Paschim Paaila in collaboration with Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) successfully conducted 52nd series of WASH Forum during the month of June on topic “Trend of Urbanization and Its Impact on Environment in Kathmandu Valley” for time period from 2 pm - 4:00 pm at ENPHO hall, New Baneshwor. The program was commenced with introduction of WASH forum, Paschim Paaila, resource person and praticipants at program. June series of forum was facilitated by Mr. Aashish Maharjan, Working Circle member of Paschim Paaila. Mr. Ramji Bogati, Program Director at Community Support Association of Nepal (COSAN) resided as Resource Person for this forum.
This Forum was conducted with the main objective to highlight the current issue in sector of WASH due to Urbanization and to encourage youths for their involvement toward uplifting WASH Status. Presentation on forum focused on urbanization trend in global, national and Kathmandu valley, WASH status in Kathmandu Valley, major issues and impact of urbanization in WASH, some initiatives, role of open and green space in WASH and further activities to be carried out.
Collectively the forum was attended by 26 participants. The forum was interactive as many participants actively engaged in the discussion following the presentation carried on by Mr. Ramji Bogati. Participants outstretched few queries in relation to presented topic which was addressed by Resource Person. WASH Forum is a monthly program held on last Friday of every English Month. Further information on forthcoming WASH Forum will be shared via Facebook of Paschim Paaila.