Message from the Vice-Chancellor, NAST

 Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha

I am privileged to post this message on the web portal of Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC), a wing of NAST established with an aim of disseminating knowledge related to climate change and supporting activities of stakeholders engaged mainly in adaptation and resilience. The center dedicates itself for establishing cooperation between Governmental and Non-Governmental institutions active within the country and abroad in order to ensure effective use of knowledge on climate change.

During the past decade alone, the world has experienced unprecedented impacts of climate change in the form of increasing catastrophic surprises. Therefore, the world community as a whole in general and Nepal, in particular, must take developmental decision being based on valid knowledge related to climate change. I hope that the NCCKMC grows to the level from which it could generate, manage and disseminate evidence-based knowledge on climate change at least within Nepal. The center is also expected to build the knowledge-based capacity of stakeholders in order to make them able to combat the consequences of climate change.

Finally, on behalf of NAST, I welcome any suggestions, advice or proposals for the collaboration to transform the NCCKMC into a national "Center of Excellence".