International Conference on Women in STEM

Women: Global Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


Abstract Submissionextended till May 31, 2019
Early Bird Registrationby May 31, 2019
Standard Registrationby June 30, 2019
Full paper Submissionby August 31, 2019
ConferenceSeptember 19-22, 2019

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Registration Charges for One day International Conference:

 For International ParticipantsFor national participants
Early Bird Registration$200$80

Registration fee for international Participants includes 3 nights’ accomodation from 19th to 21st September 2019 at Hotel Ambasssador and Hotel Shankar, Lazimpat in twin sharing rooms with double occupancy on Bed and Breakfast basis. If one opts for single occupancy, s/he has to pay extra charges applicable to the hotel. The registration cost also includes meeting, lunches and dinners on 20th and 21st. For more details please see the General Information. Please note, the participant has to bear the service charge applicable to the bank for transferring the registration fee to the given bank account.

Please deposit your registration charge in the bank account with following details:

    Name of the Bank: Sanima Bank
    Branch: Kumaripati, Lalitpur
    Account Name: Women in Science and Engineering Nepal
    Account No.: 0050000225001
    Swift code : SNMANPKA

Please register here : Registration Form

Details of International Conference:

The tentative programme for the one-day international conference which will be  at Durbar Hall, Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat on September 20th, 2019:

DayPreliminary time tableProgramme AgendaResponsiblesModeration and Facilitation
Note: The one day International Conference on Women in STEM will be held in Durbar Hall of Hotel Shanker across the street of Ambassador Hotel.
Day 1 (19 Sept)Arrival of International participants Pre-registration, welcome drinks, conference kits to international participantsWISE Nepal, Hotel Ambassador and participants
Day 2
(20 Sept)
9:00-10:45Inaugural SessionModeration by Ms. Shivanee Thapa (TBC)
9:00-9:30Registration and hi-tea WISE Nepal and participants
9:30-9:35Seating – participants and invited guests WISE Nepal UN Resident Coordinator, NAST, NEA – women chapter, WISE Nepal, APNN chair, INWES Chair, Honorable National Assembly member,
9:35-9:40Welcome address and objective of conferenceWISE Nepal
9:40-9:50InaugurationDr. Jung Sun Kim, INWES Vice President
9:50-10:20Keynote address: Gender inclusion in STEM for vibrant economic and equitable development
A key national figure (Honourable Ms. Bimala Rai Poudyal, National Assembly Member of Nepal)
10:20-10:30Inaugural Speech: Women in STEM Prof. Chia-Li, APNN Chair
10:30-10:45Inaugural Speech: UNESCO (Women in STEM)UN Resident Coordinator
10:45Conclusion of Inaugural Session with a tea -BreakLunch break
11:00 onwardPlenary session will be conducted
11:00-12:00A: Addressing gender barriers in STEM education and career (Introduction by Bridgit Sissons, Engineers New Zealand)Paper presentersSession chairing by Dr. Jung Sun Kim, INWES Board Member, Korean Women Scientists and engineers
10 mins presentationGender inclusion in technical and vocational education system with an introduction of dual VET in NepalDr. Usha Bhandari, Technical and Vocational Education Training Specialist, Nepal
10 minsGender barriers in STEM education, Nepal experience (Papers from IOE)Prof. Dr. Sangeeta Singh, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Engineering Campus (TBC)
10 minsGender barriers in STEM – Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Prof. Ms……………from NAST (TBC)
10 minsWork style reform and women’s career promotion as a national policy and efforts to practical solutions in Companies Ms. Rie Yamaguchi, Japan
11:40-12:00Q & A session and closing this thematic discussionSession chair/Moderator to do this
12:00-13:00Lunch break
13:00-15:30B: Women as global players in various areas of STEM (technical papers)
A) Women in Natural Science (agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, environment, water resources, energy, climate change, disaster management etc.)Paper presentersDr. Tri Ratna Bajracharya, President - NEA and Professor, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus to chair and facilitate the session
13:00-13:10- Gender inclusion in natural resource management and agricultureMs. Yamuna Ghale, Senior Agriculture Specialist, Nepal
13:10-13:50- 3 focused papers on overcoming gender barriers in land and water resource management in NepalMs Gitta Shrestha, Manita Raut, Manohara Khadka, Water Resource Management Specialist, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
13:50-14:00- Farm animal biodiversity and the role of women in the conservation and sustainable use of livestock biodiversity in VietnamProf. Le Thi Thuy. PhD. President of Vietnam Animal Science and Technology Institute-AHAV;
Vice Chief of Science & amp; Technology Committee of Vietnam Association for Intellectual Women (VAFIW), Vietnam
14:00-14:30Q & A of the session and closing this thematic discussionSession chair/Moderator to facilitate and close the session
B) Women in Information and communication technologyPaper PresentersProf. Emeritus Dr. Chia Li, Taiwan will chair the session
14:30-14:50- Go Go Giwas 3D Animation Series: A Way to Encourage More Girls to STEM and Screening Animations of Women in STEM to Elementary Students: the Strategies
- Screening Animations of Women in STEM to Elementary Students: the Strategies
Ms. Li Yu Fu, Taiwan
Ms. Ming-Hsiu Mia Chen, Taiwan
14:50-15:00- Women in cyber resiliency and security : experience in NepalMs. Mona Nyachhon Gopaju, Chief Executive Officer LogPoint, Nepal
15:00-15:30Q & A of the session and closing this thematic discussionSession chair/Moderator to facilitate and close the session
16:00-17:00C) Women in construction, rural transport research and engineeringPaper PresentersMs. Emily Tan, Consultant, Highway and traffic Engineer from Singapore to chair and facilitate the session
16:00-16:20- Gender focused research papers presentations from Research in Community Access Partnerships (ReCAP countries)Participants from AsCAP and AfCAP countries (Preferably from Afganistan and Pakistan, Bangladesh or Ascap countries)
16:20-16:30- Discussions on overcoming gender barriers focusing on women in construction (sharing by Ms. Chand Mala Shrestha – NEA)
16:30-17:00Q & A of the session and closing this thematic discussionSession chair/Moderator to facilitate and close the session
17:00-18:00Plenary session of all three sub-thematic sessions and conclusive pointers Facilitators/chairs of each session will present the summary of presenters and make their conclusive remarks Conclusion of technical sessions
18:00-18:20 Closing of the conference
Closing speeches
(5 mins each)
INWES Chair and other distinguished invitees (UNOPS, UNESCO)
Vote of thanks APNN Chair
18:30-19:00APNN follow up board meeting after September 1st online board meetingAt the Hotel Shanker - hosted by WISE Nepal
18:30-20:30Gala dinner/NetworkingAt the Hotel Shanker Kailash Hall - hosted by WISE Nepal