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  • 21 Aug 2012
    Macroeconomic policies play important role for promoting gender equality

    The Hon'ble Vice Chair of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Hon'ble Members of the NPC, the Governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Reserve Bank of Nepal), Chief Secretary and 12 Secretaries engaged in an in-depth discussion on gender and macroeconomic policy management during a 2-day high level interaction programme on 20-21 August 2012, organized by the National Planning Commission with support from Strengthening Planning and Monitoring Capacity of NPC project/UNDP Nepal and UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok.

  • 15 Aug 2012
    Building a Better Nepal: Partnering with Youth National Youth Festival 2012

    To celebrate the International Youth Day, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Youth NGO Federation Nepal and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme jointly organized National Youth Festival on August 12-13, 2012 in Kathmandu, with financial and technical support from several NGOs, INGOs and organizations working in youth, employment, poverty alleviation and other areas. The theme for National Youth Festival 2012 “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth” is a global call to action for young people and other stakeholders to develop partnership with youth and engage youth towards building a better world.

  • 06 Aug 2012
    Products of Nepalese entrepreneurs find international market

    The entrepreneurs supported by UNDP Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) organised a small scale exhibition at the Australian Embassy, coinciding with the visit of Richard Marles, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs. On behalf of the Government of Nepal, Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel, was present on the occasion to interact with and observe the products of the micro-entrepreneurs.

  • 09 Jul 2012
    “Search and rescue capacity important for crisis response….”

    About 35 experts and participants from 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region shared their crisis response strategies, progress and the shortcomings to cope with natural disasters, during the 2-day International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Kathmandu recently. The regional meeting was hosted by the Government of Nepal with technical support from UN OCHA, Humanitarian Support Unit Nepal for the second time in Kathmandu after April 2009.

  • 07 Jun 2012
    Sustainable energy for all (SE4ALL)

    The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) 4-day mission to Nepal ended with a hope to get different partners working together on energy sector in the country. SE4ALL is UN Secretary General’s initiative launched in September 2011. The initiative aims at ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

  • 24 May 2012
    Electoral Education and Information Center opens for public

    The newly constructed Electoral Education and Information Center (EEIC) was inaugurated at the Election Commission Nepal today by the Right Honourable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.

  • 07 May 2012
    Policy makers, bureaucrats discuss disaster, climate risk...

    Policy makers and bureaucrats of Nepal have been working to integrate Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Risk Management (CRM) agenda into development plans. Some government officials from the National Planning Commission and sectoral ministries engaged in a fruitful discussion and developed a framework to integrate DRM/CRM into national development process during the two and a half day workshop organised by UNDP, supported by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

  • 07 May 2012
    Second opportunity for citizens to register as eligible voters.......

    After completing the first round of nationwide voter registration process, the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) is currently displaying the preliminary list of voters in 75 districts, Village Development Committees (VDCs) and ward offices for ‘claims and objections’.

  • 07 May 2012
    South South Cooperation

    The UNDP Nepal Country Office received a high level Afghan government delegation in coordination with the UNDP country office in Afghanistan as part of South South cooperation.

  • 17 Apr 2012
    National Planners trained on mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and Climate Risk Management

    Sustainable Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Climate Risk Management (CRM) and the protection of development gains in Nepal requires the mainstreaming of these approaches into planning, policies and programmes. In recognition of the importance of these issues, a national training on mainstreaming DRM and CRM was jointly organized by the National Planning Commission and the UNDP Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme with technical support from Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.

  • 02 Apr 2012
    Solar lights illuminate Butwal streets

    With the promotion of solar energy through public private partnership, the local economy of Butwal is booming and the initiative has also become a model technology for other cities to replicate.

  • 30 Mar 2012
    Kirtipur masons trained on earthquake resilient building

    Thirty two masons from the Kirtipur municipality were trained in earthquake resilient technology in building construction from March 26 to 30, 2012. The training was led by the Kirtipur municipality and supported by UNDP Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP) with technical service from National Society for Earthquake Technology/ Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (NSET/ADPC).

  • 12 Mar 2012
    Nepali Planners Getting ready for Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning

    UNDP Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP) is supporting for an e-learning courses on Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning (RSLUP). The key objective of the course is to orient and sensitize the planners and engineers of Government and Municipal staffs on Risk sensitive land Use Planning. The course started on 12th March 2012 and will run until 29th April 2012.

  • 29 Feb 2012
    10.19m voters digitally registered

    As of mid February 2012, the signatures, fingerprints and photographs of 10.19 million voters (10,190,689 citizens) have been digitallycaptured. The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) started the nationwide voter registration of all citizens 16 years and above in September 2010 with the support of UNDP Election Support Project (ESP).

  • 29 Feb 2012
    AusAID, UNDP sign AUD 3.1 m cost sharing agreement to reduce poverty in Nepal

    UNDP Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP)and AusAID have once again ventured on a new partnership (AUD 3.1 million or US$ 3.3 m) to reduce poverty in Nepal. This is expected to directly benefit 5500 entrepreneurs and create 8000 new jobs in 2012. With this, the total funding of AusAID for MEDEP will amount to AUD 9.015m (US$ 9.6 m).

  • 17 Feb 2012
    Dialogue for collaborative leadership

    16 leaders from 11 districts, belonging to seven different political parties actively participated in a four day intensive national level workshop to learn the art of ‘dialogue’ as an important part of leadership during a period of democratic transition.

  • 12 Feb 2012
    Op-Ed - Putting the record straight

    Op-ed by UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Robert Piper on Verified Minors and Late Recruits (VMLRs)

  • 10 Feb 2012
    Knowledge products on environment,energy and climate change launched

    A new knowledge product; Decentralized Energy Access and the Millennium Development Goals was launched jointly by the Minister of Environment Hem Raj Tated, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission Deependra Kshetri and UNDP Country Director Shoko Noda, during the ‘Knowledge Sharing Event for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Knowledge Products,’ organized by the Government of Nepal and UNDP.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    Medicinal plants help reduce human-wildlife conflict

    The UNDP Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP) has been promoting Mentha and Camomilecultivation near the protected and buffer-zone areas for the last five years. These aromatic plants are high value cash crops that grow very well in this region. This is also the best non-lethal way to keep unruly rhinos away from farms and avoid crop destruction and the resultant human-wildlife conflict.

  • 30 Jan 2012
    Nepalese women win recognition for innovation

    The Solid Waste Management and Community Mobilization Programme, a waste collection and recycling initiative of over 1,000 households and businesses run by Nepalese women has become the winner of global SEED award in the category of gender equality.