Third Regional JSR Concluded in Pokhara

The last of three Regional Joint Sector Reviews was concluded on March 10 in Pokhara, Kaski. 2015 - 1 1

The meeting welcomed some 50 participants representing VDCs, DWSS and DTO district offices, projects from the Region, chairpersons from town water supply systems and several NGOs. UNICEF and WHO staff attended, while logistics and facilitation was provided by RWSSP-WN.

The Regional Director, Pratap Sharma Paudel, hosted the meeting and with his staff ensured the smooth organization of the meeting. 

Feedback at the JSR was good, with  most participants engaging in discussions and observations.

Second regional joint sector review began in Nepalganj

Edited IMG 04461The second Regional Joint Sector Review was jointly inaugurated this morning by regional administrator Mr. Bijaya Kumar Mallik, Mid West DWSS Director Binod Kumar Agrawal and Far West DWSS director Shrawan Kumar Upadhaya.

About 40 participants from District level Government Agencies representing DWSS, DoLIDAR, Health, Education and Women Development, and from regional and district NGOs and CSOs are meeting to bring their experiences to bear on national sector development.

The two Regions have had a late start in WASH sector investment but in the last decade they have made important progress in water supply and sanitation coverage. Still, remoteness, harsh climatic conditions and demographic transformation are providing challenges in particular in terms of providing services to the unreached. 

Regional JSR kicked off in Biratnagar

Opening session R-JSR BnagarThe Regional Joint Sector Review kicked off in Biratnagar this morning. It was inaugurated by the Regional Director of DWSS for the Eastern Development Region, Ram Chandra Sah. Some 60 representatives from district level Government Agencies: DWSS, DoLIDAR, Health, Education and Women Development, and from regional and district NGOs and CSOs are coming together to discuss WASH issues of significance for the Eastern Development Region.

Issues that will be reviewed will include Functionality and NMIP 2014; ODF progress and challenges, + special terai ODF programming; Human Resource Development and Capacity Building and the support the National WASH Training Centre can/should provide; Urban Water Supply (especially of importance to Morang and Jhapa districts, that have a large number of urban water supply schemes), and – an important and growing challenge – urban sanitation services: ODF, desludging and sewerage, and fecal sludge management to protect health and ecosystem quality.