Heartfelt Condolence !!

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Lila Bdr KayasthaThe Small Earth Nepal (SEN) family deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Lila Bahadur Kayastha (the father of Mr. Suresh Kayastha, executive member of our organization) who passed away on 29th August at his age of 73 years. May the family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.

SEN Congratulate to Ms. Puja Pant Founder Member of SEN, for the PhD Degree

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puja pantThe Small Earth Nepal (SEN) proudly welcomed Pooja Pant, one of the founding members of the organization, and congratulated her for her successful completion of her PhD degree.

In the interaction program, which was organized at SEN hall on July 19, Ms Pant shared, in brief, about how the organization was initiated and she also expressed her happiness to see the organization in the present stage. She also expressed her wishes of collaborating with any of SEN’s future programs

Ms Pant’s PhD dissertation was “Climate Change, Livelihood and Food Security: A Study in Lowland Far Western Nepal” which she did from City University of Hong Kong.

Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts in Global Change Research

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On the occasion of its 20th Inter-Governmental Meeting (IGM) and Scientific Planning Group (SPG) Meeting to be hosted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Nepal at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu, Tahachal, Kathmandu from 25 to 27 March, 2015, the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) will convene an interactive session on “Youth Engagement in the APN” as part of our 20thAnniversary celebration.

The “Youth Engagement in the APN” session will be held on Wednesday 25 March 2015 and will provide young/early career scientists with an opportunity to display and present, via posters, their research work to the invited esteemed members of the scientific and policy communities from within and outside the Asia-Pacific region.

Submitted posters will be judged by the APN’s members and other members of the International Global Change research community. The winning young scientist will have the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation at the IGM/SPG plenary on Friday 27 March, 2015.  The winner will be recognised as an outstanding young/early career scientist of Global Change research in Nepal and will receive the Mitra Award for 2015.

Please find the link below for more information:


SEN participating AGU Fall Meeting 2014 to present research papers

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FM14-logo-483pxMr. Jeeban Panthi, Research Coordinator at The Small Earth Nepal (SEN) and Ms. Nicky Shree Shrestha, Executive Member(SEN) at will be presenting their respective research papers at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2014 to be held on 15-19 December at San Francisco, CA, USA. Both Mr. Panthi and Ms. Shrestha received their Berkner Fellowship to present their research work from Nepal.

With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest earth and space science meeting in the world. Now in its 47th year, the AGU Fall Meeting is the best place to present the research, learn about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field and network and makes connections that can enhance individual’s career. The AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire earth and space sciences communities for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research findings. The meeting offers a unique mix of more than 23,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, more than 50 formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibition hall packed with approximately 250 exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services that could help scientists and researchers streamline their work.

Best wishes to Mr. Panthi and Ms. Shrestha. Hope this AGU Fall Meeting will be fruitful and worthwhile.

This Fellowship provides funding for outstanding early career scientists and students to present research at AGU-sponsored or co-sponsored meetings

Here are the paper details from Jeeban and Nicky.

CCB published a report on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), an educational, outreach and networking organization at the University of Colorado, Boulder published a report of “Hydro-Meteorological Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): A Survey of Lessons Learned for Resilient Adaptation to a Changing Climate”. Please visit CCB website and download to see the full report. The Small Earth Nepal has also contributed for this publication.


Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Expert Forum 2015

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Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), an educational, outreach and networking organization at the University of Colorado, Boulder is going to organize  a conference on “Why Lessons Matter”. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in a changing Climate: Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned will be held in Istanbul, Turkey the 10th – 13th of February 2015. FYLER-Expert-Forum Click here for more information. Download conference flyer.

SEN participated ANU workshop on climate adaptation toolkit

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ANU workshopMr. Jeeban Panthi participated in a workshop organized by the Australian National University (ANU) from 20-21 October in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop was organized to disseminate the findings of an AusAid funded project ‘Working Towards Improving Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan Region’. The collaborative research project of ANU, Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS)/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University aims to develop an integrated climate change adaptation toolkit that could be used by key decision makers as a guide for national planning and local capacity building. Mr. Panthi provided his inputs to the climate study carried out in Panchkhal area as a case study site in Nepal. SEN has been identified as a potential partner for the project especially to implement the research findings in grass-root level and transfer the proven technology for building the community resiliency.

The participants also discussed about a new institution ‘Himalayan Studies Center’ to be hosted by the ANU which aims to foster collaboration, research and teaching and to generate new knowledge in the Himalaya region. The workshop was attended by scientists from Nepal, Australia, India, Bangladesh and China.

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