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Interaction Workshop on “Social Inclusion and Federalism” with Italian Constitution Expert - Giovanni PoggeschiVenue : Hotel Himalayan, Lalitpur
Time : 2010-01-03
On 3rd November 2009, SIRF is fortune to organize similar type of interaction workshop on “Social Inclusion and Federalism” with Italian constitution expert - Giovanni Poggeschi. In the program, Shayam Shrestha – Senior Journalist and Political Expert – first presented the contemporary issues of Nepal’s Political Transformation Process. He highlighted that Nepal needs to adopt federal state structure as the country’s old state structure is highly centric favoring exclusionary state practices which result inequity in development and progress. He stressed that Nepal should adopt mixed federal state and the demarcation of federal unit should be made on the basis of national population composition, economic opportunities and geographical and administrative feasibility. He stressed that the federal state should have independent politico status with its own parliament and it should have right to govern its fiscal management, natural resource management and basic service delivery. He added that there should also be provision of local level unit which should also be well represented by highly marginalized minority groups. He argued that the state restructuring is the dynamic process which changes with politico scenario of the country.