Following the completion of the CA election in Nepal, Ambassador of Nepal to the United States, Shankar Prasad Sharma, has spoken on the political situation in the country in a program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on 3 December.
In his talk on ‘Nepal Election 2013: Opportunities for New Constitution and Inclusive Growth,’ Ambassador Sharma highlighted that the recent national election had been held successfully and had paved way for a multi-ethnic federalism and inclusive growth.
After his address, Professor David King, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS, moderated a panel with Ambassador Sharma and Pukar Malla, Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Center for Public Leadership. The panel discussed on the need to formulate the on common identity and aspirations of Nepali citizens and that the new political leadership could leverage lessons of successful development stories from Nepal and other South Asian countries.
The event was co-sponsored by South Asia Institute, Center for Public Leadership, India and South Asia Program, and South Asia Caucus.