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COFFEE PROMOTION PROGRAMME (COPP) HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH LETTER OF APPRECIATION

20 November, 2015
Coffee Promotion Programme (CoPP) has been awarded with letter of appreciation (attached) by National Tea and Coffee Development Board and Ministry of Agricultural Development on the occasion of 'Coffee Day, 01 Mangsir 2072

KNOWLEDGE SHARING AWARD 2015

18 November, 2105
Safer Migration Project was awarded with second prize for their great achievements in collaborating with authorities at the national as well as the local level to provide a range of different services (including access to skill, psycho-social counselling, justice and shelter) for victimised migrants, aiming to reduce the economic and social costs of foreign employment. Information is shared in a very unique and innovative manner, through short video clips shown at passport offices, targeting aspirant migrants. The key messages on safe migration delivered by these videos come across in a humorous format rather than a preaching tone and are therewith more likely to reach the attention of their target audience.

Coffee Promotion Programme was specially mentioned for its learning from failures in the past by transforming producers associations into cooperatives.

MAKING LOCAL WATER USE PLANNING GENDER INCLUSIVE

13 October, 2015
A one-day workshop was held 22 September 2015 to increase the participation of women and marginalised groups in local-level water management in Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, and Saptari districts of the Koshi Basin. Part of a joint initiative between International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Australian Aid-supported Koshi Basin Programme and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, the workshop encouraged better local water management through the use of water use master plans (WUMPs) in the basin.

EXPERIENCE FROM THE EMPLOYMENT FUND IN THE GENDER EQUALITY NETWORK NEWSLETTER NO. 2 OF THE SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION

27 September, 2015
In the Gender Equality Network Newsletter No. 2 of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Employment Fund has presented an example for good strategies and tangible results on the ground to build a steady path towards more equality for all. The focus article highlights experiences on gender learning from the vocational skills development project in Nepal during the last six years. Improving access to professional skills and employment is key to promoting women’s economic empowerment and achieving gender equality. Nonetheless, there are many barriers to overcome.

TRADE AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT (TPSD) PROJECT LAUNCHING WORKSHOP

09 September, 2015
Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) Project Launching workshop was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was innagurated by the Hon’ble Minister Mr. Sunil Bahadur Thapa, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies.

A MODEL THAT PROJECTS THE IMPACTS OF BIOCLIMATIC CONDITIONS ON THE BANANA CROP WAS DEVELOPED

24 August, 2015
The project 'Spatial Modelling of Climate Change Impacts on Two Major Cash Crops in Nepal’ funded by SERVIR/ICIMOD and implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in collaboration with Kunming Institute of Botany has developed a model that projects the impacts of bioclimatic conditions on the banana crop. Outcome of the project provides improved understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on high-value cash crops in Nepal for policy dialogue and sub-sector planning.

DAILEKH DISTRICT DECLARED AS OPEN DEFECATION FREE DISTRICT

27 July, 2015
Dailekh District became the 25th Open Defecation Free district in Nepal after the culmination of the open defecation free movement in the Open Defecation Free declaration ceremony organized in Dailekh headquarters on 22nd June 2015. Constituent Assembly Member Mr. Laxmi Pd. Pokharel was the chief guest during the declaration ceremony.

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ARTICLES BASED ON WORK IN THE SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME PUBLISHED

29 June, 2015
Articles based on work in the Sustainable Soil Management Programme which was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation from 1999 to 2014, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation contributed two articles to a publication on mountain soils

Sustainable soil management options in the Nepalese mountains: A Swiss-funded Sustainable Soil Management Programme in the Nepalese Himalayas introduced sustainable soil and farm management technologies to improve soil fertility and farm productivity through the use and recycling of locally available farm resources. All this combined to provide alternative cropping options, enhance food security, and improve livelihoods.

