KSLCDI National Orientation Workshop: Programme Awareness and Implementation Strategy


Background Note

Following the signing of the Letter of Agreement on the implementation of KSLCDI in late 2013 between the Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST) and ICIMOD under the anchorship of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), the programme for KSL-Nepal became operational. However, there were some delays in delivering progress in  2013 as several inhibiting factors stalled the progress in the field work. This was followed up by the change of guard at the Foreign Aid Coordination Division of the MoFSC.  RECAST, based on Sub-LoAs, mobilized the funds to the field implementers such as DNPWC, DoF, DPR (and others) to start implementation in four KSL Districts (Dharchula, Baitadi, Humla, Bhajang).  In a meeting with the FACD Chief and RECAST, and based on the difficulties of national programme coordination and communication between national focal institution (RECAST) and the ones with sub-LoAs, it was recommended by MOFSC to  revitalize the current level of awareness on KSLCDI of the field implementers associated with programme. It also recommended that field personnel’s knowledge be consolidated about the programme implementation and expected results till 2017. Since the implementation in the Indian part of KSL has started in 2013, it was also deemed feasible that resource persons from KSL-India be also invited to share their knowledge and experience in the field work implementation so far.  Hence the main objective of the workshop is to sensitize field personnel/implementing institutions in above four districts of KSL-Nepal for an integrated and result-oriented programme implementation. 


  • To share the long-term scope and objectives of transboundary landscape concept of KSLCDI
  • To bring all field implementing agencies on the equitable level of information and understanding on the contents and expectations of key intervention areas (Component 1 to 5)
  • To identify key implementation challenges and facilitate solutions
  • To strengthen networking between implementing agencies for an impact oriented implementation
  • To initiate knowledge and experience networking between transboundary actors such as between KSL-India and -Nepal, implementing agencies for future transboundary activities     
The workshop will be attended by the representatives from all key partners and sub-partners led by MoFSC and RECAST. Key ICIMOD representatives are participating and jointly presenting with partners. Apart from this there will be  representatives from the country partner institutions coming from KSL-India. The workshop wll be for three days, and the Day 3 afternoon is reserved for a field visit to Sukla- Phanta Wildlife Reserve to get good insight in to conservation and development issues having a transboundary dimension.