Post COVID-19 Economy Recovery and City Planning for Nepal's Municipalities

18 October, 2020 Sunday Webinar


The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense suffering, throwing the global economy into upheaval and bringing hardship to many communities and cities all around the world. Municipalities of Nepal are not an exception. They are facing new kinds of economic challenges because of the current pandemic mainly because of a huge surge of migrant returnees and a huge unemployed youth population.
These unprecedented economic challenges have been hard for local bodies who are facing multiple crises in different sectors. The challenges cities and townships of different municipalities of Nepal are facing are no different than Washington DC, Wuhan, New Delhi, or the city of Singapore. The scale of problems or the size of the population impacted by Coronavirus may differ from city to city. Still, the immediacy, the tone, and the urgency of the crisis are the same throughout.
In this joint dialogue, organized by International Development Institute (IDI) in collaboration with Municipal Association of Nepal, (MUAN), we are bringing mayors, city officers and state representatives of the United States of America to share their knowledge, expertise, challenge and strategy they are implementing to for economic recovery and city management during COVID-19 pandemic. This knowledge sharing panel will focus on:

Post COVID 19 Economic Recovery and City Planning for Nepal's Municipalities
Date: October 18, 2020
Evening: 9:15 AM EDT- Washington DC, United States
               7:00 PM NST - Kathmandu, Nepal

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Mr. Ashok Byanju, Mayor of Dhulikhel and President of Municipal Association of Nepal
Mr. Bhim Parajuli, Mayor of Biratnagar
Mr. Vijay Sarawagi / विजय सरावगी Mayor of Birganj
Ms. Devkumar Subedi, Dy. Mayor of Birendranagar
Prof. Kusum Shakya (Economist), Dean, Faculty of HUmanities and Arts, Tribhuvan University
Ms. Yanki Ukyab, Economist
Mr. Deepak Adhikary, Urban Development Specialist, USA
Mr. Sharad Regmi, City Planner, Fairfax County, USA