Interaction on Self-regulation and Internal Governance of Nepali CSO: Issues and Perspective



Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has organized an interaction program in Lalitpur on self-regulation and internal governance of Nepali CSO: issues and challenges on December 27, 2018. The interaction has aimed to bring out the perception of the association and organizations of Nepali and foreign NGOs and concerned stakeholders. The association of international non-government association Nepal (AIN), NGO federation of Nepal, leading national NGOs, experts, activists and associations of users groups shared their experiences and perception about Nepali CSO governance and the context of self-regulation. Dr. Shibesh Chandra Regmi, chairperson of AIN, Mr. Jitram Lama, chairperson of NGO federation Nepal, Mr. Surya Baadur Thapa, former treasurer of social welfare council, Mr. Subash Khatiwada, cairperson of ACCORAB and representatives from civil society organization shared their perspective and issues of self-regulation and internal governance of Nepali CSOs.    

The interaction was chaired by INSEC Chairperson Dr. Indira Shrestha, where executive director Bijaya Raj Gautam delivered welcome speech and shared the objectives. Dr. Shrestha shared that INSEC organized this type of programs to review the status of internal governance of the CSOs so that civil society can build the positive public image and collectively advocate for CSO enabling legal and policy environment. She further shared that the interaction will be documented as a resource which can be used for guiding document to improve the CSO’s self-regulation and internal governance.

The interaction was facilitated by project coordinator Shree Ram Bajgain where INSEC’s General Secretary Mr. Ramesh Chandra Poudel summarized the opinion and shared that CSOs’ should improve the self-regulation to reduce the external pressure and criticism on their governance.