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  • Water for allMay 7, 2016Water for allAugust 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.

  • Access to energy improves lives, livelihoodsMay 7, 2016Access to energy improves lives, livelihoodsAugust 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.

  • Irrigation canal draws communities from foraging to agricultureMay 7, 2016Irrigation canal draws communities from foraging to agriculture

  • Nepal’s remote schools start computer classesMay 7, 2016Nepal’s remote schools start computer classes40 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 by renewable energy sources promoted by UNDP and the Government of Nepal.

  • Conservation of blackbucks !May 7, 2016Conservation of blackbucks !September 2010; A small population of nine blackbucks (deer) were discovered in Khairapur of Bardiya district (mid-west region) in 1976. Khairapur is the only place in Nepal that shelters the almost extinct population of blackbucks locally known as Krishnasar.

  • Conserving vultures for healthier environmentMay 7, 2016Conserving vultures for healthier environmentJuly 2010; The number of vanishing vulture population has been increasing in Nawalparasi after the establishment of community managed Vulture Restaurant. The average number of vultures arriving per feed increased from 54 in 2007 to 82 in 2008 and 116 in 2009. Likewise, the number of nests in the surrounding areas increased every year from 17 (2006/07) to 33 (07/08), to 46 (08/09) and 68 (09/10).

  • Smoke hood metal stove in highlands- a success !May 7, 2016Smoke hood metal stove in highlands- a success !June 2010; Pema Tamanag from Saramthali village in Rasuwa district is very happy with the smoke hood stove in her house. She says, 'the smoke hood is ideal in our cool highland area where we need a lot of firewood to keep our rooms warm. Generally one head load of firewood (approx. 30 kg) lasts only 3 days. But with the smoke hood, one head load lasts 5 days. It is equally efficient to keep the room warm and with no smoke inside the house.'

  • Micro hydro illuminates Lukla- gateway to the Everest regionMay 7, 2016Micro hydro illuminates Lukla- gateway to the Everest regionMay 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 Development Programme (REDP), the World Bank and the local community has brought a huge change in Lukla with the generation of power. The project is the first and the largest system built and owned by a local community in the country with the support of REDP.

  • Rural Energy Programme awarded for outstanding contributionMay 7, 2016Rural Energy Programme awarded for outstanding contributionJanuary 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 DC from 14-17 December 2009. Mr. Kiran Man Singh, the National Programme Manager received the award for REDP's outstanding contribution to the South South Cooperation.

  • Camomile cultivation for livelihoods promotionMay 7, 2016Camomile cultivation for livelihoods promotionAugust 2009; The Sundevi User committee, comprising of 49 members in Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve, Jhalari village of Kanchanpur district has been cultivating Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla)' a herbal plant to extract oil. The herbs are being distilled into valuable essential oils under the supervision of Biosys-Nepal Ltd to ensure that the oil quality meets the high standards needed for selling as organically grown oil in the European market.