Climate Change Adaptation, Experience from Bardiya

IMG_0889As a youth activist in Nepal, doing campaigns and leading activities on climate change and sustainable development over the last 10 years, I had opportunities to experience the policy and decision making processes at national, regional and global levels. I had never expected to be part of projects specially led by Government, but now it has been nearly a year that I have been working as a consultant for Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP). The first thing I realized about the project, as I met the team members from 14 districts where the project is being implemented, is that it has been providing opportunities to many young people like me. That has motivated me to see the positive aspects of government. At NCCSP, I have done data analysis, monitoring and evaluation for more than 7000 activities under the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) and Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPA) being implemented in 90 VDCs and 7 Municipalities of 14 Districts in Nepal. It has been exciting for a person like me who is full of enthusiasm and hungry to learn and experience new things. Read the rest of this entry


#Disability: Blogging Training for Blind and Visually Impaired Young People

GirlsInICT2014Sometimes, there are some crazy ideas coming in your mind and you might think it is impossible. That is what happened with me, but then, I felt that the ideas that exist in our mind exist because they are possible. It was a day when I met Nirmala Gyawali and talked with her, frequently meeting her and knowing the lifestyles of Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) people stroked in my mind that the voices of such people should come out. Then I wanted to utilize my skill of blogging by training BVI young people. When I shared this idea with Nirmala, she was excited as she is always eager learning new things. Then on 24 April 2014, we launched the blogging training for BVI with the support from The Rose International Fund for Children (TRIFC). It was every Saturday, we used to take the training as, everyone has their colleges and offices on other days. The training that started from April continued till August 2014. During the training we trained around 15 people as a first trial based blogging training. Read the rest of this entry

#Photography: Artudian’s “Euta Sapana”, an exhibition by 78 Photographers in Nepal Art Council

Photos“Euta Sapana”, a week long photo exhibition was organized by Artudian at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal from 29 June to 5 July 2014 during which 78 photographers from different sectors exhibited their photographs which included different categories. The exhibition was also followed by different workshops related to photography which was able to reach hundreds of visitors each day. The inauguration of the exhibition was done by Mr. Jagadish Tiwari, a famous Mountain/Landscape Photographer by cutting a canon shaped cake. The exhibition was one of its first kind organized by Artudio in its history with the support from different organizations and agencies. Read the rest of this entry

#POST2015 #APFSD #sustdevAP Advancing the Agenda for Development Justice

PrintA three day long Asia Pacific Civil Society forum on Sustainable Development was organized from 15 to 17 May 2014 in Bangkok by UN ESCAP during which aimed to inform and capacitate civil society participants on sustainable development at the global and regional levels, and on the opportunities and modalities for engaging these processes. While the event also provided the platform for CSO to dialogue on the content and substance of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) and formulate civil society positions building on Asia-Pacific civil society messages on post-Rio+20 and post-2015 development agenda and strategize interventions at the APFSD. It conveyed the message to unite on the creation of an Asia-Pacific civil society engagement facilitation mechanism for sustainable development; and agreed on joint actions and follow up to civil society positions adopted. Read the rest of this entry

#ITUWORLD Young Innovators Competition 2014

image001An integral part of ITU Telecom World events since 2011, the Young Innovators Programme works with innovative young people from all over the world who are using technology to transform their communities and their social reality. Each year, the Young Innovators Competition invites talented, technologically-minded young people to compete for one of the prestigious places in the programme. This year, ITU Telecom and the competition sponsors will launch a range of challenges for young innovators to solve in the months leading up to ITU Telecom World 2014 this December.  Read the rest of this entry