Strengthening land administration in Nepal amidst climate change

From February 27 to 29, 2024, the workshop “Effective Land Administration in Nepal: Navigating Governance, Legal and Financial Pathways within the Climate-Change – Land Nexus” took place at the Land Management and Training Center (LMTC) in Dhulikhel, Nepal.  It brought together 20 participants involved in land issues from various sectors, including federal and provincial land ministries, NGOs/ CBOs, academic institutions, and UN-Habitat. Experts from Kadaster, UN-Habitat, the training center, the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, and local NGOs provided insights on national and international strategies for land administration within the context of climate change.

Focused sessions for action

The event kicked off with a high-level overview, strategic visioning and an inspiring yet alarming keynote in the first session. The following 3 days, featured interactive sessions where participants engaged in group discussions on policy governance, legal frameworks, and sustainable financial models, leading to actionable insights. The workshop was guided by the UN-GGIM’s Framework for Effective Land Administration (FELA), encouraging innovative and practical solutions.

Workshop highlights:

The workshop’s key achievements were:

•    A deeper understanding of the climate change-land nexus.
•    Development of strategies for resilient land administration.
•    Innovative approaches to policymaking.
•    Legal frameworks tailored to climate adaptation.
•    Sustainable financial models for land management.

Moving forward together

The event sparked the creation of action plans and a network of experts committed to address the climate-change land nexus in nepal. Janak Raj Joshi, executive director of LMTC, said: "The workshop emphasised the vital need for an enhanced understanding of the climate change-land nexus. Addressing innovative governance, legal alignment with climate goals, sustainable financial models, and collaborative action plans. FELA was the perfect guidance to address all these issues."

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