INET Kathmandu 2016

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Day 1: 17 March 2016

7:00 PM

INET Kathmandu Opening Reception

Day 2: 18 March 2016

9:30 AM

Opening Plenary

Welcome Note:
Babu Ram Aryal, President, Internet Society Nepal Chapter

Key Note:
Mr. Digambar Jha, Chairman, Nepal Telecommunication Authority

Opening Note:
Rajnesh Singh, Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society

Chief Guest:
Sherdhan Rai, Honorable Minister for ICT

Opening Vote of Thanks:
Er. Binod Dhakal, President, Federation of Computer Association Nepal.
10:00 AM

Session I: Investigation - Nepal Earthquake 2015

Moderator: Professor Dr. Govind Pokharel, Former Vice Chair, National Planning Commission

Speaker 1 - Ananda Raj Khanal, Director, NTA
Speaker 2 - Dr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Deputy Executive Director, NSET
Speaker 3 - Dr. Rajib Subba, DIG, Nepal Police
11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:45 AM

Panel I: Deliberation – Role of ICTs and Emerging Paradigms in Disaster Management

Moderator: Naveed Haq, Regional Manager for Chapter Development, Internet Society

Panelist 1 – Amitabh Singhal, Board of Directors, Public Internet Registry
Panelist 2 – Meghan Sattler, Communications with Communities Advisor, Emergency Telecommunication Cluster
Panelist 3 – Mahabir Pun, Founder, Nepal Wireless Networking Project
Panelist 4 - Suman Basnet, Regional Coordinator, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters
1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Session II: Learning - Best practices for Risk reduction, Rapid response and recovery

Moderator: Mr. Madhu Acharya, Senior Radio Journalist and Country Representative, Internews

Speaker 1 - Leila Puutio, Communication Manager, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Speaker 2 - Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki, Executive Director, Kathmandu Living Labs
Speaker 3 - Sonam Dukda, Associate Economic Officer, ESCAP
3:15 PM

Coffee Break

3:45 PM

Panel II: Framing – Future strategy, Critical infrastructure and Dependencies in the short and long term

Moderator: Nick Ashton-Hart, Executive Director, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance

Panelist 1 - Er. Anup Nepal, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Government of Nepal
Panelist 2 - Bettina G. Quimson, Deputy Executive Director, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Philippines
Panelist 3 - Rajnesh Singh, Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society
Panelist 4 - Suman Lal Pradhan, President, ISP Association of Nepal
5:00 PM

Closing Plenary

Closing Address:
Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada, Vice Chairman, National Planning Commission

Vote of Thanks:
Bikram Shrestha, Internet Society Nepal Chapter
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Date and Time

Thursday 17 March 2016 –

Friday 18 March 2016


Hotel Yak & Yeti

Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 44600

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