Promoting Green Recovery Project 




1 January 2021 – 31 May 2022

Geographic Coverage:

All seven provinces (selected municilpailities)

Focus Area:

Energy, Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management

Collaborating Institutions:


  •  Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population


  • Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar
  • Narayani Hospital, Birgunj
  • Provincial Hospital, Surkhet
  • Janakpur Hospital, Janakpurdham
  • Rapti Provincial Hospital
  • Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj
  • Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni

Local Governments

  • Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City
  • Tillotama Municipality
  • Waling Municipality
  • Birendranagar Municipality
  • Bheemdatta Municipality
  • Lalitpur Metropolitan City
  • Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City
  • Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City

Private Sector

  • NCell


China AID


Budget: US$ 2,390,521


The Promoting Green Recovery Project (PGRP) is geared toward supporting COVID-19 recovery in Nepal. It works with various development partners to provide effective management of health care waste from hospitals to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission; support governments at the local level in effective management of municipal waste; and promote sustainable urban mobility through cycling campaign.

The project through UNDP’s Rapid Financing  facility in response to catalyze solutions to the pandemic through UNDP's "COVID 2.0" offer - Beyond Recovery: Towards 2030, prioritizes creating employment opportunities and fostering business recovery and green growth in the post-COVID context in line with UN Nepal Framework for Responding to the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19. PGRP contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 1 (No Poverty), 3 (Good health and Well-being), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible consumption and production), and 17 (Partnerships for The Goal).

People managing hopital waste
Photo credit: Sanjay K Kurmi

Gender and Social Inclusion

Gender and social inclusion is a core component of the project, and women are the primary direct beneficiaries of the project. While providing technical support on COVID-19 health care waste treatment, trainings ensure equal participation from female health workers. Moreover, the specific needs of the waste handlers, including of women, is ensured while providing personal protective gears; and any  equipment installed by the project ensures accessibility.

PGRP will create employment opportunities and enhance skills for up to 1,500 people from the most vulnerable groups: 200 people (50% women, targeting existing informal waste workers) will be provided with skills training and jobs in collection, segregation and management of urban waste; and 1,300 people (70% women) in the production of compost and biogas, and commercial organic farming.

The project, in collaboration with Ncell, will distribute around 110 cycles in 2021 to girls/women in two municipalities in the Terai in order to support their mobility. Moreover, partner municipalities and private sector partners at the local level will distribute more cycles to select girls/women to not only promote mobility among women and girls, but also promote alternative lifestyle choices that are environmentally friendly.

Expected Outputs of the Project           

OUTPUT 1: Improved management of medical waste and public knowledge and preparedness (Supported through China Aid)

OUTPUT 2: Green Recovery through effective and improved waste management promoted (Supported through UNDP’s Rapid Financing Facility)

OUTPUT 3:  Sustainable urban mobility and environment-friendly lifestyle choices for urban populations promoted through cycling campaign

cycle and people




FAQ (Urban Mobility-Green Way App)





UNDP focal point:
Pragyajan Yalamber Rai
Portfolio Manager
UN House, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
GPO Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal

Project focal point:

Bhasker Kafle
Project Manager
Tara House, Sanepa, Lalitpur
GPO Box 107, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 15013055 ext. 206

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