Government of Nepal
Ministry of Finance
AID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR NEPAL
SGP/UNDP supports projects of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries demonstrating that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives. the Small Grants Programme has been working with communities around the world to combat the most critical environmental problems and has successfully demonstrated that supporting communities in their efforts to achieve more sustainable livelihoods is not only possible, but extremely important in bringing change and achieving global environmental benefits. In Nepal, SGP has supported 131 community based proejct in different thematic areas of GEF.
The programme is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a corporate programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF partnership, and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services
The development objective is to secure global environmental benefits in areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, and protection of international waters through community based approaches that also generate local benefits.
The immediate objective is to promote conservation and sustainable development strategies and to support projects to protect the global environment with the understanding of and practice by the communities and other key stakeholders.
The specific objectives of GEF-SGP are to: i) Formulate strategies and demonstrate community-level technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment;
ii) Build partnerships through networking of local stakeholders to support and strengthen community, CBO, and NGO capacity to address environmental problems and promote sustainable development; and
iii) Effectively expand the impact of GEF-SGP-supported community-level initiatives through replication, scaling up and policy advocacy.
• Supported to conserve endangered vultures, dolphin, sarus crane, Cinnamomum glaucosense, Rhododendron, orchids, Himalayan newt. Started vulture restaurants in different districts of Nepal and also replicated in India and Pakistan. Mr Bijaya Raj Shrestha, Secretary of Dolphin Conservation Centre received Abraham Conservation Award (2007) and Environment Award (2009) for his outstanding contribution in conserving Dolphin and Environment.
• Facilitated community conservation of Kachuwa Daha, Jakhera Taal, Betna Lake, Taudaha, Bishazari lake, Jakhera, Gajedi and Rupa lake (wetlands)
• Facilitated protection and excavation of Cultural artifacts of Kankrebihar
• Facilitated conservation of 2571 ha of Gwalek forest, over 5000 ha of Panchase forest and 167ha of Kankrebihar forest
• Local standard for forest certification prepared
• Community initiated Community Based Biodiversity Register (CBR) and farmers in Kaski have established CBR of 533 species.
• Supported to establish first ever community managed seed bank in Bara, where seeds of 80 varieties including rice, lentil, beans and barley have been conserved
• Enforced ban on Juniper harvesting in Khumbu region and supported to conserve medicinal plant important to Amchis. (Traditional Tibetan Medicine) and operation of 1 Amchi school in Lomanthang.
• Supported to initiate dialogue in Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas in Nepal
• Replication of extraction of essential oil from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in various districts after the introduction of Steel lining distillation unit in Dolakha.
• Over 100,000 rice husk stove sold after the technical support to promote rice husk stove in Terai.
• Supported to promote Smoke hood stove suitable to highland and energy efficient Matribhumi stove is ongoing (The maker of Matribhumi stove received NAST Award 2009)
• Installation of 58 improved cardamom dryer has supported to curb emission of CO2 and improved the quality of dried cardamom
• Introduction of Improved Charcoal dryer has supported Indigenous Blacksmith to enhance their traditional occupation.
• Successfully demonstrated 3 community biogas (6 members with 2 cattleless households), biogas from household waste and Multipurpose Institutional Biogas (Puxing biogas) from municipal waste. Women Environment Preservation
• 931 solar home systems and 15000 Solar Take installed. Project Information Note for installed Solar Tuki in place for CDM funding process.
• 3145 improved cook-stoves saving 6700 metric tons of CO2 emission annually
• 893 biogas saving 2321 metric tons of CO2 from emission annually
• 2 Micro-hydro of 18.55 KW benefiting 235HH and 2 pico hydro (10 KW) installed benefiting 103 HH.
• Strategic project replicating Home Employment Lighting Package (HELP) implemented in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India
• Committee has won Women Environment Conservation Award (2010) for their conservation effort in reducing municipal waste with active participation of local people.
• Two women groups engaged in Bio-briquette making from Eupatorium in Lalitpur. Develop as community training centre. Expanded throughout Nepal with the support from FECOFUN and LFP
• 18 bamboo ecohouses for Kamaiyas constructed
• 789 Ha areas under agroforestry of slash and burn land in Makawanpur. The project also won prestigious APFED award.
• 435 HH engaged in vermicomposting and organic farming
• 50 plastic lining water harvest tank constructed Okhaldhunga and Makawanpur
• 50 Arsenic mitigation filters in use in Rautahat and Nawalparasi.
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