Impact Pathways and Annual Planning workshop held for 2014 of Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative


A six-day workshop on Impact Pathways and Annual Planning for 2014 of Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) concluded on 26 August 2013 at Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized the workshop for its implementing partners from China, India, and Nepal. Component teams within ICIMOD also attended the workshop.  

From 21 through 23 August, ICIMOD in collaboration with International Organisation Development (IOD PARC) facilitated the workshop on Impact Pathways and Theory of Change, which is the third in the series. 

The workshop was designed to facilitate the implementing country teams and key partners understand the concept of Impact Pathways and its linkage to operational planning and management. The workshop was highly interactive and involved sessions on enhancing methodologies related to impact-based monitoring and evaluation, understanding the role of partners and other institutions that play crucial role in making the envisaged impacts possible, and ensuring that logical framework for the KSLCDI is clear about baselines targets and how these link to Impact Pathways. 

Impressions of the workshop from partners were positive and few partners suggested conducting such workshops with stakeholders at the country and local levels. 

The next two days, 24 and 25 August, focused on Annual Planning for 2014. Each country and component monitored the progress of 2013 operational plan. Some key issues and challenges were also discussed to expedite timely achievement of physical and financial targets. 

Majority of this planning phase was dedicated to finalizing the 2014 activities in alignment with set programme outputs for the implementation phase of KSLCDI. Each country presented its plans, activities, and tentative budgets for 2014. The exercise laid clear targets for 2014, and helped ICIMOD reflect this in its annual planning 2014. The event also proposed joint strategy to achieve 2013 targets as well as 2014 outputs.