Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center (NCCKMC) identified a need to sensitize and share the learning on climate change science, adaptation and mitigation practices along with its knowledge management at Sanskrit University of Nepal focusing on its impacts on Ayurveda. NCCKMC in collaboration with Nepal Sanskrit University (NSU), only University in Nepal that aims to advance learning and research activities in Sanskrit, organized a workshop on strengthening climate change knowledge management in Dang district on 20 November 2017.
The program was designed to include formal and technical session. Prof DrJiba Raj Pokharel, Vice Chancellor, NAST formally inaugurated the workshop amidst a gathering including newly elected representatives from local levels (Mayor and Deputy Mayor), governmental officers, lecturers, researchers, teachers, journalists, and students. Prof DrKulParsadKoirala, Vice Chancellor, NSU chaired the session. Addressing the gathering, Prof DrPokharel explained the importance of traditional knowledge in disaster risk management and advised to conduct in-depth research in these fields. Prof DrKoirala thanked Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for organizing an important workshop on climate change and its knowledge management at NSU. Finally, Prof DrJiba Raj Pokharel, Vice Chancellor, NAST handed over the publications on climate change to Prof DrKulParsadKoirala, Vice Chancellor, NSU.
A technical session followed the inaugural session. Prof Ramesh Prasad Dhakal, Registrar, NSU chaired the session. Altogether five presentations were delivered that mainly focused on understanding of climate change on Veda and Eastern Philosophy, climate change impacts on Ayurveda, learning and experiences on adaptation practices in Dang and climate change knowledge management at local level for establishing local knowledge hub that can be used for formulatingpragmatic local adaptation plans and programs. Participants shared their views, experiences and suggestions on climate change impacts, adaptation measures and knowledge management practices during the interaction session.