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Public Private Partnership for greener environment

September 2009; The garbage collectors are active from 6 o'clock in the morning in Hatkhola Chowk, the residential area of Biratnagar municipality. The collectors work for the Forum for Social Improvement and Environmental Development (FoSIED)' a private sector company working with the municipality more

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Raju's journey to become an entrepreneur

April 2009; Raju Kumar Maharjan, 34, of Panga, Kirtipur has transformed his life since starting up a small business. He was an alcoholic but has turned away from drinking as he is now busy making colourful candles for sale. He makes at least 100 candles of various sizes in a full day's work. 'I be more

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Realization that education is Important dawns upon women of Lakurdanda, Dolakha

Among the different themes that UNDP has emphasized upon, women empowerment has begun to be seen in several villages where the Village Development Programme of Local Governance Programme (LGP) has been launched. Manakumari Tamang of Lakuridanda VDC of Dolakha district is at present studying in clas more

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Rebuilding more lives

December 2010; Chaudhary, 21 and Budha, 22 were verified as minors during the UN-led verification process in 2007. After being officially discharged from the Surkhet cantonment in February 2010, both of them contacted the toll free number and were subsequently referred to the UN Inter-agency Rehabil more

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Recovery in Koshi flood affected area

April 2010; 35 years old Poko Devi Majhi, a mother of 6 children, who belongs to a marginalized ethnic community of Shripur village in Sunsari district, has become an entrepreneur with the support of Koshi Early Recovery Project (KERP), supported by UNDP. She has 50 chickens and is expanding the sp more

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Red Ribbon Award

August 2008;  The National Federation of Women Living with HIV and AIDS, a community-based organisation from Nepal, was selected as one of the winners of the International Red Ribbon Award 2008. The organisation's efforts and initiatives to provide support to other people suffering from HIV/AI more

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Reducing malnutrition in Jumla

June 2009; The health post in ward number 1,Talichaur in Chandanath village of Jumla district is vibrant with laughter,mixed with cries of children. The mothers are busy putting tags around the neck of their babies. Today is the day to weigh their children, the first step to fight malnutrition! Thi more

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Renewed hopes through improved livelihood

The unused waste land of ward 7 in Koluha Bagaiya village, Mahottari has turned into a lush green vegetable farm after 30 poor Dalit families and other marginalized groups leased the land to plant quick-profit green vegetables like cucumber, gourd and lady's finger. UNDP's Livelihood Recovery for Pe more

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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

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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