8th CREEW Research Grant Award Commences With Proposal Presentations By The Applicants
CREEW successfully organized “The 8th CREEW Research Grant Program 2016/2017”on 7th January, 2017 at Bansbari, Kathmandu. The seven short-listed applicants who are young masters level university students, from different institutes and colleges of Tribhuwan University (TU), made their first attempt to present their research proposal. The applicants made their proposal presentations on topics such as assessing hydropower and irrigation potential of Gandaki Basin, impact of climate change and land use change on Marsyangdi River Basin, hydro-geological mapping of North-East and South-West of Kathmandu Valley, hydro-morphological characteristics of Trishuli River, effectiveness of local adaptation plan of action in Kavre and development of anaerobic digestion for slaughter house waste management.
The proposal evaluation panel members were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sangam Shrestha, CREEW Grant Advisor and Founding President, Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey, President of CREEW, Dr. Khadananda Dulal, Member of CREEW, Dr. Rabin Malla, Executive Director, Robert Dongol, Visiting Research Director and Gautam Raj Karnikar, CREEW Research Fellow. The supervisors present in the program were Assoc. Prof. Iswar Man Amatya, Institute of Engineering, TU, Assoc. Prof. Motilal Ghimire, Central Dept. of Environment Science, TU and Sujit Karmacharya, Institute of Forestry, TU.
The evaluation team members made remarks that the presentations were very important from the perspective of the contextual and issue. They appreciated the efforts made for developing the research proposals and also highlighted the need of making more efforts to improve the research methodology and the ways of making impressive presentations. They suggested the applicants to incorporate the suggestions, comments and feedbacks received from the evaluation team members and the supervisors and submit their revised proposal. The evaluation team and the supervisors also felt the need and advised the applicants to take-up capacity building courses/training relating to proposal and research paper development, application of statistical, GIS and modeling tools and other associated skill developments.