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Meeting of SDGs Forum held in Kathmandu

First Coordination Meeting of

Nepal SDGs Forum held in Kathmandu




8 June 2016, Kathmandu,

First Coordination Meeting of CSOs Forum on Sustainable Development in Nepal (Nepal SDGs Forum) was held in Indreni Complex-Baneshowr, Kathmandu on 8 June 2016. The meeting was divided into two sessions.

First session was focused on introduction of newly formed CSOs' common platform Nepal SDGs Forum. Hon. Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada was the chief guest of the first session, whereas Mr. Craig Sanders, UN Resident Coordinator a.i., was the special guest. Joint Secretary of Minister of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Mr. Durga Prasad Bhandari was present as a guest. Similarly, Dr. Prabin Manandhar was present on behalf of entire INGOs working in Nepal. Both sessions were chaired by president of NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) Mr. Gopal Lamsal.

First session was started with welcome and brief comments on agenda 2030. Mr. Milan Dharel Central Working Committee Member of NFN highlighted the positive and key concerns on the agenda 2030 through civil society perspective and he spoke about the expectations of CSOs from the Government of Nepal. Executive Director of NFN Mr. Daya Sagar Shrestha presented on the efforts of Nepalese CSOs undertaken for implementation of MDGs and their contribution on Post-2015 development discourse. He also highlighted the possible roles of CSOs for the implementation of 2030 agenda of sustainable development. After that presentation Dr. Prabin Manandhar, Mr. Craig Sanders and Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada put their views respectively and gave their suggestions to the CSOs for future actions.

Second session was basically concentrated on the identifying constituencies and major themes. Considering the UN's Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGOS) and ground realities of the Nepalese society and context 23 constituencies and 18 major themes were identified. The meeting asked the some organizations to coordinate the constituencies and major groups. Also, they were asked to organize separate meetings of their constituencies and major themes inviting related organizations and individuals by the end of August. Proposed meetings of constituencies and themes are expected to develop their plans and strategies to engage on their constituencies and themes in relation with the 2030 agenda. Also, they have been asked to form their own working groups to intensify their engagement on this agenda. Finally, the coordination meeting asked the NFN to develop a guiding framework to organize the constituency and thematic areas' meetings.

Constituencies and Major Themes


  1. 1. Children-Consortium of Organizations Working for Child Participation (Consortium Nepal)
  2. 2. Dalits-Dalit NGO Federation (DNF) 
  3. 3. Madhesi-Yet to decide 
  4. 4. Farmers-National Farmers Group Federation Nepal (NFGF) 
  5. 5. Disadvantage area-Yet to decide
  6. 6. Indigenous peoples- NGO-Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities (NGO FONIN)
  7. 7. LGBTIQ-Blue Diamond Society
  8. Local authorities-Yet to decide
  9. 9. Migrants-National Network for Safe Migration

10. Senior citizens-National Senior Citizens Federation Nepal (NSCIFN)

11. People living with and affected by HIV- National Association of PLHA in Nepal (NAPN)

12. Persons with disabilities-National Federation of Disabled Nepal (NFDN)

13. Micro-entrepreneurs-National Micro Entrepreneurs Federation Nepal

14. Non-Governmental Organizations-NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN)

15. Business and Industry-Yet to decide

16. Scientific and technological community-Young Innovations

  1. Workers and Trade unions (Major group)-Joint Trade Union Coordination Committee (JTUCC)

18. Urban poor-Homenet Nepal

19. Cooperatives-National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCF)

20. Media-Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal (ACORAB)

21. Women and Girls-Beyond Beijing Committee Nepal (BBC)

22. Youth and adolescents-Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)

23. Rural Poor-Action Aid Nepal

Major Themes

  1. 1. Education-National Campaign for Education Nepal (NCE)
  2. 2. Health-Resource Centre of Primary Health Care (RECPHEC)
  3. 3. Environment and climate-Climate Change Network Nepal (CCNN)
  4. 4. Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Nutrition-National Network on Right to Food, Nepal (RtFN)
  5. 5. WASH- Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal (FEDWASUN)
  6. 6. Energy-National Association of Community Electricity Users Nepal (NACEUN)
  7. 7. Sustainable cities-Yet to decide
  8. 8. Forestry-Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal (FECOFUN)
  9. Water Resource-National Federation of Irrigation Water User's Association Nepal (NFIWUAN)

10. Land resource-National Land Rights Forum (NLRF)

11. Disaster Management-National Disaster Management Network of Nepal (DiMaNN)

12. Governance-Anti-Corruption Alliance Nepal (AAN)

13. Access to Justice-Yet to decide

14. Human Rights-National Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice (Human Rights Alliance Nepal)

15. Peace building-Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP)

16. Development Financing-NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN)

17. Consumer protection-Forum for Protection of Consumers' Rights in Nepal (FPCRN)

18. Women and Gender Justice-Beyond Beijing Committee Nepal (BBC)


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