With support from the Enabling State Program of UK government's Department for International Department (DFID), NCCS launched a new but necessary debate on possible restructuring of the Nepali state. Three seminars on Restructuring of the State were organized in Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and Pokhara in February and March 2004. Among the participants of the seminars were political leaders, academics, lawyers and journalists.
NCCS also initiated monthly discussion programmes with Restructuring of the State as the series theme. A programme in June 2004 was on Contemporary Politics and Restructuring of the State. Present Politics and Constituent Assembly was the topic in July 2004. Third discussion was entitled Shanti Baarta: Kasle Ra Ke Ka Lagi (Peace Dialogue: by Whom and for What) and held in September 2004. Looking back after three years, it is pleasing to observe the trajectory and the proportion this agenda of Restructuring of the State has acquired.
With International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assessment (International IDEA), NCCS organized a Dialogue on Constitution Building in Nepal on 13 November 2005 in Lalitpur. The dialogue brought together people of diverse political, social and knowledge backgrounds to focus on constitution building in Nepal and facilitated their sharing of knowledge, experiences and opinions. Participants included representatives of different social movements, NGOs, political parties and academia.
On 15 May 2006, NCCS organized two consultation meetings with politicians closely involved in political decisions and activities from different sides. Various current political issues, including the Constituent Assembly, were discussed. International IDEA and Yash Ghai, an expert on constitutionalism, also contributed to the discussions. NCCS organized a one-day discussion programme Present Politics and Constituent Assembly in Jhapa on 18 May 2006. A seminar Restructuring the Nepali State: External Dimensions was organized on 24 September 2006 Professor S.D. Muni from India, Chakra Prasad Bastola, Jhala Nath Khanal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai were the invited speakers.