October 11-12, 2020


Kathmandu, Nepal



International Knowledge Forum (IKF) - 2020

IKF-2020 is an online conference organised by The Netherlands’ Alumni Association of Nepal (NAAN). This event will bring practitioners and leaders from various institutions and discuss on the topics such as governance, sustainable development, infrastructure development, resilient health  with cross cutting themes such as Capacity Strengthening, Gender / equality, Resiliency and Vulnerability, Economics, Finance and Employment and Impacts of COVID-19 through interactive discussions, knowledge sharing, training, and networking.

Event Timeline

Call for abstracts are open for submission. Original and unpublished researches related to the themes of the conference are expected for the presentation.

  1. 07 Jul, 2020


    Call Open. Abstract Submission begins.

  2. 30 Aug, 2020


    Abstract Submission Deadline

  3. 15 Sep, 2020


    Notification of acceptance of Abstract

  4. 30 Sep, 2020


    Full Paper submission

  5. 09 Oct, 2020


    Normal Registration

  6. 11 Oct, 2020


    International Knowledge Forum 2020 Event Day

Thematic Areas

We believe these thematic areas touches issues at hand and needs an immediate discussion and intervention at a larger scale with cross cutting issues such as Capacity Strengthening, Gender / equality, Resiliency and Vulnerability, Economics, Finance and Employment and Impacts of COVID-19

Policy, Governance and Institution

  • Gender mainstreaming in development sectors
  • Strengthen coordination among law enforcement agencies, communities and enterprises in federal systems.
  • Innovative governance options for employment generation and poverty alleviation
  • Better society through health, sanitation and education
  • Promote private and public engagement  for sustainable economic growth and natural resources
  • Role of government at federal, provincial and local level for enhanced livelihoods
  • Sustainable financing for economic growth and ending poverty
  • Institutional innovation for sustainable mobility plans
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Sustainable development in agriculture, and natural resource management.

  • The Water–Food–Energy Nexus
  • Climate change, adaptation and green sector growth for prosperous society
  • Strengthen and promote sustainable farming systems to contribute economic growth
  • Water Resources Development in Nepal – Climate Change, Impacts and Implications
  • Community based conservation and management of forests
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Sustainable Urban and Infrastructure Development

  • Sustainable Cities
  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan
  • Environment friendly Infrastructures
  • Innovation on green sectors and green economy
  • Tourism and its regain the momentum
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Resilient Health and Sanitation

  • Public Health and Sanitation
  • Health sector infrastructure development in developing countries
  • Preparedness in potential pandemic health crisis
  • Response during and post  Pandemic by stakeholders
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forum committee

Pashupati Nath Koirala

Coordinator of IKF-2020,
Founder President of NAAN

Dr. Manohara Khadka

Thematic Area Coordinator,
Water Resources Management, Gender Equality

Professor Khem Raj Dahal

Thematic Area Coordinator,
Agriculture, Climate Change

Dr. Govinda Basnet

Thematic Area Coordinator,
Policy and Governance

Dr. Dhruba Raj Pant

Thematic Area Expert,
Sustainable Development

Saurav Dhakal

Thematic Area Coordinator,
Sustainable Urban Mobility

Mr. Roshan Paudel


Mr Rajan Parajuli

Coordination Committee Member

Ms Jayashree Rai

Coordination Committee Member

Shreedeepy Shrestha

Coordination Committee Member

Dr. Shreedhar Maskey

International Coordinator,
IKF 2020

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