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April 14: “From Survival to Revival in Post-Earthquake Nepal” – Kathmandu University Vice Chancellor to speak at UW

April 11, 2016


Nearly one year ago, on April 26, 2015, Nepal experienced a massive earthquake that killed nearly 10,000 and injured tens of thousands of people.

Join us for “From Survival to Revival: Redefining the role of a University in Post-Earthquake Nepal” with Dr. Ram KM Shrestha, the vice-chancellor of Kathmandu University. He will share the experience of Kathmandu University in addressing the post-earthquake needs in Nepal.

When: Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Foege Auditorium (GNOM S060), Genome Sciences Building, UW main campus

This event is free and open to the public.

Kathmandu University (KU) is located in Dhulikhel, Kavre district in Nepal. It is in the vicinity of some of the most affected areas due to earthquake.

In the aftermath, KU played a leading role in the rescue, relief and now in the recovery of the earthquake affected communities. Its unique approach of engaging students, faculty, staff, communities and other stakeholders in this process has been instrumental for a promising post-disaster response in some of the affected communities.

You can learn more about the speaker and the Nepal earthquake in this three-minute video.

This event is co-sponsored by the UW Nepal Studies Initiative in the South Asia Center at the Jackson School of International Studies, Department of Global Health, and the Global Health Resource Center.