Friday, November 27, 2015

Nepal Climate Convergence 2015

nepal climate convergence 2015
The first 'Nepal Climate Convergence 2015' was held in Kathmandu, SAP-Phalcha, Babarmahal from 18 to 19 November 2015. Climate Convergence discussed about Climate Justice, Climate negotiations, media outreach, art workshops and community organizing for Peoples’ Climate March. 

At least 57 participants of diverse ethnic groups, place of origin and academic backgrounds joined the sessions. Participants were from Hetauda, Chitwan, Dadeldhura, Dang, Dolakha, Pokhara, Kapilbvastu and other cities/towns.

Jiwanta Nepal was also one of the organiser of the program alongwith Digo Bikash Institute, Youth Alliance for Environment (YAE), Car Free Cities, Himalayan Climate Initiative, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action, We Inspire Nepal, Beyond 2015 - Nepal Hub, YUWA among others.

Youth attending Convergence will organize climate march and ground actions on 28th and 29th November in their cities.

Prasuj Mainali, Jiwanta Nepal executive member having discussion

Friday, November 6, 2015

Three days workshop on Classroom Strategies and Use of ICT in Teaching Learning

Jiwanta Nepal Kathmandu University Collaboration


Are you a teacher? This could be a better opportunity for you.

Jiwanta Nepal in collaboration with Kathmandu University is organizing a three days workshop on 'Classroom Strategies for Teaching ESD and Use of ICT in Teaching Learning' from August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015 at Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu.

Time Schedule

August 14, 2015: From 12:30 pm to 05:30 pm
August 15, 2015: From 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
August 16, 2015: From 01:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For further information, please contact Ashish Khanal on 9841 075 897.

Partners

Jiwanta Nepal has worked with dozens of national and international partners.




One Child One Sponsor

After the earthquake on 25th April 2015 and the major aftershock on 12th May 2015, many districts of Nepal have been devastated causing extreme losses to life and property. Among those victims, the most vulnerable are still in shadow and are deprived from the required aid.

“One Child One Sponsor” titled project is keen on searching a sponsor who could take a responsibility of a single child on transforming their future. This project is all about gathering that concerned individual who think educating a child is important. Places where people are fighting for food and shelter, education has been on shadow.

The main objective of the project is to identify the most deprived child who are poor in real scenario and are not being able to obtain their basic educational needs. JIWANTA NEPAL will prioritize on providing education for them by facilitating with sponsors.

Communities

Community is a natural group living together and sharing a common dependencies and the resources to fulfill those need too. Crucially this conjoin relation put them to the equal bearer of any consequences of the problem that fall to the community as a whole too. The other way round if we see the community is also one of the sturdy level form where the process of development or the civilization hike. So acknowledging this fact, Jiwanta Nepal has target its many program of community level with high participation of the community people.

Jiwanta Nepal is working with concept of seed banking in Khokana and Shimali of Kathmandu valley. The program is being brought in alliance with Navdanya, India. Seed banking concept is developed for aiming the long term storage of biodiversity, particularly for perpetuation of genetic seeds which has gradually been replacing by the genetically modified seeds (GMO) manufactured by the companies . Also the seed banking concept helps community to spring back from the impact of natural disaster and develop the resiliency marching to adaptation.

Jiwanta Nepal has also been actively involved in sustainable solid waste management at community level. The organization has been conducting numerous workshop, training and cleaning campaigns in many communities on how community can manage their waste locally and transform it as income generating source. Besides that Jiwanta Nepal has actively worked in rehabilitation of the recent earthquake victims in Khokana, Lalitpur and Dahachowk area of Kathmandu valley. Particularly those victims who were already economically marginalized and the differently able victims were rehabilitated.

Executive Board Committee

The Executive Board Committee of Jiwanta Nepal comprises of nine members. EC members review the major issues faced by the organization, weighing pros and cons and taking necessary steps for the welfare of the organization.

