Ambica Shresta, Himalayan Consensus Executive Board, and pioneer of historical conservation and preservation in Nepal as founder of the Dwarikas group of heritage hotels, announced the Himalayan Consensus Summit 2017 at the Summit Hotel in Kathmandu this past November. It was a memorable evening attended by many ambassadors and executives of civil society organisations. Ambica announced the themes of this year's Summit focusing on renewable and efficient energy solutions, water resource conservation, community empowerment and the prevention of conflict.