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HCI’s Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub launched in Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj: Nepal’s National Cricket Team Captain Mr. Paras Khadka today inaugurated Nepal’s Homegrown Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub in Nepalgunj, Banke. After six successful years of impactful service to the society, Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) has spread its work area launching its Social Innovation and Business Incubation Hub (SIBI Hub) in Western Nepal. HCI is a youth-driven Nepali non-profit organization committed to social inclusion and climate resilience. It advocates Nepal to adopt a zero-carbon economic growth path. HCI delivers triple bottom line impact by incubating, supporting and sustaining social enterprises and philanthropic initiatives. Established in 2011 by a group of eminent Nepali entreprene...

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National Volunteers distributed Sadbhaw Scholarships in Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj: With its mission to spread harmony and compassion (Sadbhaw) together in the nation, National Volunteer distributed Sadbhaw Scholarships to 50 needy children of Banke district on Thursday. 50 students including 25 children of Freed Kamlari and marginalized Muslim community have been provided with a ‘Sadbhaw Scholarships’ package in Nepalgunj, Banke. Sadbhaw Scholarships, Nepali le Nepali laai, is an initiative of Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) power...

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99-Day Campaign for HOPE: 1 lakh petitions collected demanding GHT as a National Pride Project

Kathmandu: 99 youth of Nepal, calling themselves Himalayan Warriors collected petitions from 1 lakh Nepali citizens in favor of their demand with the government of Nepal to declare the climate-smart Great Himalaya Trails as a National Pride Project. The Himalayan Warriors came together and launched a 99-day Campaign named HOPE on January 15, 2017 through which they were demanding the government of Nepal and the international community to step up and take responsibility for the climate injustice perpetuated on the Himalayan Communities. The 99-Day HOPE Campaign had 3 demands: i) Make the government of Nepal declare the climate-smart Great Himalaya Trails as a National Pride Project, ii) Make the government of Nepal declare the Great Himalayan Trail declared as Priority Climate Adaptation ...

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Himalayan Communities leaders published and launched a research book on adversities of Climate Change in the Himalayas

Kathmandu: Himalayan Communities leaders associated with Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) launched a research book on adversities of Climate Change in the Himalayas with recommendation of possible solutions. CAHC, which is one of HCI’s initiative, is an advocacy organization carrying the authentic voice of Himalayan Communities living under the foothills of the Himalayas. The research book named ‘Climate Change in Nepal’s Himalayas: A Community Perspective’ was launched in the "International Conference on Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya” under the conference session called "Anecdotal Evidence of Climate Change: Listening to Mountain Voices.”  ...

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Paras Khadka joins National Volunteer as the Goodwill Ambassador, pledges to help raise 1,00,000 scholarships

Kathmandu: In a program held at the office of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) at Singhadurbar, Nepal’s National Cricket Team Captain Paras Khadka is appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of National Volunteer Nepal (NVN)- the official volunteering network of Nepal set up jointly by the Government of Nepal and Himalayan Climate Initiative in the wake of the recent disastrous earthquake. As the Goodwill Ambassador, the outstanding and highly popular cricketer Khadka will help NVN in its goal to inspire and enroll a pool of 1,00,000 Volunteers from all over Nepal, and keep some 20,000 of them ready, anytime, to support in relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts during and after any disaster. NVN, using offline and online tools, facilitates Nepali citi...

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