SKI Workshop 2016 in Brisbane

Published On: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Source: NRN - Australia

NRNA Australia has organized successful Skill, Knowledge and Innovation (SKI) Transfer workshop in Sydney & Canberra in 2014 & 2015. The output from previous workshops has been considered valuable by concerned authorities. One of the papers presented in the workshop of 2014 was put to implementation in Eastern Nepal. The SKI project was the first of its kind implemented on the ground by NRNA Australia. That initiative of NRNA Australia has been greatly appreciated by local stakeholders and government organizations.  Similarly, in 2015, a national workshop on rebuilding after earthquake destruction was organized by NRNA ACT in support of NRNA Australia & its national SKI taskforce. That workshop was participated by experts from Nepalese diaspora Australia wide and some Australian Philanthropist as well. The recommendation from expert presentation and discussion was delivered in the form of workshop proceedings to National Reconstruction Authority Nepal and National Planning Commission Nepal through Embassy of Nepal in Canberra.

Following the successful initiatives of those previous occasions, NRNA SKI is going to organize one-day national workshop on “Exploring Opportunities for Making a Change” on 13 November 2016 in Brisbane. To organise the program successfully and systematically, a workshop organizing committee has been formed. The committee welcomes workable concept/ideas in any field (Science & Technology, Business, Community, Governance, and so on) in the form of papers from the NRN communities in Australia. We would like to cordially invite you all for your active participation by presenting a paper or by participating in the live discussion with experts.

Theme of Workshop: Exploring Opportunities for Making a Change

Venue: Garden Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Topics for papers 

Key note paper 1: Updates on current status and future prospects of SKI and Investment in Nepal

Key note paper 2: Review of concept on SKI Transfer and its practical relevance in the present context.

At least 6 to 8 more papers from Intellectuals/Academician/Researchers/Entrepreneurs & broader community on any concepts/innovative ideas in any field (Science & Technology, Business, Community/Society, Governance and so on) integrated with working model (we expect that papers/ideas presented in the workshop has scope and potential for implementation in the near future. So presenters are also encouraged to look for implementation/collaboration partners in Nepal and possible funding sources. In case, we have got large number of papers submitted, we will look into other possibilities of accommodating qualifying papers such as combining papers of similar nature in terms topics and making a group presentation, and allowing short lightening presentations or poster displays.

Workshop Technical Committee will select papers for presentation in the workshop based on established criteria (in consultation with NRNA Australia SKI Team in the light of their previous years’ experience), compile and edit papers, and publish conference proceeding in NRNA Australia Website by March 2017.

Please also note that workshop Participants have to arrange their own transport to and from workshop venue and accommodation by themselves. Organizers won’t be able to pay that cost.

 Timeline of the events is as follows:

   Submission of Abstract: 23 October, 2016

   Submission of Full Paper: 6 November, 2016

   Submission of Power Point Slides: 10 November, 2016

Please send your correspondence and papers to: 

Dr. Keshab Sharma, Co-ordinator, NRNA Australia SKI Committee (

Dr. Sita Ram Ghimire, Co-ordinator, Workshop Technical Committee