A Stakeholders Workshop on Mountain EVO research prgramme was conducted at District Development Committee, Mustang, Jomsom on November 13, 2016. Various representatives from government and non-governmental sectors actively participated in the prgramme. 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.
The main purpose of the workshop is to highlight key finding of the three year’s Mountain Environmental Virtual Observatories (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, UK. During the occasion, Mr. Jagat Kumar Bhusal, Mr. Santosh Regmi and Ms. Praju Gurung briefly shared technical finding. Mr. Barun Paudel expressed his opinion on the application of hydrometeorological data for societal benefit. Participants raised several issues addressing water management, pasture land availability, agriculture practice, climate change etc. and their direct impact on the livelihood of the people. At the end, on behalf of DDC, Mustang, Mr. Jeevan Gyanwali expressed vote of thanks. He acknowledged SOHAM-Nepal for conducting three year’s Mountain EVO research programme very successfully and also assured to implement those outcomes as received from Mountain EVO research programme in the government policy and plan on behalf of DDC Mustang.