The Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University has started a collaborative research on households’ adaptive capacity to climate change in South Asia.
This research includes several case studies from different parts in South Asia and aims to bring a synthesized knowledge by integrating both natural and social science perspective that will provide knowledge and policy input to combat climate change at local, national and regional level. This is important as we have very poor knowledge base regarding the exact situation of climate change, and its impact to rural livelihood, the Central Department of Geography, TU, stated.
In this connection, the Department organized a research briefing workshop on 28March 2022 in Kathmandu.
Research Team Leader Professor Prem Sagar Chapagain of Central Department of Geography had highlighted the major issues and activities of the project. He also focussed on the outputs and dissemination plan of the findings.
It is learnt that the three years (2022-2024) research project will be carried out by the researchers from Nepal, China, India, Bangladesh, and Australia.
The meeting was attended by 70 participants including Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Rector and Registrar of TU, Deans of the faculties and institutes, Directors of research centres and research directorate, Heads of the central departments at TU, professors and researchers.
Prof. Pitambar Sharma, former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission of Nepal, also attended the meeting.
Addressing to the meeting, TU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Dharma Kant Baskota highlighted the role of university and emphasised to shift from traditional teaching to the research based higher education and commended the exemplary role of Geography Department.
The UGC Chairman Prof Bhim P. Subedi also highlighted the importance research in higher education. He emphasized the salient features of this research especially with respect to the issues, its integrated methods, collaborative efforts and multi-country partnership and also expressed the willingness to support from UGC.
The research is supported by Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO), China. ANSO is a non-profit, non-governmental international scientific organization.
It aims to investigate and address the most urgent regional and global scientific challenges. Tribhuvan University is one of the founding members of ANSO.
Central Department of Geography, TU is one of the leading departments of TU. It has MA, MPhil and PhD programs. It has been doing research in collaboration with various universities in China, Japan, Norway, UK, France, Germany, India, and Australia.
Furthermore, it has been doing research with support from various Departments and Ministries of Nepal Government and also with international non-government organizations.
Source: National News Agency Nepal