1. Encourage mid-career professional to record their experiences on FMIST
FMIST encourages mid-career professionals to record their working experiences in FMIS. These experiences are shared among the peer groups, university students and other interested groups of the individuals.
2. Encourage graduate students of the universities within Nepal and outside to write master thesis
They are encouraged to write thesis on the issues of FMIS and provide them funding support for field work.Trust has provided Field Work Support Scholarships to the students for masters’ degree thesis writing in different fields of FMIS.
Following students were awarded scholarships:
|S.N.||Theme||Discipline||Affiliated Institute||Name of student||Year|
|1.||Sedimentation process in Nepali rivers and consequences.||Civil Engineering||Institute of Engineering, Lalitpur||Mr. Bholo Chhatkuli||2001|
|2.||Indigenous knowledge and practice of FMIS: A case study of Dandakhet Kulo of Batakachaur VDC, Baglung.||Anthropology||Tri-Chandra College, Kathmandu||Mr. Lal Bahadur Pun||2001|
|3.||Role of gender in Sali Nadi Irrigation management (Thesis for (MS)||Economics/Gender Study||IWMI Nepal||Ms. Shuku Pun||2001|
|4.||Comparative study of multi-purpose and single-purpose WUAs||Agriculture Science||Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand||Ms. Komal Kumari Magarati||2003|
|5.||“Reviving Boshan Khola Irrigation Project by Rehabilitating Head Works and Strengthening Institutional Capability”||Engineer||Nepal Engineering College, Bhaktapur||Chandra Bhusan Dutta,Himalaya Poudel,Netra Prasad Bohara,Dhruba Raj Paudyal||2005|
3. Development of methodology to prepare inventory of FMIS in Nepal
It was felt necessary to know how many units of FMIS exist and its status. A one page questionnaire incorporating physical, agriculture, social and institutional characteristics was prepared for the irrigation inventory preparation. A collaborative exercise with the district units of National Federation of Water Users Association of Nepal (NFWUAN) took place for piloting of inventory preparation. Technical assistance as well as nominal financial support was provided by FMIST. The district units of NFWUAN contributed time and manpower for this pilot exercise.
4. Provide support to international students undertaking research activities on FMIS in Nepal.
Members of FMIST provided support to the international students from other universities. The library of FMIST is made open to them.