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HCS 2016: New Financial Architecture
The Himalayan Consensus as an economic paradigm is keen to explore innovation and emergence of new institutions that provides financial capital and access to finance. In this session speakers working in diverse areas related to the financial architecture ideated on the new architecture that will provide the engine of growth to accelerate the pace of economic development in the region. The session was moderated by Del Christensen—Chief of Global Business Development for the Bay Area Council (US). Read more
HCS 2016: Rebuilding the New Himalayas
This session focused on issues relating to governance and institutional structures and understanding the multi-pronged strategies required to rebuild after natural as well as economic disasters. The session reflected upon varied perspectives based on experiences of working in the Himalayan region, and provided a framework of thoughts on what government and institutions have done, and it would need to do. The session was moderated by Suman Shakya—Managing Director of One Planet Solution and CEO of Tangent Waves. Read more
HCS 2016: Compassionate Capital and Conscientious Consumption
This session brought forward an understanding of the various facets of consumption patterns including energy, and the way in which financial capital and innovation is deployed in these areas. The session was moderated by the Chair of Nepal Economic Forum—Sujeev Shakya. Read more
HCS 2016: Economics with Planetary Integrity
The session broadly talked about the sustainability discourse and the need for conscientiously adapting ways of operating businesses to tempo of the environment. More so, the session focused on understanding more intricately the supply side of natural resources i.e. the impact of climate change, food security, climate disruption and various other issues that has direct bearing on the future of the Himalayas. With panel consisting of experts in the field of environmental sciences, the session was moderated by Laurence Brahm. Read more
HCS 2016: Shaking Up the Status Quo
The Himalayan region has always seen replication of economic development models that are not tailor made to the availability of resources, topography and ecology. For instance, planning of towns in the hills have been designed replicating plans of large urban cities in the plains. The impact of natural disaster and the proliferation of disasters like landslides etc., have been a result of not looking at creative and new models tailor made to the unique Himalayan context. This session brought together practitioners who shared their perspectives on what went wrong, and shared new lenses to look at development in the Himalayas and was moderated by editor of Himal Southasian—Aunohita Mojumdar. Read more
Himalayan Consensus Summit 2016: The Opening Plenary
The Himalayan Consensus Summit (HCS) is a multi-stakeholder event involving members of the civil society, government, development institutions and the private sector across the Himalayan region, aimed to design and create sustainable alternative solutions based on grass root and alternative efforts that are being developed. The Opening Plenary brought together global thinkers, Ambassadors, and leaders, giving a broad overview of the summit and extrapolating on potentials of the HCS initiative. Read more