Crop-Nu – a phone app to calculate crop nutrient requirements: Most Nepali farmers lack knowledge about the nutrient requirements of the crops they grow. HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Nepal has developed a smartphone app, Crop-Nu, which calculates the soil nutrients required by any given crop in any given location in Nepal. The app recommends a variety of ways to apply the required nutrients, while maintaining or improving soil organic matter levels, soil fertility and productivity.
Both the articles can be found on the link below
http://www.mountainpartnership.org/news/news-detail/en/c/295710/

“NUTRITION IN MOUNTAIN AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS” PROJECT IN NEPAL LAUNCHED

23 June, 2015

The internal kickoff meeting was held for the Nutrition in Mountain Agro-ecosystems (NMA), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Global Programme on Food security, implemented by IFOAM – Organics International, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and FiBL with national partners in Nepal, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia and Peru.

The project started on 1 June 2015 and will end in May 2018 with a total volume of 265,350 CHF for the Nepal component. The NMA project replicates and scales sustainable agriculture practices in mountain ecosystems to promote improved nutrition and resilience driven by an action network of empowered rural service providers aiming at a broad impact on micro, national and global levels. 

The NMA goal is to contribute to improved access to sufficient nutritious food for rural communities in mountain regions through a network of actors facilitating innovation and diversification of proven agro-ecological and other nutrition sensitive practices.

The specific objectives are:
  • Implementation of nutrition sensitive agriculture at the local level: Farmers - by applying agro-ecological practices - processors and traders diversify and intensify production, improve post-harvest management and promote a nutritious product range including for self-subsistence and for absorbing the diversified surplus production to respond to demand of sensitized consumers. 
  • Development of an environment conducive to nutrition sensitive agriculture at national level: National policies and action plans support and stimulate diversified production and consumption. 
  • Advocacy for nutrition sensitive agriculture at the global level: Agro-ecology-based diversification is promoted internationally as a feasible and implementable approach to improve nutrition in mountain agro-systems.

WORKING PAPER PUBLISHED

17 June, 2015
Working papers titled "Mobilizing Hybrid Knowledge for More Effective Water Governance in the Asian Highlands" (Authors: Dr Robert Edward Grumbine, Dr Arjumand Nizami, Bikram Rana Tharu, Muhammad Asad Salim, Dr Jianchu Xu) and " Water Governance in the Asian Highlands" (Authors: Dr Robert Edward Grumbine, Dr Arjumand Nizami, Bikram Rana Tharu, Rabin Niraula, Yufang Su, Dr Jianchu Xu) were published on the Asian Highlands website.
 

APPRECIATION LETTER FOR WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FROM JHUPRA EXTENSIVE WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION USER'S ORGANIZATION

09 June, 2015
The Water Resources Management Programme was awarded with an 'Appreciation letter' from Jhupra Extensive Water Supply And sanitation User's Organization during their 14th AGM held in Surkhet  for HELVETAS 's quick  and valuable support in re-operating  of water supply system in Surkhet valley. The system was damaged by last year's flood and HELVETAS provided technical as well as material support as a quick response to disaster  as per decision of Regional water, sanitation and hygiene coordination committee. The appreciation letter was awarded in presence of member of constitutional assembly.

FEDERATION OF DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION USERS NEPAL AWARDED APPRECIATION LETTER TO HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL

23 March, 2015
Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal awarded a letter of appreciation to HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal for its continued supports to capacitate the former and carryout various programmes contributing towards achieving the national goal of "Drinking Water and Sanitation For All by 2017".  The Appreciation Letter signed by the Rt. Hon. Prime minister of Nepal, Mr. Sushil Koirala along with the National President of the Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal Mr. Rajendra Aryal was handed over to HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal by Hon. Minister of Urban Development Dr. Narayan Khadka in an inaugural session of the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Summit II on 19th March 2015 at the Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu. Mr. Yogesh Pant, Governance and Advocacy Coordinator (WARM-P), received the appreciation letter on behalf of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal.

OUR NUT INITIATIVE

11 March, 2015
Andrea Barrueto, International Programme Officer, presented her work on nuts in a lunch meeting at the head office in Zurich of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. In her presentation she highlighted the need of a manifold approach to tackle the research question: “What is the potential of nut cultivation towards sustainable livelihood, economic development and local ecosystem improvements in rural Nepal?”
 
