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Nepal’s remote schools start computer classes

40 laptops contributed by DELL, a leading global IT company, have reached schools in eight districts of Nepal. All recipient schools have now begun offering computer lessons to students. This is the first time these schools are offering computer classes. The schools are located in villages powered b more


Organic farming on the rise with a new enterprise for women

July 2008;  Elephant jungle safari in Sauraha, one of the most popular tourist hubs of Chitwan National Park is a dream for visiting tourists. There are as many as 165 private and park elephants for jungle safari and other adventures like elephant polo which takes place once a year, with visito more


Payment for services offers a sustainable conservation model

Conservation works are often expensive and finding a continuous source of funding has always been a challenge. But a pilot programme in Kailali and Kachanpur districts in Nepal offers viable model for generating revenue at the community level. The Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP), a j more


People of Puthak VDC get rid of kerosene lamps through technology transfer

November 2005; Women of Pauthak VDC ward no. 5 and 6 of Tehrathum district now no longer light Tukis (a small kerosene lamp). They do not use the Dhiki-,Tato (manual grinding) either! The children of the ward now study under 40-watt electric lamp and do not have to study in the dim kerosene lamp or more


Power cut does not affect us, we always have electricity

February 2009; About two and a half hours drive away from Kathmandu is a peaceful village Pinthali (Mangaltar Village Development Committee) in Kavre district. All the residents are Tamangs (indigenous peoples) in this village. Here are the excerpts of interview with Karma Dhoj Lama, the beneficiary more

Power lights up lives of poor in rural Nepal

Date: September 19, 2001 Program REDP Wednesday, 19 September 2001: Not long ago, people in Taman, a remote village in Nepal's Baglung district had no electricity and no radios or televisions. Using computers and accessing the Internet was only a dream. Now that all households have electricity an more


Rice husk stove: locally affordable technological gift to a village

November 2008; The thumping of hammer can be heard from a distance in the relatively calm Gamariya village of Bara. Local manufacturers are busy producing the rice husk stoves' the latest demand in the village.This has become a very lucrative business for the manufacturers. A person can earn from Rs more


Rural Energy Programme awarded for outstanding contribution

January 2010; The Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) was showcased as one of the five successful Southern-grown Development Solution to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the second Global South South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) held in the World Bank complex at Washington D more


Rural energy lights up 239 households of a remote village

September 2008; The 24 kilowatt micro-hydro project supported by the UNDP Rural Energy Development Programme has brought electricity to 239 households of remote Dandagaun village benefitting a total of 1534 people. Tamangs and Magars (indigenous peoples) make up the majority of the population in thi more


Rural energy made the village like heaven

November 2005; Bhoksing Village Development Committee is one of the most remote and backward villages of Parvat district but with the generation of electricity, the village has been one of the exemplary villages of Nepal. All the 227 households of the village are illuminated by electricity. The vil more