ICIMOD Director Guest Speaker at Everest Summit 2013

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Dr David Molden, Director General, made a presentation to young entrepreneurs from around the region on the role of business in climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayas at the Everest Summit 2013 held 17 March in Kathmandu, Nepal. The programme, organized by the Entrepreneurs Organization-Nepal Chapter and the Himalayan Climate Initiative, highlighted opportunities for the private sector to play a positive role in the face of climate change. Dr Molden’s presentation drew attention to exiting opportunities for young entrepreneurs to tap into, which could create jobs and improve livelihood options for mountain communities. 

Other speakers included Krishna Gyawali, Secretary of the Ministry of Industry of Nepal, and Kanak Mani Dixit, renowned journalist. 

DG making a presentation to an audience of young international entrepreneurs