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Awareness Raising Workshop on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food Security (VGGT)

COLARP – in collaboration with Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Nepal Government through the Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Ministry of Agricultural Development, and Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation – successfully coordinated a three-day national workshop on Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) and one-day Learning Needs Assessment (LNA) Workshop at the Hotel Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 2nd to 5th December 2014. The objectives of the national workshop were to raise awareness on the guidelines and to initiate country–level dialogue on issues and activities specific to improving governance of tenure of land, fisheries, and forestry. The Voluntary Guidelines represent a first global soft law instrument on tenure negotiated by governments, with active participation of civil society and private sector, and endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012. The guidelines also represent consensus on internationally accepted practices for improving the governance of land, fisheries, and forest tenure. The workshop brought together a wide range of participants from land, agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. Participants included officials from government ministry and departments, from National Planning Commission, and land tax and land measurement; leaders from farmers’ organizations; representatives from civil society organizations; officials from academic and research organizations; representatives from international development agencies; private sector officials; and media practitioners. Participants reviewed the VGGT in terms of its main principles and contents and discussed the relevance to the Nepalese context (in terms of polices and legal framework) and implications for ongoing national processes in tenure governance of land, fisheries, and forestry.