Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems at the Cross Roads
11 Apr 2017 - 11 Apr 2017 at Hotel Himalaya, Kupondol, Kathmandu
Contact Person: Anjal Prakash
Type: Seminar

Nepal is well known for its tradition of farmer managed irrigation systems (FMIS). In this system, farmers are collectively engaged in irrigated agricultural development as an enterprise. However, due to recent changes in the socio-ecological systems, FMIS has come under increased pressure. Some of the systems are defunct while others are facing problems in operation and maintenance. 

In a series of talks, Anjal Prakash(ICIMOD), Pranita Bhushan Udas(ICIMOD), and Krity Shrestha(Practical Action), discuss issues linked ot gender, climate and socio-ecological challenges of these systems at the Sklyline Hall, Himalaya Hotel, Kathmandu.

A flyer on the event can be accessed in the link below.


Details to the programme can be found in the schedule attached below. Each presentation is linked to our Slideshare account where the presentations can be accessed.

Programme Schedule

Chair: Dr. Robert Yoder, Former Head of Country Program, IIMI-Nepal

11:15 – 11:20

Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Yoder

11:20 – 11:30

Masculinity in Irrigation: Imperatives for gender transformative decentralized water governance – Dr. Anjal Prakash, ICIMOD

11:30 – 11:45

Achieving gender water equity in the face of changing climate context: Lessons from local water planning practices in Nepal – Dr. Pranita B Udas, ICIMOD

11: 45 – 12:00

Gender and Water Governance: Women’s Role In Irrigation Management and Development – Dr. Dilli R Prasai, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal

12:00 – 12:15

Understanding the irrigation governance and mechanisms of water resource management for improved adaptive capacity – Ms. Krity Shrestha, Practical Action, Nepal

Panel Discussions: Mapping Climate, Gender and Socio-ecological Challenges in Irrigation Systems and Way forward

12:15 – 1:15

Moderator: Dr. Anjal Prakash, Programme Coordinator – HI-AWARE, ICIMOD, Nepal 


Mr. Basudev Lohani, Deputy Director General, Department of Irrigation, Government of Nepal

Dr. Barbara Van Koppen, Principal Researcher – Poverty, Gender and Water, International Water Management Institute

Dr. Chanda G Goodrich, Senior Gender Specialist, ICIMOD, Nepal

Dr. Floriane Clement, Theme Leader, Gender and Poverty, International Water Management Institute, Nepal