Recent activities ISET-Nepal conducted:
ISET-Nepal in collaboration with Jugal Samudayik Bikash Manch organized art competition for high school students of Melamchi area of Sindhupalchowk District on June 11, 2016. The theme of the competition was Envisioning better shelter for post-earthquake reconstruction with focus on appropriate shelters, facilities and natural environment. About 17 participants from nine different schools took part in competition. The participants were judged on the basis of their ideas, creativity and attractiveness of their art work. Four best art was awarded.
ISET-Nepal in collaboration with Ojashwi Institution organized workshop on constructive writing for the fourteen ISET researchers on Dec 2-9, 2015.
ISET-Nepal in association with Borderlands organized team building activities for the staffs on Nov 30, 2015. The objectives of this exercise was to help ISET staffs understand the significance of team work, coordination, communication, planning and strategy building. This activity helped the staffs to understand and know each other more closely.
ISET-Nepal in collaboration with Community Service Center and Community Police Service Center organised one day inter-school art competition entitled “Rebuilding Nepal Post Earthquake” on June 12, 2015 at Tudaldevi, Kathmandu. The participants were secondary level students from government and private schools of Kathmandu (Ward 4). The aim of this competition was to explore the students' creativity and their ideas on building resilient Nepal post 2015 earthquake.
ISET-Nepal started a lecture series called "ISET Platform Lecture". The first lecture was delivered by Professor Sudarshan Raj Tiwari on 11th September 2014 at Hotel Radisson, Lazimpat. The participants were widely selected from different walks of life. The opening of the lecture was done by Dr. Tirtha B. Shrestha. Bhavin Dhungana sang the ISET Platform Lecture song. Mr. Yogeshwor Parajuli introduced professor Tiwari and finally Sukarma Band played Nepali folk and classical music.
Vulnerability Impact Assessment (VIA) tools training was conducted at Pokhara, Kaski from 8-10 December, 2014. The VIA tools training was based on the project Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) in Panchase Mountain Ecological Region that covers the collective 17 Village Development Committee (VDC) of Kaski, Parbat and Syanja districts.
Three researchers from ISET-Nepal visited Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) New Delhi in the last week of September 2014 to foster partnership and strengthen collaboration. The visit aimed to orient ISET-Nepal researchers with basic budget terminologies and concept, methods of acquiring budgetary information and analyzing process, technicalities and methodologies to assess budget, concept of budget cycle and monitoring & evaluation system.
ISET-Nepal completed a field study of flood disaster 2014 focussing on eight districts named Kailali, Bardiya, Banke, Surkhet, Dang, Chitwan and Mohottari in collaboration with OCCED, Kanchanpur. A report is being fianlized.
ISET-Nepal in collaboration with Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur, and Kathmandu University (KU), Dhulikhel organized four days National River Summit 2014 that brought stakeholders together to share knowledge and identify gaps in the information and management of Nepal’s Rivers. The aim was to create a forum for continued communications between stakeholders, and recommend measures to help develop policies to manage and govern rivers.
TEWA is a philanthropy organization supporting single women. ISET-Nepal provided training on climate change to TEWA staff and TEWA grantee to build their capacity to understand issues related to climate change and environment.
Kanchan Mani Dixit, Program Manager of ISET-Nepal participated and made a presentation in the workshop that was jointly organization by AMARC Asia Pacific and SAARC Information Centre, Nepal at Dhaka, Bangladesh. He shared ISET-Nepal's experiences on “disseminating knowledge of climate change via community radio stations across Nepal".
Minakshi Rokka Chhetri, Researcher of ISET-Nepal made a presentation of research output from the project Rooftop Farming to the meeting organized by Global Peace Foundation.
ISET-Nepal conducted the study to asses the status of existing journals in Nepal. The aim of the study is to provide an overview on the state of the journal published by different academic institutions and organizations in Nepal. The study analyses the main challenges and issues that need to be addressed for the quality research publication and international standard publication of the journal from Nepal.
The consortium partners Centre for Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP), Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore and Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) Nepal organised Vulnerability and Adaptation Conference on August 26-27, 2017 at Bangalore, India. One of the objectives of this conference was to share preliminary findings from a recently completed short consortium project on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in South Asia and invite comments from experts.
ISET-Nepal organised consultative meeting in collaboration with Oxfam GB and Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) on August 8, 2014 at Hotel Mayur, Baluwatar. Effective methodology is necessary to track the climate adaptation finance flows. Therefore, the meeting focused on developing a methodology for tracking climate adaptation finance in Nepal.
ISET-Nepal organised dissemination meeting of the project "Strengthening Transparency and Access to Information on Transboundary Water Governance in South Asia" on July 7, 2014.
TTI member organisations in South Asia have been conducting annual regional meetings to share and learn experiences of the TTI funded think tanks. Three TTI grantee regional meetings have been organised , two in India and one in Sri Lanka, along with an international gathering in South Africa. This regional meeting is the fourth in South Asia, which ISET-Nepal hosted in Nagarkot, Nepal. This 4th Think Tank Initiative Regional Meeting (TTI-RM4) on 9-10 June 2014 brought executive directors and representatives from sixteen TTI grantee organisations from across South Asia.
ISET-Nepal organised one day workshop focusing on Right to Information (RTI) for accessing information and to share findings of the Koshi study project “Strengthening Transparency and Access to Information on Transboundary Water Governance in South Asia” on Feb 21, 2014.
Dr. Rajiv N. Rimal, Professor of Public Health at George Washington University took lecture on "What makes for good research?".He explained perspectives of theories, essentials of research and personal dedication when it comes to good research. The lecture ended with researchers sharing their difference experiences and problems related to research and suggested ways one can improve on research quality.