Published Date: 2023-11-26, Sunday
Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSoL) successfully hosted the First International Conference on Federalism in Nepal from November 22 to 23, 2023, at The Malla Hotel in Kathmandu. The conference, titled "International Conference on Federalism, Devolution of Power, and Inclusive Democracy in Nepal and Asia," provided a crucial platform for national and international experts and policymakers to engage in in-depth discussions on the intricacies of federal governance.
The conference focused on three key themes, with participants engaging in discussions on mechanisms for seamless collaboration and coordination among various tiers of government within federal structures, strategies for fair fiscal practices and optimal utilization of state resources, and fostering inclusivity in decision-making processes within decentralized structures.
Organized with support from the Subnational Governance Program (SNGP), implemented by The Asia Foundation under a strategic partnership with The Australian Government, the conference aimed to address challenges pertaining to intergovernmental relations, ensure equitable resource distribution, and formulate effective solutions to enhance the inclusivity of federalized governance. The event critically examined Nepal's efforts in implementing its federal governance model and offered comparative knowledge and experiences from the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
More details about the conference are availabe at https://solconferences.ku.edu.np/