Humanitarian Accountability Monitoring Initiative (HAMI) organized program on “Effectiveness of Reconstruction Aid in Nepal” on March 2, 2018 at Hotel Himalaya. It was able to succeed for bringing existing and former Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) into the same platform for reviewing international aids in reconstruction progress and challenges that have been faced so far. Rigorous discussion was made regarding the effectiveness of reconstruction aid in Nepal concerning with achievements and challenges that we have faced so far in this process; in which, all the participants unanimously presented the views that effectiveness of reconstruction aid has been slow but progress has been observed in the meantime.
The chief guest of the program was Mr. Yubaraj Bhusal, CEO of NRA. Similarly, guests were former Dr. Govind Raj Pokhrel and Mr. Sushil Gyawali; and Rabindra Adhikari, member of the parliament, were present. All the CEOs presented their views regarding reconstruction process that has been taking place in the affected districts. Meanwhile, a report, titled, “Effectiveness of Reconstruction Aid in Nepal” was made public by Mr. Yubaraj Bhusal, CEO of NRA. The report was prepared by HAMI. The program was chaired by Min Bahadur Shahi, convener of HAMI.
Program was moderated by Subash Khatiwada, chairperson of The Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB). Representatives from different civil society organizations (COSs) were also present in the program. The program became successful for reviewing/assessing international aid’s effectiveness. It recognized that there are several challenges for bringing all the aids in particular basket fund and mobilize as per the need of the earthquake survivors though attempts from the NRA and other concerned stakeholders have been regular.