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26 Feb 2015 description

Rome, 26 February 2015 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Nepal are financing a US$37.7 million project to help 100,000 rural households and communities in up to six districts in the hilly and remote areas of the mid-western region better contend with climate change risks.

25 Feb 2015 description

Executive Summary

Background to the study
This case study forms part of a broader GICHD study on national capacities and residual contamination and is based on both desk-top research and findings from a GICHD mission to Nepal in April - May 2014. The GICHD hired a national consultant to assist with arranging and attending meetings as well as drafting the case study. The research team met with key stakeholders in Kathmandu and Chitwan Districts. A full list of meetings held during that mission is available in Annex I.

25 Feb 2015 description
report CARE

L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :

25 Feb 2015 description

MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to present you this latest edition of IMPACT, the CECI Nepal newsletter. In this issue you will get a glimpse of our major activities between August and December, 2014.

20 Feb 2015 description

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched

Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.

19 Feb 2015 description

Experts and stakeholders working in disaster risk management (DRM) have made a call to better integrate gender equality and social inclusion into DRM, in order to address the issues of women, children, persons with disabilities, poor and other vulnerable groups.

13 Feb 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mallika Aryal

SURKHET, Nepal, Feb 13 2015 (IPS) - On the night of Aug. 14, 2014, 10-year-old Hari Karki woke up to his grandfather’s loud yelling in the family’s home in Paagma, a small village in east Nepal.

He was warning Hari’s family to move out of the house immediately because they were getting flooded. It had been raining non-stop for a couple of days. Hari could hear the water gushing. He grabbed his sister’s and grandfather’s hands, waded through knee-deep water in his living room, and ran as fast as he could.

12 Feb 2015 description
report Guardian

Children as young as eight are working 15-hour days making bricks that have been used in major international development projects in Nepal, including a World Food Programme (WFP) project funded with $3.2m (£2m) of UK aid money.

12 Feb 2015 description

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today, ‘Assessing the Impact of the Scale-up of DFID’s Support to Fragile States’.

11 Feb 2015 description

NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

FEWER LIVES LOST

In 2014, Asia and the Pacific experienced 126 natural disasters, which affected a total of 85 million people. Significantly, casualties were a quarter of what they were in 2013, with nearly 4,000 people killed by disasters in the region. Floods and landslides were the primary causes of death according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).

10 Feb 2015 description

The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) is assisting Nepal’s Ministry of Education to build the capacity of curriculum developers and textbook writers to integrate peace and disarmament education into Nepal’s school curricular materials. Launched in 2013 in post-conflict Nepal, this project reinforces efforts to cement peace at the national level by helping children and teachers understand and adopt non-violent ways of dealing with conflict, and ultimately change their behavior.

10 Feb 2015 description

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For a developing country, nothing can be more demoralizing than a single disaster wiping out years of development. Countries that are prone to disasters have to prepare for the worst to protect what they’ve worked so hard to gain. Understanding disaster and climate risk management is an important step to safeguard development achievements.

09 Feb 2015 description

In 1967, as a Red Cross junior worker, President Konoé drove a Toyota ambulance from Kolkata to Kathmandu so that it could be donated to the Nepal Red Cross Society. Almost fifty years later in January 2015, he returned to Nepal for meetings with the National Society and the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, which was formed as a republic in 2008 following the abolishment of the monarchy.

06 Feb 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, February 6, 2015. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed new loan agreements totaling over US$140 million to help boost socio-economic development in six partner countries. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish and various ministers and other high-ranking officials of the beneficiary countries.

The bulk of the funding will help fund water-related projects aimed at helping strengthen the agriculture and water supply and sanitation sectors in the beneficiary countries.

06 Feb 2015 description

Key messages

  • Nepal is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and every year there are significant loss of lives and property, and livelihoods are destroyed. Therefore, continued support to vulnerable communities is needed to prepare for and reduce the impact of natural disasters in order to reinforce their resilience capacities.

  • More than 23 000 refugees who came from Bhutan in the 1990s are still hosted by Nepal. These refugees are not permitted to work and rely almost entirely on food assistance provided by UN Agencies.

04 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In December 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal remained relatively stable due to the increased supply of newly harvested summer crops and the smooth operation of transportation services across the country.

  • Overall inflation rate in December 2014 was 7.0 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 9.8 percent, as were several sub - groups: legume varieties (13.7 percent), fruits (13.3 percent), cereal grains (13.3 percent), and spices (11.7 percent) .

04 Feb 2015 description

UNRCPD’s Peace and Disarmament Education Programme

UNRCPD is committed to assisting Asia-Pacific states requesting support in delivering Peace and Disarmament education. Currently, UNRCPD is working with Nepal to implement a new model of delivering Peace and Disarmament education to meet post-conflict challenges – a model UNRCPD aims to bring to other countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Peace and Disarmament Education in Nepal (2013-2016)