A COSATT delegation comprising of some of the prominent think-tanks of South Asia visited Heidelberg for the conference on 'Security and Economic Implications in the Indo-Pacific' organized by the Heidelberg University. The delegation also had meetings at the Bundestag, Federal Foreign office, GIGA and SWP among others.
In cooperation with the Rule of Law Asia Programme of the KAS, CSAS organized the above conference with lawyers and experts from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myanmar. It was held in Kathmandu on Sep. 26. A large number of law students from the Kathmandu University also participated.
CSAS organized by the above talk program on Aug. 24, 2018 wherein the Hon'ble Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali was the chief guest. Former Foreign Ministers Ramesh Nath Pandey and Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, former foreign secretary Madhu Raman Acharya and former ambassador Dr. Dinesh Bhattarai shed light on how Nepal can take advantage from the forthcoming 4th BIMSTEC Summit.
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COSATT-KAS-BIISS conference on “Importance of BRI and BBIN for South Asia” was held in Dhaka on July 4-5, 2018. Honourable Foreign Minister of Bangladesh sent his message to the conference while Minister of State for Finance and Planning was present at the Valedictory session. Former Secretary of Commerce of Nepal, Heads and Representatives of Think-Tanks from South Asia including a large number of diplomats, officials, academics from Bangladesh participated in the 2-day event.
Director Dr. Nishchal N. Pandey spoke at the above conference held at the Ramada, Colombo on June 7, 2018. It was jointly organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. He also participated at the GPPAC Regional Steering Group Meeting held on June 8.
COSATT held its regional conference on the above theme with participation of heads and representatives of think-tanks from all eight South Asian countries on March 25-26, 2018 in Kathmandu. Former Deputy PM of Nepal Upendra Yadav inaugurated the conference. A publication as proceedings of the conference will soon be published.
CSAS in cooperation with the NESA Center, NDU Washington D.C. and the APCSS, Hawaii organized the above seminar in Kathmandu on Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2018. Participants included heads and representatives of prominent think-tanks of South Asia and experts from the U.S. SAARC Secretary General Amjad Hussain B. Sial delivered the keynote address.
An international workshop on 'Climate Change and Resource Security:Challenges for Security and Security Sector in South Asia' was held at Hilton, Colombo on Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2017. It was organized by CSAS in cooperation with the RECAP-KAS and the INSSSL. The workshop was inaugurated by the Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka. Large number of serving and retired
senior officers of the tri-services of the region participated in the workshop.
CSAS in cooperation with the Rule of Law Programme of the KAS organized a one-day conference on Sep. 12, 2017. Dr. Mario Gomez, Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Ms. Ayreen Khan, Media Personality, Dhaka, Mr. Faisal Malik Buttar, Assistant Advocate General, Punjab, Pakistan, Advocate Sajjan Bar Singh Thapa, Supreme Court, Nepal and Mr. Rishabh Sahu, Senior Standing Counsel for Government of India Central Administrative Tribunal were main speakers at the conference. Chief Guest was Hon’ble Justice Salahuddin Akhtar Siddiqui, Appellate Court, Nepal. Mrs. Gisela Elsner of the KAS also spoke on the occasion.
COSATT held the above mentioned workshop with participation of 3 former ministers, former foreign secretary, diplomats, heads of some of the prominent think-tanks of South Asia in Singapore on Aug. 21, 2017. Latest COSATT publication “Countering Youth Radicalization and Violent Extremism in South Asia’ was launched on the occasion. The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
Director of the CSAS Dr. Nishchalnath Pandey participated in a meeting on ‘Regional Cooperation in Migration Management and Refugee Protection’ organized by the KAS, New York Office in New York on May 21-24, 2017. A study project on the same subject has been initiated by the KAS and will be completed by early next year.
COSATT held a regional conference in cooperation with the KAS and the INSSSL on “Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism in South Asia” on April 3-4, 2017 in Colombo. It was inaugurated by Defence Secretary of the Government of Sri Lanka.
CSAS-COSATT organized a regional conference on “Countering Youth Radicalization in South Asia” in Kathmandu on Feb. 27-28, 2017. COSATT is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Speakers from all eight SAARC countries spoke on various facets of the radicalization problem faced by the region.
CSAS in cooperation with the EU Delegation to Nepal and the DAI organized a regional seminar on the above topic on Dec. 2, 2016 in Kathmandu. Member of the National Planning Commission Dr. Swarnim Wagle was the chief guest while experts from across the region gave presentations.
COSATT held its Planning Meeting-2017 at Hotel Plaza Athenee in Bangkok with representations from most of the COSATT member institutions including Director of the ISAS, Singapore. On the occasion, Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Director of the KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and the Pacific launched a new COSATT book “Refugees and IDPs in South Asia”.