Policy & development conference, UC Berkeley, Technology, transparency, good governance

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by Krishna KC | Updated: 10 May 2019

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-Policy & development conference, UC Berkeley, Technology for development, transparency and good governance

Can technology be applied to solve some of Nepal's challenges including fighting corruption ?

Technological solutions have played an essential role in helping to solve some of the world's significant challenges. Can technology be applied to solve some of Nepal's challenges including fighting corruption, and establishing good governance and robust institutions?

The US-Nepal Policy Research Center (US-NPRC) intends to explore the expert ideas on how technology and robust institutions could strengthen inclusive socio-economic development and fight corruption and establish good governance in Nepal. US-NPRC cordially invites all members, scholars, professionals, and institutions to attend and participate in its annual policy and development conference "Technology for development, transparency and good governance."

The conference organizing committee also requests all to submit full-length or work-in-progress papers or abstracts or poster or proposals on the relevant topics: Technology, development, good governance. This conference is a continuation of the previous three conferences held by US-NPRC in Chicago (2016), Washington D.C. (2017), and Boston (2018).

Abstracts due:May 20th, 2019

Conference date & time: Saturday, May 25, 2019; 9 AM PST

Location: The Faculty Club, University of California, Berkeley @ The Faculty Club:

https://www.berkeleyfacultyclub.com/default.aspxp=DynamicModule&PageId=353798&ssid=317756&vnf=1

Nearest airport: a) Oakland International Airport (OAK); b) San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Nearest Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART): Berkeley Downtown BART

Please send your abstract as an attachment to usnprc@gmail.com

Conference topics:

Oral presentations or posters or proposals may include, but not limited to, the following topics of interest:

  • Technology for transparency & good governance.
  • Policy options and needed reforms to improve the quality of life, create jobs, enhance institutions for economic opportunities, and inclusive growth in Nepal.
  • Science, technology (including biotechnology), innovation, and infrastructure to drive smart and inclusive growth.
  • The importance of organizations (actors, players), institutions (rules), and institutionalization of institutions (systems) for the smart and inclusive growth.
  • Education, environment, health, agriculture, energy, youth employment, and women empowerment for smart, and inclusive growth.
  • Social and business entrepreneurship to produce private and social values and enhance smart and inclusive economic growth.
  • Creative financing options (e.g., cooperatives, micro-finance, crowdfunding, foreign direct investment) to drive smart and inclusive economic growth.
  • Interdisciplinary research and data (big data or open data) for smart and inclusive growth.
  • The role of the diaspora in national development.

Other relevant topics are also welcome!

Submission deadline (full-length or work-in-progress papers or abstracts or poster or proposals):

The abstract submission deadline is May 20, 2019. We expect that the authors whose abstracts are accepted will confirm their participation by May 22, 2019, and submit a copy of their full paper or work-in-progress papers or abstracts by May 24, 2019.

Submission guidelines and other details:

Abstract:

Word limit: 500 words; Font: Times New Roman; Title: Bold, size: 14; Author’s names (including co-authors), affiliations, email address: Italics, size 10; E-mail of the corresponding author: italics, size 10; Abstract Text (Body): size 12; Keywords: 3 – 5 words, italic, size 12

Note: Please italicize and underline where appropriate (e.g., Italicize species’ name)

Proposal Contents:

Word limit: Extended Abstract 1-3 pages (including title, authors, affiliations, acknowledgment, references, etc.); Font: Times New Roman; Title: Bold, size: 14; Affiliations: Italics, size 10; Abstract Text (Body): size 12;Keywords: 3 – 5 words (to appear after abstract text), italic, size 12

Poster:

Standard format (usable area): 3.75’ (45’’) x 7.75’ (93”). The minimum size recommended is 24 inches by 36 inches; Title: Bold, size: ~25; Affiliations: Italics, size ~15; Abstract Text (Body): Font: ~20-point font so that attendees can read the content from 4 to 5 feet or more; Keywords: 3 – 5 words (to appear after abstract text), italic, size 15

Submission:

Please send the abstracts, paper or proposal to usnprc@gmail.com as an attached Word document (.doc or docx) to usnprc@gmail.com. For up-to-date information on the symposium, please visit the website http://www.usnprc.org/)

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Arjun Banjade, Ph.D.

Executive Officer/Member-Secretary

US-Nepal Policy Research Center

Cell: 214-680-2871

E-mail: usnprc@gmail.com

Web: http://www.usnprc.org