Stories


Invest in a better future at home: Story of Returnee Migrants

With the support of local governments, the Value Chain Development of Fruit and Vegetables Project (VCDP) of UNDP identified returnee migrants who wished to opt for agri-entrepreneurship as a way of…  


MPs pledge to address concerns of endangered Bankariya community

Thuli Maya Bankariya is now in her seventies. She is the only eldest member of Bankariya ethnic group residing at Musedhap of Manahari Rural Municipality-4 in Makwanpur, which lies some 30 km west…  


Using smartphones for electoral education

Nirwachan Sikshya is based on the curriculum on elections and democracy that ECN developed for secondary school social studies teachers. The application contains seven chapters on topics such as…  


Women rebuilding their own homes in Gorkha

The unique thing about the year old Nepal Housing Reconstruction Project (NHRP), supported by the government of India, is that it ensures women’s involvement at every level, staring from policy making…  


Mobile markets safeguard the livelihoods of farmers during lockdown

Over 1,000 farmers are currently selling their vegetables and fruits through mobile market program, as it ensures the farmers get a fair price of their produce while also making sure the consumers get…  


Farmers in Dhankuta adapt to changing climates with innovative technology

Despite the pandemic, Tej Kumar Sijali Magar has been growing vegetables in his small farm in the hills of Dhankuta. Magar’s tunnel house produces both seasonal and non-seasonal organic vegetables, a…  


Linking skills training with business

UNDP's COVID Response initiatives implemented in partnership with local govts are creating income opportunities for the affected people. She lost her husband four years ago. Father is chronically ill.…  


Not just a foot trail

How local governments & communities are working together to create livelihood opportunities for the people impacted by COVID-19 in Nepal. It is a warm mid-March afternoon. Twenty something locals are…  


Women driving economic transformation of Nepali villages

Sindhuli is one of the most beautiful hill districts in Nepal's Bagmati Province. Over the past few years, the district saw a gradual increase in the number of women entrepreneurs. Most of these were…  


Addressing multi-hazard risks in urban areas of Nepal

Due to rapid urbanization and growth, several cities in Nepal are vulnerable to multi-hazard risks and their impacts. With support from European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, United…  

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