Talk Sessions

N A P A

Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas

Proudly announces the SEVENTH

Talk Session

On

Poverty Alleviation and Prosperity: Strategy, Policies, and Programs

By: Dr. Y. B. Thapa (NAPA Advisor)
Discussant: None

When?
[USA: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017]
Time: USA 9:00PM EASTERN TIME] [NEPAL: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017]
Time: NEPAL 6:45AM]
How to Join the Session?
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/734612690 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16468769923,,734612690# or +16699006833,,734612690#: Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll), Meeting ID: 734 612 690


Respected NAPA members and beyond

Greetings!

On behalf of ‘Talk Session Organizing Committee’ and the Executive Committee, I cordially invite all of you to attend and get fullest benefit of the upcoming NAPA’s SEVENTH talk session. Please do not miss the opportunity to interact in a live discussion forum with Dr. Thapa and share your thoughts on "Poverty Alleviation and Prosperity:Strategy, Policies, and Programs." Join us to add value on our collective strength and resource pool.

Together we can make a difference.

Respectfully,

Lila B. Karki, PhD
Chair
NAPA Talk Session Organizing Committee

Talk Summary
Dr. Y. B. Thapa will talk about ‘Poverty Alleviation and Prosperity: Strategy, Policies, and Programs’ to support economically disadvantaged communities towards entrepreneurship, skilled employment and transformations using the framework of multi-dimensional poverty indices. He will highlight poverty rates/trends in relation to the occupational patterns and labour market; economic growth rates by industry in relation to product market and trade; investment patterns by agency and industry in relation to the fiscal/monetary policy, and financial markets, and poverty reduction approaches in Nepal and her neighbors with a focus on the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation mechanism, and institutional capital. Similarly, he will also discuss the linkages among poverty, employment, social protection, and investment with particular emphasis on the role of agriculture, food, and nutrition activities, and other basic services.

Speaker

Dr. Thapa holds M.Sc in Agriculture and PhD in Economics. He is Vice-Chair, Poverty Alleviation Fund, and Adjunct Professor, Agriculture and Forestry University. He has worked in the capacity of Member, National Planning Commission, and Poverty Alleviation Specialist for SAARC. He is the current President, Nepal Agri-Economics Society, and Editor-in-Chief of Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Economics.

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