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W4W nears Closing: UN-Habitat hands over Project Reports to Nepal Government partners

Posted 14 September, 02:25 pm

Sep 13,2016, United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) funded ‘Empowering Women for Women (W4W): Access to Land for Sustainable Peace in Nepal’ jointly implemented by UN-Habitat, IOM and UNDP together with Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare, Ministry of Land Reform and Management and other local partners since December 2014 is coming to and end. On September 8, 2016 Project Completion, Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward Workshop held in Kathmandu. On the occasion, three agencies handed over the main results of the project to the three Ministries of Government of Nepal. UN-Habitat Program Manager, Mr. Padma Sunder Joshi handed over 4 major reports produced under the project which include i) Applying Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) in IVR process of informal land tenure and its User Manual; ii) Development of Pro-Poor Gender Responsive System (ProGResS), the open-source Software package and its User Manual; iii) Reforming Land Transaction Service Delivery; and iv) Customization of Land Registration Processes.

These reports were based on studies to improve identification, verification and recording (IVR) process of informal land tenure and for acquiring disintegrated land related data to support pro-poor gender responsive land governance in Nepal in addition to support pro-poor gender responsive service delivery in land administration. The project was undertaken at national, regional, and district levels and implemented in three districts: Surkhet, Nawalparasi and Morang with pilot areas being Latikoili, Amrout and Jhorahat VDCs of the corresponding districts.

List of Materials available

  1. Applying Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) in IVR process of informal land tenure and its User Manual;
  2. Development of Pro-Poor Gender Responsive System (ProGResS), the open-source Software package and its User Manual;
  3. Reforming Land Transaction Service Delivery; and
  4. Customization of Land Registration Processes 
  5. Video of the handing over of the documents to the government (Source:IOM)