Nepal Economic Forum (NEF) has worked on the report on ‘Dissecting Bordernomics’ by exploring the border regions of Rasuwagadhi and Kodari in the North as well as Birgunj and Bhadrapur in the South. NEF views the borders as a point of facilitation rather than control and wishes to work on the dream of creating Border Economic Zones that will unleash the future of the people who live in the border towns.
In this neftalk session titled ‘Dissecting Bordernomics: A futuristic perspective on borders as points of lifeline and facilitation of economy’, which was conducted on 10 March 2021 and broadcasted live on NEF’s Facebook page from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, a fresh perspective was discussed to look at the borders to become pillars and foundation of the economy as well as build people-to-people relationships. On this foundation, the larger economic activities of trade and tourism will be built and lead to uplift the livelihood of the people living in border towns. The panel will provide perspectives from different lines of academic working on international relations, a diplomat, and a business person with an interest in public policy.
• Aditya Todi, Director at MC Group of Companies
• Apekshya Shah, Senior Fellow at NEF, Technical Lead of Nepal and the World
• Namgya C. Khampa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Kathmandu
• Sujeev Shakya, Chair of Nepal Economic Forum