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Washington Nepal Forum (WNF) presents, Nepal – Opportunities Amidst Chaos An Interaction with Sujeev Shakya

इनेप्लिज २०७२ कार्तिक १३ गते २:३५ मा प्रकाशित

Nepal has gone through a turbulent year. A major earthquake struck in April 2015 that killed

9,000 people injured thousands and razed villages to the ground. The political parties were

forced to save face by coming together to draft the pending constitution, which has been one of

the most expensive constitution making processes in the world. A constitution was promulgated

on September 20, 2015 amidst stiff opposition from the  Madhesi community of Nepal lowlands

and questions on rights of women and minorities. The Madhesi community that has a majority in

the border towns, have shut down supply lines to Kathmandu valley and other cities since

August 2015 and India is alleged to be backing this by an informal embargo especially on letting

petroleum products to leave the borders. Nepal is suffering from a supply quake after a

devastating earthquake. However, a country of 30 million resilient people still provide

opportunities for investments and economic developments as the history of past six and a half

decades has shown that the only constant in Nepal is political instability.

Mr. Sujeev Shakya, Chair of Nepal Economic Forum and author of Unleashing Nepal will

share his perspectives. Mr. Shakya is also the CEO of beed management, a Nepal based

international management consulting and advisory firm and Senior Advisor to Bower Group

Asia, a Washington DC based advisory firm.

Date/ Time / Location:

Friday Oct 30th, from 5:30pm to 7pm

@ School of International Service (SIS) Building Room no. 300,

American University, 4400 S. Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20016

Detail maps are here: http://www.american.edu/aumaps/index.cfm

Metro-rail: Tenleytown – Red-line; take AU Shuttle (to main campus) outside the Metro station

and get off at the Ward Circle Building.

Parking: http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/parking/. Parking should be available in

the designated parking spots after 5:00 pm. Look for the spots that are not reserved.