JCYCN also works towards projects regarding Environment & Climate Change. One of our most notorious examples of this type of activity is the victims’ support during natural disasters, as the aid we provided on the 2015 earthquake that seriously affected many parts of Nepal. Not only in earthquakes times, JCYCN also aids during floods and landslides. Moreover, we are concerned with society’s sustainable development. Below are some news and articles related to the mentioned topic.
Focus Upon Policy Measures and Implementation to Reduce the Impact of Climate Change
Kathmandu – 24th December, 2013
Concerned stakeholders working on climate change and disaster risk reduction stressed upon reducing the impact of climate change and disaster risk depends upon the policy implementation measures and strong personal will of particular country.
A national level sharing meeting was organized here in Kathmandu in collaboration with Jagriti Child and youth concern Nepal (JCYCN), Community Managed Disaster Risk Reductiona (CMDRR) Forum Nepal, Concern Universal, Bangladesh, HIMAWANTI Nepal, HRELIC Nepal, Hoste Haisen and Women and Children Development Forum. In the sharing meeting all the concerned stakeholders stressed upon the developed world being the carbon gas emitter and developing world cleaning their mess. Jagrit Child and Youth Concern Nepal has been organizing National level meet like this since 2011.
The program was facilitated by Mr. Tilottam Paudel President of CMDRR Forum and JCYCN under the presidency of Ms. Mridula Sharma where Ms. Rama Aale Magar presented a welcome speech to the guest and participants. Mr. Ganesh Shah, former environment minister of Nepal was the chief guest for the program and other guests included newly elected constituent assembly members Mr. Kamal Pangeni, Mr. Bhimsen Das Pradhan, Ms. Dilu Panta Youth leader, CPN UML, Mr. Abdul Hamid Mr. Aahed Nowaz Concern Universal Bangladesh, Dr. Meen Bahadur Poudel, Mr. Bhola Mansingh Basnyet, senior agricultural scientist. Sarmila Ranabhat, Secretary of CMDRR Forum Nepal presented a short presentation on CMDRR Forum Nepal starting from the year 2010. All the guests, Chief Guest stated about the crucial role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in reducing the impact of climate change. Besides, CA members express their solidarity anout their role in promoting and incorporating the climate change adaptability measures, policies and implementations in the new constitution.
In the program, Dr. Rishi Ram Sharma, joint secretary, the government on the topic. In the mean time, 140 participants represented 50 non-governmental organizations, Home Ministry, Ministry of Land reform, Ministry of Irrigation, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Forest, Ministry of Youth and Sports, media persons, professors, specialists, youth and children. During the sharing meeting participants express their concern about the inability of a committee, formed under the presidency of Prime Minister of Nepal, to conduct a national level meetings. Additionally, the stated that in order to reduce the impact of climate change each individual should play a crucial role in reducing carbon gas emission at all level.
An Interaction Program on “Disaster Risk Reduction” Held Successfully
ROLE OF YOUTH IN PROMOTING DISASTER RISK REDUCTION FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY
Every year, on 13th October international day for disaster reduction (IDRR) is commemorated around the globe to mark the day of disaster reduction. The IDRR is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disaster and raising awareness about the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction. It’s also a day to encourage every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. The theme for IDDR 2013: “Living with disability, not so obvious conversation” that must take place on the critical issue of addressing the needs of person living with disabilities in potential disaster scenarios.
This year to mark the day, CMDRR Forum organized an interaction program on “Role of Youth in Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction for People Living with Disability” in collaboration with other member organizations such as Himwanti, WCDF, HRLIC, JCYC Nepal, ESDO Nepal, Youth Safe Nepal with 25 participants participating in the interaction program on 10th of October, 2013. The program was coordinated and facilitated by Tilotttam Poudel, President of CMDRR Forum. Other guests for the program included Kabita Rai Youthsafe, Mridula Sharma WCDF, Saroj Bhattrai WTMY, Ramesh Khadka YSP-Nepal.
