Regional Workshop on Strengthening Research Capacity of the HKH Universities and Research Institutions for Promoting Inclusive and Innovative Development in the HKH Region



Ms Aneta Gauchan/ Mr Basudev Upadhyay
Day 1  
09:15-10:30 Session 1: Opening Session, 23 January 2012
  • Strategic role of the Himalayan University Consortium for ICIMOD and its partners
    - Dr David Molden DG, ICIMOD
  • HKH universities and Innovative and Inclusive Programme of IDRC
    - Dr Veena Ravichandran, Senior Program Officer, IDRC
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  • Keynote speech
    - Dr Sharit Bhowmik, Professor & Dean, School of Management & Labour Studies: `Informal sector, universities, and inclusive development in the HKH/South Asia region'.
  • Workshop Concepts, Background, Objectives, Process
    - Dr Madhav Karki, DDG, ICIMOD
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  • Self Introduction and Group Photo
10:45-11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 Session 2: Introduction of the Discussion Papers

Chairperson: Prof. Khan Bahadr Marwat, VC, KPK Agri. University
Rapporteur: Tek Jung Mahat
11:00-11:20 Emerging Trend in Social Sciences Research in the Next Decade: What Can HKH Universities Learn from the NSF-Sponsored Global Exercise?
- Dr Alok K. Bohara
Professor, Department of Economics
University of New Mexico
(Via Video Skype)
11:20-11:40 Highlights of the E-discussions on the three questions and a moderated discussions on a process to arrive at general agreement on a) Roles of HKH University; b) Key issues and Challenges and c) Priority Areas for targeting innovative research
- Daan Boom, ICIMOD
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11:40-13:00 Panel Discussions

Moderated by Dr Tej Pratap
Panelists: Prof Dr Madan Koirala; Prof Long Ruijin; Dr Bahadar Nawab Khattak; Dr Hamidul Huq; and Mr Joseph Thomas

10:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Session 3: Plenary Sharing and Working Group Discussions

Rapporteurs: Mr Tek Jung Mahat, Ms Aneeta Gauchan and Mr Basudev Upadhyay
14:00 Session 4: Plenary and Working Group Discussions
14:00-15:00 Participants’ response to the Workshop Questions in the HKH region - Plenary sharing (5 minutes each by each participant)

Chair: Prof Sharit Bhouwmik, Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai, India

15:00-17:15 Group 1 and 2


  • Role of HKH university research to promote innovations and development;
  • Challenges for universities to target research on the economic and social agenda of poor and marginalized communities;
  • Priority topics for innovative research and inclusive development
  Tea/Coffee to be served in the session
19:00 Workshop Dinner at Hotel Himalaya
Day 2
09.00-11.00 Session 5: Group Presentations and Discussions

Chair: Prof Long Ruijin, Lanzhou University

Rapporteurs: Mr Tek Jung Mahat, Ms Aneeta Gauchan and Mr Basudev Upadhyay
11.00-13.00 Moderated Panel discussion on the Workshop Summary and Recommendations

Moderator - Dr Joachim Schmerbeck, TERI University
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:00 Session 7: Wrap-up and Closing Session
14:30-14:45 Key results and conclusions of the workshop
Participants reflections, suggestions and commitments
14:45-15:30 Closing speeches: Dr Veena Ravichandran, IDRC and Dr Madhav Karki, ICIMOD
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15:40-16:00 High Tea/Coffee