AITM News and Events >> Letter of Agreement signed with ICIMOD for strengthening geospatial infrastructure and research capacity of AITM



Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM) and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) are the institutes with several areas of shared interest.

Recognizing the mutual objective to build capacity in applying and using geo-spatial applications and infrastructure for tackling development and environmental challenges, both the parties signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to share competencies in furthering mainstreaming of geospatial science and technology in developing geospatial applications. Dr. David James Molden (the Director General) and Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe (Chairperson) signed the MoA on behalf of ICIMOD and AITM, respectively. Following persons were also present in the MoA signing ceremony: Mr. Shekhar Ghimire (Director for Administration and Finance, ICIMOD), Ms. Anja Moller Rasmussen (Senior Manager, Knowledge Management and Communication Division, ICIMOD), Mr. Basanta Shrestha (Head, MENRIS Division, ICIMOD), Mr. Sebastian Wesselman (Senior Geospatial Capacity Building Specialist, ICIMOD), Prof. Dr. Ram Manohar Shrestha (Chairperson, Academic Council, AITM), Mr. Bhupadas Rajbhandari (Executive Director, AITM), Mr. Pramod Pradhan (Director, AITM), Dr. Madhav Narayah Shrestha (Faculty Member, AITM), Dr. MP Bhatt (Faculty Member, AITM) and Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey (Faculty Member, AITM).

- Project title: developing geospatial tools, methods and science applications for web-based geospatial platform

- Objective: to collaborate and strengthen geospatial application development team at AITM with the objective of building relevant tools and applications for national geospatial platforms and organize joint youth and training events and workshops.

- Project duration: 1 November, 2013 – 30 September 2014


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