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Social and environmental assessments and good safeguard practices should be a well-established elements of project preparation and implementation processes. Government of Nepal is committed to address safeguard requirements while designing and implementing any development projects that could have adverse social and environmental impacts. It goes without saying that the officials from local government need to better understand the safeguard provisions as well as acts, rules, and guidelines.
Nepal Administrative Staff College, Capacity Development Resource Center (CDRC) is actively being engaged in enhancing knowledge and skills of executive/implementing officials from ADB assisted projects since 2015. In continuation to this, CDRC is organizing a workshop on ADB Safeguards Requirements and Procedures with a view to orient Elected Representatives and Environmental and Social Officials of 5 municipalities from Rupandehi District. 
Course Aim
The aim of the workshop is to bring together Mayors, Deputy-Mayors, Ward Chairpersons, Environmental Officers and Social Officers from local governments to discuss the ADB safeguards requirements and procedures.
Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ADB’s safeguard policy statement and specific safeguard requirements; and
  • Analyze project specific requirements regarding grievance handling and compliance monitoring. 
  • Scope of Deliberation

Major topics of the workshop are:

  • ADB business process: project preparation to implementation
  • General introduction of ADB’s safeguard policy statement 2009
  • Specific safeguard requirements (Environment, Involuntary Resettlement, and Indigenous Peoples)
  • Project specific requirements, grievance handling, and compliance monitoring

The workshop will be conducted in interactive approach. The program will include a mix of methods, including presentation-discussion and group discussion. Participants will get ample opportunities for interaction and experience sharing. 
Resource Persons
ADB and CDRC experts will facilitate the sessions. 
Participants of the workshop will be from Sainamaina Municipality, Lumbini Cultural Municipality, Siddharthanagar Municipality, Tilottama Municipality and Devdaha Municipality. Altogether, 38 participants from 5 local governments will join the workshop. 

S.N. Name Designation
Tilotama Municipality
Jageshwor Devi Chaudhari  Deputy Mayor
Khemraj Gurung Chairman, Ward No 15
RamKrishna Khand Mayor
Pharsu Ram Giri Chairman, Ward No 1
Krishna Prasad Poudel Chairman, Ward No 8
Narayan Dhakal Chairman, Ward no 13
Ashwin Poudel Chairman, Ward no 14
Yubaraj panthi Environment Department Head
Jhabilal Bhusal Chairman, Ward No 16
१० Shova Rana Magar Chairman, Ward No 17
DevDaha Municipality
११ Dhurba Prasad Kharel Mayor
१२ Bidhya Laxmi Gurung Deputy Mayor
१३ Yagya Prasad Aryal Chairman, Ward No 3
१४ Hari Prasad Panday Chairman, Ward No 8
१५ Mohan Bahadur G.C Chairman, Ward No 9
१६ Man Bahadur Tharu Karyabahak
१७ Ravi Panday Engineer (Environment Branch Head)
SiddharthaNagar Municipality
१८ Istiyaq Ahmed Khan Mayor
१९ Ujjwal Pokharel Chairman, Ward
२० MuktiNath Yadav Chairman, Ward
२१ Damodar Sharma Ghimire Chairman, Ward
२२ SheshKanta Bhandari Chairman, Ward
२३ Deb Prasad Gyawali Senior Officer
२४ Badshah Shekh Secretary
२५ Bishnu Prasad Panthi Assistant Planning Officer
२६ Prashant Sharma Wagle Secretary
२७ Chet Narayan Gyawali Sub Engineer
Sainamaina Municipality
२८ Phanendra Prasad Sharma Mayor
२९ Bina Rana Deputy Mayor
३० Krishna Prasad Ghimire Chairman, Ward No 10
३१ Ram Prasad Bhusal Chairman, Ward No 11
३२ Keshav Raj Aryal Officer
३३ Ram Kumar Bhattarai Officer
Lumbini Cultural Municipality
३४ Kalpana Harijan Deputy Mayor
३५ Ram Chandra Aryal Finance Officer
३६ Ashish Kumar Yadav Engineer
३७ Binod Kahaar Chairman, Ward No 10
३८ Ram Prasag Gyawali Chief Administration Officer