SEN at MtnClimate International Conference in Rocky Mountain, USA

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Mr. Jeeban Panthi and Mr. Piyush Dahal from SEN presented their research works as posters at MtnClimate conference organized at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) in Gothic, Colorado USA from 17 to 21 September 2018. Both of them presented their research works on mountain climate and hydrology issues from the Karnali basin, Nepal.IMG_8471.JPG

The first poster was about the climate and river runoff scenarios in the Karnali basin. Analysis of historical climate and extremes, looking at how the future climate looks like analyzing the climate model data and developing river runoff for different climatic scenarios in two-time scales (2040-2069, 2070-2099) were the important aspects of the poster. The second poster was about the rainwater harvesting in the Karnali basin. It was about our ongoing research project (an APN project led by Mr. Panthi) on rainwater harvesting site suitability mapping for the Karnali basin and the development of a mobile application as a decision support system for rainwater installation. Use of open access tools was a beauty of the research; it is a good motivation to the researchers based in developing countries who cannot afford money for software. Both the posters attracted a large number of participants. Everyone appreciated the research projects and were interested to know the climate and water situation in the Himalayan region, and these were the only research presentations from the Himalayan region to the conference. Few constructive comments from the participants were noted which will be useful while writing manuscripts for publication.

As part of the conference, there was a day-long field trip to see the research projects in the Rocky mountain areas. RMBL has a long-term research plot for ecological study and a dense network of weather and snow monitoring stations for climate and hydrological studies. Prof David Inouie was at RMBL in 1971 for the first time as a graduate student and he has been working on his long-term studies of flowering phenology and plant demography since then. This was really an inspiration for researchers to keep patience for a continued research. There were few sessions other than paper presentations, such as field sensors and data management workshop, networking for mountain sustainability etc.

The conference was attended by 100 scientists, university professors, and graduate students from across the world who are working on mountains in climate, hydrology, ecology, and social issues. The MtnClimate conference is organized every two years in a mountain to highlights the importance and research carried out in mountain areas. The details of the conference are available at


Vacancy Announcement

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The Small Earth Nepal (SEN) is seeking a Program Director (PD) and an Administration and Finance Officer (AFO) to work full-time in its office based in Kathmandu.

Established in 2001, SEN is a non-governmental organization registered to the Government of Nepal and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council Nepal. SEN works on achieving a balance in human-environment interactions through capacity building, scientific research and evidence-based policy advice on sustainable lifestyles. Over the two decades, SEN has gained its expertise especially on water resources, climate change adaptation, community resilience, sustainable livelihood and natural resource management sectors.

Anticipated start date for both positions is October 22, 2018 – or until the positions are filled. Detailed TOR and Qualifications required for both the positions (PD and AFO) are available in the attached document or in the website

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Please mention the position you are applying for as the subject. Emails without cover letter and CV will not be entertained. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Salary and benefits will be based on the policy of SEN. SEN reserves the right to cancel or reject any application.

Email inquiries can be made to SEN at

Heartfelt Condolence !!

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Late Ramkrishna

The Small Earth Nepal (SEN) family deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Ram Krishna Manandhar (the father of Mr. Sagar Manandhar, Treasurer of our organization) who passed away on Shrawan 1, 2075. May the family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences.

SEN participated International Conference on Water Security and Climate Change

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Mr. Panthi presenting at Conference (Photo: Pabitra Gurung)

Mr. Jeeban Panthi, Research Coordinator at our organization, participated and presented a paper at the International Conference on Water Security and Climate Change organized at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand from 29 November to 1 December 2016. Mr. Panthi gave an oral talk ‘Water Poverty Mapping in Context of Climate Change – A Case Study from Karnali River Basin, Nepal’ and the paper he presented was a part of our APN supported research project at the Karnali river basin in western Nepal. Mr. Panthi participated in a roundtable discussion to identify the research topics on drought mitigating in the Asia region. Some of the purposed research topics are sub-basin wide drought prediction, contribution of anthropogenic and natural factors to drought, drought impacts to livestock and agriculture, drought-induced migration, role of groundwater in mitigating drought, developing drought resilient livestock and crop species and mapping the best practices to mitigate the drought impacts.

The conference provided a platform for engaging leading experts in the Asia region and beyond in discussions on water security issues in order to facilitate the path towards water-secure societies. Another series of the conference will be organized in Germany in September 2017.

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:

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