LONDON – The London-based Nepali Embassy in collaboration with the Glasgow Caledonian University hosted an international webinar on ‘Public health and the role of science diplomacy, increasing importance of the health sector and international challenge of climate change’ on Thursday.
On the occasion, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the global pandemic of COVID-19 has adversely affected underdeveloped and landlocked countries such as Nepal, and that it needs international cooperation and collaboration to tackle the crisis that has resulted.
Rector of the Berlin-based European University for Applied Science Prof Maurits van Rooijen highlighted the role of universities in the globalization of health services and the impacts of COVID-19 on globalization.
Former Professor of the Anglia University Richard Harwe articulated his opinion on the diplomatic challenge brought about by COVID-19 across the globe and cooperation and the need for collaboration between scientists as well as the effectiveness of science diplomacy.
At the programme presided over by Nepal’s Ambassador to the UK Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, political adviser to the President of Albania Harris Wongali shared the experience of Albania in addressing COVID-19 and the challenges being faced by developing countries in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Tunisia Prof Tohami Abduli shed light on diplomacy and international solidarity while Professor of Glasgow Caledonian University Prof Titus Olani presented his opinion on sustainable and renewable energy development, shared the Nepali Embassy in UK.