KUSOL to organise federalism, inclusive democracy conferenceThe two-day event aims to evaluate Nepal’s federal structure, address issues around intergovernmental relations and equitable resource distribution, and propose solutions for more inclusive decentralised governance.
A Conference on Federalism, Devolution of Power and Inclusive Democracy in Nepal and Asia is being held in Kathmandu on November 22 and 23.
The two-day event, organised by the Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSOL), aims to evaluate Nepal’s federal structure, address issues around the relations between three tiers of governments and equitable resource distribution, and propose solutions for more inclusive decentralised governance.
The federal system adopted by Nepal through its new constitution in 2015 is in its eighth year of implementation, gaining momentum after the first general elections at all the tiers under the constitution. However, full-fledged implementation of the federal concept still remains a challenge.
According to Professor Bipin Adhikari, conference convener, federalism is a global issue and Nepal can learn from international experiences. The event will provide an opportunity for experts to interact and discuss Nepal’s issues and opportunities around federalisation.
Delivering the keynote address will be former Australian Chief Justice Robert French. Likewise, Supreme Court Justice Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai will also be providing remarks.
Over 20 international experts and around 100 individuals are scheduled to participate, with about 14 thematic papers and three dozen of written submissions.