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Bringing out the entrepreneurship in women ex-combatants

Women ex-combatants have excelled in starting up enterprises and are establishing themselves as entrepreneurs with the support from United Nations Inter Agency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP), a joint endeavour of UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and ILO. Bal Kumari Mahato, an ex-combatant discharged from Shaktmore

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Bringing the World Closer: Micro Hydro Operated Cable TV Network

November 2005; It might sound quite astounding, but the community people of a remote village called Dudilabhati are finding themselves very close to the rest of the world through connection of their TVs with the cable network of the disc antenna. This has become possible due to the micro hydro systemore

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Building safer communities

At the Citizen Awareness Center hall in Prastoka VDC, Bara district, a group of people are gathered to discuss women’s safety and security issues in the village. A facilitator asks some basic questions, "Where do you feel unsafe in your VDC?" and "What changes would help you feel safemore

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CCD, a hub for knowledge network

February 2009; The Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) in three weeks time since its opening has already hosted approximately 650 visitors, most of them being the members of Constituent Assembly and civil society. Until now, 92 CA members have signed up for the computer training and 75 have sigmore

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Camomile cultivation for livelihoods promotion

August 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 supervmore

Change in Mindsets

November 10, 2005; So-called Dalits (untouchables) of Chafamandu VDC-1 in Achham might not have expected to live through a day when they would cook and serve food to upper caste members of their society. But COPE teachers made this shift in the paradigm of social and cultural values. Balkalyan Primmore

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Chyuri - a wish fulfilling tree !

September 2010; About 200 entrepreneurs have received training in making herbal soap out of Chyuri (Aesandra butyracea ) through the UNDP Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) . Statistics show that there are more than 10 million Chyuri trees in 50 districts of Nepal. As a result of the tramore

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Citizen charters play increasingly important role in partner municipalities

November 2005; The growth of urban area of Nepal over the recent years has brought about corresponding challenges in urban governance. As the crucial relationship between good governance and development become ever more apparent, there is an urgent need on part of the development agencies to focus mmore

Civil society groups in Nepal endorse the Millennium Development Goals

Monday, 31 March 2003: Nepalese civil society organizations meeting in Kathmandu recently pledged to support efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to monitor both their own and the Government's activities in doing so. The national convention of the NGO Federation of Nepal, more

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Combatant turns into an independent entrepreneur

September 2010; To date, more than 1,484 men and women, verified minors and late recruits, discharged from Maoist cantonments in February 2010 have opted for the ongoing voluntary rehabilitation packages offered by the United Nations Interagency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP). A good number of thmore