UNDP onboards Youth Catalysts for Climate Action

May 22, 2023

United Nations Development Programme in Nepal has onboarded 20 young people as Youth Climate Catalysts. The young people aged 18-29 years were selected through open call and based on their best climate solutions. 

The youth climate catalysts (YCC) will be initiating different climate actions in their respective municipalities (see below the list of municipalities). The YCC is part of UNDP’s Integrated Environment and Climate Resilience Planning (ICRP) /Climate Promise project, funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) which aims to enhance leadership and technical capacities of young people and help expand their network to act as climate catalyst for leading effective policy advocacy, identifying green solutions and scaling up climate actions at the community level.

The YCC will be working with local governments to implement their ideas to fight climate change through the onset of various programmemes and action-oriented approaches.  The programmeme recognizes the power of youth as agent of change for scaling up climate actions spelt out in national strategies and policies and prioritizes investing for enhancing youth’s capacity and coordination to harness their creativity and ingenuity to support national efforts.

The three days training for the young people begins from 22 May 2023 which will help them to work on their solutions & ideas for environmental problems/issues that  they have identified.

Here are the list of our 20 youth catalysts for climate action.

  1. Aastha Koirala, Putalibazar Municipality, Syangja
  2.  Neelima Parajuli, Putalibazar Municipality, Syangja
  3. Manish Banjade , Ghorahi Sub Metropolitan City, Dang
  4. Sangit Adhikari, Ghorahi Sub Metropolitan City, Dang
  5.  Alish Maharjan, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Lalitpur
  6. Pratima Khadgi, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Lalitpur
  7. Pramesh Poudyal, Tilottama Municipality, Rupandehi
  8. Binita Basnet, Tilottama Municipality, Rupandehi
  9. Nirmal Kumal, Buddhiganga Municipality, Bajura
  10. Poojan Singh, Buddhiganga Municipality, Bajura
  11. Abhishek Chaudhary,  Duhabi Municipality, Sunsari
  12. Kundan Kumar Chaudhary, Duhabi Municipality, Sunsari
  13. Vikash Dhakal, Madi Municipality, Chitwan
  14. Sandesh BK, Madi Municipality, Chitwan
  15. Monika Koirala, Waling Municipality, Syangja
  16. Manish KC, Waling Municipality, Syangja
  17. Bikash Kumar Yadav, Lahan Municipality, Siraha
  18. Aashish Shah, Lahan Municipality, Siraha
  19. Anuka Acharya,  Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, Khotang
  20. Samjhana Rai, Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, Khotang