Workshop on Conservation of the Kathmandu Valley (3-7 May 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal)
The workshop focused on the redefinition of the boundaries, the preparation of an Action Plan addressing conservation challenges and the discussion of mechanisms to assist the Nepalese Government in soliciting international cooperation .
Various stakeholders including national and local authorities, Nepalese and international experts, members from Universities and INGOs, actively participated at the working sessions. After intensive field assessments and debates, the workshop made recommendations on the redefinition of the seven protected Monument Zones and formulated a short /long term national Action Plan identifying measures to ensure a conservation policy with implemental legislation and well-coordinated management mechanisms for a sustainable conservation of the property.
During the working sessions a forum was also provided to discuss priority areas and mechanisms for possible international partnerships to work together for the protection and development of the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Property.