USAID Nepal
yesterday at 07:57. Facebook
Today (January 19), Michael Gonzales, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S.Embassy in Nepal, Dr. Swarnim Wagle, Member, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal, and Mala Narendra, Second Secretary, Indian Embassy in Nepal, jointly released an analytical study titled “Economic Benefits from Nepal-India Electricity Trade”. The report analyses the potential of cross-border electricity trade between...
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USAID Nepal
01/18/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Earthquake Safety Tip - Building Strong & Better Homes
The most important safeguard against earthquakes is building sturdy homes and buildings. Adding reinforcements in consultation with professionals and per national regulations such as Nepal's Building Code Implementation plan can ensure safety for you and your family during an earthquake.
National Society for Earthquake Technology -...
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USAID Nepal
01/18/2017 at 04:29. Facebook
We Are Hiring!!!
USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified candidates for the following positions:
1. Reconstruction Engineer (Apply by January 27, 2017) - [ Goo.gl Link ]
2. Project Management Specialist (Education) - Apply by February 10, 2017) - [ Goo.gl Link ]
USAID Nepal
01/17/2017 at 09:55. Facebook
Preparedness pays off - after 2015 earthquakes, 83 open spaces identified with US technical assistance were available for emergency services. #USNP70 #Nepal #EarthquakeSafety
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USAID Nepal
01/15/2017 at 09:46. Facebook
‪Over two decades of USG disaster preparedness support spans more than 53 municipalities and 135 small towns across Nepal. #USNP70‬
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USAID Nepal
01/15/2017 at 07:09. Facebook
‪Being prepared & vigilant saves lives - tune into Radio Nepal @ 2:24PM today to participte in the nationwide earthquake safety drill (भूकम्पीय सुरक्षा पूर्वाभ्यास).‬
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USAID Nepal
01/15/2017 at 02:40. Facebook
‪"भूकम्पीय सुरक्षाको बलियो आधार, भैंचालो थेग्ने घर र भौतिक पूर्वाधार" - १९ओ भूकम्प सुरक्षा दिवस‬ माघ २,२०८३

National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) CARE Nepal IOM NEPAL Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
USAID Nepal
01/13/2017 at 10:36. Facebook
We can overcome extreme poverty by empowering our women and girls. For this very reason, USAID's programs in #Nepal and other countries support creating opportunities for women and girls to learn and become contributing members of any society.
"Most see us women as incapable of handling anything beyond household chores. I decided to become a mason to prove them wrong. Women are equally capable to men to take on the task of rebuilding our community."
Sumitra Tamang, BaliyoGhar Nepal-trained Mason, Nuwakot District
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Unable to find a good job in Qatar, Kumar Thapa returned home. He knew of the dim economic prospects of going back to cereal farming and wanted to try something new. He began experimenting with growing vegetables and today supports his family as a successful commercial vegetable farmer. The local geographical terrain gave Thapa the advantage of growing grow vegetables on his land high up in...
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Snapshot of over two decades of disaster preparedness efforts by USAID in #Nepal. #USNP70
Being prepared saves lives. In preparation for potential disasters such as earthquakes, USAID has invested over 20 years to build a disaster-resilient Nepal. For instance, our Hariyo Ban program continues to implement climate change adaptation-related interventions that focus on creating awareness and preparedness for extreme weather events and climate-induced disasters such as floods,...
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Linking Nepali farmers to the market
"All our cabbages have been pre-booked by a buyer thanks to Feed the Future's KISAN program" says Mr. Ulla of Banke District.
“I am helping my community understand building safer doesn’t necessarily mean spending more. A house built from traditional construction materials such as stones, mud and timber can provide safety if built correctly.”
Chitra Bahadur Gurung, USAID’s BaliyoGhar Nepal-trained mason.
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It takes a village....
A recent national assessment supported by USAID revealed a large number of third graders in Nepal have a reading level of a first grader. The solution is parents, families and community members embracing and encouraging learning in school and at home. Supporting this vision, USAID's Early Grade Reading Program recently engaged over 260 tole reading groups (local reading...
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“Prior to the earthquake, not many understood the importance of safe construction practices or adhered to national standards established by the Government of Nepal. The earthquake changed that. Homeowners now have become increasingly receptive of our recommendations and are even ensuring compliance with the national Building Code Implementation Plan. The work remains challenging but is...
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Around the world people are healthier + more productive because of American investments in global development. Happy Holidays from all of us at USAID. [ Youtu.be Link ]
A partnership between USAID's Development Credit Authority and a local financial institution now allows many Nepali farmers, including those in earthquake-affected districts, to easily access financial resources including loans. Read: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Each day, Dhikur Pokhari locals Parvati Poudel and Bishnu Maya Poudel (pictured, left), armed with sickles and wooden sticks, join seven other members from their community to inspect the nearby Bhakarjung community forest for wildlife traps set by poachers, and try to track poachers. Their collective efforts have lead to a drastic fall in poaching of kalij pheasants and barking deer in the...
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#TBT: By using cutting-edge technology including genetic testing, this Nepali Scientist is helping protect Nepal's precious wildlife. Read more: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Photo: Derek Brown