Nepal is well known for its tradition of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS). In this system, farmers are collectively engaged in irrigated agricultural development as an enterprise. However, due to recent changes in the socio-ecological systems, FMIS has come under increased pressure. Some of the systems are defunct while others are facing problems in operation and maintenance.
In a series of talks, Anjal Prakash(ICIMOD), Pranita Bhushan Udas(ICIMOD), and Krity Shrestha(Practical Action), discuss issues linked ot gender, climate and socio-ecological challenges of these systems at the Sklyline Hall, Himalaya Hotel, Kathmandu.
A flyer on the event can be accessed in the link below.
Details to the programme can be found in the schedule attached below. Each presentation is linked to our Slideshare account where the presentations can be accessed.
Chair: Dr. Robert Yoder, Former Head of Country Program, IIMI-Nepal
11:15 – 11:20
Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Yoder
11:20 – 11:30
11:30 – 11:45
11: 45 – 12:00
Gender and Water Governance: Women’s Role In Irrigation Management and Development – Dr. Dilli R Prasai, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal
12:00 – 12:15
Panel Discussions: Mapping Climate, Gender and Socio-ecological Challenges in Irrigation Systems and Way forward
12:15 – 1:15
Moderator: Dr. Anjal Prakash, Programme Coordinator – HI-AWARE, ICIMOD, Nepal
Mr. Basudev Lohani, Deputy Director General, Department of Irrigation, Government of Nepal
Dr. Barbara Van Koppen, Principal Researcher – Poverty, Gender and Water, International Water Management Institute
Dr. Chanda G Goodrich, Senior Gender Specialist, ICIMOD, Nepal
Dr. Floriane Clement, Theme Leader, Gender and Poverty, International Water Management Institute, Nepal