फाल्गुनन्द १३६औं जयन्ती एवम् समाजसुधार पुरस्कार वितरण
मिति २०७७ कार्तीक २५ गते राष्ट्रिय विभुती समाज सुधारक महागुरु फाल्गुनन्द्को १३६औं जन्म जयन्ती समारोह तथा पुरस्कार वितरण कार्यक्रम शताब्दी पुरुष संस्कृतिविद एवम् वाङमय शताब्दी पुरुष सत्य मोहन जोशी ज्युको प्रमुख आतिथ्यमा सम्पन्न भएको छ । उक्त समारोहमा यस वर्ष २०७७ सालको लागि कियाचु फाल्गुनन्द लिङदेन समाजसुधार पुरस्कारबाट किरात याक्थुङ चुम्लुङको संस्थापक अध्यक्ष तथा आदिवासी जनजाति आन्दोलनकर्मी नन्द कन्दङवालाई पुरस्कृत गरिएको छ ।
कोभिड महामारीको कारण जुम भर्चुअल मार्फत आयोजित उक्त समारोहमा प्रमुख अतिथि जोशीले आफनो प्रतिष्ठा र राष्ट्रिय व्यक्तित्व, सत्यको खोजको निम्ति योगदान दिनुहुने राष्ट्रिय विभूति समाजसुधारक महागुरु फाल्गुनन्द लिङदेनको योगदानको उच्च मुल्याङ्कन गर्नुपर्ने बताउनुभयो । किरात इतिहासको गौरव, संस्कृति, प्रकृति पुगक, पुर्खाहरुको सम्मान जस्ता महत्वपूर्ण पाटाहरु छन् । आफनै भाषा लिपि, ब्रम्हाण्डलाई हेर्ने दृष्टिकोणको धनी छ । भाषा भएन भने पहिचान रहदैन । समताभाव, विविधतामा एकता हुनुपर्दछ । आज पुरस्कृत व्यक्तित्वको भिजनको सम्मान गर्दै बधाई ज्ञापन गर्नुभयो भनी आफना महत्वपूर्ण मन्तव्य राख्नुभयो । पुरस्कृत व्यक्तित्व नन्द कन्दङवाले किरात याक्थुङ चुम्लुङको वर्तमान चुनौतीहरु र आगामी दिनमा गर्नुपर्ने कार्यहरु, समाजमा विद्यमान धार्मिक तथा मौलिक शब्दहरुमाथिको बहस, आफुले समाजको लागि गरेका प्रयासहरु, आदिवासी जनजाति आन्दोलनकर्मी हुनुका अनुभवहरु मन्तव्यमा व्यक्त गर्नुभयो ।
पुरस्कृत व्यक्तित्व कन्दङवाको योगदानको बारेमा पुरस्कार निर्णायक समितिको संयोजक एवम् केन्द्रीय सल्लाहकार याम पयाङ्गुले चर्चा गर्नुभयो । साथै वहाँलाई सल्लाहकार नरप्रसाद लिम्बु, केन्द्रीय पदाधिकारी तथा सदस्यहरुले बधाई तथा शुभकामना दिनुभएको थियो । कियाचु फाल्गुनन्द लिङदेन पुरस्कार पुरस्कारको राशी रु १० हजार, सम्मान पत्र रहेको छ । कार्यक्रममा पुरस्कार संस्थापक सदस्यहरुको नाम वाचन र स्मरण भएको थियो । कार्यक्रमको अध्यक्षता कियाचु केन्द्रीय अध्यक्ष योगराज लिम्बु वनेम, उद्घोषण निरन्ती तुम्बापो, सम्मान पत्र सचिव यासेली योङहाङले वाचन, फाल्गुनन्द लिङदेनको जीवनी केन्द्रीय उपाध्यक्ष उपप्राध्यापक प्रेम येक्तेनले गर्नुभएको थियो ।
कोभिडको कारण २०७७ कात्तिक २५ गते जुम भर्चअल मार्फत घोषणा भएको उक्त कियाचु फाल्गुनन्द लिङदेन पुरस्कारबाट पुरस्कृत व्यक्ति नन्द कन्दङ्वालाई पागा (शीर उठाउनी फेटा) पहिराएर, माला पहिराएर पुरस्कार सम्मान पत्र र पुरस्कार राशी रु १० हजार मिति २०७७ पुस २४ गतेका दिन केन्द्रीय कार्यालयमा हस्तान्तरण गर्नुभयो । पुरस्कृत व्यक्तित्व नन्द कन्दङवाको चिनारी विवरण निम्नानुसार रहेको छ ।
Nanda Kumar Kandangwa
Academic qualification and study: Study Master’s in Public Administration (M.P.A) and B.Sc. / B.Ed
Work experience in development field: 19 years in Nepal (8 years in IPOs and 11 years in Action Aid Nepal) Country visited and program knowledge of: India, Sri-Lanka, Combodia, Mexico and Switzerland. Development organizations experienced in Nepal: Kirat Yakthung Chumlung (IPO), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities – NeFIN (Federation of IPOs) and Action Aid Nepal (INGO).
