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Balaram Thapa, Chief Executive of LI-BIRD; former Head of Forestry Department at Pakhribas Agricultural Centre, Nepal; Country Director for CARE International in Nepal, Tanzania and Liberia

· Tentative Title: Approaches for Conserving Biodiversity of Traditional Crops for Sustainable Farming and Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security of Smallholder Farmers in Nepal Himalaya

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Dinesh Paudel, Associate Professor of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University, USA

· Tentative Title: The Himalayan BRI: A Historic Opportunity for the Environment, Prosperity and Sustainability in Nepal Himalayas

Linxiu Zhang, Director of International Ecosystem Management Partnership,UNEP & IGSNRR, CAS; Director of Agriculture Policy Research Center, CAS

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Elena Grigorieva, Leading Researcher, Institute for Complex Analysis of Regional Problems FEB RAS, Vice President of International Society of Biometeorology

Tentative Title: Bioclimate and urban design for sustainable development

Narmandakh Luvsan, Coordinator, Greenalliance for the “Belt & Road”, UNEP

Eklabya Sharma, Vice Director,Department of research, International Centre for Integrated MountainDevelopment (ICIMOD)

Hui Liu, Professor of IGSNRR