Working Group

The Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) is formulating the NAP through working group approach. Seven thematic and two cross-cutting working groups (T/CWGs) are formed  to advance the process. Each working group is coordinated by Joint-Secretary of the concerned ministry. Based on experiences of National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) preparation, Deputy-Coordinator and Member-Secretary are designated mostly in each working group to expedite the NAP process. In total, nine ministries coordinate nine working groups and the MoPE has overall responsibility for coordination, collaboration, support, organize consultations so as to formulate the implementable NAP.  The CWGs will contribute in integrating issues related to gender and social inclusion and livelihood and governance, into seven themes, and identify and prioritize adaptation options in other sectors where appropriate.  

As of January 2017, all working groups have been formed. More than two hundred memebers (institutions and experts) are engaged through the working group. These working groups are represented from government institutions, non-governmental and community-based organisations, federations and networks, indigenous communities, private sector, associations of local bodies, women, youth, media, academe and research organisations. Multi-stakeholders are grouped into policy stakeholders (Parliamentary committees and constitutional bodies), service providers, beneficiaries, enablers and advocates. 

List of Working Group Members

Working Group S.N. Role in Working Group Organization
Agriculture and Food Security (Nutrition)   1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Food Security, Agriculture Business Promotion and Environment Division, Ministry of Agricultural Development
2 Deputy-Coordinator Under-Secretary, Ministry of Livestock Development
3 Member  Senior Scientist, Nepal Agricultural Research Council
4 Member Senior Scientist, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
5 Member Under-Secretary (Fishery), Department of Agriculture
6 Member Under-Secretary (Livestock health), Department of Livestock Services
7 Member Under-Secretary (Food), Department of Food Technology & Quality Control
8 Member Department of Irrigation 
9 Member Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, Ministry of Agricultural Development 
10 Member Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur Chitwan
11 Member  National Peasants Network
12 Member Foreign Aid Coordination Section, Ministry of Agricultural Development
13 Member  Agro Enterprise Center, FNCCI
14 Member Nepal Agricultural Federation (NAF)
15 Member Local Inivitative for Biodiversity Research and Development (LIBIRD)
16 Member Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED)
17 Member Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists
18 Member National Agricultural Cooperative Federation
19 Member Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
20 Member-Secretary Chief, Environment and Climate Change Section, Ministry of Agricultural Development
Climate Induced Disaster 1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs
2 Deputy-Coordinator Under-Secretary, Disaster Study and Research Section, Ministry of Home Affairs
3 Member Nepal Police
4 Member Armed Police Force
5 Member  Subject Expert, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
6 Member Dr. Dinesh Raj Bhuju, Tribhuvan University
7 Member Department of Water Induced Disaster Management
8 Member Department of Soil Conversation and Watershed Management
9 Member Nepal Red Cross Society
10 Member Disaster Preparedness Network-Nepal (DP-Net Nepal)
11 Member Association of International NGOs Task Group on Disaster Management and Climate Change (AIN-TGDM CC)
12 Member-Secretary Section Officer, Disaster Study and Research Section, Ministry of Home Affairs 
Forests and Biodiversity 1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Biodiversity and Environment Division, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation 
2 Deputy Coordinator Chief, Environment Officer (Under Secretary) Environment Section, Biodiversity and Environment Division, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation 
3 Member Under-Secretary, Department of Forests
4 Member Under-Secretary, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation 
5 Member Under-Secretary, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management 
6 Member Under-Secretary, Department of Plant Resources
7 Member Under-Secretary, Department of Forests Research and Survery
8 Member Under-Secretary, REDD Implmentation Center
9 Member Under-Secretary, Ministry of Agricultural Development
10 Member Under-Secretary, Ministry of Livestock Development
11 Member Nepal Agricultural Research Council
12 Member Under Secretary, Central Forest Training Center
13 Member National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)
14 Member Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University
