Consultation on Agenda for Policy Research on Electoral Reform
Policy Research Institute (PRI) organized a consultation with political leaders, senior bureaucrats and members of civil society to initiate a broad-based interaction to set agenda for policy research on electoral reform, a research project being developed by PRI in collaboration with the Election Commission and Nepal Law Campus. The aim of the consultation was to refine the research objectives and explore ways to create an enabling environment for tapping into all sources of knowledge, a benchmark PRI has set for its policy research.
The meeting was attended by over three dozen resource persons, PRI fellows and faculty members of Nepal Law Campus. Executive Director of PRI, Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator of Governance and Service Delivery cluster at PRI, Dr. Mukti Ram Rijal, and Campus Chief at Nepal Law Campus, Dr. D.N. Parajuli, introduced the background and the purpose of the meeting, and Former Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Neel Kantha Uprety moderated the discussion in which following dignitaries shared their views and ideas.
Mr. Madhav Poudel (Chairperson, Law Commission), Mr. Khimlal Devkota (Political Leader), Mr. Ramesh Lekhak (Political Leader), Anil Kumar Jha (Political Leader), Mr. Dolakh Bahadur Gurung (Former Acting Chief Election Commissioner), Prof. Dr. Laxmi Prasad Mainali (Nepal Law Campus), Dr. Gopal Krishna Siwakoti (President, INHURED International), Mr. Bhojraj Pokharel (Former Chief Election Commissioner), Mr. Kashiraj Dahal (Chairperson, Administrative Court), Hon. Shashi Shrestha (Member of Parliament) and Hon. Minendra Rijal (Member of Parliament).