During the presentation, the audience was introduced to both, theoretical model results as well as practical information presented as case studies. The spatial modelling showed that while macadamia is expected to benefit and expand in potential area from a climate change, walnut will be most likely shift to higher elevation. 
The detailed blog post can be access on http://blog.helvetas.ch/nepal-ist-nicht-hawaii/ (in German).
 

REVIEW OF THE FARMER BUSINESS SCHOOL APPROACH

09 March, 2015
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal conducted an internal review of the Farmer Business School Approach which was piloted in three projects. The schools aim at increasing the farmers’ knowledge with regard to the business side of agriculture and thereby enhancing the farmers’ entrepreneurial skills. 

Farmer Business School Approach: Learning from three years of implementation

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TWO DAYS TRAINING ON RECHARGE, RETENTION AND REUSE BASED WATER USE MASTER PLAN

08 March, 2015
A two days training on recharge, retention and reuse based Water Use Master Plan was organized by WARM-P/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal in collaboration with the Rain Foundation. The training workshop was directed at staff of member organizations of the Nepal WASH alliance. A total of 17 participants from ten organizations participated in the workshop.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATED

08 March, 2015
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal staff celebrated International Women's day on 8th March 2015 at The Moksha, Jhamshikhel. To celbrate and make the occassion memorable, dance programme, various play and facilitation to women staff who complete 15 years of service was organised.
To view photo of the event please visit the following link
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126122758@N08/

Video of various events can be watched on the following links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L55g-BAnNx4
http://youtu.be/Njzy9AfSnM4
http://youtu.be/P6LqnkUEMyE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDJyINW4wVQ
http://youtu.be/In3H0ykPMXs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhK01QHu-XE

AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN HANDMADE GOODS

22 February, 2015
Innovation in handmade goods (paper recycle from cotton waste and products development), an initiative of ELAM, was awarded with the Second Prize in the recently concluded National Industrial Goods and Technology Exhitibition in Kathamandu. 

A THREE DAYS REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND GENDER ORGANIZED BY THE WORLD BANK

13 February, 2015
A three days regional workshop on Youth Employment and Gender organized by the World Bank from 11 to 13 February, 2014 in Kathmandu, where it shared the results and the lessons learnt from the implementation of the Bank’s Adolescent Girls Employment Initiative globally and of Adolescent Girls Employment Initiative Nepal which was implemented by Employment Fund/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal. 

COFFEE PROMOTION PROGRAMME HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH AN 'APPRECIATION LETTER' FROM COFFEE COOPERATIVE UNION LTD. (CCUL)

12 February, 2015
Coffee Promotion Programme (CoPP) has been awarded with an 'Appreciation letter' from Coffee Cooperative Union Ltd., Lalitpur during their 6th AGM held in Thuladurlung, Lalitpur for CoPP's continuous support in promoting coffee since 2003.  Lalitpur is one of the CoPP working district out of 12 districts. 
 
Similarly, Our partners at the district level has been rewarded with 'President Best Farmer Award' to Mitharam Jamakattel, Facilitator/Local Resource Person of Lalitpur and Phani Narayan Aryal, Chairperson of Coffee Cooperative Union Ltd., Syangja presented by District Agricultural Development Office Lalitpur and Syangja respectively. 

KNOWLEDGE SHARING AWARD 2014

10 February, 2015
For its innovating enterprise development efforts in the banana farming sector, the Informal Sector Enterprise Development Generation Programme (Elam) Team in Nepal 
was awarded with first place in The Knowledge Sharing award (2014) of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. Similarly for their exemplary cross-border collaboration, the Programme Coordination Offices of Pakistan and Nepal was awarded with third place.
Although the Employment Fund Secretariat Team in Nepal didn't win any prize, it received "honourable mention" for their efforts in learning from challenges mainstreamed into the public skills development system.

