As emphasized by Dharm Raj Joshi, who led the implementation of the land monitoring tool in Nepal, the objective and aim of LANDex is to create national-level data on land governance that offer insights into the local reality while providing globally comparable data that contributes to monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs).

The ability of this data to work on many scales, and its direct contribution to global monitoring frameworks, attracted representatives from the government, who attended the meeting. An honorable member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal expressed his commitment to adopt and include LANDex in their national processes while a representative from the Ministry of Land Management underlined his commitment to further develop the use of LANDex as a robust tool for data collection. The government produces a lot of data daily but they don’t have a proper system of recording this data, he said, explaining that LANDex could also be of benefit to the Nepal government.


The deputy general director of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) recognized the data gap highlighted by LANDex pilot results. He underscored the interest of CBS to further engage in the initiative while indicating that some of the LANDex indicators could be considered for the upcoming Population Survey as well as the Agricultural Survey slated for 2022.

Dalit activists at the roundtable discussion raised the possibility of adding specific indicators that would address land issues specific to the Dalit population, while representatives from Nepalese universities also showed an interest to contribute to the initiative in light of the scant data on land issues available in the country.

Other CSOs and UN agencies expressed a desire to have contributed more if they had known earlier about the initiative. But as the pilot phase in Nepal was just that – a pilot – there will be more opportunities to further enrich the project through their contributions. Everyone in the room emphasized that the continuation of LANDex should be a joint and collective effort.


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

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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

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