Success Stories

  • An abundance of green

    Dil Bahadur and Bal Narsingh Kumal have managed to usher in transformational change in their community by taking the initiative to bring in a community pump-irrigation scheme that has turned the once largely unproductive hillside into a green vegetable paradise, an effort in which they were aided in part by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre more 

  • Being off the grid does not mean being powerless

    A look at the strides made by UNDP in extending energy access to rural poor people and
in formulating appropriate policies for energy promotion more 

  • Baking for better days

    Shanta Maya and Santosh Gurung, who had been among those displaced by a massive landslide that hit Ghandruk 10 years ago, have bounced back from themore 

  • A giant step out of poverty

    Man Bahadur Bika has been able to distance himself both from the poverty and discrimination he faced in his home village With the advent of his metal workshop in Burtibang, Baglung--part of whose success he attributes to the support he received from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre more 

  • In mist, rose a paper mill

    Poorna Bahadur Gurung found his calling in crafting the coveted lokta paper in a factory he established in scenic Ghandruk, and credits support from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre as having been vital in upgrading production and raising efficiencymore 

  • Backyard bounty

    Households of Kalanga in Dhading had never expected their farmlands could have been so prosperous and plentiful until a lift irrigation scheme came into the area five years ago, supported by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, and changed their lives as they knew itmore 

  • A 'clean' path to empowerment

    The Ghandruk Pure Water Factory, set up partly with the support of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre has made a crucial contribution to keeping the neighborhood and trekking route clean, as well as empowering local women by providing them employment and the opportunity to manage a business more 

  • Access to energy improves lives, livelihoods

    19 May, 2014 (Kathmandu) — Energy poverty is a serious challenge in developing countries that condemns nearly 1.3 billion people to absolute poverty. Lack of accessmore 

  • Electricity enables establishment of community FM station

    A 100 watt FM station installed with community initiative in Kharbang- Dagatung Danda Village Development Committee (VDC) in Baglung has started test transmission from14 January 2011.more 

  • Electricity: Source of Happiness to the Rural People

    With the implementation of the Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP), a joint initiative of His Majesty's Government of Nepal and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),more 

  • Energy changes the face of Dagatundanda

    The small village of Kharbang in Dagatundada, Baglung (western Nepal) has a government-run Shree Tribhuvan secondary school. Though a lot of people prefer sending their childrenmore 

  • Light for all 'solar tukis' light remote villages

    August 2007; Nar Bahadur Tamang, a solar tuki user from Panchakanya Ilam says, ' I neither have to worry about fire hazard nor spend money tomore 

  • Lighting the homes of rural poor

    March 2007; The 300,000 rural population of Nepal or over 48,000 households will have received access to electricity by June 2007 through 274 micro hydro systemsmore 

  • Micro hydro illuminates Lukla- gateway to the Everest region

    May 2010; The 100 kw Bom Khola micro hydro plant'a joint venture of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre of the Government of Nepal, UNDP Rural Energymore 

  • Model Energy VDC: A Dream Comes True

    November  2005; The Bhoksing VDC has been declared as the Model Energy VDC by the Eight District Council of the Parbat District Development Committee. One ofmore 

  • Nepal’s remote schools start computer classes

    40 laptops contributed by DELL, a leading global IT company, have reached schools in eight districts of Nepal. All recipient schools have now begun offering computermore 

  • Power cut does not affect us, we always have electricity

    February 2009; About two and a half hours drive away from Kathmandu is a peaceful village Pinthali (Mangaltar Village Development Committee) in Kavre district. All themore 

  • Rural Energy Programme awarded for outstanding contribution

    January 2010; The Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) was showcased as one of the five successful Southern-grown Development Solution to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),more 

  • Rural energy made the village like heaven

    November 2005; Bhoksing Village Development Committee is one of the most remote and backward villages of Parvat district but with the generation of electricity, the villagemore 

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