Nepal Conference on improving research infrastructures with social media
31 October to 3 November 2011
From 31 October to 3 November 2011 the Focuss.Info Initiative, Integrated Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) organise a conference in Nepal.
The overall objective of the Nepal Conference is to help institutes in Nepal, Bhutan and Northern India to develop effective 'infostructures' by promoting and inducing students, researchers and practitioners in the field of global development studies, knowledge intermediary and research how they can use the latest information sharing and collaboration tools. By giving the participants the skills and abilities to use these tools, the participants of the Nepal Conference can create cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-border networks in which the exchange of information and knowledge improves and the access - a fundamental human right that strengthens democracy - enhances.
The Nepal Conference will be set up as a back-to-back conference:
* 2-day conference for media, communication, information and knowledge professionals from Nepal, Bhutan and Northern India on 31 October-1 November 2011
* 2-day conference for academic and scientific professionals in global development aid from Nepal, Bhutan and Northern India on 2-3 November 2011.
On Tuesday 1 November the participants of both conferences will all meet during a social event in the evening.
If you want to become a participant during one of the two conferences, please apply for a ticket via our application form on http://www.focuss.info/nepal/
The deadline to apply for the Nepal Conference is on Monday 12 September 2011 at 12h00 (GMT +5:45)