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Project Name: Bridging the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice on Land Issues.

Project Name: Bridging the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice on Land Issues.
Location: Nepal
Duration: February 2009- January 2011
Client: Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South
Major Sector/ Sub Sector: Land Issues
Area Coverage: Kathmandu, Bardia, Dang, Rupendehi, Bara, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusa,
Siraha, Saptari and Sunsari

Project Description:
The project aimed to help bridge the existing gap between research and policy making and between research and advocacy by disseminating ongoing research results into land policy formulation; to facilitate to enhance linkage between policy and implementation in order to reflect voices and realities of poor farmers and landless communities into informed land policy reform; to build on achievements and success stories of previous Projects and; to strengthen COLARP as a credible policy think tank institution engaged in land issues in Nepal. To achieve the aforementioned objectives, this project involved policy makers, researchers, media persons, politicians and non-scientific community (farmers) in national policy dialogue and debates, advocacy and interactions. Specifically, representatives from the Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MoLRM), Constituent Assembly (CA), National Planning Commission (NPC), High-Level Land reform Commission (HLLRC), Land Advocacy Networks, Farmers Groups and Researchers involved in land issues were involved. This project adopted trans-disciplinary approach to dialogue among above to realize the existing problems related to land (landlessness, skewed land distribution, land tenure and tenancy, poor land productivity and the likes). This project promoted social learning and consensus- building that helped in designing better land policies in future in order to secure inclusion of poor, small and marginal farmers.

Dalit’s Position in REDD++ National Perspective: A Case study of Three Piloting Districts (Gorkha, Chitwan and Dolakha)

1. Project Name: Dalit’s Position in REDD++ National Perspective: A Case study of Three Piloting Districts (Gorkha, Chitwan and Dolakha)
Location: Nepal
Duration: January 2012- August 2012
Client: Dalit Alliance for Natural Resource (DANAR) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Major SectorUnderstanding gaps between policy and practices, Policy Intervention, Policy advocacy for inclusive policy, Sensitizing concerned
stakeholders
Area Coverage: Nepal

Project Description:
Overall objective of this research project is to understand Dalit’s position in REDD++ in three piloting districts of Nepal. In line with this, specific objectives are set as below: i) to examine the process of REDD considering position of Dalit and their exclusion; ii) to analyse existing policies about how Dalit communities will be benefited from the REDD++ project; and iii) to identify existing gap between policies and practices in context to REDD++. After undertaking this action research, the following expected outcomes are expected to take place: i) enhanced awareness among Dalit community, agency and concerned stakeholders and started to claim their right ii) sensitized policy makers and intellectuals started to address this issues, and iii) Inclusive policies will  address the concerns of marginalized community.  At the end, Dalit community will be benefitted through the claiming, sensitizing and capacity building.  Baryi jan 19251977 .