Meghnath Dhimal is a Chief Research Officer at the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), Government of Nepal. He is also an Associate Academician at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), a founder and coordinator of the Young Scientist Forum Nepal, and a member of the Global Young Academy (2017-2022). 


A multidisciplinary group of scientists discusses the past and present status of science diplomacy in South Asia, with particular reference to existing science and technology agreements, COVID-19 diplomacy, and nationalism.