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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