Technical Consultative Meeting on Regional Programme Implementation Plan (2016 – 2020)

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Background 

The Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) is one of ICIMOD’s six transboundary landscapes initiatives identified in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The initiative was formally started in August 2012 in the First Regional Meeting in Gangtok, India, by representatives from participating countries - Bhutan, India and Nepal. Over the last three years, this initiative has progressed through rigorous national and regional consultations and prepared and finalized both national and regional Feasibility Assessment Reports (FARs), Conservation and Development Strategies (CDS) and national Implementation Plans including a Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF). All these documents were discussed and approved during the 3rd Regional Meeting hosted jointly by the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC) and ICIMOD in the month of February 2015. Considering the significance and need for regional initiative, the participating countries - Bhutan, India and Nepal with support from ICIMOD is preparing the implementation of the programme envisaged for 20 years focusing on the first phase of the implementation for next five years (2016-2020). Recognizing the important role of partnership and communication among the stakeholders for effective execution and desired achievements for the priority programme the meeting also includes partnership and communication strategy as key element for the Implementation Plan preparation process.   

Objective of the Technical Regional Meeting 

The objective of the Technical Regional Meeting is to discuss and finalized the Regional Programme Implementation Plan (2016 – 2020). The meetings also envisaged to agree on communication and the partnership strategies for the programme.    

Expected outputs 

The expected outputs of the Regional Meeting are: 

  1. Regional Programme Implementation Plan (2016 – 2020) including partnership strategy.
  2. Draft communication strategy.