Annual General Meeting and the Fourth Symposium
Annual General Meeting of NJAA
The Annual General Meeting of NJAA was held on October 5, 2018 at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat, Kathmandu and it was chaired by the President of NJAA, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha.
The Secretary of NJAA, Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha presented the annual progress report and the plan of activities for the coming fiscal year.
The Treasurer of NJAA, Dr. Tara Nath Pande presented the annual income-expenditure report along with the audit report and the budget plan for the coming fiscal year.
The reports were ratified by the AGM.
The AGM decided to confer Honorary Membership of NJAA to His Excellency Masamichi Saigo, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal.
The AGM also ratified the formation of the new Executive Committee of NJAA.
The AGM was observed by the team of JSPS, Bangkok Office, led by its Director, Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita.
The Fourth Symposium of NJAA
The fourth symposium of Nepal Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association (NJAA) was held on October 5, 2018 at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, under the theme of "Sustainable Waste Management in Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities". The event was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Chairperson: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA
Special Guest: Mr. Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Guest: Dr. Buddhi Ratna Khadge, Secretary, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Guest: His Excellency Masamichi Saigo, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal
Guest: Mr. Bidya Sundar Shakya, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City
Guest: Mr. Chiribabu Maharjan, Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City
Guest: Mr. Sunil Prajapati, Mayor of Bhaktapur Municipality
Guest: Mr. Jun Sakuma, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office
Welcome address and introduction of NJAA by Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA
Opening Ceremony of the Second Symposium by the Chief Guest
Opening Remarks by His Excellency, Mr. Masamichi Saigo, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal
Opening Remarks by Dr. Buddhi Ratna Khadge, Secretary, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Inaugural remarks the Special Guest Hon. Mr. Giriraj Mani Pokharel
Closing remarks by the Chairperson, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, President of NJAA
Keynote Speech by Prof. Dr. So Sasaki, Faculty of Economics, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on “Linkage of waste trade to Circular Economy”
Presentation by Dr. Misuzu Asari, Associate Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan on “Solid waste management and 3R activities toward the sustainable lifestyle”
Status of waste management in Kathmandu Metropolitan City by Mr. Rabindra Rai, Director, Env. Division, KMC
Status of waste management in Lalitpur Metropolitan City by Mr. Pradip Amatya, Env. Engineer, LMC
Solid Waste Management in Nepal: Status, Practices, Lesson learned and the Way forward, Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak, Solid Waste Management Specialist, GIZ
JSPS Guidance presentation by Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office, Thailand