In cooperation with other project partners of “PBL South Asia,” Nepalese partners (Asian Institute of Technology and Management: AITM College, Kathmandu University: KU, Nepal Engineering College: nec, and Sagarmatha Engineering College: SEC) organized a one-day final dissemination seminar in Hotel Shanker on August 15, 2022. (Monday). The seminar’s primary goal is to provide recipient institutes with an overview of the PBL South Asia project, important activities, effects, and next steps. The seminar was attended by representatives of numerous higher education institutions. The seminar had a total of eight and one attendees.
The opening, technical, and closing sections made up the bulk of the one-day program. All of the seminar attendees were welcomed by Lena Sthapit, AITM PBL South Asia Project Coordinator, who also provided a brief summary of the PBL South Asia project. Head of Global Engagement at Aalto University Kirsi Kettula gave a brief overview of the project’s origins. The PBL South Asia’s general coordinator, Riina Subra, spoke about the project’s goals and current accomplishments.
The panel discussion and question-and-answer session was moderated by Hemlal Bhattarai from JNEC. Participating in the panel discussion and responding to the queries posed during the event were Andrius Jurelionis from Kaunas University of Technology, Ellen van Andel from TU Delft, Apoorv Naresh Bhatt from IISC Bangalore, and Sudeep Lamsal from SEC. Hemlal Bhattarai from JNEC and Durgaprasad Bhandari from nec addressed the important actions, impact, and future directions in Bhutan and Nepal, respectively, following the panel discussion session. Avinash Dhital, a project specialist from Aalto University, concluded by summarizing the overall project activities and the events that will soon take place.
A poster presentation was also held during the seminar. The case studies that were completed during the project time are displayed by student teams from different institutions. From June 17 to June 29, 2022, the MBA student team from AITM College showed a poster at Patlekhet Community Homestay based on a cooperative case study with Dutch students from TU Delft. Finally, the networking session brought the program to a close.