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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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