A three-day Training and Consultation on Engagement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Nepal was held in Tanahu, western Nepal from 7-9 November.
Around 30 representatives of families (both indigenous and non-indigenous) directly and indirectly affected by the ADB financed Tanahu Hydropower Project and indigenous peoples’ organizations of the district attended the program. On the second day of the program, the representatives formulated their strategies to defend and assert their rights under the project. They plan to enhance their lobbying with relevant government authorities and other national advocacy mechanisms, including media as well as engage further with the Project and the ADB. A half-day field visit to affected communities was organized on the third day.
The program was organized by Indigenous Women Legal Awareness Group (INWOLAG) and Community Empowerment and Social Justice (CEmSoJ) Foundation in collaboration with International Accountability Project (IAP) with support from Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). See the pictures at the links