The annual National Consultative Meeting of LGCDP was held in Kathmandu from 27-29 September at Hotel View Bhrikuti, Godvari under the chairpersonship of Joint Secretary and National Programme Director of LGCDP-II, Mr. Reshmi Raj Pandey. The opening ceremony was also graced by MoFALD Joint Secretary-Mr. Gopi Krishna Khanal, and Under Secretary and National Programme Manager of LGCDP-II-Mr. Purushottam Nepal.
The theme for the national consultative meeting was 'Reflecting the Past and Designing the future'. It was also the final consultative meeting followed from Regional consultative meetings of various regions- Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj. The regional consultative meeting of Hetauda region was held in Janakpur on 9 and 10 October after the Dashain Festival. The first two day residential workshop comprised of staffs from Regional Coordination Units and Programme Coordination Units experts. The discussion focused on major issues, outputs, way forwards from the 'Tree analysis' at various regions. In addition, the discussion focused at consolidating of the regional commitments into a national commitment and a national Tree Analysis alongside discussion and finalization of annual work plan of each thematic area.
The final day saw other invitees from MoFALD- Under secretaries, Section Officers and representatives from the Development Partners. The day included inputs and guidance from MoFALD officials on the consolidated outcomes from the first two days. Likewise, DPs provided relevant feedback and inputs on issues raised and the consultative meetings.