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Minutes of the first NEPAL PROJECT ICT Meeting

International Coordination Team (IC) Meeting (November 11, 2011)
Attendees: Sabita (Olso), Shristi (Toronto), William, Kazu, Batari and team (Japan), Bikram (Washington), Deepak (Nepal), and Moinul (Bangladesh)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Japan), 6:00am (Oslo), 9pm (Vancouver),12:00pm (Bangladesh), 9:00pm (Washington), 12:00pm (Nepal).

Discussion Summary

  1. Mondialogo Project Updates
  2. Objectives of the ICT
  3. Future Plans Discussions
  4. Next ICT meeting

Mondialogo Project Updates

  • Prototype was found to be quite inefficient with only 2 degrees of cooling achieved. More technology development is needed. Current Nepal team does not have enough members to continue the development as is. The challenges are two-fold: ORGANIZATIONAL and TECHNOLOGICAL.

Objectives of the ICT

  • It was agreed upon that a 1-year Technology Development Package (TD Package) will be made. This will require a working group lead by Nepal team (Deepak and Girish) composed of a university professor and 4th year bachelor students to be given a fixed budget for an agreed output.
  • The package proposal will be drafted by the Tokyo Team then the ICT team will jointly improve the package. The Nepal team (Deepak and Girish) will market the package to a willing research group and student base that would have incentives (payment) for working on the project.
  • The package aims to have several outputs: prototype performance, technology development details, proper cost documentation and regular progress report.

Future Plans Discussions

The next ICT meeting schedule is on: DECEMBER 9, 2011 (FRIDAY – Japan)

  • 3:00PM TO 4:00PM (Japan time);
  • 7:00am to 8:00am (Oslo)
  • 10:00pm to 11:00pm (Vancouver) and (Washington) DECEMBER 8, 2011 (Thurs)
  • 12:00PM to 1:00PM (Bangladesh)
  • 11:45AM to 12:45PM (Nepal)


  1. Discuss updates of the TD Package.
  2. Update from Nepal team`s financial report (if submitted earlier to William is better)
  3. Next steps.