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Kathmandu Workshop Report: Systems Mapping


The USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities project (BHC) uses a systems thinking approach to support city planners and administrators in their relationships with citizens and civil society organizations to create traceable, transparent, and collaborative policy initiatives. In Kathmandu, Nepal, BHC used a systems mapping approach to work with the Department of Environment and 18 municipalities to roll out the Kathmandu Valley Air Pollution Management Action Plan (KVAP). BHC also engaged with federal and local government officials, civil society, the private sector, academia, and other relevant stakeholders, through a series of meetings, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and workshops. This approach allowed BHC to contextualize the KVAP according to the local context of each municipality and create an implementation plan to roll out the KVAP at the municipal level. This report summarizes the events held in April-September 2021.

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