The geology, topography and tropical location of Nepal means that the country is faced with frequent natural hazards or risks that can lead to disasters causing displacement, loss of life, property and livelihoods. These include the annual monsoonal rains, frequent forest fires and a level of seismic activity that could lead to a major earthquake at any time. These natural occurrences and risks are in turn exacerbated by environmental degradation, deforestation and soil erosion, leading to a greater likelihood of devastating flash floods and landslides, while glacial melt associated with climate change has increased the risk of glacial lake outburst floods
The statistics of disable people living around the world roughly reach to 1 billion where as in Nepal it stands at 2% of total population. Disable persons are not provided with the same level of safety and choices as afforded by others as stated by Mridula Sharma, she further added that persons with disabilities are not involved in the processes to plan and advocate as well as to empower themselves.
Nepal is a signatory member of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) – the global plan that was adopted in 2005 to build the resilience of nations and communities to disaster which completes its 10 year term in 2015. In terms of laws and regulations Nepal has a Natural Disaster Relief Act (NDRA), 1982, and National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management (NSDRM) 2011. The disaster risk reduction should be looked upon in three phases the pre disaster phase which included the disaster preparedness, during disaster and post disaster phase. However, all the laws and regulations for disaster risk in Nepal focused upon the during disaster phase as stated by Kabita Rai.
On the ending note Mr. Tilottam Poudel stated that disable are among the most vulnerable groups in the time of disaster, yet they have unique contributions in disaster risk reduction but their role and contributions are often overlooked. The aim of the interaction program organized by CMDRR Forum was to advocate for policies that will provide persons with disabilities same level of safety provided to all along with their involvement in planning and formulating laws and regulations and making them empowered.
District level sharing meeting on the impacts of natural disaster concluded
7th June, 2012, Pokhara
Meeting on the impacts of natural disaster at Kaski district and the roles of the stakeholders was successfully accomplished at Dalima Hotel, Pokhara. The meeting was coordinated by HRELIC-Nepal, Kaski and co-organized by JCYC-Nepal; CMDRR Forum, Nepal; HRELIC; HIMAWANTI; WCDF; and Hoste Hainse and supported by Concern Universal, Bangladesh.
Total of 60 Participants including Bangladesh team from six different organizations, journalist, teacher union, young and student political leaders, child club, the flood victims, Government and Non-Government Organizations, civil society, Women Group, lecturer from Geography also an environmentalist, and Human Rights Activist attended the meeting. The sharing of experience was basically on the consequences of the flood at Kharapani. The meeting outlined learning for all of the participants on present scenario of climate change, its seen impacts while emphasis was given on Climate Change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Kaski.
The programme was chaired by the President of HRELIC Nepal, Kaski Mr. Jhalak Prasad Pokharel along with the Chief Guest, Sub-CDO, Mr. Antar Bahadur Silwal; Special guest Mr. Abdul Hamid, head of Organization Development and Education (Concern Universal, Bangladesh); and Prof. Sekhar Nath Adhikari, Environmentalist and Professor from department of Geography, Pokhara University whose initiating thoughts motivated all of the participants to work collectively for the natural disaster risks and its well preparedness.
The programme was inaugurated by lighting a candle by the Chief Guest. He underlined the changing and challenging relation of people and the earth adding that the challenge depends on the structure of the earth. Furthermore he explained on the relief assistances given by the government, DDC and Red Cross Society to the flood affected area and the victims.
According to him in total 31 were killed, 27 dead bodies were identified, 32 missing, 5 injured while 13 dead bodies were not yet identified, he added.
Ms Sagun Nepali from HIMAWANTI, Kaski addressed a welcome speech and emphasized on the importance of the discussion on the very topic. Mr. Tilottam Paudel, president of JCYC Nepal and CMDRR forum Nepal enlightened on the objectives of the programme and stressed on working jointly for solving problems related to climate change.
