Sub-regional Conference on “Strengthening Cooperation among BBIN Countries: The Road Ahead”

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Start Date: April 17, 2017

End Date: April 18, 2017

Location: Kathmandu

Time    : Day 1 4pm, Day2 11am

Program Details

The Institute for Strategic and Socio-Economic Research (ISSR) will be organizing a conference on ” Strengthening Cooperation among BBIN Countries: The Road Ahead” during April 17- April 18, 2017  in Kathmandu. The conference is being organized in collaboration with the United Nations ESCAP, The Asia Foundation, and Pavilion Group, Nepal

The conference will explore bilateral, trilateral and quadrilateral issues within the sub-regional arrangements of BBIN group. The issues covered will include trade facilitation, connectivity, electricity trade, and climate change.  The participants will be from all the BBIN countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal) representing selected think-tanks from these countries.  ISSR will also invite policy makers, research scholars, academia, media and private sector representatives.

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Agenda
Day 1:  April 17, 2017

Inauguration

16:30 – 17:00

17:00 – 17:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:05 – 17.10

17:10 – 17:15

17:15 – 17:30

 

17:30 –  17:35

17:35 – 17:40

17:40 – 17:45

17:45 – 18:10

 

18:10  – 18:35

18:35  – 18:50

18:50  – 19:15

19:15  – 19:20

 

19:20  – 19:30

Registration /Tea Coffee

Call on to Dias

Chair:  Prof. Bishwambher Pyakuryal (Chairman, ISSR)

Chief Guest: Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Former Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress, Nepal

Special Guest: Hon. Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Foreign Minister, Nepal

Ambassador  of  Bangladesh

Ambassador of Bhutan

Ambassador of India

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Ph.D., Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS),  New Delhi

Representative The Asia Foundation

Welcome Address: Prof. Govind Nepal, Board Director, ISSR

Inauguration by the Chief Guest

Brief Observations on “Strengthening Cooperation among BBIN Countries: The Road Ahead ” –Prof. Madan K. Dahal

Remarks by :

H.E. Ambassador  of  Bangladesh

H.E. Ambassador of Bhutan

H.E. Ambassador of India

Keynote Speech by Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Ph.D., Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS),  New Delhi

Special Remarks by Hon’ Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, Foreign Minister, Nepal

Inaugural Speech by Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Former Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress, Nepal

Vote of Thanks: Naresh Shrestha, Board Director, ISSR and Chairman, Pavilion Group

Chairman’s closing remark

19:30 onwards Refreshment and Dinner

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