To express strong dissatisfaction over the ordinance proposed on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, ASD in coordination with Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) organized a half day discussion program on 05 September, 2012 in Kathmandu with human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, members of civil society and conflict vicitims. The objective of the program was to raise concern on the process and content of the proposed ordinances which undermines the rights to justice of the victim and which was prepared without consulation with the victims and the civil society members.
ASD in collaboration with Bikash Nepal,Parsa organized a half-day workshop on “Continuous Assessment System (CAS) - Status and Challenges” on 29th August 2012, at Birgunj. Representatives from District Education Office, school teachers, resource persons mobilized by DEO, representatives from teacher’s union, school management committee and parents participated in the workshop. The workshop primarily focused on the provision of “Continuous Assessment System (CAS)” within the Education Policy of the government. The understanding among the stakeholders regarding CAS, its implementation status in Parsa, the major challenges and the possible way forward for better implementation of the CAS were discussed during the workshop.
The ASD organized a regional discussion on “Implementation Status of National Action Plan on UN Resolution 1325 and 1820 in the Eastern Region of Nepal”. The program was held in Biratnagar on 13 August 2012 with participants consisting of Joint Secretary of Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Women Development Committee representatives, Civil Society members, Conflict affected women sand other Government Authorities. The purpose of the program was to bring out the issues related to National Action Plan (NAP) 1325 and 1820 particularly in the Eastern region.
The ASD National Level Grantee Meeting was organized from 14-16 August 2012 at Kathmandu. Representative from 23 organizations who has received grant for 2012 participated in the program and presented the status of their project activities and also shared the achievements and challenges of the project, followed by thematic dicussions with respective Programme Officers on how their works can be linked to policy issues.
During the program, ASD also worked together with the grantee organizatons to develop a uniform indicators of accountability to conduct a situation analysis of the country.
ASD organized a half day discussion program with Nepal Debate Initiative (NDI) members on Thursday August 09, 2012 in Kathmandu. The purpose of the meeting was to formulate objectives for the NDI and to identify and prioritise activities to achieve the set objectives.