DELL partners with UNDP to increase computer education in rural Nepal; contributes 40 laptops to schools powered by renewable energy sources

Kathmandu, February 06: DELL, a leading global IT company, today collaborated to provide 40 laptop computers to schools in rural Nepal. The recipient schools are powered more

Knowledge products on environment,energy and climate change launched

9 Feb, Kathmandu: A new knowledge product; Decentralized Energy Access and the Millennium Development Goals was launched jointly by the Minister of Environment Hem Raj Tated, Vice Chairman more

Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihood programme kicks off

The Government of Nepal (GoN)—Ministry of Finance (MoF), Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) and the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) have signed the project document for more

Success Stories

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 access more

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 children more

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 to more

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 systems more

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 Energy more

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 of more

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 computer more

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 the more

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 village more

Project Overview


Project duration:
July 2014 to June 2019

Geographic coverage:
75 districts of Nepal

Focus Area:
Environment and Energy

Implemented by:
The Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Nepal

Cost Sharing Organisations:

Global Environment Facility, UNDP, Government of Nepal

UNDP focal point:
Anupa Rimal Lamichhane
CCPA, UNDP, UN House, POB 107
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 00-977-1-5523200
Fax: 00-977-1-5523991

Project focal point:
Mr. Satish Gautam
National Programme Manager
AEPC/RERL, Khumaltar, Lalitpur
Tel: 00-977-1-5547609