Mr. Abdul Hamid emphasized on team work and working together to combat the probable consequences of the hazards. He embraced examples on how the casualties of earthquakes at Gujrat in 2001 differ to that of California in the same year though the intensity was more in California but less affected. He emphasized on the capacity, knowledge, technology and education as major reasons for the differences seen. Likewise the cyclone in Bangladesh in the year 1991 which killed two hundred thousand people decreased to thirty-four thousand in the cyclone during 2007 which was due to the capacity building done during 15 years of time. He highlighted on high risks when there is less capacity while low risk when there is high capacity and added that we are all in the same planet so if it is segregated, no problems can be solved so working together is must.
Speaking on the programme, Prof. Shekhar Nath Adhikari, shared his understanding on climate change and its impacts in Kaski and advised to remain alert and aware people. He stated that there were some indications seen two days before the flood but the incident swept away huge loss due to deficit in the alertness and the awareness. Mr. Hukum Singh Gurung from Sayapatri Yuba Club also the local of Sardikhola admitted that 12 people were killed who were engaged with hotel business in the place including that the amount declared by the government as relief package has not been equally distributed among the victims. While Mr. Sthir Bahadur Khanal president of ANTO (Akhil Nepal Teacher’s Organization) highlighted on the responsibility of the government for making demarcation on the distance of the settlements with the Seti River including other rivers in Nepal.
Ms. Resna Udas representative of Li-Bird, Mr. Ganesh Shrestha program coordinator of INSEC, Mr. Subash Malla from Pokhara University, Ms. Aarati Shrestha, Central vice president of HIMAWANTI Nepal and Mr. Shyam Nath Kuwar, president of Press Chautari Nepal emphasized on challenges of various impacts of climate change in Nepal.
Concluding the programme, Prof. Shekhar Nath Adhikari drew attention on Nepal to be a country with high disaster risk hence there is need of finding out the risk area and at the same time there is need of its management stressing on the responsibility of the Government in that sectors. To the end, the programme was wrapped up by Mr. Tilottam Poudel highlighting on forming a network and working together to reduce the disaster risk.
On the whole, the sharing programme offered an ample opportunity to all of the participants to learn experiences on the disaster risks and importance of every human beings to remain alert and work together to mitigate its negative consequences and concluded with the understanding that the Seti flood has to be taken as a warning and it’s high time to work together and take an action for well preparedness for similar disaster in near future. Hence, the government, other line agencies and the local communities should work in collaboration to reduce disaster risk in future.
Green Economy Campaign Held Successfully
In this open global scenario, every organizations and institutions in the world are developing their own strategies of existence by finalizing the solution of environment protection. Presidential Business School (PBS) also taking a step in this process.
Kathmandu – 5 May 2012, Environment Protection Campaign was organized by Presidential Business School (PBS) in collaboration with UN Park Development Committee, Kathmandu Municipality. The program was supported by Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Himalayan Television, Youth Television and different other institutions and organizations.
The formal program was started with the welcome speech by Mr. Sudhir K. Jha, managing director of PBS. Mr. Abdul Hamid, head of organizational development and education, Concern Universal Bangladesh also shared his speech on green economy and environment protection; meanwhile Honorable Minister, Dr. Keshab Man Shakya inaugurated the action program of the campaign.
More than 500 diverse Participants walked around 4 miles in city to spread awareness on environment protection and to enlarge knowledge on green economy with a motto of “Green Economy: Does it Include You?”. The walkathon was forwarded by the activities like short dramas on environmental issues, cleaning and plantation at UN Park Nepal to contribute on conserving the environment for the sustainable development of the nation.
JCYCN played an important role on coordinating with international delegates from Bangladesh, who were actively participated on walkathon, and cleaning & planting activities at UN Park area. JCYCN also coordinated with different institutions and organizations and arranged more than 300 diverse participants for the campaign with a motive to provide knowledge on Green Economy and spread awareness by involving them on environment protection.
The Campaign saw the presence of different personalities like Krishna Dev Yadab, Executive Director of UN Park Development Committee; Tilottam Paudel, President of JCYCN, Mr. Shyam Karki, CEO of Youth Television Nepal among others. The program ended at noon after providing the letter appreciation to the participants.
