM)
i. Philosophy and Development
j. Humanities, Culture and Sociology
The 9th GCESD is open to all interested graduates and young researchers in the areas of agriculture and
forestry, environment, sociology and management, commerce, sustainable development and related
disciplines mentioned above in the title thematic areas.
Applications are called upon to focus on the defined thematic areas as an oral or poster presentation of the applicants’ thesis or research. Application forms can be filled online from www.knowledgeconclave.com.np
Last date of Abstract Submission: February 28, 2023 (Falgun 16, 2079 BS)
Abstract Selection and Notification: March 15, 2023 (Chaitra 01, 2079 BS)
Registration: March 21, 2023 (Chaitra 07, 2079 BS)
Orientation Workshop: March 25, 2023 (Chaitra 11, 2079 BS)
Final Poster and PowerPoint Presentation Submission: April 2, 2023 (Chaitra 19, 2079 BS)
Graduate Conference: April 6 - 7, 2023 (Chaitra 23 – 24, 2079 BS)
Far Western University
Bhimdatt – 18, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur
Sudurpaschim Province, Nepal
Rs. 1500 (Participants) Rs. 2500 (Poster Paper Presenter) Rs. 3000 (Oral Paper Presenter)
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizer.
Registration fee payment
Bank deposit is preferred but direct payment at FWU Central Office is possible.
Bank detail: Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited
FAR – WESTERN UNIVERSITY
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