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  • 24 Sep 2009
    UNDP supports early recovery in the flood affected areas

    In order to support the Koshi flood affected victims start a new livelihood, after their return to their original places, UNDP joined hands with WFP in its Food for Work programme with cash top up in 23 wards of 4 affected Village Development Committees (VDCs)- Shripur, Haripur, Paschim Kushaha and Laukahi.

  • 10 Sep 2009
    Report on Assessment of Village Development Committee Governance and the Use of the Block Grants Launched

    The report, Assessment of Village Development Committee Governance and the Use of the Block Grants was launched today in Kathmandu by the Honourable Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada. The report is expected to help guide the work of the Government, the VDCs, civil society and the donor organisations involved in supporting local governance and development.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    Government officials participate in peace-sensitive development planning workshop

    Over 40 officials from the National Planning Commission and Line Ministries participated in the workshop- Strengthening Collaborative Leadership Capacities for Peace-sensitive Development Planning and Governance, organised by the UNDP Peace Building and Recovery unit with support from the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP HQs.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    CA members discuss Nepal Human Development Report

    The Honourable Constituent Assembly (CA) members participated in the interaction programme on the Nepal Human Development Report 2009. UNDP organised the programme as part of the public outreach strategy to stir debates and discussions on the report for way forward.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    Constituent Assembly members form MDGs task force to fight against poverty

    The Constituent Assembly members have formed a team of ten to champion the cause of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) inside the Parliament and in their respective constituencies, supported by the United Nations Millennium Campaign. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper met the CA members recently and briefed them on the importance of MDGs for Nepal.

  • 19 Aug 2009
    Strengthening capacity for negotiation and consensus-building

    As part of its support to the Constituent Assembly (CA) in the process of drafting a new constitution, the UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) project has launched a new initiative to strengthen the capacity of Constituent Assembly members to negotiate and build constructive consensus.

  • 18 Aug 2009
    Voices of the marginalized communities

    A one-day interaction programme on the ‘Role of Media on the Issues of Marginalized Communities’, was organised by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) at the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) on 20 July, chaired by Mr. Dharmendra Jha, President of the FNJ. The programme was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, Rt. Honourable Subash Chandra Nembang, participated by the CA members, civil society organizations, editors and representatives of the media.

  • 06 May 2009
    Loktantrik Sambaad (Democracy Dialogues)

    The UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) project has been active in organising ‘Loktantrik Sambaad’ (Democracy Dialogues) throughout Nepal. The project has funded 15 NGOs, representing the historically marginalized communities of Nepal, including: Dalits, Indigenous Peoples, Madhesis, Disabled, Remote Areas and Youth, to collect submissions for the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • 25 Apr 2009
    Viewing Nepal’s progress towards peace: UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board members in Nepal

    Eight members of the joint Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) from donor and programme countries visited Nepal from 18-25 April. The participating member states were Angola, Azerbaijan, Haiti,Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sweden and the United Republic of Tanzania.

  • 07 Apr 2009
    New techniques of farming on sandy soils

    Seed grants and advice for growing watermelons, cucumbers and tomatoes on the banks of the Dodha river, Kailali have boosted the income of 15 of the poorest members of Ram Laxman Community Forest.

  • 07 Apr 2009
    Strengthening the capacity of the Election Commission to administer elections

    UNDP’s Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal project, has been organising trainings at the national level on Building Resources in Democracy, Governance & Elections (BRIDGE).

  • 07 Apr 2009
    ‘Communicating with Authority’

    The Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) recently organised a training on `Communicating with Authority’ for the Constitutent Assembly (CA) members and Civil Society. The session included topics such as giving short speeches and statements. The training covered both theoretical and practical sessions where the participants delivered short speeches in given time and structure.

  • 25 Feb 2009
    Integrating disaster risk management into development planning

    The UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal (DRRN) project organised a five-day (20-24 Feb) national level training in partnership with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (APDC) on Integrating Disaster Risk Management into Development Planning with the assistance of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department.

  • 24 Feb 2009
    Supporting the localization of Millennium Development Goals

    A joint mission from UNDP Regional Centre Bangkok and SNV Asia Regional Office, Vietnam under the UNDP-SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) partnership for cooperation agreement - Strengthening local level capacities for achieving the MDGs, visited Nepal from 14-23 February. The UNDP-SNV partnership has been supporting the ongoing project Localization of MDGs in District Planning and Monitoring in Nepal. This project is implemented by the Ministry of Local Development in 5 districts- Jumla, Humla, Mugu and Dolpa and Taplejung.

  • 21 Feb 2009
    Developing capacity for peace

    UNDP’s Assistance to the Peace Process in Nepal (APPN) project has been providing technical assistance to the peace process since the beginning of 2007. At the request of the Government, the project ran a one-day workshop on 21 February to bring out the priorities and plan of action for formulating a new project to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), to implement its mandate for a successful peace process.

  • 19 Feb 2009
    Support to the Constituent Assembly

    The Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) since its opening in January has already received approximately 750 visitors, most of them the members of Constituent Assembly (CA) and civil society.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Support to the Peace Process in Nepal

    The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) with support from UNDP Assistance to the Peace Process in Nepal (APPN) project organised a one day workshop to identify the priorities of the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) for 2009. The workshop also contributed towards effective communication between the Peace Fund management, donors, implementing agencies and partners, especially after the relocation of the NPTF to the MoPR.

  • 19 Jan 2009
    Center for Constitutional Dialogue Comes into Operation

    The Center for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD) was inaugurated today by the Rt. Hon’ble Subash Chandra Nembang, Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly. The Centre, established with the assistance of the UNDP/Support to Participatory Constitution Building Project (SPCBN) and a consortium of donors (Denmark, Norway, DFID, Switzerland, USAID/OTI) are committed to supporting the constitution building process in Nepal. The Centre is governed by a national advisory board and will work in close collaboration with the CA Secretariat to support the constitution building process.

  • 15 Jan 2009
    Earthquake Safety Day commemorated

    The eleventh earthquake safety day was celebrated on 15 January by the National Committee for Earthquake Safety Day under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • 02 Jan 2009
    `Rautes’ visit capital to ensure their nomadic rights

    A group of six `Rautes’, the nomadic tribe from the western Nepal hills, completed their week long visit to Kathmandu in early January. During their high profile tour to the capital, they met with President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subhash Nembang and Finance Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai.