Project Title: ‘Gender Mainstreaming on Land Issues’ for ‘Women to Women Project’ (Phase II)
Supported by: United Nation Development Program (UNDP)
Duration: June 2016 to September 2016
COLARP aspires to establish extensive Land Resource Center (LRC) by updating and improving both physical and virtual features of existing small Land Resource Centre (LRC) for learning and sharing information on land policies, conflict, ownership, tenure, food security and livelihoods between and among national and international researchers, development partners, planners and policy makers in general but specifically making its best use in the context of Nepal. The primary users of the existing LRC have been land rights activists, political leaders including the Members of Parliament (MPs), researchers who work in the interests of landless, land-poor, marginalized, excluded and indigenous communities. . . The users are not limited to this universe but the user pool has been expanding as the university students, academics, government personnel, and staffs from non-government and international organization interested and working on land issues in Nepal checking in to our physical and virtual library as tertiary users.
The overall objective of Women to Women project is to provide contractual services, research/ publication, discussion series and resource center. More specifically, the key activities under this project:
- Enhance knowledge of political, civil society and academic leaders on land related resources particularly from gender eye-lens;
- Enhance capabilities of political, civil society and academic leaders to better negotiate on land-rights, land reforms and transformation;
- Promote and protect the right to information and participation of excluded and marginalized communities and their alliances on land and land-related resources; and,
- Generate and disseminate information to the civil society members, political actors, researchers, students and academics.