15 Member Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
16 Member Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur
17 Member Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN)
18 Member International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN)
19 Member World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal Programme  
20 Member Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB)
21 Member Association of Collaborative Forests Users Nepal
22 Member Nepalese Federation of Forest Resource User Group (NEFUG)
23 Member Himalayan Grassroots Women's Natural Resource Management Association (HIMAWANTI)
24 Member Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)
25 Member Dalit Alliance for Natural Resources (DANAR) 
26 Member Nepal Foresters' Associations (NFA)
27 Member Nepal Forest Technicians Associations (NEFTA)
28 Member Federation of Leasehold Forest
29 Member Association of Family Forest Nepal (AFFON)
30 Member Federation of Private Forest Stakeholder Nepal
31 Member Buffer Zone Management Council (BZMC)
32 Member-Secretary Assistant Forest Officer,  Environment Section, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC)
Public Health (WASH) 1 Coordinator  Joint-Secretary, Curative Service Division, Ministry of Health
2 Deputy- Coordinator Public Health Administrator, Disease Control, Climate Change and Environment Section, Ministry of Health
3 Member Under-Secretary, Curative Service Division, Ministy of Health
4 Member Under-Secretary, Monitoring and Evaluation Section,  Public Health Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Health
5 Member Under-Secretary, International Coordination Section, Policy Planning and International Coordination Division, Ministry of Health
6 Member Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Service (DoHS)
7 Member National Health Education Information and Communitation Centre (NHEICC), DoHS
8 Member National Health Training Centre, Department of Health Services
9 Member Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), Ministry of Health
10 Member Theme Expert, Prof. Dr. Bandana Pradhan 
11 Member Theme Expert, Dr. Meghanath Dhimal 
12 Member World Health Organization, Nepal Office
13 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation Division, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation
14 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Sector Efficiency Improvement Section, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation 
15 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Planning and Foreign Aid Coordination Section, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation
16 Member Economist, Planning and Foreign Aid Coordination Section, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation 
17 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Department of Water Supply and Sewerage
18 Member Senior Sociologist (GESI Section), Department of Water Supply and Sewerage
19 Member Engineer, Department of Water Supply and Sewerage
20 Member Deputy Executive Director, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Committee (RWSSFBD)
21 Member Engineer, Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Board (KVWSMB)
22 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Melamchi Water Supply Project
Tourism, Natural and Cultural Heritage 1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Planning and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation  (MoCTCA)
2 Deputy- Coordinator Under Secretary, Planning and Foreign Aid Section, MoCTCA
3 Member Department of Archaeology
4 Member Department of Tourism
5 Member Nepal Tourism Board
6 Member Nepal Mountain Academy
7 Member Nepal Civil Aviation Authority
8 Member Nepal Mountaineering Association
9 Member Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA)
10 Member Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)
11 Member Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA)
12 Member Tourist Guide Association of Nepal
13 Member Hotel Association Nepal (HAN)
14 Member Nepal Association of Tour Operators
15 Member Nepal Association of Travel and Trekking Agents (NATTA)
16 Member Nepal Heritage Society, Kathmandu
17 Member Journalist Association for Tourism (JAT)
18 Member Nepal Association of Tourism Journalist (NATOJ)
19 Member Expedition Operators Association
20 Member Mountain Guide Association of Nepal
21 Member ICIMOD
22 Member WWF Nepal
23 Member Village Tourism Promotion Forum Nepal (VITOF)
24 Member Trekking Guide Association of Nepal
25 Member Handicrafts Federation of Nepal
26 Member National Lake Conservation Development Committee
27 Member Birat Area Tourism Promotion Committee
28 Member Devghat Area Development Committee
29 Member Chisapani Area Tourism Promotion Development Committee
30 Member Nepal Academy for Tourism and Hotel Management
31 Member SAMARTH
32 Member-Secretary Section Officer, Climate Change Focal Person, Secretariate section of the Secretary, MoCTCA
Urban Settlements and Infrastructure
 
