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  • More women on the political frontlines
    Sep 5, 2017

    Thanks to constitutional and legal provisions that introduced compulsory quotas for women in different posts in local governments, as well as intensive campaigns for women’s engagement in politics carried out by the Election Commission Nepal with the support of UNDP’s Election Support Project, a record number of women have won seats in the first two phases of the local-level elections

  • Making it count: Voter education campaign proves an eye-opener
    Aug 30, 2017

    The Election Commission Nepal’s voter education campaign, conducted with support of UNDP’s Election Support Project in 29 districts, has proved largely effective in bringing more people to the polls and ensuring their familiarity with the voting procedures so as to minimize the number of invalid votes around the country

  • Collective farming bringing communities together
    Jul 21, 2017

    In order make a difference and to implement a social cohesion campaign through inter-communal interaction and collaboration, SCDP is partnering with local actors to heal the psychologically divided communities in Sunsari

  • Five sisters in action!
    Jul 21, 2017

    A group of five sisters, from Munuwa village and others under the Melmilap Women Cooperative, are now actively involved in the promotion of social harmony through a forum where all can voice their opinions and continue conversations

  • Alcoholic Tek turns workaholic preacher
    Jul 21, 2017

    Not long ago, Tek Tamang spent his days drinking, gambling and causing nuisance. But when SCDP launched an initiative to promote social cohesion in Panchthar, Tek luckily, had the opportunity to attend a two-day training that changed his life forever

  • Connecting the Chepang community with government services
    Jul 21, 2017

    Janakala Chepang, who belongs to the highly marginalized indigenous Chepang community, had never had the chance to directly interact with government officials regarding public services, nor had she expected that some essential items were made available for free by the government

  • Cohesion campaign helps in knowledge transfer
    Jul 21, 2017

    A victim-turned-warrior, Maya is now known as a community mediator and a model farmer in Masuriya – a small town of Kailali district of Far Western region of Nepal.

  • Mobilizing mass media for voter education
    Jul 15, 2017

    The mass media played a crucial role in the Election Commission Nepal’s voter education campaign—conducted with support of UNDP’s Election Support Project—for the 2017 local level elections in helping to bring information regarding the voting process and the importance of taking part in polls directly to people’s homes through targeted messages disseminated through radio, TV and social media

  • Helping people help each other
    Jul 10, 2017

    As part of its efforts to help earthquake-affected communities in Nepal recover their livelihoods, UNDP’s Community Infrastructure and Livelihood Recovery Programme has been extending support to a number of cooperatives in hard-hit districts such as Nuwakot, in recognition of the role these entities play in affording members the opportunity to help each other rise out of poverty

  • Stronger together
    Jul 1, 2017

    MEDEP-supported cooperatives have given entrepreneurs across Nepal, women in particular, the chance to take business opportunities they would have otherwise been hard-pressed to pursue, as well as assume decision-making roles in their communities

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