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Post-COVID Tourism Recovery: Can nature-based tourism power Nepal’s green recovery

Although it is very early to predict the direction of tourism in post-COVID era, health and hygiene protocol and safety would be the prime concern of the visitors. Several tourism experts and…  


Towards a more sustainable and resilient society: COVID-19 should serve as an alarm and herald our transition to a sustainable society that takes climate action into account

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in ways we could not have imagined. The pandemic blurred political borders and exposed how interconnected the different socio-political systems and global economy are.…  


Taking the lead in a post-COVID world

The coronavirus scourge has led the world to realise that we all are connected and the whole world really is one large family. But at the same time, the pandemic has also introduced social distancing…  


A country can do anything it wants to when it is economically prosperous: Krishna Prasad Oli

The government has given due attention to COVID-19 recovery and the results will be seen in the future. Pandemics like this have taken place in the past and have often resulted in new ways of doing…  


Building bridges, surviving the pandemic and emerging stronger

The COVID-19 pandemic overall has not been kind to the LGBTIQ+ community as it continues to entrench existing inequalities, push hard-working individuals further down the socio-economic ladder, and…  


Biodiversity conservation and the impacts of nature-based tourism in the Annapurna Conservation Area

A majority of tourists arriving in Nepal visit its 20 protected areas (Pas) -- national park, wildlife reserve, conservation area, and hunting reserve. PAs and their surroundings receive about 60…  


A green post-pandemic recovery and resilience plan for Nepal

Nature-based solutions will not only help immediate recovery but also strengthen key sectors that help build resilience to climate change-related risks and disasters.  


A Smart City is only possible with smart citizens, smart governance, smart economy, and smart infrastructure

Among Nepal’s 753 local government units, Syangja’s Waling Municipality has been at the forefront of championing the digital agenda. The municipality has developed a ‘Smart Waling’ mobile application…  


Human Rights Due Diligence Assessment of Business Sector in COVID19 Response

Enhancing Access to Justice through Institutional Reform Project (A2J Project), a joint undertaking of UNDP Nepal and Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA), in collaboration with…  


The measures taken to control the pandemic were good but inadequate: Bimala Rai Paudyal

Bimala Rai Paudyal, a member of the National Assembly, speaks about the Nepal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its shortcomings in her own words. The biggest challenge to the…  

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