About Land Governance Working Group

Land Governance Working Group (LGWG) is a Joint Initiative of the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MOLMCPA) of the Government of Nepal, Civil Society Organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations and Intergovernmental Organizations that are working on Land and resource related issues in Nepal.

International Land Coalition (ILC), its national Members and MOLMCPA together with other INGOs, and IGOs established Multi-Stakeholder Platform – LGWG to promote and strengthen the implementation of people centered land governance (PCLG) through joint strategies that enable systematic political change at country-level.

LGWG, as a consultative platform, structured and inspired by 10 commitments adopted by ILC for PCLG, brings together Government-line agencies and other stakeholders to discuss land governance, management and administrative issue to suggest alternative policy solutions, identify gap and formulate joint plan to fulfill gap at both program and implementation level.

LGWG believes in joint action steps to achieve common priorities to help people and organizations working on land and related issues nationwide gain alternative view for implications of People centered Land Governance. LGWG as a common platform believes that it will be rewarding experience in Land reform efforts in Nepal if efforts for implementation are made honestly. It does not provide ready-made solutions, rather it seeks to enrich policy debate and create a locus where collective efforts can be activated for transformation.


Regional Environmental Policy Dialogue

Securing land rights of women and indigenous peoples in the face of climate change in South Asia

 4- 6 April 2023 | Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal

The National Land Coalition (NLC) Nepal, is holding a Regional Environmental Policy Dialogue on 'Securing IPLCs and women's land rights for increasing communities' adaptative capacity facing climate change in South Asia' from 4-6 April 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal. This forum is co-organized with the Community-self Reliance Centre (CSRC), International Land Coalition (ILC) Asia and the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLMCPA), Government of Nepal and supported by the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) Asia.

The event provides an interactive forum for sharing, , discussion and reflection on recent policy development and future challenges to people centered land governance in support of inclusive and equitable climate change adaptation, mitigation, and local agency in South Asia, namely – Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

The event is open to participants from all over the world who are interested in understanding land and environmental issues in South Asia and developing professional ties for opportunities to contribute to this domain. The conference provides a platform for professionals involved in land rights, gender transformative approaches, human rights-based instruments and land governance to exchange knowledge and gain insight into the state of the art in the current land-related policies, innovation, and solutions. Participants include a wide variety of stakeholders from civil society organizations (CSOs), social movements, development partners, and academia as well as government agencies.

Important Dates:

Preconference Events15 and 21 March 2023
Pre-event – I: Social inclusion & gender justice among south Asia’s people’s organisations led National Land Coalitions (NLCs)15 March 2023
Pre-event – II: Challenges and opportunities to operationalise commitments made under the Rio+ Conventions in South Asia21 March 2023
Arrival in Nepal3 April 2023
Main Conference4-6 April 2023
Departure6 April 2023

For more information, please visit https://www.lgwg.org / https://www.csrcnepal.org / https://asia.landcoalition.org/en/engage-ilc-asia/events-opportunities/regional-policy-dialogue-securing-womens-land-rights-in-south-asia/ and/or contact  nes_nepal@landcoalition.info

Focal person: Dharm Raj Joshi, National Coordinator, NLC Nepal

Contact Address:

National Land Coalition (NLC) Nepal C/O

Community Self-reliance Centre (CSRC)


Tokha-7, Dhapasi | Indrapuri Awas-361, Kathmandu

Tel: (+977 1) 4 357 005/ 4 360 486  | Mobile/WA: +977 9849 206101 Email: dharmraj.joshi@gmail.com  / nes_nepa@landcoalition.info / landrights@csrcnepal.org