Orientation on GESI Guideline of MOUD among Urban Stakeholders

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22 December 2023, Kathmandu.

UN-Habitat Nepal in collaboration with the Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) conducted an orientation program of the approved “Gender & Social Inclusion Guideline of MOUD 2023 (GESI Guideline 2023)” among urban stakeholders. The GESI guideline 2023 is the revised version of the version published in 2013. It has been approved by the honorable minister for MOUD Ms. Sita Gurung and launched on October 2nd 2023, on the occasion of the World Habitat Day.

The orientation provided practical insights on the implementation of the GESI Guideline that would help the stakeholders to ensure GESI responsiveness in integrated in all phases of the project (from conceptualization to implementation) and sensitize them about the Guideline and its provisions. 33 participants (11 females and 1 person with disability) participated in the workshop representing various sections and agencies of MOUD, local municipalities and other urban stakeholders. The program was facilitated by Mr. Kamal Adhikari, Senior Sociologist at MOUD.

Mr. Om Dharananda Rajopadhyaya, Team Leader through ADA Consultancy for the revision and development of the Guideline, presented on the structure, key aspects and provisions for implementation of the revised Guideline with clear and concise steps on GESI mainstreaming in all project cycle.