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Economically empowering the rural poor......

Opportunity to start a new life ………... Samasuddin Ansari, 35, of Basantapatti  in Rautahat district is physically challenged. Both his legs got crippled due to polio and he got confined to wheelchair.  Under the Income Generation Activity (IGA) of UNDP’s Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP)more

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Election Observation Resource Centre re-established

February 2008; With the new date for the Constituent Assembly(CA) election rescheduled for 10 April 2008, the Election Commission (EC) has requested UNDP to re-open the 'Electoral Observation Resource Centre,' as a matter of urgency. To this effect, UNDP, after completing the preliminary inspectionmore

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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. Transmitting at 107.4 MHz, the signal coverage is reportedly being received in numerous VDCs in Baglung and adjoininmore

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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), many positive changes have been noticed in the rural villages of Nepal. The generation of electricity with the support omore

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Empowered women entrepreneurs of Pakuwa village

February 2008; Women from Pakuwa village, Pratibha and Nawabihani community organisation (CO) in Parbat district say, 'Earlier we were shy even to tell our names to a visitor but now we are able to present our achievements with pride.We have been able to take part in income generating activities. Itmore

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Empowering the communities through cyber cafes and tele-centres

September 2006; The day is not very far off when majority of rural people will have access to internet connections, with the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT): a far-fetched dream for many rural boys and girls of Nepal. Visitors are easily able to find Cyber Cafes in thmore

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Empowering the socially excluded

February 2010; The 'Agricultural and Professional Tools Producing Factory' lead by Raju Biswakarma, 28, in Tukuche, Kavrepalanchowk is earning anywhere between Rs 120,000 - Rs 200,000 a month. The factory produces agricultural and other metal items used for windows and doors which are sold in Patanmore

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Empowering women to strengthen local governance...

The Citizens’ Awareness Centers and Ward Citizens’ Forums have become an important foundation of decentralized local governance in Nepal. The communities inclusive of men and women from different economic and social status can express their opinions and take part in the local level decision making pmore

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Encouraging women to pursue legal profession

December 2010; The UNDP Enhancing Access to Justice for Consolidation of Peace in Nepal Project (A2J) project is maximising its efforts to increase the number of women in the judicial sector. In order to encourage more women to join this sector, the project has been organising one month long preparamore

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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 to private schools as long as they can afford, Kharbang witnesses a different scenario. The Tribhuvan school’s management more