Date of birth: 4 Sept 1956 Permanent address: Chuhandada VDC – 2, Atharai, Tehrathum, Kosi Zone Nepal Contact address: Mahalaxmi Municipality (MM) ward no – 7, Changathali, Lalitpur.
Areas of Expertise • Peoples Social Movement: Building people’s organization, development of leaders / activists and leadership, capacity building of activists, network and alliances building, making strategy, formulating claims and demands, planning and programming of movement, inter-linkage etc. I have experiences of / and engaged in kamaiya liberation and rehabilitation movement, dalit movement against caste based discrimination especially of western and far western region, movement for the issues of Karnali as a discriminated area, and indigenous peoples’ movement of Nepal. • Rights Based Program and Advocacy: Designing of rights based and advocacy program, planning and programming of rights based program and advocacy, capacity building for rights based and advocacy program, network and alliances development, rights based approach / human rights based approach, peoples’ centered advocacy, empowerment of excluded and marginalized people / communities, linkages development etc. • Project Management: Rights / advocacy based project designing, partnership project, project planning, monitoring, project team management and project reporting etc. I have managed three projects i.e. Pro-minority, Samarthya, Intersection of HIVAIDS and violence against women, Basic Free Health Care Services at Local Level – as Team Leader • Management (Program and Organisation / Team): Development Area Program, Development Initiative, Non-DA / Issue based program, Partnership and partnership program, organization system and policies, development of thematic strategies and organizational strategies, team or staff management etc. I have experiences of management working in various management positions and senior management position in AAN. • Planning and Programming: Three Years Rolling and Planning (TYRP), Annual Planning and Budgeting (APB), community planning / participatory planning, proposal development as a responsibility of senior managers and Senior Management Team Member etc. • Partnership: Partnership with NGOs, CBOs, IPOs, Alliances and Peoples’ Organizations • Training and orientation: Capacity building, RBA,/HRBA, partnership, thematic strategy development, leadership development, organization development, international labor organization convention no 169 and UNDRIP etc
Professional experiences a. Regional Advocacy Officer, Western Regional Office Nepalgunj, Action Aid Nepal (July 2000 to Dec 2002) b. Senior Theme Leader on Kamaiya Rights in Action Aid Nepal based in Western Resource Centre, Nepalgunj (Jan 2003 to Dec 2005) c. Resource Centre Coordinator - RCC cum Senior Theme Leader on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and also Team Leader of Pro-minority Project in Action Aid Nepal based in Nepalgunj (Jan 2005 to Dec 2006) d. RCC cum Senior Theme Leader on Indigenous Peoples Rights in Action Aid Nepal based in Central Resource Centre, Bharatpur Chitwan (Jan 2007 to Dec 2008) e. Team Leader of Resource Centre cum Team Leader of Samarthya Project along with Indigenous Peoples Rights in Action Aid Nepal based in Bharatpur, Chitwan (Jan 2009 to Dec 2010) f. Team Leader of ERC and CRC cum Team Leader of Irish Aid (Intersection of HIVAIDS and Violence Against Women) project + Indigenous Peoples Rights + Strengthening Basic Free Health Care Services at Local Level project in Action Aid Nepal based in Kathmandu (Sept 2010 to July 2011) g. Advisor – social movement and Campaign in Action Aid Nepal based in Kathmandu (Aug 2011 to Sept 2011) C.