Follow up consultative meeting on Pyramid Workshop 2012
(16 May 2012, Jaulakhel, Lalitpur ), A one day programme was organized at held at Women Development Training Center (WDTC), Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal to set up the strategic framework for implementing Pyramid-2012 Workshop Outcomes which was at CNAS, Kirtipur on April 8, 2012. The programme was jointly organized by Hoste Haise Department of Rural Development of Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Volunteer Aid Nepal and Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)-Nepal. The programme was moderated by Dr. Rishi Shah, Academician at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Advisor at Hoste Hainse. President of Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal, Mr. Tilottam Paudel delivered the welcome speech and briefing the program.
The programme was divided to three sections: Introduction cum brainstorming, discussion and conclusion/remarks. Sharmila Ranabhat, Head of Department of Rural Development at Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus put light on the outcomes and the importance of such programmes to utilize the potential of youth in our country. Dr. Shah brainstormed the participants of the meeting to empower them for the constructive outcomes of the meeting. For the second session, the participants were divided into two groups and assign the area of work as agriculture and education which was decided after an hour long brainstorming by Dr. Shah. The Framework of each working group was presented to the participants and invited experts. The Agriculture working groups formulated their strategic framework for the goat-farming in Nepal while the education working group worked out their contribution to implement the Children and Zone of Peace (CZOP) Policy formulated few years back by the government of Nepal.
Prof. Riddhi Bir Singh of Tribhuvan University put his valuable comments and suggestions to the outlines frameworks from the working groups. The groups committed to go ahead with the frameworks and constructive advice from the reviewers from Department of Rural Development-TU, RECAST, and NAST. The need of such programmes in coming days to keep the spirit up of youths of Nepal was felt among the participants and the invited guests. The programme was facilitated by Mr. Phadindra Dahal of Hoste Hainse, Ms. Pritisha Sthrestha of Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC), Mr. Vidya Sagar Pandey and Mr. Tilottam Paudel and Mr. Suresh Bhattarai.
PYRAMID 2012 – Converting Thinking into ACTION
Sunday, 8 April, 2012: the PYRAMID WORKSHOP – 2012 for Sustainable Development was successfully held on Center for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS) hall, T.U. premises. The workshop was organized by Trichandra Campus, Department of Rural Development in association with Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN), Hoste-Hainse Nepal & Volunteer-AID Nepal in collaboration with HABSUT India and ISIMOD.
The Pyramid – 2012 is voluntary, global-scale workshop event that is linked (unofficially) to the “Rio+20? sustainability summit next year to support sustainable development. This workshop will help on inspiring motivating and engaging people for the sustainability on world’s development. Generated insights, ideas and initiative from the workshop will contribute for the decision making to the big UN “Rio+20” meeting coming in June, 2012.
Around 80 Participants turned up from different institutions, colleges and professions with diverse academic backgrounds brainstormed of all the problems which Nepal has been suffering in the past decades. Also the workshop created the learning module for the people concerned about the sustainable development and came up with possible innovative solutions which they can easily relate to and act; balancing the social, economical and environmental objectives. The program was chaired by the young lecture of TU, Ms. Sharmila Ranabhat along with the Chief Guest, and Honorable Former Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Pradip Gyawali; Campus Chief, Trichandara Multiple Campus, Prof. Dr. Hari Parajuli; Academician, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Mr. Rishi Shah; Department Head of Central Department of Rural Development, Associate Prof. Dr. Uma Kanta Silwal, and Nepal Government Environment Officer, Mr. Hari Guragain, whose motivating, inspiring and graceful talks enthralled all the participants in generating innovative ideas for sustainable development.
Mr. Tilottam Paudel, president of JCYC Nepal host the entire program and Mr. Vineet Chhatria, Executive Director of HABSUT India run the entire workshop session along with other facilitators.
Overall, the workshop provided the effective platform to the participants to think critically & tactfully and generate innovative ideas for the sustainable solution to build a BETTER NEPAL. Also this was the great learning experience for all participants, which played catalyst role to learn about the importance of teamwork, co-ordination and Cooptation, Value of teamwork for making a difference towards the sustainable development; and so many other learning experiences for individual development.
