Province level Consultation Workshop with Elected Local Leaders (Province Number 1 and 5)

NAVIN has organized two days province level consultation workshop with elected local leaders of province number 5 on 19th to 20th September, 2017 at Butawal. The main objective of the program were to facilitate the Local elected leaders on the current issues, coordination & networking among the elected representatives of Rural Municipality (RM) of province – 5.
Two days event was a close discussion on current issues of LGs with professional experts. Three discussion papers were presented at the workshop. Mr. Ganga Datta Awasthi (Former Secretary of MoFALD), Mr. Narayan Koirala (Founder member of NAVIN) and Mr. Bimal Pokharel (Executive Director of NAVIN) presented their issues papers and discuss on it. Similarly, Mr. Bhim Dhungana (General Secretary of NAVIN) also facilitated the workshop.
More than 100 participants including the elected chairperson and vice-chairpersons of the constituent Gaunpalikas were presented in the program. Besides them, team of NAVIN central working committee, special guests, resource persons, experts, journalists and assistants of the elected leaders were also present in the program. General Secretary of NAVIN Mr. Bhim Prasad Dhungana, Central Committee Members Mr. Najir Miya and the supporting team of NAVIN were among the participants.
By the end of the session, workshop also formed 17 members province level coordination committee of Rural Municipality (RM)-province number-5. At the end of workshop, five point ‘Butawal Declarations’ also announced on the behalf of representatives of RM of province number 5.
Similarly, NAVIN also organized one day province level consultation workshop in province number 1 on 21st September, 2017 at Kathmandu. More than 110 people, elected chairperson and vice chairperson were participated in this workshop from province number 1. Besides them, team of NAVIN central working committee, special guests, resource persons, experts, journalists and assistants of the elected leaders were also present in the program.
The workshop was a close discussion on current issues of LGs with professional experts. Some discussion papers were presented at the workshop by Mr. Khem Raj Nepal (Former Secretary of MoFALD), Mr. Sunil Ranjan Singh (Former Member of LLRC) Mr. Suwash Siwakoti (Chairperson of ACORAB) and Mr. Ghanashyam Khatiwada (chairperson of NAVIN) as an expert.
The workshop also formed 21 members province level coordination committee of Rural Municipality. Mr. Tara Bahadur Kafle (chairperson of Kanepokhari RM-Morang) and Mr. Dipendra Thapa (Vice-Chaiperson of Gauigunj RM-Jhapa) were selected as coordinator and vice coordinator of coordination committee respectively. Likewise, the workshop also announced 8 points ‘Kathmandu declarations’ at the end of an event.

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