A decade since Nepal’s peace agreement was signed, the country still faces challenges related to conflict and constitutional change. This briefing sets out findings that arose from three workshops conducted in Siraha, Nepalgunj and Lalitpur, Nepal from January-February 2017, which included participants from 20 districts across Nepal. The workshops as follow-up to Saferworld‘s recent Capacities for Peace Project were organized in collaboration with Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) and local COCAP member organizations, Social Awareness Concern Forum (SAC-Nepal, Banke) and Nepal Rajak Janakalyan Samiti.
After the successes of the Capacities for Peace project, the follow-up workshops highlighted a series of potential flashpoints for conflict in the country in the coming months and years as the country undergoes a process of constitutional change.
Recent outbreaks of violence across Nepal, coupled with the prospect of profound constitutional change, suggest that local peacebuilding will be essential to harnessing the potential of Nepal’s new chapter for building long-term peace, stability and shared economic growth. This policy briefing is intended as a contribution to those shared goals.