SSMP LEARNINGS AND FINDINGS IS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

06 February, 2015
Sustainable Soil Management Programme (SSMP) learning's and findings is published in Climate and Development (UK based Journal) and Universal Journal of Agriculture Research. SSMP learning's and findings is published in Climate and Development (UK based Journal) and Universal Journal of Agriculture Research. To read the article please click the following links.
http://www.hrpub.org/download/20141001/UJAR5-10490123.pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2014.966045
 

INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING CENTER INAUGURATION IN DHADING DISTRICT

08 January, 2015
An Information and counselling center for Safer Migration was inaugurated in Dhading district. 
 

SPATIAL MODELING OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON TWO MAJOR CASH CROPS IN NEPAL

7 January 2015,
The project on spatial modeling of climate change impacts on two major cash crops - banana and coffee - will be implemented in Nepal by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal and the Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies at Kunming Institute of Botany under the SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grant programme.

http://www.icimod.org/?q=15157

NEWS ON THIRD PARTY MONITORING DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP PUBLISHED

28 December, 2014
A local newspaper published a news on third party monitoring.

WINNERS OF ICT FOR MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT AWARD 2014

11 December, 2014
We are pleased to inform you that we are the winners of ICT for Mountain Development Award 2014 announced today at ICIMOD, for web based database application for inventory and mapping of Irrigation Schemes, built by Local Infrastructure for Livelihood Improvement, a project of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
The system can be accessed using the following link
http://lili.helvetas.org.np/google_earth/google_earth.php

SWISS ASSISTANCE FOR TRAIL BRIDGES IN NEPAL

25 November, 2014
The Government of Switzerland has agreed to provide grants for Technical Assistance of over 9.9 million Swiss Francs (equivalent to NRs. 1.1. billion) to the Government of Nepal for the Trail Bridge Sub-sector Support Programme, Phase IV. A bi-lateral agreement to this affect is signed on the 25th November 2014 between Mr. Madhu Marasini, Joint Secretary, and Ministry of Finance, and Mr. Jean François Cuénod, Chargé d ‘ Affaires a.i., Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal, on behalf of their respective governments. 

AN ARTICLE “INTEGRITY IN WASH: FULFILLING THE HUMAN RIGHTS MANDATE” HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER EDITION OF WATERLINES JOURNAL

20 November, 2014
An article Integrity in WASH: fulfilling the human rights mandate coauthored by our staff Yogesh Pant has been published in the October edition of Waterlines – a flagship journal in the WASH sector. The article highlights activities and relevance of the Water Integrity Nepal Programme being implemented by Water Resources Management Programme (WARM-P) / HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal. The synopsis of the article is available on the following link.
 

EMPLOYMENT FUND SELECTED A TOP 10 FINALIST BY OECD

26 September, 2014
The Employment Fund, funded by Swiss Development Cooperation, UKaid/Department For International Development and the World Bank and implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, was selected a finalist for this year’s Development Assistance Committee Prize of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for Taking Development Innovation to Scale. The Employment Fund’s entry was submitted by Department For International Development Nepal.
 
Among the factors that impressed jurors was the innovative use of outcome based funding for skills training and employment, with evidence of impressive impact and scalability, and the potential for replication in other regions.

The intention of the prize is to encourage further support for scaling solutions. The Development Assistance Committee mentions that the Employment Fund’s participation has enriched its own understanding of innovation and scaling, and that it looks forward to building this into their policy work.

HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL WAS AWARDED

25 August, 2014
Civil society of Sasapur (Patauna; Hamro Agriculture Cooperative Ltd) Sarlahi has acknowledged the work done by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, especially SaMi and Elam and has awarded an appreciation letter (Tamrapatra) to both the projects.

FAREWELL TO SHIVA ARYAL, COUNTRY DIRECTOR

31 July, 2014
Today we celebrate the farewell of Shiva Aryal from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. 
Shiva started in April 2009 as the second national Country Director for the Nepal programme. He brought along experience from working in different functions and capacities here in Nepal, in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and China. Joining a Swiss-based international non-governmental organization marked his shift to a new environment after almost twenty years of service with the British. 
 

HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION BUILDS CAPACITY ON THE MARKET SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

21 July, 2014
With the purpose of further increasing the capacities with the Market Systems Development approach, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal has held an internal workshop from July 15 to 18, 2014.

NEW AGREEMENT SIGNED ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE TRAIL BRIDGE SECTOR

18 July, 2014
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation signed a mandate agreement on 17 July, 2014 to provide technical assistance to the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads, Government of Nepal for the effective implementation of the Nepal Trail Bridge Sub Sector Programme Framework II. 

