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  • Towards innovation: Glocal Teen Hero Jul 24, 2017

    Winner of the Glocal Teen Hero 2016 prize, Shantosh Lamichhane, is proof of the power of youth in accelerating innovation

  • Nepal: Taking action for sustainable development Jul 21, 2017

    What are the bold actions being taken by the Government and UNDP to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal?

  • MPs pledge to strengthen public climate finance processes Jul 11, 2017

    Parliamentarians in Nepal have pledged to closely monitor the use of climate finance and help improve the national system to successfully access global funds available to the vulnerable communities for addressing climate change impacts

  • 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

  • Reinforcing the link between mental health and human rights Jul 7, 2017

    In order to extend the advocacy of the National Human Rights Commission to cover the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with mental disabilities, the NHRC Strategy Plan Support Project under UNDP recently held a workshop geared at better sensitizing human rights defenders and health workers of the Far West

  • TVET for all: Call for GESI-friendly technical-vocational programmes Jul 7, 2017

    Experts have underlined the need to increase and improve access of targeted marginalized groups to TVET programmes and opportunities in the country

  • Need of M & E mechanism to ensure quality of TVET programmes Jul 6, 2017

    Stakeholders in the TVET sector in Butwal have expressed the need for proper monitoring and evaluation of technical and vocational trainings currently being provided across the country so as to ensure their quality and effectiveness

  • Steering the automotive repair & service sector in the right direction Jul 4, 2017

    A recent visit to an “Auto Village” in Butwal, Rupandehi, proved fruitful for UNDP and government representatives in learning about potential policy-level interventions needed to tackle the challenges faced by the region’s automotive repair and service sector

  • Youths call for action on climate change Jul 4, 2017

    Young people recently participated in a special session of the Mock Youth Parliament forum held to mark World Environment Day, a programme that raised a number of lively debates on existing strategies to do with mitigating the effects of climate change in Nepal as well as possible policy solutions

  • 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

  • Upskilling in action Jun 29, 2017

    A visit to a dairy farm in Lumbini proves fruitful for representatives of the Government of Nepal and UNDP—engaged in soliciting inputs for a review of the TVET policy—through documentation of the benefits and challenges of informal technical trainings provided by private enterprises

  • 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

  • Hailing the big impact of small business Jun 28, 2017

    UNDP celebrated the first Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Day with an exhibition of products made by the micro-entrepreneurs supported by its Micro-Enterprise Development Programme, as a testament to the power of small business

  • Scale, quality and access: Policy dialogues on improving TVET in Nepal Jun 28, 2017

    At the most recent iteration of ongoing policy consultations on improvements to Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Nepal, stakeholders in Butwal offered a range of views on gaps in the existing TVET policy and potential mitigative interventions

  • Wider horizons Jun 24, 2017

    Sunti Purja is among the many female entrepreneurs who—despite having little to no formal education—have managed to set up their own businesses and come to be role models for their communities, bolstered by backing received from UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme

  • Being off the grid does not mean being powerless Jun 23, 2017

    A look at the strides made by UNDP in extending energy access to rural poor people and
in formulating appropriate policies for energy promotion

  • GREEN CLIMATE FUND READINESS PROGRAMME Jun 22, 2017

    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