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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

Pilot district courts aim to strengthen Nepal's judicial system

Tuesday, 12 August 2003: The Supreme Court of Nepal has appointed 11 district judges to four pilot district courts, a key step in a judicial reform project supported by UNDP. A second UNDP project is helping strengthen the rule of law by setting up arbitration boards to settle minor disputes at themore


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


Providing clean drinking water to economically impoverished urban households

July 2008; Since January 2008, members of some 584 low income households in Dhalko ' an economically impoverished neighbourhood in urban Kathmandu ' have been benefiting from access to clean drinking water. This particular endeavour to provide sanitary potable water to the households was undertaken more


Public Private Partnership for greener environment

September 2009; The garbage collectors are active from 6 o'clock in the morning in Hatkhola Chowk, the residential area of Biratnagar municipality. The collectors work for the Forum for Social Improvement and Environmental Development (FoSIED)' a private sector company working with the municipality more


Raju's journey to become an entrepreneur

April 2009; Raju Kumar Maharjan, 34, of Panga, Kirtipur has transformed his life since starting up a small business. He was an alcoholic but has turned away from drinking as he is now busy making colourful candles for sale. He makes at least 100 candles of various sizes in a full day's work. 'I bemore


Realization that education is Important dawns upon women of Lakurdanda, Dolakha

Among the different themes that UNDP has emphasized upon, women empowerment has begun to be seen in several villages where the Village Development Programme of Local Governance Programme (LGP) has been launched. Manakumari Tamang of Lakuridanda VDC of Dolakha district is at present studying in clasmore


Rebuilding more lives

December 2010; Chaudhary, 21 and Budha, 22 were verified as minors during the UN-led verification process in 2007. After being officially discharged from the Surkhet cantonment in February 2010, both of them contacted the toll free number and were subsequently referred to the UN Inter-agency Rehabilmore