Sukul Bahas is a platform that facilitates regular interactions between citizens, local activists/groups and bureaucrats/public officials. The aim of the discussion forum is to talk about localized and specific issues so as to bring together parties that are capable of acting on the problems. Sukul bahas promotes openness of ideas and perspectives, establishes contact between parties that don’t come together otherwise
and thereby creates a system of check and balance between the public and bureaucrats/ government bodies.
Sukul Bahas, an integral element to Galli Galli’s objective was entwined with the aim of the project with the belief that relevant issues, multiple perspectives and a mutual purpose to improve and strengthen the public sector would emerge from it. In the course of one year, several sessions were conducted within and outside Galli Galli office premises. The sessions were utilized to identify issues of public dissatisfaction, to probe into their experiences while accessing public services and analyze them to create a picture to present them during Galli Galli’s interaction and interviews with public officials. Discussions centered on issues, such as, rapid urbanization and its consequences, impacts of air pollution in Kathmandu valley, urban governance and urban development, effectiveness of health insurance in Nepal, understanding of local level elections among the youth, rental issues in Kathmandu and other such issues of public concern.
The conducted Sukul Bahas are: