About Conference

Mountains are a part of global biodiversity repository and play a vital role in maintaining global ecosystems and supporting millions of people. In the mean time they are the most vulnerable to rapid environmental change.

The international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World” (MoChWo) is an annual event organized by the Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (www.kias.org.np). It aims to provide a forum for international/national scholars, researchers, policy maker and students with opportunity to share their research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountains (see focus areas below). We are sure that this conference can be an effective and insightful for the benefit of people depending on mountains.

Participants of MoChWo 2016

The first #MoChWo conference was held from 1 to 2 October, 2016 in Kathmandu, which was attended by more than 150 participants and had 110 presentations from 10 countries. To know more about last event, please CLICK HERE..

The second#MoChWo conference was held from 27 to 28 October, 2017 in Kathmandu, which was attended by more than 185 participants and had 120 presentations from 18 countries. To know more about last event, please CLICK HERE.

The third #MoChWo 2018 conference will be held in ancient town of Kathmandu on October, 2018.

About Kathmandu: Kathmandu is known for long history, ancient cultures and civilizations, Hindu and Buddhist temples, architecture & sculptures. It hosts seven UNESCO world heritage sites. Kathmandu is also the gateway of many high Himalayas in Nepal.

The time for the conference, October, is considered to be the best time to visit Nepal. Therefore you can enjoy around Kathmandu and surrounding areas while attending the conference.

Focus areas: Disasters, resilience, and adaptation; Biodiversity conservation; Climate change; Environmental pollution; Forest management; Soil, water and atmospheric research; Agriculture and agro-ecology; Sustainable livelihood; Policies for mountain resources and livelihood.

Event highlights: Plenary sessions, symposiums, workshops, excursions, best presentation awards

Call for abstracts: Abstracts for the conference can be submitted via its online submission system. Abstracts can be submitted by 21 August for both oral and poster sessions in different conference tracks. Please click here for details.

Registration: All conference participants are required to register. Early bird registration begins on 2 April and ends on 31 August. Deadline for regular registration is 22 September. Click here for more information.

Organizing committee

  • Dr. Prakash K. Paudel
  • Dr. Basant Giri
  • Dr. Hemu Kafle

Scientific Committee

  1. Dr. Prakash K. Paudel , Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences, Nepal
  2. Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  3. Dr. Basant Giri, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Organizer and Host

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal

Follow the MoChWo

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MoChWO

Twitter Hashtag: #MoChWo

KIAS twitter handle: @KathInsAppSci

Email: conference@kias.org.np