The Donkey Sanctuary India participated in International conference in Nepal.

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On: February 14, 2017 14:22:20

The Donkey sanctuary India participated in the two days 

HIGH LEVEL REGIONAL POLICY CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN AND CHILD LABOUR, AND ANIMAL WELFARE IN SOUTH ASIA’S BRICK KILNS: TACKLING CHALLENGES AND WORKING TOGETHER TO CHANGE THE INDUSTRY             26-27 January 2017             

Organized by the SAIEVAC Regional Secretariat Jointly hosted by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) and The Ministry of Labor and Employment Government of Nepal In collaboration with Brooke, ILO and The Donkey Sanctuary

 

Chief guest – H. E Kumar Khadka, Hon’ble Minister

Ministry of women, children and social welfare, Government of Nepal

Guest of Honour – Mr. Bishnu Prasad lamsal, Hon’ble Secretary

Ministry of women, Children and Social welfare, Government of Nepal

Moderator – Dr. richen Chophel , Director general , SAIEVAC

The SAIEVAC hosted High Level Regional Conference is the first of its kind and brings together representatives from the three main sectors engaged in the brick making industry in South Asia and other stakeholders who can influence the brick making agenda in the region.  

The Conference will seek to put the spotlight on the invisibility of the brick making industry in South Asia. It will focus on the three main sectors involved – environment, human labor and animal welfare – and provide a comprehensive picture of the main of how the industry works and its impacts, and the main issues faced by governments, owners, workers and the animals. The Conference will also seek to articulate and foster the linkages between the sectors, and identify opportunities for increasing coordination and collaboration amongst all constituencies of stakeholders who can together move the agenda forward. 

Objectives of the Conference: 

1. To raise awareness and understanding of the three main sectors related to the brick kilns in South Asia and strengthen linkages amongst sectors and stakeholders; 

2. To stimulate discussions on addressing challenges and identify opportunities for tackling the industry’s challenges across the environment, human labour and animal welfare sectors; and 

3. To build commitment and momentum amongst policy makers and implementers and secure clear priorities to drive action in country, regionally and internationally.