SAHAS-Nepal has organized three workshops on review and planning of CEFALS (Community Empowerment for Food and Livelihoods Security), ELLEP (Enhancing Livelihoods through Local Efforts Project) and LIFT (Local Initiative for Food Security Transformation) projects in Nepalgunj (8 to 9 November), Tanahu (27 to 28 November) and Okhaldhunga (5 to 7 December, 2013) respectively. The theme of the workshop was to review the first phase and for planning of the second phase of these three projects. The workshop was attended by the Executive Director of SAHAS Nepal, Dr. Surendra Shrestha, and Programme Coordinator, Mr. Saban Shrestha, project programme coordinators, team leaders, project officers and project staffs of respective projects. Distinguished guest from FELM, MCC, UMN were also invited for projects review.
The project officers of respective projects have presented their activities and final project outputs. During this session, the implemented activities, project outcomes, successfully accomplished objectives and unfinished works of each project were discussed, reviewed and critically analyzed. Lessons learned from the projects were shared among the project staffs and valuable suggestions for effective implementation of the second phase of the project programs were discussed and incorporated in the planning of the programs. Dr. Shrestha emphasized on collective actions for successes. Dr. Shrestha and Mr. ShabanShrestha highlighted the need to address practical key issues at the grass-root level while planning project activities.
Dr. Shrestha concluded the workshop by expressing his appreciation towards successful implementation of the first phase of the LIFT projects and completion of planning for the second phase of the projects.