Through its regional, national, & global network of partners, PNMF has created a number of platforms for high quality research, policy deliberations, and community engagements. In 2014, we brought together a group of national and international scholars to Siddarthanagar, Lumbini to plant the seed for an international research hub concept: Lumbini Center for Sustainability (LCS) as a knowledge platform to promote informed policy debate and provide pragmatic policy advice for enhancing human well-being and climate resiliency of the central Himalayan community. We are continuously broadening our network in an effort to promote interdisciplinary research and policy debates as well as teaching and community engagements. We have helped US universities such as the University of New Mexico and Yale University conduct research in areas of health, sanitation, and bio-diversity; groundwater arsenic; and sustainable building designs. We have also established infrastructural setup at our new building complex to help attract national and international scholars and students to help them with their academic pursuits. We also hope that our newly formed study abroad program will prove to be a valuable platform for our international visitors. These are just some examples, and for more opportunities, please visit: Academics, Research, & Community.
From New Mexico to Nepal: Women’s Community Center, Bahunipati
A collaborative team consisting of a student group from the University of New Mexico (UNM4Nepal), Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Hospital Kathmandu University Hospital, Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF), the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Nepal Study Center of the University of New Mexico begins a construction project in Bahunipati: the Women’s Community Center Project. Read more.
International Research Hub: Lumbini Center for Sustainability
In 2014, a group of national and international scholars came together to establish the Lumbini Center for Sustainability (LCS) as a knowledge platform to promote informed policy debate and provide pragmatic policy advice for enhancing human well-being and climate resiliency of the central Himalayan community. Keeping sustainable development and human welfare at its core, LCS proposes to combine the methods of natural science, social science, and humanities disciplines as integrative threads for exploring connected human-ecological systems (CHES). Read more.