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National Level Training on Climate Change Conducted

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Kathmandu, Sep 20: A National level training workshop on ”Climate Change and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” organized by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Climate Change Partnership Program was held at Landmark Hotel, Pokhara from September 12 to 14, 2021.
A total of 24 (10 females and 14 males) people including representatives of various Indigenous Peoples organizations including National Indigenous Women Federation (NIWF), Youth Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (YFIN), Indigenous Nationalities Student Federation (NINSF) and NEFIN Federal Council Secretariat were participated in the program.
The national coordinator of the NEFIN Climate Change Partnership Program, Tunga Bhadra Rai informed that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the Ministry of Forest, Environment and Soil Conservation is going to operate the project in the Gandaki River Basin through Green Climate Fund (GCF) and he emphasized on the need to directly benefit the IPs through the project and clarified the purpose of the program.
The organizer was well aware of the risk of the Covid-19 epidemic and disseminated information and provided safety measures such as face shields, face masks, and sanitizers during the sessions. Physical distance and other health precautions were taken during the seminar. The event was conducted among a limited number of participants due to the risk of Covid–19 infection.
Mr. Dhanman Gurung was the facilitator of the three-day workshop with discussions and deliberations. The PowerPoint were presented on the causes and effects of climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris Agreement and Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, measures to mitigate climate change and issues of indigenous peoples in the REDD+, National Adaptation Plan (NAP), Nationally Determined Contribution Document (NDC)-2020, the Climate Change Policy– 2076, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). There was a separate paper presentation about the project to be implemented in the Gandaki river basin. The documentary films related to climate change and IPs rights also have shown.