Our Stories

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Making the most of every drop
    Jun 30, 2017

    The introduction of rainwater harvesting in a village of Dailekh by the Nepal Climate Change Support Programme has opened locals’ eyes to manageable ways to deal with water shortages caused by climate change

  • A 'clean' path to empowerment
    Jun 30, 2017

    The Ghandruk Pure Water Factory, set up partly with the support of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre has made a crucial contribution to keeping the neighborhood and trekking route clean, as well as empowering local women by providing them employment and the opportunity to manage a business

  • An abundance of green
    Jun 29, 2017

    Dil Bahadur and Bal Narsingh Kumal have managed to usher in transformational change in their community by taking the initiative to bring in a community pump-irrigation scheme that has turned the once largely unproductive hillside into a green vegetable paradise, an effort in which they were aided in part by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre