In cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, CSAS organized a one-day conference on 'Energy Security, Reviving the Economy and Nepal's National Interests' on July 26, 2010 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. President of the FNCCI Mr. Kush Kumar Joshi gave the keynote statement. 5 papers were presented on the occasion by Mr. Madhukar SJB Rana (former Finance Minister), Mr. Dipak Gyawali (former Water Resources Minister), Mr. Suman Neupane (General Manage Sunrise Bank Ltd.), Dr. Riddhi Bir Singh (Centre for Energy Studies, T.U.) and Prof. Subhanil Chowdhury of the Kolkata University. Prof. Chowdhury had read out a paper by Prof. Nisha Taneja of the ICREAR, New Delhi on Indo-Nepal Trade issues.
Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Head of the KAS for India and SAARC thanked the CSAS Director Mr. Pandey and the whole team for the successful holding of the conference.
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) organized a study tour of Germany for Nepalese M.Ps of the Constituent Assembly led by the Hon'ble Vice-Chairperson Hon'ble Purna Kumari Subedi in October 2008. The Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) had coordinated with the KAS and the Constituent Assembly secretariat for this visit. The delegation learnt about the successful federal model as practiced in various federal states of Germany.
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has urged all political parties to lay more importance to national security guided by the principle of Panchsheel.Addressing a one-day conference on 'Nepal's National Interest: Policies and Recommendation' organised by Centre for South Asian Studies, in Kathmandu, Wednesday
Lord Mayor of Stuttgart speaks on Federalism in Germany
Dr. Wolfgang Schuster spoke about the experiences of federalism at a talk program held jointly by CSAS and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung at Hotel Shangri-La on Feb. 28, 2010. Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhedar was the chief guest of the occasion. Head of the KAS for India and SAARC Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy and Director of CSAS Nishchal N. Pandey also spoke on the occasion which was covered well by the Nepali media. Ambassador of Germany to Nepal Verena Grafin von Roedern was also present at the program.