Symposium: Air pollution in Kathmandu valley

The international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World” (MoChWo) is an annual event organized by the Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences ( 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.

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

As part of the conference, a symposium is being organized on air pollution in Kathmandu valley. This symposium will provide a platform for scientists, researchers and students working in the field of air pollution to discuss this common problem and share their research findings.

Details on the symposium are available here. Please visit the conference website for details.



Training Workshop: Open Data & Air Quality

Clean up Nepal in collaboration with Air South Asia is organizing a workshop titled “Data and the Stories it can tell: Strengthening the Air Quality Narrative in Nepal” from August 13-15, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop is supported under the ‘Improving the Sharing and Use of (Open) Data as Evidence for Development in Nepal’ Programme, implemented by The Asia Foundation in partnership with Development Initiatives (DI) with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

A total of 45 participants will be invited, and will include early career researchers, journalists, members of non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and artists from Nepal. The workshop aims to grow demand for open data, fulfill critical gaps in local capacity, and encourage collaboration among different stakeholders on air pollution in Nepal.

Application and deadlines

The deadline for application submissions is July 24, 2018. Please complete the application form by July 24th-

Registration Fees

There is no registration fees for the workshop.

Travel Bursaries

Limited travel bursaries are also available for five candidates from outside the Kathmandu Valley. Once you complete the application form, please send us your name, email address, phone number, short bio (200 words),, and a short statement explaining why you need the travel support (300 words) to apply for the travel bursary.
Lunch will be provided on all three days, and a formal dinner will be organized on the first day of the workshop.


Please get in touch for more information! Contact Karuna Thapa at
We hope to meet you in Kathmandu!