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  • 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.

  • 17 Jan 2012
    Nepal commemorates the 14th National Earthquake Safety Day

    On 16 January, the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai kicked off an event at a rally followed by several other events throughout the week to mark the Earthquake Safety day.

  • 16 Jan 2012
    Are we prepared ?

    Op-Ed by Mr. Robert Piper, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal on earthquake preparedness

  • 02 Jan 2012
    US$ 5.7 million approved for life-saving HIV drugs and supplies

    UNDP in Nepal has signed the US$5.7 million agreement with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) for Round 7 Phase 2 grant. UNDP received the first of two disbursements—US$2.4 million, from the GFATM on 19 October 2011.

  • 20 Dec 2011
    Handover of fire safety equipment to 5 Municipalities of Kathmandu Valley

    A number of recent reports have underscored that making Nepal safer will require strong first response capacity. In Nepal, every year fire causes significant loss of life and property. Annually there are more than 1500 fires across the country, costing more than 43 lives, and NRs 350 million in damage. Densely populated urban centers are particularly prone to fire hazards.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway meets LGBTI community

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway met with the LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender Individuals) community at CruiseAIDS (an independent Community-Based Organization affiliated with the Blue Diamond Society or BDS) to learn about the challenges and stigmatization connected to people with HIV & STI, as well as sexual and gender minorities.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    With Completion of Peace Process, A New Chapter for Nepal says UNDP Chief

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway wrapped up their joint official four day visit to Nepal yesterday with optimistic words for the next phase of that country’s development after years of conflict.

  • 04 Nov 2011
    Environmental trends and deep inequalities threaten progress for the poor

    The new UNDP Human Development Report, “Equity and Sustainability: A Better Future for All,” was launched today by Hon’ble Deependra Bahadur Kshetry,Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission. The report places Nepal 157th out of 187 countries with an increase in the Human Development Index from 0.428 in 2010 to 0.458 in 2011. Nepal ranked 138 out of 169 countries in 2010.

  • 30 Sep 2011
    Managing solid waste through public private partnership

    Until few years ago the sanitation situation of Biratnagar Municipality, a major industrial hub and the second largest city in Nepalwas in a bad condition. Garbage was left in the open in public places. The Municipality was not able to provide a door-to-door collection service or sanitary disposal of solid wastes. According to the city data for 2008 Biratnagar, this densely populated city with 22 wards produces about 55 tons of garbage everyday.