1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Urban Development and Physical Planning Division, Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD)
2 Deputy- Coordinator Senior Divisional Engineer, Disaster Management and Environment Section, MoUD
3 Member National Planning Commission Secretariat
4 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Urban Environment Section, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction
5 Member Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development
6 Member Ministry of Land Reform and Management 
7 Member Department of Water Supply and Sanitation
8 Member Department of Roads
9 Member Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agriculture Road
10 Member Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Management Board
11 Member Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA)
12 Member Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
13 Member Municipality Association of Nepal (MuAN)
14 Member Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI)
15 Member Nepal Chamber of Commerce
16 Member Regional and Urban Planners' Society of Nepal
17 Member Society of Nepalese Architects
18 Member Nepal Engineers' Association
19 Member Theme Expert, Dr. Jivgar Joshi
20 Member Theme Expert, Dr. Mahendra Subba
21 Member Theme Expert, Umesh Malla
22 Member Theme Expert, Girija Prasad Gorkhali
23 Member-Secretary Senior Divisional Enginner, Physical Planning and Urban Infrastructure Section, MoUD
Water Resources and Energy 1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Policy and Foreign Coordination Division, Ministry of Energy (MoEn)
2 Deputy- Coordinator Under Secretary, Environment Section (Kha), MoEn
3 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Ministry of Irrigation
4 Member Under Secretary, National Planning Commission Secretariat
5 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat
6 Member Senior Divisional Engineer, Department of Electricity Development
7 Member Nepal Electricity Authority
8 Member Department of Hydrology and Meteorology
9 Member Office of the Investment Board, Government of Nepal
10 Member Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
11 Member Institute of Engineering, Center for Energy Study
12 Member Kathmandu University
13 Member Association of District Development Committee of Nepal(ADDCN)
14 Member Winrock International
15 Member Independent Power Producers' Association, Nepal (IPPAN)
16 Member Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI)
17 Member-Secretary Hydropower Engineer, Environment Section, Ministry of Energy
Gender and Marginalized Group ( Social Inclusion) 1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Planning and Social Welfare Division, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
2 Deputy Coordinator Under-Secretary, Policy, Planning and Program Section, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
3 Member Ministry of Agricultural Development
4 Member Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation 
5 Member Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development 
6 Member Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation
7 Member Ministry of Energy
8 Member Ministry of Health
9 Member Ministry of Home Affairs
10 Member Ministry of Urban Development
11 Member Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation
12 Member Ministry of Physical Infrastructure And Transport
13 Member Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
14 Member Ministry of Youth and Sports
15 Member Ministry of Education
16 Member National Planning Commission Secretariat
17 Member Ministry of Land Reform and Management 
18 Member Gender Mainstreaming Section, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
19 Member Department of Women and Children
20 Member Social Welfare Council (SWC)
21 Member Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB)
22 Member National Senior Citizen Federation
23 Member National Federation of the Disabled, Nepal
24 Member Padma Kanya Multiple Campus
25 Member International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
26 Member CARE Nepal
27 Member WWF Nepal
28 Member Action Aid Nepal
29 Member Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources (WOCAN)
30 Member Sancharika Samuha
31 Member-Secretary Women Development Officer, Policy, Planning and Program Section, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
Livelihood and Governance 1 Coordinator Joint-Secretary, Municipality and Environment Management Division, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development 
2 Deputy- Coordinator Under-Secretary, Environment Management Section, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development 
3 Member National Planning Commission Secretariat
4 Member Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation
5 Member Ministry of Agricultural Development
6 Member Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
7 Member Solid Waste Management Technical Support Center
8 Member Association of District Development Committees, Nepal
9 Member Municipal Association of Nepal(MuAN)
10 Member National Association of Village Development Committees in Nepal (NAVIN) 
11 Member Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) 
12 Member -Secretary Section Officer, Environment Management Section, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development