• Seeding startup stars at Seedstars Kathmandu Oct 24, 2017

    Eight Nepali tech startups vied to win the Seedstars Kathmandu 2017 competition organized by MIC Nepal in partnership with UNDP

  • Discussing the path to a disaster-resilient nation: International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017 Oct 18, 2017
  • Parliamentary committee gives force to NHRC report Oct 13, 2017

    For the first time in the country, a parliamentary committee has examined the Annual Report of the National Human Rights Commission and prepared a separate analytical report with concrete directions to the government on implementing the Commission’s recommendations

  • Walled in by water Oct 12, 2017

    The flood-proofing drainage system in Nainhi in Mahottari built with support of UNDP, Government of Nepal and GEF has not only helped locals prepare better to withstand the rainy season, but also raised their productivity and mobility

  • Charting futures: Free drawing preparation initiative for safer reconstruction Oct 4, 2017

    UNDP recently joined hands with the Chautara Sangachowkgadhi Municipality in Sindhupalchowk to guide earthquake-affected homeowners in the district towards safer and more resilient reconstruction

  • Crucial to mainstream GESI in skills development programmes: Experts Oct 1, 2017

    Increasing access for women and disadvantaged groups in skills development programmes is essential if Nepal is serious about achieving its development goals, experts have said

  • Emerging from fear: Flood-control interventions in Mahottari Sep 30, 2017

    Thanks to flood-control measures put in place with the support of UNDP, Government of Nepal and GEF’s CFGORRP, residents of Sarpallo in Mahottari are far more confident about being able to minimize loss of life in flash floods

  • Quality and access over quantity in TVET: Report Sep 26, 2017

    The findings of a report on policy dialogue on the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy in Nepal was recently shared with development partners highlighting the need to focus on improving the relevance, access, quality and consistency of TVET programmes rather than on expansion alone

  • Bold ideas and skills on display at “Yantra4SDGs” Sep 24, 2017

    Organized by the Robotics Association of Nepal [RAN] in collaboration with UNDP Nepal and Nepal Engineers' Association, the #Yantra4SDGs session sought to explore how technological innovation could contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Kick-starting a new life Sep 22, 2017

    Once a cobbler on the streets of Rajbiraj, Kari Ram now runs a successful shoe-making enterprise—a flip of the switch he says he managed all thanks to help from UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme

  • Hope at last Sep 19, 2017

    For Rupandehi’s Prem Kumari, being helped UNDP’s Socio-Legal Aid Center through her legal problems was not just a reminder of the need to exercise her rights, but also of the many other women who were suffering owing to the difficulty of navigating a complex court system

  • Athletes run for SDGs at 11th Kathmandu Marathon Sep 17, 2017

    The 11th Kathmandu Marathon brought together a diverse group of athletes to #Run4SDGs. The event was held in partnership with UNDP, among other UN agencies, in recognition of the role of sport in promoting many of the cornerstones of the Sustainable Development Goals

  • On safer ground Sep 13, 2017

    Embankments constructed by the Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project in a village in Udaypur have proved effective in protecting residents and their properties against the impacts of heavy flooding—and worked wonders to restore locals’ confidence

  • Nepal developing proposal for Green Climate Fund, addressing risks related to melting glaciers Sep 12, 2017

    Nepal is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. A project to safeguard lives and livelihoods against flood and glacial lake outburst floods is now taking shape, targeting finance from the Green Climate Fund

  • Leading conflict resolution and accountability: Birbas Rural Municipality Sep 10, 2017

    A rural township in Gulmi is proving something of a role model in effectively implementing a mechanism to resolve locals’ grievances and disputes, and clearing a path for development

  • Forewarned, forearmed Sep 7, 2017

    With the installation and operationalization of Community-Based Flood Early Warning Systems at three strategic locations along the Ratu river in Mahottari by the Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project, vulnerable communities in areas at high risk of floods have been able to better prepare themselves against disaster

  • Plugging the gaps in recovery efforts Sep 7, 2017

    In order to address the paucity of skilled workers in the country that has been blamed for the slow pace of post-earthquake reconstruction in the country, UNDP’s SKILLS is committed to helping the Government of Nepal expand the quality, scope and access of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, particularly as relates to construction

  • Petty contractors eager for formalization of sector Sep 6, 2017

    In view of the benefits of being part of the formal sector—in terms of better regulation, recognition and access to facilities—along with contributing better to the nation’s infrastructure development goals, petty contractors are requesting the government to make provisions to help ease their passage

  • 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

  • Promoting greater governance: Parliamentarians mull OGP membership Sep 1, 2017

    Nepal’s parliamentarians have come together to discuss the potential benefits of joining the Open Governance Partnership, and how it could possibly reinforce the country’s commitment to good governance and help it gain credibility on the international stage

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