Past Programs

Workshop and Seminar on Democratic Constitution Making and State Restructuring

 

The National Peace Campaign (NPC) organized a series of interactive workshops and seminars on Democratic Constitution-Making. The workshops/seminars were organized under the "Strengthening Capacity of District Level Politicians on Democratic Constitution-Making" project, which was supported by Danida HUGOU. The eight workshops/seminars were organized at different districts of all five development regions of Nepal (for more details, see the table below).

 

The project was aimed at enhancing capacity of the district level political leaders of Nepal's major political parties on making a democratic constitution. During the workshops the experts on constitution-making process shared their knowledge and information with the district level politicians on different aspects of democratic constitution-making. The interactive and participatory workshops were focused on democratic constitution-making in Nepal, broader principles of new constitution-making, electoral process, systems of representation for the Constituent Assembly, constitutional principles, examples of best practices of a Constituent Assembly from other countries, contents of a new Constitution, political inclusion and public participation in the constitution-making process.

 

The workshops/seminars also included interactions between senior political leaders of different major political parties and the district level political leaders. The discussions between the senior and district level political leaders were focused on the major challenges to constituent assembly process, concerns arising at the local level about the democratic constitution-making process, issues of inclusivity and participation, and the ways to spreading awareness among the people about the constituent assembly process.

Very short detail of the workshops and seminars is as follows:

 

Region Date No. of District Covered No. of Participants Resource Persons Senior Political Leaders
Mid-west at Nepalgunj April 22-24, 2007 5 43 Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Mr. Narahari Acharya, Mr. Shankar Pokharel and Mr. Govinda Koirala

Mid-west at Ghorahi
April 25-27,2007 5 42 Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Mr. Narahari Acharya and Mr. Shankar Pokharel
Karnali at Gamgadi, Mugu June 2-4, 2007 3 29+44=73 Pro. Krishna Khanal and Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Mr. Narahari Acharya and Mr. Shankar Pokharel
Far-west at Dadeldhura June 12-14, 2007 8 36
Pro. Krishna Khanal and Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya
Mr. Narahari Acharya and Mr. Sher Bd. Deuba
Western at Butwal July 9-11, 2007 6 32 Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Mr. Narahari Acharaya ,Mr. Shankar Pokharel and Mr. Anil Jha

Western at Pokhara

July 19-21, 2007 9 47 Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Dr. Ram Baran Yadav , Mr. Shankar Pokharel and Mr. Dinanath Sharma
Eastern at Biratnagar August 18-20, 2007 11 55 Mr. S.K. Gautam and Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Mr. Narahari Acharya, Mr. Iswor Pokharel, Mr. Dinanath Sharma and Mr. Anil Jha
Central at Hetauda August 29-31, 2007 7 42 Mr. Bhimarjun Acharya Mr. Narahari Acharya and Mr. Shankar Pokharel