The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will build the skills of 48,000 Nepalis in the west, mid-west and far-west regions in literacy, numeracy, entrepreneurship, financial management, and life skills as part of a new, three-year, $4 million Business Literacy project. The project is part of the U.S. Government’s five-year, $66 million Feed the Future Initiative in Nepal that aims to raise incomes and improve livelihoods for vulnerable households.
Today, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah completed a two-day visit to Kathmandu, during which he announced approximately $100 million in support of the people of Nepal subject to the availability of funding. Dr. Shah met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other key political leaders and spoke at the closing session of the Nepal Economic Summit, where he stressed the private sector’s role in accelerating Nepal’s economic growth. Dr. Shah also visited sites that highlight USAID’s commitment to using innovation, science, technology, and partnerships—with the Nepali government, civil society, and the private sector—to deepen development impact.
Today, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), visited the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to discuss the role of science and technology in development and to experience firsthand the dynamic tools being developed to help monitor the environment and inform development decisions in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.
A simple, low-cost antiseptic that may cut the odds of infant illness and death from early infections is one of the Grand Prize winners of the USAID’s 2013 Science and Technology Pioneers Prize. Offered for the first time by the USAID Office of Science and Technology in Washington D.C., the prize recognizes excellence in the use of science, technology, and innovation to solve development challenges.
Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized a special event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its partnership with the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders in supporting the national response to HIV/AIDS.
Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorated its almost three-year partnership with the Government of Nepal and the private sector to foster economic growth and improve food security. Since 2010, this partnership, through the USAID-funded Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade (NEAT) Project, has sought to improve the country’s business environment; strengthen fiscal and trade policies; encourage competitiveness and exports of tea, ginger, lentils, and coffee; enhance food security; and increase access to financial services.
The Government of Nepal's (GoN) Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank launched two new food security initiatives in Nepal: the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Project (KISAN and the Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP). The projects will work in the west, mid-west, and far-west regions of the country.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched two new conflict management and mitigation projects: Community Initiatives for Common Understanding, and Inclusive Resource Management Initiative. The projects will focus on the Mid- and Far-Western regions of Nepal and address the root causes of conflict by bringing together representatives of conflicting groups to seek solutions in a safe space.
Staff Reporters and Freelancers reporting on environment issues online, in print, or on the radio, are invited to apply for an environment reportage workshop based on 2-days of discussions in Kathmandu followed by 4-days of field research either in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) or the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) areas.
Last updated: August 28, 2014