Youth Participation on Sustainable Development and Environment
( 25th April, 2012,Rukum) Discussion program was successfully completed on the Topic of “Youth participation on Sustainable development and Environment” in Rukum, which was organized by JCYCN, Youth Netwwork Rukum and other local organization of Rukum. Mr.Krishna Prasad Adhikari, CDO of Rukum was the chief guest and Mr. Krishna Sing Thapa DSP of Rukum was the gust of the program. Rukum district youth leaders was giving the speech about the Environment and youth role to protect environment. During that program a president of JCYCN, Tilottam Poudel gave his opinion about environment protection and its development starts from our natural resources and device. Altogether there consist 65 young students. Participants include their views to make their place free from plastic areas and make sanitation program. This program’s chaired by Pustak Chand. Lastly, C.D.O, Adhikari mentioned his opinion that he is positively involved in this field and request other’s to work joint hand in these awareness activities.
Spreading the Message about Rio+20
( 28 February 2012, Kathmandu ) The Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest (GYMC) is a global competition for young people organized on the occasion of United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Earth Summit) http://www.uncds2012.org to be held in June 2012 in Brazil. GYMC encourages youth to express their hopes, concerns and thoughts on future of our earth by using music. The Contest aims to collect musical messages from global youth exploring global solutions for sustainable development. The first prizes winners of each category will be rewarded with a trip to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012 and make the voices of global youth heard during a public performance they will give to share the message of global youth.
As well as for this program massage expression Association of Youth Organization Nepal (AYON) and Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal was play the coordinating role to sharing this massage in School, media and other network.
AYON President and this contest coordinator Bijaya Paudel, JCYCN President Tilottam Paudel and team of youth went to meet with Environment Minister Hemraj Tedpa and Secretary Krishna Gyawali to give the massage about the Rio+20 program. They are positive to help for that program.
Interaction program on Climate Change Policy of Nepal
In this open global scenario of organizations, each organization in the world are planning their own strategies to find the way of existence in the world by finding out the solution on environmental issues. Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) is also taking a step ahead in this process.
The Experience Sharing, Meeting and Discussion Program on CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY OF NEPAL was held on November 26, 2011 at HRELIC hall, Lalitpur. The program was organized by CMDRR Forum Nepal, Volunteer Aid Neapl, YCC, Hoste Hainse, HRELIC, COFSON and with special initiation of Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN).
CMDRR forum Nepal was established on 29 Dec 2010 to implement a capacity building project on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) with the technical support from Concern Universal Bangladesh (CUB) and financial support from Cordial, Netherland.
The program was chaired by the member; of Constitution Assembly (CA) Mr. Bhaire Kami along with chief guest Mr. Hari Guragain (from the ministry of environment) and the Forestry Technician Mr. Ajay Prasad Manandhar. The program was host by Mr. Tilottam Paudel, president of CMDRR forum Nepal and JCYC-Nepal.
About fifty participants from the founder members of CMDRR and students from different faculty were participated in the program. At the same time, Mr. Prakash Dhakal, member of JCYCN along with Mr. Hari Adhikari, Umesh Subedi, Kabita Bahing, Manasbi Pyakural and Rashmi Lamsal also shared their IYPF – 2011 experiences. They also spoke out their experience with climate change issues. Mr. Prakash Bhandari Teacher of Kuleshwor Awas English School, also shared his Japan visit experiences at the same moment.
The meeting and discussion was specially focused on the issue of: “Climate Change Policy of Nepal”. Mr. Ajay Kumar Manandhar spoke about the climate change policy and he said that the policy was formulated in very unusual way and was not roofed the actual terms. He shared some funny events during the policy formulation period and he also discussed on the questions that were arise from the participants. Similarly Mr. Hari Guragain shared some activities of Environment Ministry towards climate change policy and he discuss about the program that has launched by the ministry to work under the climate change issues and about the implementation of activities for climate change policy.
Mr. Bhaire Kami, who is a part of Nepalese Constitution Assembly, discussed on the issues during the meeting. He appreciates the organizer team for organizing such program and assured that the issues discussed in the meeting will convey to the ministry. At the same time he also request people to follow their responsibilities towards the climate change policy.
In the end, Mr. Bhaire Kami provides certificate to the IYPF – 2011 participant in behalf of JCYCN. Ms. Sharmila Ranabhat, Secretary of CMDRR Forum Nepal concludes the meeting with adding the accurate value on it.
Natural Disaster Awareness Program in Nawalparasi
Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal have organized natural disaster awareness program. Program was done in the presence of chief guest Dipak Tiwari of Buffer zone president and Island Jungle Resort Camp manager and others member. The program was held in Pithauli VDC school. There were more than 50 student participated in the awareness program. Student have taken keen interested in doing some thing during disaster.
The program was designed to give meaning of natural disaster where student participation has been focused to get what disaster means? In awareness program we taught student how community can manage the natural disaster .we discussed about the national and international policy about the disaster management. We also involved student in different session to know their idea. What they can do by their self to reduce the disaster. Student also has made some arrangement about what will be their role in management of natural disaster.
Interaction program completed on Environmental issues in Nawalparasi
Interaction program was successfully completed on the topic of “Stake Holder’s Role to protect the Environment” and “Wishing sharing program on the occasion of Dashian, Dipawali, Chhad, EId”, which was organized by Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal and Jagriti Child Club Nepal.
On that program 15 child club, 10 Youth club, VDC Secretary, Journalist, Political Party’s representative, teachers, social workers were participated. All together 60 people were present there. On that program facilitate by Deepak Sharma.
VDC Secretary Rajendra Prasad Devkota is the chief gust of this program, on that accusation participant student told that, we should clean our school everyday, put the dustbin in the different station, to focus the tree planting, to slowly control the use of plastic, to focus the organic agriculture, to focus the environment protection on the making of policy and to focus the environment protection from our level.
Interaction on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
The Interaction on Climate Change and the DRR was held in Squatter area of Baneshwor, Kathmandu on the date of august 29, 2011. This was organized by Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Forum Nepal (CMDRR) in co- ordination with Jagriti Child and Youth Club Nepal (JCYCN) and Cwin Youth Forum (YOUTH-SAFE). The area we organized this program was one of the Vulnerable in the perspective of Disaster Flood. Nearby the Community the River named ”Dhobi Khola” Flows there and in the river last year a child of 4 years drowned and died. It is because there is no safty from Flood so we had this program there about an hour. In the program Mr.Tilottam Paudel, Ms. Kabita Rai and Ms. Kalpana Rai Facilited and the community people were the participants. In of them Women Group, Adolescent group as well as Child group were participated whole total there was 35 participants.. In the Interaction there was interacting on what is Climate change and Disaster and the DRR. There was a discussion on what we can do from an individual and Community level. Some of the ideas of the participants to reduce the impact of climate change are;
- Use less plastic and it’s products.
- Share the learning on reduction of Climate change impact with Friends and family.
- Give priority to the plantation and preservation.
- Recycle of Plastic made things without burning them. etc.
And similarly to reduce the risk of disaster they raise such ideas which are as follows.
- Give priority to building a dam near by the river.
- Share the safe techniques of reducing the risk. For example; learn to swim.
- Youth and family be more aware of the disaster and active. etc
The discussion gave those ideas on the matter of Disaster and climate Change and it’s reduction in which all the participant interact with each others too. Along with that we interact on the issue of preserving our environmentand how to be safe and the preparedness for Disaster. At the Same time we shared the Mitigation part of during disaster too like learnt from the exposure visit of Bangladesh. From the training the participant committed to apply the techniques in practice and stay in touch with the organizer team. They told that they liked the program very much and they requested to bring such program again and again. In this way our program of interaction on Climate Change and DRR finished.
