CSMAP Review and Reflection Meeting Concludes
Kathmandu: FHI 360 invited CSO partners of “Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project ( CSMAP) to attend a two days review and reflection meeting held at Godavari Village Resort in Kathmandu from April 7 to 8, 2022.
Rural Women Development Center -RWDC was also represented by chairperson Aasmani Chaudhary and CSMAP project coordinator Hit Bahadur Thapa, who reached the meeting venue in Kathmandu by flight on April 6 evening.
First Day Meeting details
The first-day meeting on April 7 had begun with introductory remarks of FHI360 chief of the party Dr. Tony Bonduarant and the session was facilitated by FHI360 Deputy Chief of the party Prem Ojha. Then the first lecture was given by Professor Dev Raj Dahal about the trending shifting space of Civil Society in Asia and Europe.
This was followed by showcasing CSMAP achievements through a gallery walk in which all partners exhibited their respective achievements through flex charts.
After the lunch, Dr. Binod Chapagain oriented the participants on project output, outcome, sustainability and contributing factors. This was a group work with presentations in the plenary session.
The second-day session on April 8
The second-day session had begun with the remarks of USAID representative Dr Biswas Rana and Mrs. Sumitra Manandhar which was again facilitated by Prem Ojha of FHI360. In this session before lunch and after lunch, all participants (CSOs) were asked to present their sustainability plans (about sustaining the CSMAP structures and mechanism) after the project is phased out. This session was for long time with remarks and feedback in between the sessions from FHI360 and USAID team.
Lastly, Prem Ojha presented the major takeaways from the sessions and asked Dr Biswas from the USAID team to close the sessions. Dr Biswas with his closing remarks closed the session after which there was a mild dance of participants on a musical note presented by the Blue Diamond Society.
Then there was a group photo session after which all participants and organizers departed to their respective destinations. The two days review meeting was attended by all 14 partners comprising Ed and Thematic lead representing various districts of Lumbini, Karnali, and Sudurpaschim provinces of Nepal.