Kathmandu humanitarian Mini Maker Faire (KMMF)

Nepal Communitere, with Rural Development Initiative, is organizing the second installment of Kathmandu humanitarian Mini Maker Faire (KMMF) on September 22-23, 2018.
The Kathmandu Humanitarian Mini Maker Faire is a unique gathering of global innovators who are solving some of the greatest social challenges facing by our communities. It’s a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness which can lead to transformative change.

The KMMF 2018 will bring together communities, entrepreneurs, makers, international and national non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs), and government agencies to celebrate the Maker Movement and showcase an array of incredible projects and new technologies.

The event will celebrate the Maker Movement – a movement that brings together tech innovators, tinkerers, and artisans – and showcase an array of new technologies and innovative projects that promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning.

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This year, we will bring together makers from Nepal and
beyond, specifically highlighting global innovations that
inspire communities to “Design the Future”.

The two day celebration will have displays and booths, speaker sessions, and interactive workshops where makers can come together to ideate, co-create and MAKE!

KMMF 2018 aims to

01 | Highlight the growth & impact of global humanitarian makers
02 | Create a platform to apply design thinking in building a better future
03 | Showcase innovative approaches to Health, Education and
Environmental challenges
04 | Foster partnerships between global humanitarian makers
05 | Provide seed funding to incubate promising projects in Nepal

Opportunity in NASO


Position Title: State Representative of NASO



Position Type: Part-time

No of Positions Available: Five (5)

Qualification: B.Sc. Physics or M.Sc. Physics (Preferred)


Coordinate our activities in the respective states
Help fund raising in the region to support our regional activities
Visit different schools/colleges and community centers for our activities
Conduct state level activities with the guidance of central office
Encouage youths of the state to science and technological activities via astronomy and space science
Coordinate with existing media house at the states for better dissimination of the information of our programs to the public, etc


Opportunity to be  part of our dynamic team in Nepal
Opportunity to develop leadership skills for better career in science
Opportunity to attend different training/workshop and seminars in Nepal and abroad
Opportunity to get different scholarships in Nepal and abroad
Opportunity to get nominated for different awards in Nepal and abaord, etc

How to apply?

        Interested candidates are requested to send their latest CV with photo along with one page motivation letter to contact@nepalastronomicalsociety.org with

Subject: Application for State Representative (no telephone queries will be entertained)


[Please mention the State No. You are applying for the post in email]

                                                                                  Only Shortlisted candidate will be contacted via telephone for the interview



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Best Wishes !

Job Position for ICTP DIRECTOR


Domain : Natural Sciences
Post Number : 1ITSC0800TP
Grade : ADG
Primary Location : IT-Trieste
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Type of contract : Fixed Term

Salary : 182,616 USD (annually)
Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : October 5, 2018

The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer of the ICTP, reporting through the Steering Committee to the Directors-General of UNESCO and IAEA, as well as to the Government of Italy. Administratively located within the Natural Sciences Sector (SC) of UNESCO and reporting to its Assistant Director-General, this is a key position of scientific leadership and management.


ICTP’s mandate is to (1) foster the growth of advanced studies and research in physics and mathematics, especially among researchers from developing countries; (2) provide an international forum for the exchange of information and ideas among scientists from the North and South; and (3) maintain excellent research facilities for visitors, associates and fellows, principally from developing countries, who participate in the Centre’s research and training activities.

The annual ICTP operating budget is over EUR 23 million, with 150 regular staff and 200 temporary staff, visitors to ICTP programmes exceed 6,000 per year. Well over 100 Nobel laureates have participated in ICTP programmes.


The incumbent will specifically:

provide intellectual and organizational leadership and strategic guidance to the institution, to assess and improve its relevance and impact;
leverage ICTP’s physical and human resources to maintain the high calibre of science within the Centre, and to promote advanced scientific research and education, especially in developing countries;
achieve these goals in conformity with the concept of “science for development”; and
engage with the scientific community both in developed and less developed countries to address emerging global issues and science for development.
For further information on the specific above-mentioned programmes, candidates may consult our website:https://en.unesco.org/, and/or the following documents: 37 C/4 (UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy, 2014–2021) and 39 C/5(Approved UNESCO’s Programme and Budget for 2018–2019).


Ph.D. in physics, mathematics or one of the fields of interest to ICTP.
Work Experience

At least 15 years of international experience in high-level scientific research in physics, mathematics or other fields of interest to ICTP.
Distinguished academic stature as demonstrated by publication record in one or more of the field of interest to ICTP.

Recognized capacity and experience for visionary management in a multinational environment working under culturally complex and challenging conditions.
Good understanding of science and technology and innovation needs of developing countries.
Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff and motivate teams in a multicultural environment.
Sophistication in dealing with a broad range of complex issues, involving scientists and diplomats alike, within and outside the organization in different countries.

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.


Work Experience

A record of distinguished leadership/management, including fund-raising, in a recognized scientific institution.
Work experience in international organizations.

Strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes, financial and human resources and exercise appropriate supervision and control.

Working knowledge of Italian.
Knowledge of other official UNESCO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish).