To formally close the GGS Project implementation in Nepal, a final conference was held at the Lalitpur Metropolitan City Hall on February 22, 2018. More than 60 participants attended the final conference, including Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan, Deputy Mayor Gita Satyal, and Chairpersons of most of the 31 wards of the city. Prof. Kenji Okazaki, Project Leader, and Dr. Glenn Fernandez, Project Researcher, also attended the last local platform event of the GGS Project. Also present were the representatives of the local partner organizations: Dr. Amod Dixit and Mr. Bijay Upadhyay from the National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET) and Prof. Nagendra Sitoula and Dr. Adhikari Basanta from the Center for Disaster Studies (CDS) of Tribhuvan University. Mayor Maharjan was very pleased with the outcomes of the GGS Project that he promised to replicate some of the project activities in the two pilot wards (Wards 16 and 21) in all the remaining 29 wards of Lalitpur.
Here is a copy of the program and of the presentations given during the final conference to share the outputs and outcomes of the GGS Project in Kathmandu: