"Gaps Identified"

Professor Dr. Ram Sharan Pathak currently heads the Central Department of Population Studies of Tribhuvan University. The department organized the recent national consultation on population, reproductive health and family planning. In that context, D

June 3, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 06 No. -23 May 31- 2013 (Jestha 17, 2070)

What is your impression of the recent National Consultation on Reproductive Health and Family Planning beyond 2014?

It was a good exercise among the policymakers, politicians, experts and various other civil society leaders. As per our objectives, we were able to facilitate the country level dialogue among the policymakers and civil society leaders as well as other relevant stakeholders to identify the critical gaps and challenges.

Could it make any critical achievements?

It is very interesting that we were able to make certain agreements on the critical gaps, challenges and opportunities for the country at the juncture of ICPD beyond 2014. I would like to thank ICOMP and its executive director Dr.Wasim Zaman for giving our central department this great opportunity to hold the workshop.

How do you describe the outcome of the workshop?

We discussed all major issues related to family planning, reproductive health, population and development extensively. The discussions that took place in the National Consultation meeting will help the government understand the views of the civil society leaders, youths, experts and political leaders.  I am happy that the critical message raised in the workshop will be taken to the regional level reviews in preparation for the UNGASS on ICPD beyond 2014.

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