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  • 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

  • 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

  • Taking up the reins: Leadership Excellency Orientation for women parliamentarians Aug 31, 2017

    Women parliamentarians recently underwent an intensive orientation organized by UNDP’s Parliament Support Project in collaboration with the Women Parliamentarian Coordination Committee to help them identify and bring out their inner strengths and abilities, and employ these in transformative leadership

  • Making it count: Voter education campaign proves an eye-opener Aug 30, 2017

    The Election Commission Nepal’s voter education campaign, conducted with support of UNDP’s Election Support Project in 29 districts, has proved largely effective in bringing more people to the polls and ensuring their familiarity with the voting procedures so as to minimize the number of invalid votes around the country

  • MPs call for NHRC reform Aug 30, 2017

    Raising concerns over increasing human rights violations in the country, parliamentarians have put forth suggestions to review and restructure the National Human Rights Commission to render it more effective in the federal context

  • Examining Nepal’s new civil code through gendered lenses Aug 21, 2017

    The extent to which the provisions of a proposed civil code could potentially enhance or hamper gender equality formed the crux of discussions at a recent interaction between women parliamentarians and the Legislation Committee of the Parliament, held with UNDP support

  • UN humanitarian team activated in Nepal in wake of severe floods and landslides Aug 15, 2017

    The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has been activated in Nepal to support response efforts in the aftermath of severe floods that have hit the nation, the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country has said

  • MPs focused on the implementation of NHRC recommendation Aug 8, 2017

    MPs of Nepal have emphasized on the effective implementation of the National Human Rights Commission Report’s recommendation for the protection and promotion of human rights in Nepal

  • An upgrade for Nepal’s voter registration system Aug 8, 2017

    An innovative upgrade for the voter registration system in Nepal is ready to be piloted, after a nearly two-year development effort by the Electoral Support Project, implemented by UNDP Nepal and supported by the European Union and Norway

  • Parliament goes live! Jul 28, 2017

    In an effort to render itself more accessible and accountable to the people, Nepal’s Legislature-Parliament—with assistance from UNDP’s Parliament Support Programme—will be live-streaming sessions on its revamped website and connecting to users through a new mobile app

  • Matching skills with jobs in tourism and hospitality Jul 27, 2017

    Better pay, working environment and career advancement opportunities are necessary if the skilled workforce produced by tourism/hospitality schools in Nepal are to be retained, say stakeholders

  • 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?

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