Friday, July 27, 2018

Kathmandu to host Nepal-India Think Tank Summit

The Nepal-India Think Tank Summit 2018 is going to take place in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Nepal Communist Party co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is inaugurating the summit jointly hosted by Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDA) and Nehru Memorial Museum Library, AIDIA CEO Sunil KC informed.
"India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s secretary general Ram Madhav is delivering a keynote speech," he said, adding that Nepal will – for the first time – address the need for greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing among Nepali and Indian think tanks, as well as the particular problem of bridging the gap between think tanks and policymakers in the region. "The summit is proposed to become an annual feature and will be hosted alternatively each year in Nepal and India."
Nepal Council of World Affairs, Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Nepal Economic Forum (NEF), Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS), Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Observer Research Foundations (ORF), Institute for Défense Studies and Analyses, Vivekananda International Foundation, Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS), Centre for International Security (CIS), Gateway House, Brookings India, and Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies will be participating in the summit.
“The aim of the summit is to support the networks and promote mutual understanding through institutional collaboration on resources sharing among think tanks of the two countries, to facilitate cooperation and knowledge-sharing among think tanks, and to reflect on the work of think tanks and the challenges they are facing,” KC added. "
Policymakers, government representatives, diplomatic missions, academicians, business sectors and media personnel will engage in open and rational discourse to draw meaningful conclusions and recommendations at the summit."

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