National Workshop to be held

A two-day National Workshop on Media for Civic Engagement on Anti-corruption Issues is going to be held on 24-25th June 2016 at SAP Falcha, Babarmahal, Kathmandu. Organised by Development Communication Society (SODEC) Nepal, the workshop is a part of the Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Anti-Corruption Efforts (STREAC) project. The workshop will mainly focus on media producers and presenters on lessons and challenges of media mobilization while disseminating anti-corruption information.

National Workshop Objectives

Overall Objective

To develop a minimum common understanding on the issues of governance and media

Specific Objectives

  • - To share the diverse issues related to governance, anti-corruption and media
  • - To draft a tentative plan of action for media engagement in governance and anti-corruption issues
  • - To facilitate discussions through media content in increasing citizen engagement on governance and anti-corruption issues

National Workshop Agenda

Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Anti-Corruption Efforts (STREAC)

National Workshop on Media for Civic Engagement on Anti-corruption Issues

24-25 June 2016, Kathmandu

Program Agenda

Day One (24th June 2016)

Time Discussion Speaker/s


Registration/ Breakfast

Sharada Rijal, Project Coordinator, CMF


Remarks and Overview Session

Dr. Pius Raj Mishra, Executive Director, SODEC- Nepal (Session Chair)

Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, Secretary, MOIC (Chief Guest )


Laxman Humagain , GM, NTV

Dhruba Hari Adhikari , Senior Journalist/ Chairperson, CMF

Borna Bahadur Karki, Chaiperson, Press Council Nepal


Tea Break


Role of broadcast media to promote citizen engagement to explore anti corruption related issues

Followed by discussions

Laxman Humagain


Issues and agendas of governance to enhance citizen engagement on anti-corruption efforts : Media perspective

Followed by discussions

Dhruba Hari Adhikari


Session Conclusion

Dr. Pius Raj Mishra


Experience sharing from regional civic engagement interactions

  • 1. Min Bam-Doti
  • 2. Khagendra Ghimire – Dhankuta
  • 3. Tribhuwan BC-Surkhet
  • 4. Hari Bastola –Kaski
  • 5. Krishna Saru Magar-Makawanpur


Role of media to reflect the citizen voice in strengthening the demand side

Namrata Sharma , Chairperson, Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)


Sessions Conclusion


Strengthening Citizen Engagement in Anti-corruption Efforts in Nepal

Madhav Poudel , Legal Expert/Anti-Corruption Expert Advisory Committee member for STREAC


Role of research in Citizen Engagement: Agenda for Media

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti , Research Expert/ Executive Director, NCCR

Day two (25th June 2016)

Time Discussion Speakers

Registration/ Breakfast

Outlining the diverse issues of governance and anti-corruption efforts in media

Tara Nath Dahal, Chairperson, Freedom Forum

Tea break

Drafting a tentative plan of action for media engagement in anti-corruption issues (participatory action)

Concluding remarks

Dr. Pius Raj Mishra