A Community participatory Workshop was conducted with Dhakarjhong and Phalyak community of Kagbeni Village development Committee, Mustang on November 12, 2016. Number of people including Mukhiyas, members of youth club, women group and school teachers were actively participated in the programme. The programme was chaired by Mr. Jagat Kumar Bhusal, Chairperson. On behalf of SOHAM-Nepal, Mr. Suman Kumar Regmi, General Secretary, Mr. Barun Paudel, Secretary, Mr. Santosh Regmi, Researcher, Ms. Praju Gurung, Researcher and Dr. Timos karpouzoglou, Research Fellow,Wageningen University were present during the occasion.
On behalf of SOHAM-Nepal, Mr. Jagat Kumar Bhusal and Mr. Santosh Regmi shared the finding of three year’s Mountain Environmental Virtual Observatories (Mountain EVO) Research programme, implemented by SOHAM-Nepal with support from Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), District Development Committee (DDC), Mustang, International Hydrological Programme-Nepal (IHP-Nepal) and lead by Imperial College, London, UK. During the workshop, some useful scientific tools were handover to the community as a part of knowledge transfer activities. These tools along with findings are very useful to the community for water and land use management for agriculture and other purposes. During the occasion, SOHAM-Nepal team visited stream gauging site at Lumbhuk Khola and rainfall station at Phalyak village and handover the installed equipment to Dhakarjhong and Phalyak community. Similarly another equipment installed at Tangbe khola also handover to the Tangbe community.