By Rosangela Berman-Bieler
“We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”. _Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_
This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices.
The Government of Japan has donated four ambulance vehicles to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS).
His Excellency Mr. Masashi Ogawa, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Nepal, handed over the keys of the ambulances to Gulmi, Pyuthan, Morang and Udayapur districts chapter leaders of Nepal Red Cross. Chairman of NRCS Mr. Sanjeev Thapa, Secretary General Mr. Dev Ratna Dhakhwa and other office bearers and key staff were present in the handover ceremony organized at the central office of Nepal Red Cross Society in Kathmandu.
Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016
Second Advance Estimate of 2016 Paddy Production in Nepal using CRAFT We are pleased to share the report, Second Advance Estimate of 2016 Paddy Production in Nepal using the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT).
This is the final advance estimate of the season.
Mental health is one of the less prioritised areas in the health care sector of Nepal. There is currently only one center, providing mental health services and it does not have the capacity to reach the larger population. A very few civil society and non-governmental organisations are slowly initiating programmatic work pertaining to mental health with a focus on awareness raising and psychosocial counselling and support towards access to medical care. However, a larger population are still deprived of basic mental health services which impedes their quality of life.
A steep, 90-minute climb along a rough-hewn path is the only route up to Pragatishil village. The village sits high in the mountains, about 50 kilometers from Nepal’s western city of Pokhara. The area adjoins Gorkha district - the epicenter of last April’s 7.8-magnitude quake which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Above-average cereal harvest forecast in 2016
Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at average levels
Food insecurity conditions persist in most rural areas
Above-average cereal harvest forecast in 2016
Constant political feuding and weak governance has delayed post-quake rebuilding despite an outpouring of aid
By Nita Bhalla and Gopal Sharma
HOKSHE, Nepal, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Ganesh Prasad Gautam beamed as the young woman behind the desk littered with files called his name out at the rundown government office in the mountains of central Nepal.
The School Sector Development Plan (SSDP), a comprehensive education plan, was formally adopted by the Ministry of Education. As a member of the Local Education Development Partner Group (LEDPG), WFP has been actively involved in the consultations and contributed to the development of the SSDP.
The first year activities under the Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment (RWEE) programme were successfully completed in Sarlahi, Sindhuli, and Rautahat.
New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.
At the sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly in May 2015, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan committed the Organization to creating a single, all-hazards emergency programme; to establishing a global health emergency workforce; and to raising a US$ 100 million contingency fund to enable rapid emergency response.
The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.
Political Parties Fail to Deliver on Promises
(New York, November 19, 2016) – Ten years after signing a peace accord, successive Nepali governments have failed to deliver on its central human rights promises, Human Rights Watch said today. The international community, and particularly the United Nations, should press the government to fulfill its pledges as victims wait in vain for information about missing family members and accountability for crimes committed during the war.
In Nepal Cordaid is supporting some 500 displaced families in 4 camps. They lost their houses and income after the April and May 2015 earthquakes. We provide drinking water, business skills trainings and help mountain farmers adapt to lowland agriculture.
Cramped settings, minimal facilities
This study maps out the major weaknesses of each fragile situation on the latest country performance assessment exercises and identifies overall common issues that need special attention.
Nepal - Restoring and maintaining open spaces has long been recognized as a key way to increase resilience in disaster-prone areas. Nepal’s open space concept was initiated in 2009 as a flood-related response. The spaces, identified to meet the communities’ projected needs, were used to great effect in the aftermath of the country’s 2015 earthquake.