COVID-19 PANDEMIC EXPOSES HOUSING, FOOD, WATER, AND SANITATION PROBLEMS IN NEPAL

WHAT IS THE CONTEXT? The government authorities seem content that people are obeying the lockdown regulations which keep on changing at the local level. The authorities believe that there is a positive correlation between the lockdown on the streets and public safety from the spread of the virus: the stricter […]

NEPAL OFFICIALS CONSIDER LANDEX AS A TOOL FOR NATIONAL PROCESSES

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 […]

EDUCATING COMMUNITIES AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL TO CLAIM THEIR LAND RIGHTS

It has been a year since the Government of Nepal established the Land Issues Resolving Commission (LIRC) to advance land tenure security for local communities. The process, however, involves many stakeholders and requires a long-term commitment. In this regard, ILC members in Nepal the Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) and […]

COVID-19 AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE-CENTRED LAND REFORM IN NEPAL

COVID-19 continues to intensify its attack on every sector. This pandemic has triggered a discussion worldwide about agriculture and food security, which closely relates to land use and management. This brings back the discussion on what kind of land reform we should look for to achieve agriculture development and food […]