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Nepal villagers mobilize to curb floods and landslides

Friday, 3 May 2002: People in Bahakot, a village in Nepal's Syangja district, nearly 300 kilometres west of Kathmandu, the capital, know the devastating impact of natural disasters first hand: four years ago a landslide swept away 24 people and destroyed 19 homes. Frequent landslides also take an emore


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 lessons to students. This is the first time these schools are offering computer classes. The schools are located in villages powered bmore


Organic farming on the rise with a new enterprise for women

July 2008;  Elephant jungle safari in Sauraha, one of the most popular tourist hubs of Chitwan National Park is a dream for visiting tourists. There are as many as 165 private and park elephants for jungle safari and other adventures like elephant polo which takes place once a year, with visitomore


Payment for services offers a sustainable conservation model

Conservation works are often expensive and finding a continuous source of funding has always been a challenge. But a pilot programme in Kailali and Kachanpur districts in Nepal offers viable model for generating revenue at the community level. The Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP), a jmore


People of Puthak VDC get rid of kerosene lamps through technology transfer

November 2005; Women of Pauthak VDC ward no. 5 and 6 of Tehrathum district now no longer light Tukis (a small kerosene lamp). They do not use the Dhiki-,Tato (manual grinding) either! The children of the ward now study under 40-watt electric lamp and do not have to study in the dim kerosene lamp or 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 residents are Tamangs (indigenous peoples) in this village. Here are the excerpts of interview with Karma Dhoj Lama, the beneficiarymore

Power lights up lives of poor in rural Nepal

Date: September 19, 2001 Program REDP Wednesday, 19 September 2001: Not long ago, people in Taman, a remote village in Nepal's Baglung district had no electricity and no radios or televisions. Using computers and accessing the Internet was only a dream. Now that all households have electricity anmore


Rice husk stove: locally affordable technological gift to a village

November 2008; The thumping of hammer can be heard from a distance in the relatively calm Gamariya village of Bara. Local manufacturers are busy producing the rice husk stoves' the latest demand in the village.This has become a very lucrative business for the manufacturers. A person can earn from Rsmore


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), in the second Global South South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) held in the World Bank complex at Washington Dmore


Rural energy lights up 239 households of a remote village

September 2008; The 24 kilowatt micro-hydro project supported by the UNDP Rural Energy Development Programme has brought electricity to 239 households of remote Dandagaun village benefitting a total of 1534 people. Tamangs and Magars (indigenous peoples) make up the majority of the population in thimore