Fifth Graduate Conference On Environment And Sustainable Development (GCESD) - Himalayan Knowledge Conclave

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2019-04-05 - 2019-04-06

Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre


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.

In 2015, Tribhuvan University Institute of Science and Technology – Central Department of Environmental Science (TU-CDES), Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal (ISET-Nepal) and Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) 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 participating graduates by involving them in conference processes. The conference also provides an opportunity for networking among peers and experts. The conference is held on the first week of April every year since its inception in 2015. 

Conference goal

To establish an interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing platform for young researchers, with a particular focus on environment, resource conservation, management, economic development and natural science.

Conference Details:

  • Conference date: 5-6 April 2019
  • Venue: Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre
  • Abstract submission deadline: February 25, 2019
  • Registration fee payment deadline: March 15, 2019 

Registration Fee:

  • Participants: Rs. 1500/-
  • Oral Presenters: Rs. 2000/-
  • Poster Presenters: Rs. 1800/-

Instruction for abstract submission:

  • Click here to submit your abstract button in the home page
  • After you open application form, fill in your details and at the bottom of the form, upload word version of your abstract following the guideline in the abstract section
  • Abstract submission is compulsory if you are signing for oral and poster presentation in case of any problem or queries, please email at [email protected] and you can also reach us at 01-5537502.

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