Kathmandu University News

Prof. Dr. Sharma participated in the First University President's Forum

isms | 24 August, 2009 09:43

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma has participated in the First University Presidents’ Forum on Climate Change & Sustainable Development in Asia & Africa held on 17 August 2009 at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. The chief guest of the forum UN General Secretary his Excellency Ban Ki-moon has delivered a special keynote speech which was very timely and remarkable on climate change issues and urges to unite for pushing up various issues from bottom-up from the University President’ side and he will try from top-bottom approach to fight with negative impacts of various climate change issues. The Presidents also signed the Seoul Declaration on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and Africa during the First University President Forum. They also agreed to form a network for education and research on climate change and sustainable development called Asia-Africa Education and Research Network (AA-ERNet). Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering also participated in the forum.


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