The Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme is implemented by the Ministry of Finance (MoF), with technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This project is expected to support the Government of Nepal and related stakeholders in strengthening the national capacities to effectively and efficiently access, manage, deploy and monitor climate finance from the Green Climate Fund

  • Unpacking the SDGs in Nepal: SDG weekly article series Jun 22, 2017
  • A giant step out of poverty Jun 22, 2017

    Man Bahadur Bika has been able to distance himself both from the poverty and discrimination he faced in his home village With the advent of his metal workshop in Burtibang, Baglung--part of whose success he attributes to the support he received from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

  • Baking for better days Jun 20, 2017

    Shanta Maya and Santosh Gurung, who had been among those displaced by a massive landslide that hit Ghandruk 10 years ago, have bounced back from the disaster to peddle fresh baked goods to locals and nearby businesses, thanks in part to support from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

  • Righting historical wrongs: UNDP-supported monitoring group takes on caste-based discrimination Jun 19, 2017

    The National Dalit Commission's Joint Monitoring Group, formed with UNDP support, has helped over 30 families access justice, as well as raising awareness among thousands of Nepalis regarding existing anti-discrimination laws

  • In mist, rose a paper mill Jun 15, 2017

    Poorna Bahadur Gurung found his calling in crafting the coveted lokta paper in a factory he established in scenic Ghandruk, and credits support from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre as having been vital in upgrading production and raising efficiency

  • From pilots to policies: Improving medical waste management Jun 13, 2017

    With support from the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP, the Center for Public Health and Environmental Development has launched a project to demonstrate best practices in avoiding waste burning and raising awareness on pollutants

  • MPs pledge for stronger mitigation against eco hazards Jun 13, 2017

    Nepal's parliamentarians pledged for strong law enforcement along with positive attitude to conserve environment

  • Taking up the mantle: From entrepreneurs to local leaders Jun 9, 2017

    A number of micro-entrepreneurs supported by UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme have successfully participated in the recently-held local elections and come to be role models for others in their community

  • Connecting with nature, celebrating loved ones Jun 8, 2017

    UN staff plant commemorative trees at the Smriti Batika in Mulpani in a show of commitment to environment conservation

  • NRA launches toll-free helpline Jun 1, 2017

    In Nepal, a new toll-free helpline launched by the National Reconstruction Authority with UNDP's support is set to connect quake-affected people directly with the government

  • Parched no more May 24, 2017

    Zero-energy hydrams installed by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme and the Center for Rural Technology Nepal have enabled irrigation for the benefit of vegetable farmers in rural Kavre

  • Pedalling forward May 22, 2017

    Learning a new skill through a training offered by UNDP and the Nepal Government’s NCCSP has meant the difference between desperation and hope for Dang’s Kallu Sahi Miya

  • When water comes home May 16, 2017

    The extension of drinking water pipelines to households in a village in Dang by UNDP and the Government of Nepal’s NCCSP has served to allay a long-running shortage of water in the area, as well as soothing tensions amid locals and easing life in general

  • E-governance initiative for resilient construction in Kathmandu Valley May 2, 2017

    Three municipalities in the Valley have made an official shift in favor of improved governance in building practices and compliance with the National Building Code with the adoption of the Electronic Building Permit System, initiated by UNDP

  • The story of a return May 1, 2017

    Manjari was able to reclaim her old life and her dignity thanks to a joint intervention on the part of the National Human Rights Commission and UNDP to promote and protect the rights of people with mental disability

  • A future in sight: UNDP helps a visually-impaired man come home Apr 25, 2017

    UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme was able to help visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk acquire both his identity papers and a roof over his head after the earthquake through the Resilient Communities Through Building Back Better project funded by the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission

  • UNDP-piloted EQ-safe housing technologies included in Government catalogue Apr 5, 2017

    Two technologies for EQ safe housing piloted by UNDP have been approved by the Government of Nepal and included in the “Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses Volume II"

  • Nominations open for 2017 N-Peace Awards Apr 3, 2017

    The N-Peace Awards are calling for candidates to be nominated for the latest iteration of the prize

  • Regional meet on Sustainable Energy for LDCs held in Kathmandu Mar 23, 2017

    The regional meeting on sustainable energy was aimed at building national leadership in the energy sector, creating stronger multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve access to finance, and reaching out to the poorest and supporting bottom-up approaches