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Facing Our Time

In a series of debates designed to stimulate thinking and get ideas flowing, the French Embassy, Nepal Economic Forum and the Alliance Française came together for the 5th debate titled, Facing Our Time. The conversation explored emerging discourses from a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary approach. Panelists for this year were Arnico Panday, Regional Programme Manager of ICIMOD’s Atmosphere Programme; Camille Hanesse, Founder of Cosy Nepal; Shiwani Neupane, Journalist, Entrepreneur and Novelist; Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Goodwill Ambassador for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between Nepal and France and Miss Nepal World 2018. The discussion was moderated by Sujeev Shakya, Chairperson of Nepal Economic Forum. The panel talked about the issues of climate change, linking heritage conservation to employment, incubation and innovation, and the merits and demerits of social media.