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Decentralization and Development: Visions of Toni Hagen

isms | 26 March, 2012 15:33

Symposium on

“Decentralization and Development: Visions of Toni Hagen”

March 29, 2012, Kathmandu

Organized by

Kathmandu University and HimalAsia Foundation


Date: March 29, 2012 Thursday (Chaitra 16, 2068 BS)

Place: Russian Cultural Center, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu


10.00 am:  Registration


10.30 am: Inaugural session

                        Welcome and Introduction of the Program: Prof. Dr. Susannne von der

                        Heide, Director, HimalAsia Foundation


                        Toni Hagen – His Life and Work: Dr. Katrin Hagen


                        Presentation of Toni Hagen’s Book to Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor:

                        by Dr. Katrin Hagen & Prof. Susanne von der Heide


     Notes: Dr. Thomas Gass, Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal


                        Remarks: Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, KU


     Inaugural Speech: Chief Guest


     Vote of Thanks: Prof. Dr. Sanjay N. Khanal


(Program conduction: Mr. Khagendra Acharya)


11.30 – 12.00 am: Refreshment


Symposium Session

12.00 am: Mr.  Shambu Ram Simkhada:

The role of democratic principles in developing Nepal


12.25 am:  Mrs. Ambika Shrestha:

Tourism through the eyes of Toni Hagen


12.50 am: Mr. Deepak Gyawali:

An alternative approach to water and energy development in Nepal: Some speculations on the "Swiss Model" and its efficacy for Nepal's case

1.15 pm: Prof. Dr. Pramod Kumar Jha:

Dr. Toni Hagen’s thoughts on agricultural and ecological issues

1.40 pm: Prof. Dr. Megh Raj Dhital:


Contribution of Toni Hagen regarding Geology in Nepal

(Symposium Moderator: Prof. Dr. Susanne von der Heide, Prof. Dr. Sanjay N. Khanal)


2.05 – 3.00 pm: Lunch

3.00 pm – 4.30pm: Film Show

1. Dr. Toni Hagen: Documentary Film by NAST, Director Ms Parvati Pudasaini (25 min)

2. Uhileko Nepal: Original Film Scenes taken by Toni Hagen between 1950 and 1960 (55 min)

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