Events

Annual General Meeting and Second Symposium

posted Oct 3, 2016, 11:02 PM by NJAA NEPAL   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 11:49 PM ]

October 2, 2016 (Ashwin 16, 2073)

The second symposium of Nepal Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association (NJAA) was held on October 2, 2016 under the theme of "Infrastructure Development in Transport Sector in Nepal". The event was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

The event was preceded by the Annual General Meeting of NJAA.

Annual General Meeting

Chairperson: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA.

Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA, presented the Annual Progress Report.



Dr. Umed Kumar Pun, the Treasurer of NJAA, presented the Annual Finance Report.


Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA, presented the Annual Plan for the forthcoming fiscal year.
Dr. Umed Kumar Pun, the Treasurer of NJAA, presented the Annual Financial Plan for the forthcoming fiscal year.
There was discussion and decisions made regarding the auditing and the above reports.

Pin Badges for JSPS Alumni were presented to the members by the President of NJAA.


Group Photo



The Second Symposium


Inaugural Session

Chief Guest: Former Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

Chairperson: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA

Master of Ceremony: Dr. Nawa Raj Khatiwada, NJAA Executive Member

Registration:



Welcome address and introduction of NJAA by Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA


Opening of the Ceremony of the Second Symposium by the Chief Guest



Remarks by Mr. Hisashi Kato, Advisor for International Affairs and Director, JSPS Fellows Plaza, JSPS Tokyo Office


Remarks by Prof. Dr. Shuichi Hasegawa, Vice-Dean, Department of Safety Systems Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan



Remarks by Dr. Buddhi Ratna Khadge, Secretary of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)


Remarks by Mr. Jun Sakuma, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office



Remarks by Mr. Kiyohiko Hamada, First Secretary, Information and Culture, Embassy of Japan in Nepal, Kathmandu



Remarks by Mr. Dhana Bahadur Tamang, Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Government of Nepal


Inaugural remarks by the Chief Guest, Former Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai


Closing remarks by the Chairperson, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA



Group Photo




Scientific Session

Session Chair: Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, Vice President of NJAA

Keynote Speech by Prof. Dr. Shuichi Hasegawa, Vice-Dean, Department of Safety Systems Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan on “Engineering geological issues in Nepal for infrastructure development”

Presentation by Mr. Sourab Rana, Associate Program Manager, JICA Nepal Office on “JICA’s Cooperation for Transport Infrastructure Development in Nepal”

Presentation by Dr. Sandip Shah, the President of Nepal Tunneling Association (NTA), Hydropower Engineer and Power Producer on “Tunneling in Nepal: challenges and prospects”

JSPS Guidance presentation by Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office, Thailand

Panel Discussion
Chair: Dr. Surya Raj Acharya, NJAA Executive member
Panelists:
All presenters and Mr. Saroj Pradhan, Deputy Director General, Department of Road, Government of Nepal

Launching of Nepal JSPS Alumni Association (NJAA) and its First Symposium

posted Oct 3, 2016, 8:47 PM by NJAA NEPAL   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 11:42 PM ]


January 21, 2016 (Magh 7, 2072)

Nepal Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association (NJAA) was formally launched in a ceremony held on January 21, 2016 at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal. The first symposium of NJAA was held after the ceremony under the theme of "Towards Sustainable and Resilient Development in Nepal". The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Headquarter in Tokyo, Japan has endorsed the formation of NJAA and it has also supported this program.

Inaugural Session



Chief Guest: Prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Government of Nepal
Chairperson: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha




Opening of the Launching Ceremony and the First Symposium by the Chief Guest.




Welcome address and introduction of NJAA by Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA.


Launching remarks by Dr. Yasuhiro Iye, Executive Director of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Tokyo, Japan.


Keynote Speech by Prof. Dr. Hitoshi Ieda, Director of Infrastructure Policy Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan on "Evolution of Infrastructure and Social Systems Pushed Forward by Great Natural Disasters."




The launching ceremony was attended by the invitees with keen enthusiasm.



Remarks by Ar. Kishore Thapa, Expert Member, National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal.



Remarks by Mr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University.


Remarks by Mr. Tsutomu Shimizu, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office.



Remarks by H. E. Mr. Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal.



Special remarks by the Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel.



Vote of thanks by Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA.



Group Photo.




Distribution of JSPS pin badge to the NJAA members by Dr. Yasuhiro Iye.


The First Symposium of NJAA on "Towards Sustainable and Resilient Development in Nepal"


Presentation by Ar. Kishore Thapa, Expert Member, National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal on "Reconstruction Strategy for Rural and Urban Housing."



Presentation by Dr. Surya Raj Acharya, NJAA Executive Member on "Post Earthquake Reconstruction: Opportunity for Sustainable Transport and Spatial Development in Nepal."



Presentation by Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, NJAA Vice President on "Lesson learning from the Gorkha Earthquake for the infrastructure development in the Himalayan region: Engineering geological perspectives."



Floor discussion.



JSPS Guidance presentation by Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office.




Presentation of Token of Love to JSPS, Tokyo, Japan by NJAA.



The first symposium of NJAA was followed by reception dinner.

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