NIRAJ BHATTARAI — PRESIDENT


As an enterprise development facilitator, Niraj prepares entrepreneurs business plan for Jiwanta Nepal and various other national and international organizations. He has earlier experience of working with Cottage and Small Industry Development Board at Darchula, Rasuwa and Kathmandu. He has completed Bachelor in Business Studies. He has also been handling projects of United National Development Program (UNDP)'s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP).

Niraj is expert in making business approaches to meet social and environmental needs which can make positive impact in the communities. He is creative and innovative who accept failures as valuable feedback.

SAURAV LAMSAL — VICE PRESIDENT


Saurav has completed his Bachelor degree in Microbiology. He has been engaged in various youth led organisation including Youth Initiative and 1step Foundation. He has also experience of working at Election Commission Office for a period of six months.



SUJA GIRI — TREASURER



Suja did her Bachelor in arts and social work from St. Xavier College, Maitighar and Master Degree in Environment Education and Sustainable Development from Kathmandu University. She has worked in many NGO's and INGO's since 2007. Till date she has been able gather experiences related to community based work, workshops, trainings and conferences.

She has earlier experience of working in Share and Care Nepal as a field operation facilitator. Besides that she was also a facilitator at Social Service Center, Jawalkhel. Alongwith that she is also an event organiser at Odyssey Zorastrism (OZ) since 2010. She has expertise in effective leadership and strategic skills making strong, established bonds with key constituents and stakeholders.

ASHISH KHANAL — SECRETARY


Ashish completed his Master Degree in Environment Education and Sustainable Development from Kathmandu University. He has expertise in research and documentation. Having a good delivery skills, Ashish has given numerous training and conducted dozens of seminars and workshops. He also designs project and prepares proposal for Jiwanta Nepal.

He is also associated with Earthquake Report, part of SOS Earthquakes, a Belgium based non-profit organization and natural disaster related website Disaster-Report.Com.

NABIN BIKASH MAHARJAN — MEMBER



Nabin has experience of working in dozens of national and international organisations including Kathmandu Metropolitan City, CeProIn, SEAM-N, Environ-initiative and Centre for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD) since two decades. Currently he is also a Chief Executive Officer at Blue Waste to Value and Consultant for Winrock International.

As a Project Coordinator in Centre for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD), he has closely worked with communities and informal waste workers. He has good understanding of the issues of urban poverty, especially the informal waste workers (IWWs) and the stakeholders of Solid Waste Management (SWM). During Poverty Reduction of Informal waste workers in Solid Waste Management Sector (PRISM) program, he worked closely with Practical Action and European Union.

MUKUNDA POUDYAL — MEMBER


Mukunda has completed his Bachelor Degree in Business Studies from Tribhuwan University. He worked as a site coordinator for Clean up Nepal, a non profit organisation working in solid waste management sector. He is also the member of Youth Initiative.

He possess extraordinary communication, analytical skill and interpersonal abilities. He is talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes. As the youngest member, he believes that the youngster must come in the front line and work for the sustainable environment.

PRASUJ MAINALI — MEMBER


Prasuj has experience of working with numerous youth led organizations. He completed his Bachelor degree in Rural development from Tribhuwan University. He has worked as Coordinator for heritage preservation and promotion at Kathmandu Metropolitan City's SamYuBaa. Besides KMC, he has worked at Global Power Shifter, Clean up Nepal, SDI and Kathmandu Coordinator of poly bag free campaign at RECHPEC. He even worked at Kedareswor Youth Club as Vice President for almost six years. Currently he is also the member of Nepal Red Cross Society, Baneswor.

BUNA LIMBU — MEMBER


Buna holds Bachelor degree in Social work and in Literature from Tribhuwan University and a Master in Environment Education and Sustainable Development form Kathmandu University. She has worked in the sectors of old age home, drug, alcoholic rehabilitation, and women entrepreneurship for more than three years. She also got an opportunity to work with organization working in the serious and sensitive issue of domestic violence and gender equalities and attend the workshop on ‘Role of Women on Constitution Making’. Some other work experiences include the translator, monitoring and evaluator, trainer on the workshop like teaching strategies in school, use of Information and communication technology, sustainable development and gender.

