Central Project Advisory Committee Meeting (CPAC) of DRR Project

AWO International has successfully organized a Central Project Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting of its DRR Projects. The meeting was held on 5th July, 2018 at Social Welfare Council (SWC) hall, Lainchour, Kathmandu. Mr. Dilli Prasad Bhatta, Member Secretary of SWC chaired the meeting and Mr. Manuel Palz, Head Representative of AWO International co-chaired the meeting too. Also, the secretaries of different line ministries and representatives of relevant government offices were invited and participated in the meeting.

The prime objective of the meeting was to review and analyze the progress, achievements and status of the resource utilization of the project. Likewise, the objective was also to receive the operational feedback from the SWC and line ministries’ representatives.

After some general information on AWO International, Mukund Singh KC, Humanitarian Aid Coordinator of AWO International, gave a detailed presentation on the project’s progress, its challenges and achievements. Afterwards, an open discussion amongst all participants started. In the beginning of the open discussion, there were some questions from the ministerial representatives which were addressed by the ward chairperson of our project area Kimtang and Bungtang along with the National Reconstruction Authority’s representative who had been to our field for monitoring recently. The government officials were impressed by the activities that AWO International has been implementing in the field level after hearing from ward chairperson and beneficiary. They added that this meeting has become the best platform to address pending issues as there was the presence of local level government body and beneficiary, whom they could ask directly about the progress of the project. It was appreciated that the local ward chairpersons and beneficiary of the project were invited to the meeting. To add on these, as his final remarks Mr. Dilli Prasad Bhatta shared his impression that German funded Organizations in Nepal have done a remarkably good job. He also stressed on the role of local level government bodies to facilitate and partner the implementation process of such projects and not just focusing in controlling and monitoring. Overall it was a good meeting with more of positive feedback and suggestions.