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Feminizing Development for Inclusive Good Governance and Nation Building
Hotel Malla, Laichaur, Kathmandu
Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF) and Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA) had jointly organized one day seminar on “Feminizing Development for Inclusive Good Governance and Nation Building” organized on 31st August 2009. The program was organized with an aim to give further mileage to the current discourse on feminizing the development approach. The participants of the program were university professors, women right activist, lawyer, representative of National Women Commission and National Human Right Commission and other stakeholder.
The inauguration session of program was chaired by Mr. Bharat Pokharel, executive director of CEDA. Honorable Finance Minister Surendra Pandey was the Chief Guest of program and Mr. Mohan Das Manandhar honored the panel on behalf of SIRF. The program started with welcome speech by the coordinator of program, Ms. Menaka Rajbhandari Shrestha of CEDA. She highlighted on the relevance of this program in the current raising debate on women’s inclusion. The speech of chief guest followed in the program in which Hon. Minister Pandey highlighted on Government of Nepal’s concern on the issues of Inclusion and Exclusion.
The three papers were presented in the program after the inauguration session. In the first session, Dr. Pushpa Shrestha, Chairperson of SIRF’s Interim Screening Committee, presented the paper titled “Feminist Vision in Development”. Mr. Bharat Pokharel, executive director of CEDA chaired this session and Dr. Niranjan Upadhaya, joint secretary of Public Service Commission, commented on the paper.
In the second session, SIRF researcher Ms Sarala Sigdel presented the paper titled “Role of Women in Civil Service”. Dr. Indira Joshi, Chief of Research Division of Tribhuvan University, chaired the session and Dr. Yagya Prasad Adhikari, executive director of CNAS commented on the paper.
In the third session, Prof. Amuda Shrestha, Honorable Member of National Women Commission, presented paper titled “Women in Political Parties, Private Sector, Media and Judiciary in Nepal. Mr. Gauri Pradhan, Honorable Member of National Human Rights Commission, chaired the session and Prof. Kapil Shrestha commented on the paper.