SAHAS Nepal marked its 20th Annual General Assembly on 11th October, 2015 in Sanepa. The event was attended by 39 participants including the Executive committee, general members and coordinators. The assembly was inaugurated by the lighting of twenty candles by EC and general members.
Ms. BalKumari Gurung, made an opening remark welcoming members, delegates and staff members. Dr. Surendra K Shrestha, the Executive Director of SAHAS then presented organizational achievements, annual progress report and forthcoming action plans. Mr. Sunil Shakya provided a yearly budget overview of the organization by presenting financial report of the fiscal year 2071/72. Project coordinators subsequently presented their respective projects. A totalof 17 projects have been implemented in 18 districts of Nepal, with 4 new working districts in the Terai belt. Thematic areas covered include social empowerment and capacity building, food security and livelihood, natural resource management and climate change, education, health and sanitation, action research and infrastructure development. The general assembly presented their feedbacks and queries following the session. Chairperson Ms. Sati Shrestha ended the session with a concluding speech.
In a separate follow up closed session, board members approved and promulgated new strategic plan for the year 2016-2020, reviewed plans and policies and prepared a roadmap of future action plans for SAHAS.