SABINA KHADKA — MEMBER


Sabina's journey of social service started a long time ago when she was a part of 1step Foundation. As a part of this organization, she actively engaged in blood donation campaign,programs to support economically challenged students and many more.

Currently Sabina is a medical student and committed to help the community professionally.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Introduction

Jiwanta Nepal is youth led non profit organization working for sustainable development in Nepal. We support sustainable environment and promote resilient and adoptable characteristics within individual and community for better livelihood.

Jiwanta Nepal consists of nine board members. Board members reviews the major issues facing the organization, weighing pros and cons and taking necessary steps for the welfare of the organization. Click for details on Jiwanta Nepal's board members

VISION

Embracing Sustainable Livelihood

Mission
Empowering People to Enhance Their Living Combating Environmental Challenges

GOAL

To Establish Sustainable Environment for Improving Socio-economic Development

OBJECTIVE

The overall objective is to reduce the environmental degradation by effective community mobilization and   establish innovative models in society.

Specific Objectives
  1. To research and develop options for sustainable environmental solutions mitigating climate change impacts.
  2. To collaborate with key stakeholders and facilitate for essential resources.
  3. To promote various innovative youth based social entrepreneurships at National level.
  4. To educate people and community for greenery development in collaboration with different institutions.
  5. To mobilize the community for the conservation of natural resources and reduce the risks of natural calamities.
  6. To strengthen the community on waste management and promote sustainable agricultural practices.
OUR CORE VALUES

Enthusiasm for Mission
  
All the members distinctively contribute in fulfilling our mission with full dedication by working in different areas as per their working capabilities and interest.

Excellence

We strive for efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and positive result oriented tasks across our projects.

Integrity

We are ethical in all that we do and maintain high moral. We are fair with colleagues, partners, and those we serve, building relationships of trust.

Respect

No discrimination is tolerable. Each and every members have respect for one another, our partners, and the people we serve in communities.

Empowerment

We strive to ensure that all voices are heard from higher level to the lower. We value every team members equally and ensure everyone fulfills their prospective.

Inclusion

We assess differences among every individuals involved and  draw strength from diversity. We value every member of our team, learn from their experience, and foster their active engagement.  

Commitment to Learning

We emphasis on improving each individual quality of professionalism  through continuous reflection and evaluation which will help us come up with better results. 

Schools

Education is pillar of development and a basic right of every single child. According to the Millennium Development Goal, 2000-2015, every child has accessibility to primary education but still many children are unable due to economic reason and many other social barrier associated to it. So we have come up with ‘One Child One Sponsor’ campaign under which one child is given one sponsor who will provide educational sponsorship to a child for perusing his/her school education.
Green Child Campaign is another program launched by Jiwanta Nepal targeted to school sectors. The eco clubs are formed and engaged them for environment activities which the children themselves will conduct and the awareness will disseminated to juniors and finally collaborated to many other eco-clubs from other educational institution.

Beside that Jiwanta Nepal has also been organize many environment programs in school sectors. Organization provides Teacher Training on developing the recreational teaching strategies and uses of Information and Communication technology in teaching so that environment education get leap up and becomes more effective in schools.

Principle

Participatory

Organization will give higher priority to everyone’s though involved in the activities to give their opinions and to help make decisions.

Transparency

Every projects or activities performed will be clear to the doners as well as the participants. All the task performed will be clearly stated on its official page as well as written documents will be kept as evidences so that each actions could be observed.

Sustainability

As the organization carries sustainable development as mission, we focus each of our activity to be sustainable.

Voluntary services

The volunteers are not encouraged in any manner by desire for gain, it should be free service from heart to human for better environment.

Neutrality 

The organization may not take sides in conflict or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature in order to enjoy the self-assurance of all.

Unity

The environmental problem we face are universally the same, so the organization will try to maintain the harmony among their national as well as global partners to fight challenges of human.