Interaction Workshop on Land Rights

A district level workshop organized on the land rights of indigenous people in August 2017 at Hetauda, Makawanpur. Chief District Officer, Local Development Office, District Forest Officer, heads of district line agencies, representatives of Bankariya (landless, nomads, endangered indigenous people who impermanent residing in the areas of Parsa National Park), civil society and major political parties for a total of 25 people participated in the workshop.

The workshop aimed at raising awareness, improving understanding and advocating Banakariya’s rights to land to the governments (local and central). The workshop able to inform and discuss the issues of the rights to land, and received the commitments from the concerned local government for further action to that end.