This has been a wonderful opportunity to introduce CCP and the need for Cooperative Agreements in practicing cultures of peace. The new chair of NLRF is Ms. Saraswati Subba, one of the participants in CCP training in Thimura in 2018. She is now looking forward to bringing this practice into newly elected leadership.
The conference ended up on the third day issuing a ‘Pokhara Declaration.’ Among several points in the declaration, one point says, “reviewing the existing culture and working style of the organization’s leadership, we will seek to practice a new culture.”
Yes, it takes a few years to get an idea and practice into ears, minds and hearts of the larger population. Institutional practice of peace also takes time. This conference has been an opportunity to bring the terms and ideas of Creating Cultures of Peace to the ears of masses. The central leadership certainly seems willing to begin institutional and personal practice to be an example. Kalpana, I and the Nepal team looks forward to practicing peace together with the NLRF team and beyond!