Other works accomplished (in 2012-17) I. Leadership Training for Indigenous Peoples, a manual developed by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact / Indigenous Learning Institute, Thailand – translation in Nepali II. Facilitation for developing strategic operational plan (2014 to 2018) of NGOFONIN III. A number of proposal developments to submit to EC, UN Fund and various donors for NGOs and Human Rights Organization. IV. 3 days - Right Based Approach (RBA) / HRBA training organized by CSRC Nepal, September 2016 V. 3 days – Right Based Approach (RBA) / HRBA training organized by IM Development Partners, November 2016 VI. Campaign management Training and 3 days – Leadership Development Training organized by CRED Kavre, December 2016 VII. Campaign Management and Leadership Development Training organized by ECARDS, Dolakha in December 2016. VIII. Study on Land Rights in Nepal from the Perspective of Indigenous Peoples with a Case Study of Land Losing by Santhal Indigenous Peoples with the support of LiL, USA and LAHURNIP (July to September 2016) IX. A study on the Existence of Endangered Indigenous Peoples – a comprehensive study (August to Half of October) X. Situation Analysis (Baseline Survey) on Child Protection Issues in Dolakha District focusing 4 VDCs. (August - September 2016) XI. Community Base Research on Uppper Seti (Tanahu) Hydropower Project supported jointly by Indigenous Women Lawyers Group (INWOLAG), International Accountability Project (IAP), Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), and Accountability Counsel (AC) – Feb to March 2017. XII. Project Proposal Development to SWAF, FIMI and MaMa cash (April to June, 2017) XIII. Making the Model of National Action Plan on UN Guiding Principle for Business and Human Rights (Nov 2017 to Jan 2018) for LAHURNIP. XIV. Developing sharing report / document on Indigenous peoples’ rights monitoring navigator: monitoring framework for indigenous peoples rights in Nepal especially UNDRIP including SDGs, 2018 XV. IEC materials development on Indigenous Peoples Rights, 2018
Ongoing works and engagement in 2019 I. Research study and baseline survery on Sapta Kosi High Dam, Melamchi Drinking Water Project, and Chitwan National Park for EU project of National Indigenous Women Federation (NIWF) focusing on indigenous peoples rights (from July to September 2019). J. Position paper development on Inclusive Development (Indigenous peoples, Dalit, marginalized region and communities), in the context of Universal Periodic Review that is going to be held in 2020, for National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) (from June to August 2019). K. Writing position paper together with Dr. Krishna Bhattachan on indigenous women land rights issues (Nov-Dec, 2019)
Publications A. Published and under publication I Liberation is not enough, July 2005 (Written by N. Kandangwa, Edwin Jayadas and Khemraj) published by ActionAid Nepal II Issues of Indigenous Nationalities of Nepal and the Direction of Movement, August 1995. Published by Tanchhopa Publication. III Federalism, Indigenism, Pluri-nationalism and Social Democracy – a hand book, Published in 2016 IV A Critical View on Change and Transformation: An Experience of Nepal V Class and Ethnic Problem in Nepal and Solution VI Identity and Autonomy VII Limbuwan: A Federal State Building Question VIII Why and how the new constitution of Nepal is against of indigenous nationalities – booklet, Published in 2016 IX Pluri-national Socialism: a booklet B. Articles in many online and daily national magazines related to Democracy, Federalism, Nationalism, IPs and Kamaiya (boned labour) issues.
Paper Presented I. Issues of indigenous nationalities of Nepal and the solution – paper presented in workshop organized by CPN-ML in 1995 II. Federalism in the context of Nepal – paper developed for political parties in 1994 III. Political parties commitment and indigenous / Janajati peoples’ issues – paper presented in a symposium organized by KYC in 1993 IV. Defining indigenous and Janajati people in the context of Nepal – paper presented in a symposium organized by NeFIN in 1992