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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:


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.


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