Dashain party on Friday 19.10.
Warm welcome to Dashain party organised by Finland-Nepal Friendship Association
on Friday, October 19 from 6 p.m. forwards. Programme includes acoustic guitar
music, games, lottery and of course food and drinks. Some of the speakers of
Development and democracy seminar (see below) held on the same day will be attending the
party as well.
Venue: Brage's Assembly Hall, Kasarminkatu 28
Tickets: 10 e, students 5 e
Registration by October 15 to email@example.com
Seminar on Friday 19.10.:
Democracy and development - the prospects of development through democracy in Nepal
19 October 2007, 13:00 -17:00
at Brage Festsal, Kasarmikatu 28, Helsinki
The democracy development in Nepal is again in serious troubles as the
election of Constitutional Assembly has been postponed with no new date
set. The seminar organised by Finland-Nepal Friendship Association will
discuss about the difficulties of democracy process and its impact to the
overall situation in Nepal. We like to highlight the process from different
angles: politics, civil society, media, academia and also grass root level.
In the end of the day the panel of the speakers will search ways out of the
frequent political crisis.
Matti Penttilä, Finland-Nepal Friendship Association: Introduction to the
Current Situation of Nepal and the Objectives of the Seminar
Shyam Shrestha, Senior Leader of the Civil Society Movement of Nepal: The Civil
Society Movement in the Democracy Process
See no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens'_Movement_for_Democracy_and_Peace (in Norwegian)
Marko Ulvila, Vice President, Democracy Forum Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Civil
Society Cooperation for Peace and Democracy
Juha Rekola, Union of Journalists in Finland, The Role of Independent Media
in the Democracy Development in Nepal
Iikka Vehkalahti, Tuottaja, dokumenttiprojekti, YLE: Nepalese Way from
Buddha to Mao
Anu Juvonen, Save the Children Finland: Grass Root Level Development, School
Project in Sindhupalchowk
www.pelastakaalapset.fi/index.php?id=226 (in Finnish)
Eveliina Taipale, Demo ry: Strenghtening the voice of Nepalese Youth
www.demofinland.org/ohjelmat.nepal (in Finnish)
Lauri Siitonen, Masud Hossain: University of Helsinki: Development
Co-operation for Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution: Scope and
Potentials of Finland´s Development Co-operation in Nepal
Panel discussion, all the speakers: The Way Forward
Picnic fun at Pikkukoski by river Vantaa
Members of Finland-Nepal Friendship Association with their friends
had the picnic 18.8.2007 at Pikkukoski beach that has recently being renowated.
Besides football, petanque, limbo and other games there was delicious nepalese
food served. (photo: Sami Määttä).
World Village Festival 2007
It was busy by the Finland-Nepal Friendship Association's table at World Village Festival
in Helsinki. Guests were interested in travelling to Nepal and asked about visas etc.
In the picture on the left: Kirsti Kirjavainen behind the table (photo: Sami Määttä).
"Taju 2007 - idän taju"
Hyvinkää Art Museum
and Taiteilijaseura have their summer exhibition 6.6.-26.8.2007 at Hämeenkatu 3D,
Hyvinkää. The theme is the influence of cultures of the East on
Finnish contemporary art since the 1960'ies. Trips to Nepal have inspired many of
the 35 artists.
Kyöstilä as Chargé d'Affaires to Katmandu
Pirkko-Liisa Kyöstilä has been appointed as Head of Mission,
Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Katmandu,
Nepal as of 1
March, 2007. She is presently Counsellor at the Finnish Permanent Delegation
to the OECD in Paris
where her duties include development cooperation, environmental issues,
cooperation with non-members and sustainable development.
Kyöstilä joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1986 and has
held various positions at the Department for International Development
Cooperation as well as the Division for Multilateral Cooperation. She has
been posted to the Finnish Embassies in Dar es Salaam
She has previously been employed as an Associate Expert for the UN Industrial
Development Organisation in Djakarta, Indonesia
Hannu Pesola's photo exhibition on
the lifecycle of Nepalese human being
Professor Hannu Pesola's photo exhibition on the lifecycle of Nepalese human
being is on view in the lobby of Biomedicum Helsinki in Meilahti,
Haartmaninkatu 8, 00290 Helsinki.
The exhibition photos are from his two visits to Nepal in 2001 and 2004.
For entrance, please inform at reception that you are going to see the photo
exhibition. Entrance is free.
Annual meeting 2007 was held on 28 March
2007 in the International Cultural Centre Caisa, Helsinki.
New board members with contact information can be found on Contact us page.
Crisis Management Initiative's workshop on
conflict in Nepalin
President Martti Ahtisaari's Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) organised
together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs workshop Towards Peace and Democracy in
Nepal - Role of the Civil Society
on 27 - 28 February in 2006 Helsinki,
see CMI's news.
Embassy in Kathmandu
Finnish Embassy in Kathmandu has its
Friendship Association's web addresses
Finland-Nepal Friendship Association has registered web addresses http://www.nepal.fi
and http://www.suomi-nepal.fi. Both can be used as an access to
the web site. The old address functions as well. Direct access to the English
main page is by this link.
Enquiries on Nepal issues and visa applications should be
addressed to the Royal Nepalese Embassy in London. Please, check the visa application regulations and fares
in the Embassy.
More information: The Royal Nepalese
Embassy in London
You can also apply visa on every land border of Nepal
as well as at the Tribhuvan International Airport
More information: Department
of Immigration in Nepal