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2023 NACA Conference Program Released

April 04, 2023 3:01 PM | Anonymous

It is official! The Nepali Academics Conference Association (NACA) is thrilled to announce the release of the conference program for our 2023 conference. Get ready for an unforgettable experience, as we host our very first onsite (in-person) conference with several exciting online/hybrid roundtables and presentation sessions. Head over to our website to check the full conference program.

From April 14th to April 15th, the NACA conference will bring together some of the most brilliant minds from Nepal, Nepali-focused research, and Nepali diaspora. This year's conference promises to be our best one yet, as we feature over 75 speakers and presenters.



Keynote speakers:

• Dr. Kumud Acharya (President, Desert Research Institute). Intersections of Climate Change, Urbanization, Water Security and Public Health: Emerging Challenges

• Dr. Jeremy Spoon (Professor, Portland State University). Awkward but Fitting In: Complexities, Adaptations, and Opportunities as a Foreign Disaster Researcher and Ally in Nepal

Featured Speakers

Thought-provoking webcast sessions on the most pressing issues faced by Nepal

• Dr. Biswo Poudel (former Vice-Chair of the National Planning Commission, currently Kathmandu University). Political Economy and Geopolitics of Infrastructure Building in Nepal

• Dr. Anup Subedee (Kirtipur Hospital) and Dr. Reshma Tuladhar (Tribhuvan University). Dengue Epidemics in Nepal: Reflections on the Lessons and Challenges for the Healthcare System

• Dr. Hemanta Ojha (University of Canberra, Australia) and Dr. Tara Sigdel (University of California, San Francisco)

Nepali Diaspora Academics: Our Contributions to Nepal and Challenges

These thought leaders are sure to inspire you with their insights and leave you with a fresh perspective on your own research.

But that's not all. We have also lined up a series of presentation panels that will discuss some of the emerging issues in Nepal, ranging from the household level care economy and the COVID-19 impacts to the national level complexities in managing forests and protected areas and solid waste management, to the regional level climate change processes and food security issues.

For the professional development of our members, we will a series of workshops that will dive deeper into some of the most pressing issues facing academia today. From navigating the academic enterprise administration and research collaboration to the opportunities and challenges in the editorship of journal and edited volumes, there's something for everyone at the NACA conference.

And let's not forget about the networking opportunities! The NACA conference is the perfect place to connect with fellow academics and forge new collaborations. You never know who you might meet or what ideas might come to fruition when you gather with other like-minded individuals.

So let’s get ready by visiting the conference website at to check out the full conference program. We can't wait to see you there! Get ready for an experience that will challenge your intellect, spark your curiosity, and leave you with a new sense of purpose.

Let's make 2023 the best NACA conference yet!

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