National Level Sharing Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
National Level Sharing Meeting on “Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Climate Change Adaptation” was organized on 22 August 2011 at Hotel Marshyangdi, Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting was organized by five founding members of CMDRR Forum Nepal; JCYCN, Hoste Hainse, WCDF, HIMAWANTI and HRELIC Nepal. This meeting was a part of “Capacity Strengthening on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation” Project which is funded by Cordaid, Netherland and implemented by Concern Universal Bangladesh. Being a global issue climate change is a common concern of the world. The effort from only one part of the world is not sufficient for its mitigation and at the same time it is essential to cope with the prevalent impact of climate change. The project was started to contribute in both mitigation and adaptation strategy for climate change and its related issues. This programme was focused to share the knowledge, ideas and experience from different participants who are directly or indirectly involved in this issue.
The aim of the programme was to share information on CMDRR, climate change, its impact, challenges and coping mechanisms adapted by local communities, government of Nepal and Nongovernmental organizations and explore new ideas for the future activities in collaborative action with different stakeholders.
About 150 participants were participated in the programme representing various GOs, I/NGOs, CBOs, Media, academic institutions and many more.
Wastage Management and Environment Conservation program
Wastage management, Sanitation and Environment Conservation orientation program was successfully completed in Kuleswor Awash Secondary School, which was Jointly organized by Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) and Kuleshwor Aawas English School’s (KASES) Nature Club. That is learning platform where children were engaging KASES Nature Club they got knowledge regarding wastage and sanitation management. This program was Facilitated by JCYCN president Mr. Tilottam Paudel, and Kuleshwor Aawas English School’s teachers Mr. Prakash Bhandari, Mr. Shusil Karki, Miss Anjani Joshi, Miss Kamana Jha and Mr. Sudershan Basnet. Who were facilitated such orientation program. Among the total 175 member of Nature Club, among them 60 member were participating on this program.
Mr. Paudel said about main theme of program and he tried to realize participant’s problem regarding wastage or sanitation. JCYCN is regularly organize the some activities jointly with KASES time and again since 2005 Likewise, Miss Anjani Joshi, Miss Kamana Jha, Mr. Sushil Karki were kept their views and ideas. Children of Nature club were expressed commitment to keep clean their environment of class, school and home as well. The President of JCYCN who added that we have to clean our class, school and environment our selves. These children were expressed commitment to maintain clean environment of their school.
Mr. Karki who is the president of Rotract Club kathmandu he added about the situation of wastage of Kathmandu, types of wastage and management ideas. Especially, organic and inorganic dirt are producing in our school and home. Both organic and inorganic wastage directly or indirectly harms our health so we should manage this dirt in an appropriate way. Normally, three kinds of dustbin are available in our market and your school also using such types of dustbin so we have to throw our wastage according to nature of dirt like red color dustbin, blue color dustbin and green color dustbin etc. Red color denotes always danger so we should keep sharp bleeds; knife and harmful wastage have to keep on red dustbin. Blue color denotes peace so we should throw organic dirt on the dustbin that can be easily decomposed. And plastic, rubber and mettle which can’t be decomposed easily these should keep on green dustbin. He also added that wastage can recycle or modify in new shape like compost fertilizer and it can use for income generation activities. The data showed that approximately o.50 kg dirt produced per individual per a day within Kathmandu valley so we can reduced 0.25 per a day if only changed our attitude. We have three methods to manage our wastage or sanitation that are;
- Reducing methods: where we can use small quantity of plastic bag and other inorganic materials which activities supports to reduce our dirt.
- Reusing methods: where we can reuse some wastage like Pepsi bottle can used for drinking water.
- Recycling methods: where we can recycle the dirt for example organic dirt can make compost fertilizer.
This club is going to strong to get Russian Project about the sanitation management of school. He also planning that all students will go to grocery shops to collect fund to manage schools dirt or sanitation. At that day they formation the Nature Club to manage west of their school, those groups name is Paper collection group, Plastic collection group, Green garden management group, Sanitation awareness group and organic Plantation group . After finishing the program they are starting to clean the School area.
In conclusion, this program was really fruitful for manage our sanitation or wastage and it helped to improve our attitude as well. This program made us to commit to clean our place we selves.