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Dr. Pyakurel Presented in World Social Forum, Brazil

editorial | 19 March, 2018 09:01

Dr. Uddhab Pyakurel, Assistant Professor at School of Arts, presented a paper titled "Nepal's Experience for Socio-Economic and Ecological Justice" in a conference on Community Experiences for Socio-Economic and Ecological Justice organized by Global University for Sustainability on 15 March 2018 at Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. 

Also speaking as a panelist, Dr. Pyakurel provided an overview of socio-economic and ecological situation of Nepal today and stated that ecological problem is being created in countries like Nepal not by themselves but by the intervention of the West. He argued that if the West realized the different value systems of the countries in the Global South, many problems being experienced in this part of the world would be resolved. He recommended that people living in Global South should not only overcome inferiority complex, but also assert for new evaluation criteria based on ground reality.

Other panelists were from Hong Kong, France, Brazil, India, Japan and China.

Dr. Pyakurel, who was in Brazil to attend a 5-day World Social Forum, also spoke as a commentator in various other sessions, such as Global Networks for Fareless Cities for Just Transition, Campaign for Basic Income for Cities, etc.



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