Nature/River Rights

Kamala river protection campaign

NWCF conducted two sets of programs to raise awareness among the local community, local leaders, and activists residing near the Kamala River. The first program named “Kamala Protection Campaign” was co-organized with Kamala Watershed Conservation Campaign on 18th November 2021 at Portaha Ghat Kamala River, Dhanusha District, Nepal. The program was participated by around 200 people representing federal and provincial ministries and local government leaders, relevant agencies like district administration office, district forest office, irrigation office, academia, media, young emerging lawyers, river and nature conservation activists, civil society organizations, community leaders from Nepal and India. 

Interaction cum Sensitization Program with Community Level Activists in Kamala River

The Kamala Watershed Conservation Campaign in coordination with Nepal Water Conservation Foundation organized an “Interaction cum Sensitization Program with Community Level Activists on Issues and Concerns in the context of Rights of Rivers/Nature” on 28 Feb, 2022 at Portaha, Kamala Ghat, Dhanusha District. The objective was to explore the state of the Kamala River and the issues and concerns of local communities and to educate them on the rights of river movement. There was a participation of 22 people representing Kamala River activists, irrigation office representatives, media, local community leaders, young emerging lawyers, and victims of sand mining.

 
FIFTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NATURE- HUMAN CENTERED PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN NEPAL

Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), Global Greengrants Fund and Rights of Rivers South Asia partnered in Fifth NationalConference of Nature-Human Centered People’s Campaign Nepal was held on March 11 and 12, 2022 at Sindhuli Madi, Sindhuli where NWCF had two technical sessions on nature, people, and climate change were “Rivers, communities, rights, and duties: Development and environment” and “Climate change challenges and the way forward”.  The conference was successful to gather huge mass of altogether 117 participants. The program objectives were to explore local river issues and empower communities to save river and nature. The participants were mostly from the nature conservation community, local governments, government agencies, media, and civil society. 

 
                                     CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WATER DAY: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR

On the World Water Day, 2022’s theme – “Groundwater – Making the invisible visible”, NWCF collaborated with Global Peace Foundation and others to celebrate the day targeting mostly youths. The NWCF team presented on the theme “Ameliorating the water crisis through groundwater recharge”. Altogether 100 persons from diverse sectors including youths, academia, and social society activists participated in the program.

 
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR

On the  occasion of UN World Creativity and Innovation Day and International Mother Earth Day, 2022”, a youth empowerment seminar on “Moral, Creative and Innovative Youth for Earth” was conducted on 23rd April, 2022 at Krishna Bhog, Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The program was organized jointly by Global Peace Foundation, Nepal Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF), Lions Club of Queens Buddha New York and Family Peace Association. The program had 66 participants, with participation of students, NGO representatives, experts, social activists, and media representatives. The objective of the seminar was to educate youths on sustainable development, nature and river rights and encourage them to contribute in preserving the nature and natural resources. 

 
YOUTH CAMP FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
A three days closed camp on “Youth Camp for Climate Justice” was organized by Youth Advocacy Nepal and NAFAN with coordinated of NWCF  from May 27-29, 2022 atKotdanda, Lalitpur, Nepal. There were 40 participants in the camp. NWCF hada slot on the “Development practices, Policy Instruments on Climate Change Regime including UNFCCC and nature/river rights for climate justice”. 
There were altogether 40 participants including 36 youths from different districts of Nepal in the camp.
The objective of the program was to educate youths on various aspects of climate change in order to empower them to become champion in climate justice campaign.  

 

 
                                    LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF RIGHTS OF NATURE AND HUMANS

 

NWCF organized an interaction program “Local communities in the context of rights of nature and humans” on 18th June 2022 at Simara of Jitpur Simara Sub-Metropolitan City, Bara district, Nepal with the objective to listen, interact and observe the difficulties of local community due to river and air pollution caused by industries located in the Simara – Birgunj industrial corridor. Altogether 14 persons participated in the program. Civilized Society Development Campaign, Bara was the local host for the program.