SPATIAL MODELING OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON TWO MAJOR CASH CROPS IN NEPAL

10 July, 2014
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in collaboration with the Center for Mountain Ecosystem Studies/Kunming Institute of Botany has been awarded a project on the ‘Spatial Modeling of Climate Change Impacts on Two Major Cash Crops in Nepal’. This project financed by the SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, a programme implemented by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development and funded by the  United States Agency for International Development, develops a geospatially articulated methodology to model projected impacts on bioclimatic conditions and productivity of high value agricultural crops. It further provides interactive content through a dedicated knowledge platform, to improve the understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on high value cash crops in Nepal for policy dialogue and sub-sector planning. Based on field work, and ecological niche and other spatial modelling approaches, the current extent of two important cash crops, i.e. banana and coffee, will be determined and the potential climate change impact on the spatial suitability and productivity of these crops evaluated. Visualization and dissemination of the project results, including a series of geospatially referenced map products, available through an online knowledge platform, will support planning and policy dialogue for adaptation and mitigation, and support better informed and scientifically based decision making.
 
More information on the kick-off workshop is available on http://www.icimod.org/?q=14214

A PAPER ON LEARNING ABOUT WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS PUBLISHED

2 July, 2014
An article titled ‘Learning about the women’s empowerment in the context of development projects: do the figure tells us enough? has been published in international journal ‘Gender & Development’, 1 July, 2014 issue. The cases of three HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation projects; Employment Fund (Nepal), Sambriddhi (Bangladesh) and LOGOS (Kosovo) has been presented. To read the full article, please click the following link.

GENDER EQUALITY, SOCIAL INCLUSION AND POVERTY REDUCTION: MORE STAFF ORIENTED

30 June, 2014
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal conducted its third Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction orientation programme in Kathmandu from 23rd to 26th June 2014. Twenty-nine staff members from eight programmes and projects participated. Ten participants were female.  Objectives of the programme were: a) to give participants conceptual clarity on gender equality, social inclusion and poverty reduction; b) to provide opportunity to the participants to interact with experts and government officials on these matters; c) and to enhance participants' skill to incorporate relevant activities in planning and implementation of programmes and projects. 

HEVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL CELEBRATES HELVETAS DAY

27 June, 2014
To foster a conducive environment for knowledge identification, creation, documentation, exchange and application with the vision to be a learning organisation, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal celebrated “HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Day” on 27th June 2014.

EMPLOYMENT FUND WINS IN GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION CALL ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

30 June, 2014

Employment Fund won the second prize in the International Labour Organisation’s call for Good Practice on Youth Employment for 2013. Out of 101 submissions from all over the world, seven were chosen as winners (3 practices in the first and 4 practices in the second place). Employment Fund won 1000 US Dollars, was featured in an International Labour Organisation report and will receive an assessment session with International Labour Organisation youth employment specialists.

MARKETABLE SKILLS SET YOUNG WOMEN ON PATH TO PROSPERITY IN NEPAL

11 June, 2014
The World Bank has published a feature story on Adolescent Girl Employment Initiative implemented by Employment Fund in its webiste. 

HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL GOES NUTS

10 June, 2014
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal has started a new initiative entitled: Nepal goes nuts - the potential of nut cultivation towards sustainable livelihood, economic development and local ecosystem improvements in rural Nepal.

SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

May 2014, Kathmandu
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal has started expanding its South-South Cooperation initiatives, which were limited to the trail bridge sector so far, to the water resources management sector as well.  It transferred its knowledge and technology in water resources management to HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Vietnam under this initiative and supported replication of its Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) technology there. 

HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL GOES GREEN

13 May, 2014

Reinforcing our continued effort towards climate change adaptation and use of alternative energy, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal successfully installed 14 KVA Solar Power System for use in its Programme Coordination Office.

MS. KATHARINA SCHILLER WON FIRST PRIZE FOR HER RESEARCH ON ‘THE SUSTAINABILITY OF RIVERBED VEGETABLE FARMING IN THE TERAI, NEPAL’

10 March, 2014
Ms. Katharina Schiller won first prize for her research on ‘The Sustainability of Riverbed Vegetable Farming in the Terai, Nepal’ focusing her field work in Kanchanpur and Kailali where the Riverbed Farming Project of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal is being implemented during the last summer 2013.

LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT’S WORK WAS APPRECIATED BY DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, RAMECHHAP

10 March, 2014
Local Infrastructure for Livelihood improvement project’s work was appreciated by district development council, Ramechhap.

HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL'S WORK WAS APPRECIATED IN DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE COUNCIL JAJARKOT

07 March, 2014
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal, Jajarkot has received appreciation letter for the third time on 7th of March, 2014 and was recognized by District Development Council (Jajarkot) 2070. 

THE RIVERBED FARMING PROJECT TEAM RECEIVED GLOBAL HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION KNOWLEDGE SHARING AWARD 2013

02 February, 2014
The First Place of the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Knowledge Sharing Award 2013 was awarded to the Riverbed Farming Project team in Nepal. 
Honourable mentions went to the Water Resources Management Programme team in Nepal for their approach to participatory and inclusive planning and management of water resources.

LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT'S SUPPORT TO THE SMALL IRRIGATION SECTOR: APPROACH MANUAL FOR DISTRICT SMALL IRRIGATION MASTER PLAN

03 February, 2014

The Department for Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads with support from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation prepared a draft of an Approach Manual for this master plan. 

HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL KNOWLEDGE SHARING IS WELL RECOGNISED

1 February, 2014
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal knowledge sharing is well recognized by sanitation and hygiene applied research for equity and the publication on water and infrastructure series can also be accessed on their website by clicking the following link. 

http://www.shareresearch.org/NewsAndEvents/Detail/Writing_workshop

VISIT OF MS. CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE, UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR TO HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION, TO HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION NEPAL

31 January, 2014
Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur to Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, visited HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal on 22-23 January 2014.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR PROJECT COMPLETED

21 January, 2014, Kathmandu
Skill Development and Employment in the Informal Sector (SEIS) project in Nepal was funded by the European Union and implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal in partnership with SKILL Nepal. 

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME (WARM-P) CONDUCTED BENEFICIARY ASSESSMENT FOR THE EVALUATION OF PROGRAMME INTERVENTION

19 January, 2014, Kathmandu
Water Resources Management Programme (WARM-P) conducted beneficiary assessment for the evaluation of programme intervention. 

WATER AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERIES PUBLISHED

10 January, 2014, Kathmandu
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal published a water and infrastructure learning series: “The Effectiveness and Outcomes of Approaches to Functionality of Drinking Water and Sanitation Schemes”. 

ELAM’S ENTERPRISE SERVICE PROVIDER UMA SHANKAR MAHATO IS AWARDED WITH RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS AWARD 2070

31 December, 2013, Kathmandu

Elam’s enterprise service provider Uma Shankar Mahato is awarded with Responsible Business Award 2070 with cash prize for contribution in society for promotion of enterprises and job creation by utilizing  different wastage in urban area. 

A CLIMATE AND EMPLOYMENT FRIENDLY PROJECT INITIATED

31 December, 2013, Kathmandu

Today, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal and European Union Delegation office Nepal signed an agreement for the implementation of a project entitled “Up-scaling the production and consumption of bio-energy to reduce carbon emissions and enhance local employment in Nepal”. 

SAMRIDHI PROGRAMME TEAM OF HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION BANGLADESH VISITED OUR PROJECTS

21 December, 2013

Eight members from Samridhi Programme team of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Bangladesh have visited different projects of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Nepal namely Elam, LINK, SSMP, and CoPP projects from December 13-20, 2013.

SIMA VILLAGE WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE COORDINATION COMMITTEE IN JAJARKOT WELCOMED PAKISTANI DELEGATES AND SHARED WATER USE MASTER PLAN APPROACH

16 December, 2013,
Jajarkot

Three delegates Munwar Khan Khattak, Tawheed Gul and Moshin Ul Mulk, from HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Pakistan visited Jajarkot district in Nepal. The mission visit was organized for the learning exchange between two country programmes and to replicate the Water Use Master Plan approach from Nepal to Pakistan.