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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

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#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

Asia Pacific post-2015 priorities, MDG8 and Global Partnerships

Effective Development Co-operation Blog

Only One Earth - The Environment

By Stephen P. Groff, Asian Development Bank Vice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Any contemporary story on development in Asia-Pacific begins with reflection on massive gains achieved in the fight against poverty. The incidence of people living at less than $1.25 a day fell from 54.5% in 1990 to 20.7% in 2010, with the number of extreme poor declining from 1.48 billion to 733 million. This precipitous decline in poverty incidence has been accompanied by tremendous gains in access to health and education.

Without diminishing the progress made over the last 25 years, the region remains somewhat of a paradox: enviable growth and wealth on one hand and dire poverty and inequality on the other. Asia-Pacific remains home to more than 60% of the world’s extreme poor and two-thirds of the world’s hungry. While we’ve seen progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is uneven across…

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#BYND2015: ICT Relay

Nepal Hub

ICT_RelayBYND2015 Nepal Hub and its Asia Pacific Team in coordination with BYND2015: Global Youth Summit-ITU, is organizing ICT Relay via Facebook and Twitter globally. This event will be the first ever unique campaign of its own kind on POST 2015 supported by ITU which will be carried out for a week starting from 5 September till 11 September as the Global Youth Summit will kick off from 9 September and ends on 11 September 2013.

Mission

To bring #BYND2015 in trend globally and to address the future priorities for sustainable development, views from young people from around the world via online platform.

Modality

During this Relay we will be passing the statement via Facebook and Twitter as our status or directly in our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/154755381398522/):

I think the priority for the future should be (priority in BLOCK Letters). and you? @(friend) #BYND2015#ICT4D #(countryname) pass the…

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Fight Back Training

VAWOn 31 August 2013, I happen to meet one of my interest of childhood to learn martial art in the form of FIGHT BACK TRAINING. Organized by Change Fusion Nepal, around 20 females were trained by PARITRAN in order to be secured and for their safety to combat violence against women specially focused on sexual harassment. Read the rest of this entry