September- October 2011: ICIMOD Provides Technical Support to the Government of Nepal to Prepare Rio+20 Status Paper

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A Steering Committee chaired by the Vice-Chair of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Government of Nepal, with representation from 11 secretaries from line ministries, development partners, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs, experts and other stakeholders was formed for the preparation of the Rio+20 Country Status Paper. The Steering Committee formed a Task Force Committee (TFC) under the Chairpersonship Secretary at the NPC, with seven Joint Secretaries of key ministries to facilitate and coordinate the process. ICIMOD provided technical support to the team.

To facilitate the Task Force Committee, ICIMOD also assisted in organising the first stakeholder meeting (23 September 2011) to finalise the process, scope, methodology and timeline for document preparation. A national multi-stakeholder consultation workshop (20 October 2011) to discuss general content and specific aspects related to the Green Economy and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development and expert review meeting (29 October 2011) was also organised to summarise key messages from Nepal to Rio+20 Conference. This can be accessed here