11,607 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
28 Jun 2017 description

This policy brief synthesises key findings and recommendations for decision-making under uncertainty in the agriculture sector in Nepal. This brief highlights the methodologies used for selection of champion climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices for different agro-ecological regions of Nepal and recommendations for scaling up the champion CSA technologies and practices in Nepal. Adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector and allied sectors is a major current and future challenge for Nepal.

27 Jun 2017 description

This policy brief synthesises key findings and recommendations for decision-making under uncertainty in the agriculture sector in Nepal. This brief highlights the methodologies used for selection of champion climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices for different agro-ecological regions of Nepal and recommendations for scaling up the champion CSA technologies and practices in Nepal. Adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector and allied sectors is a major current and future challenge for Nepal.

26 Jun 2017 description

Livelihoods are fundamentally about what people do to meet their needs over time, including how they cope with and recover from shocks. Understanding how people do this is a central part of the work of the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC).

This report synthesizes findings on livelihoods from quantitative and qualitative research projects conducted by SLRC from 2011 to 2016 in eight countries affected by fragility and conflict to varying degrees: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

25 Jun 2017 description
report ActionAid

This is a summary publication of the main lessons learned from ActionAid flagship project Ready for Anything that was implemented from July 2013 to December 2016. The project promoted a holistic approach to building community resilience in rural communities in Afghanistan, Malawi, Myanmar and Nepal. It aimed to equip women in the target communities with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead community resilience building. Women and families were supported to adapt farming practices to tackle climate change, using a Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture approach.

25 Jun 2017 description
file preview
English version
file preview
Nepali version

This issue covers the period of mid-November 2016 to mid-March 2017, the second trimester of Nepali Fiscal Year 2073/74 (the Nepali months of Mangsir, Paush, Magh, and Falgun). It is based on the outcomes of NeKSAP District Food Security Network (DFSN) meetings held in 74 of 75 districts in March 2017.

23 Jun 2017 description

Out of 2.7 million hectares of agricultural land in Nepal, only 1.3 Mha have irrigation facilities. The majority of irrigation systems are small and medium-scale. Agriculture is a mainstay of the economy of Nepal, providing about 33% of the gross domestic product (GDP) and supporting the livelihoods of most of the population. Livelihoods based on agriculture are vulnerable due to the monsoon climate and the topography.

22 Jun 2017 description

Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.

With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. This overview document presents incidents reported over a 27-month period. It includes data shared by Report the Abuse and incidents reported in open sources and by Security in Numbers Database (SiND) partner agencies. It does not present a representative sample, but instead provides insight into the nature of these incidents.

18 Jun 2017 description

Key messages

  • A devastating earthquake struck central Nepal in April 2015, killing over 9 000 people and flattening entire villages. To date, the European Commission has released €16.4 million of humanitarian funding to help address the most urgent needs: emergency shelter, emergency healthcare, water and sanitation, livelihood support, and logistics.

16 Jun 2017 description

Moizza Binat Sarwar and Nathaniel Mason

Executive summary

In this study, we identify and analyse successes and challenges to providing equitable access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural areas of Nepal. We do this with the purpose of identifying entry points for change that can support government and non-government agencies in their efforts to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’ in meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which aims to provide access to water and sanitation for all by 2030.

16 Jun 2017 description

This report is the result of 2100 surveys completed in randomly selected households throughout the 14 priority affected districts, between April 16 and 28, 2017. The data collection for this report was completed in April so as not to overlap with the local election process.

16 Jun 2017 description

As VOICE celebrates its 25th birthday, and we mark the first anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit, VOICE has invited members and others to contribute on some of the key themes shaping humanitarian action. With contributions from members in Sweden, France, Spain, UK, Belgium as well as reflections from Nepal, the Central African Republic and the peacebuilding community, this edition of the VOICE out loud continues to celebrate the diversity of the network as well as its members’ field experience and expertise.

15 Jun 2017 description

Adapting to Change

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has offices in 17 countries across Asia, the most disasterprone region of the world. ADRA recognizes the importance and urgency of increasing resilience to disasters through an inclusive, integrated community-managed disaster risk reduction (DRR) approach with a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development.

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 21 countries. Agencies reported 32 incidents in 11 countries and 22 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.

13 Jun 2017 description
report Cordaid

This story is written by Sandhya Bhandari, Protection and Accountability Officer for Cordaid in Nepal. During her visits to an IDP camp in Rasuwa she met Jayabudi Tamang, who received a special treatment for her eye condition.

When I visited her after almost a month since her eye operation, Jayabudi Tamang, aged 60, was washing clothes with her granddaughter. Upon seeing me, she gleefully asked: “I can see you very clearly now, aren’t you the lady who came to observe my operation?”.

13 Jun 2017 description

Prakash Ghimire was just leaving his home in Kathmandu to travel to the airport when the shaking started.

Within a minute, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake – the worst to strike the region in more than 80 years – had laid waste to large parts of the city, wreaking destruction that would leave about 9000 people dead and another 22 000 injured.

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.