Mountains in the Changing World

Kathmandu, Nepal
From: 01.10.2017 to: 02.10.2017

The international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World”. #MoChWo, as the event is called on social media, is organized by the Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences will be held in ancient town of Kathmandu on 1-2 October 2016.

It aims to provide a forum for international and national scholars, researchers, policy makers and students with an opportunity to share their research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountain environments. As mountains are part of global biodiversity and play a vital role in maintaining global ecosystems and supporting millions of people, they are the most vulnerable to rapid environmental change.

Kathmandu is known for its long history, ancient cultures and civilizations, Hindu and Buddhist temples, architecture and sculptures. It hosts seven UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu is also the gateway of many of the high mountains in the Nepali Himalayas. October is considered to be the best time to visit Nepal and enjoy Kathmandu and the surrounding areas while attending the conference.

The focuses at the conference are: disasters, resilience, and adaptation; biodiversity conservation; climate change; environmental pollution; forest management; soil, water and atmospheric research; agriculture and agro-ecology; sustainable livelihood; policies for mountain resources and livelihood.

Event highlights: plenary sessions, symposiums, workshops and excursions

Registration: All conference participants are required to register. Early bird registration begins on 1 June and ends on 15 August 2016. Regular registration is from 16 August to 20 September 2016.

Organizer and Host: Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal
Co-organizers: Pokhara University, Kaski, Nepal, Agriculture and Forestry University and Chitin
Nepal Partners: Youth Alliance for Environments (YAE) 
Sponsors: MDPI journals: Environments, and Sustainability American Society of Mines and Reclamation

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Photo: Gyanu Dhakal

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