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“Hamri Bahini” Green Shopping Bags Launched at Bhatbhateni

Honorable Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Dr. Keshav Man Shakya inaugurated Hamri Bahini – the Green Shopping Bags amidst a program at Bhatbhateni Supermarkets, Bhatbhateni. HamriBahini- the Green Angels is a Green social enterprise of Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) that will create Respectable Green Jobs for disadvantaged young women of Nepal while addressing Kathmandu’s environmental problems through variety of schemes supported by the Private Sector. Under its very first initiative, the enterprise is introducing subsidized Green Reusable Shopping Bags (made of cotton) to the consumers at all the five outlets of Bhatbhateni in Kathmandu. With the inauguration, the Green Shopping bags will now be exclusively available in all Bhatbhateni Supermarkets outlets in a subsidized price of Rs. ...

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Women Leadership Circle Meeting and the screening of the movie

Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) and Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) jointly organized the “Women Leadership Circle Meeting between the Women Policy Makers/Professionals & Grassroots Women Leaders On Gender and Climate Change & Screening of the film Weathering Change”. The participants, mostly women, from different organizations working on climate change, women and gender issue at local level and national level attended the program and shared and discussed different issues related to climate change and women. Ms. Dibya Gurung, the Coordinator of WOCAN Nepal shared the major findings of three previous consultation meetings held in Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar. Ms. Gurung said, ‘It is important to understand that climate change affects men and wom...

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Green Economy Development

Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI), collaborated with National Planning Commission (NPC), UNDP, UNEP and in Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) to organize an interaction event entitled ’Green Economy Development Dialogue’. Around 40 participants were involved in the dialogue, including the development agencies, I/NGOs, policymakers, private sector, media and civil society members who brought their unique perspectives to the discussion. The policy makers included representatives from different Ministries, National Planning Commission and Alternative Energy Promotion Centre. There was a significant representation of the top representatives of the Business sector of Nepal. The dialogue aimed to accomplish a common and clear understanding among the participants of the term ‘Green Economy’ in the cont...

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Farewell to Mr. Robert Monro (Country Director, British Council)

On September the 18th 2012 Himalayan Climate Initiative organized a small reception to bid a warm farewell to Mrs. Sabine Monro and Mr Robert Monro ( Country Director , British Council)for successfully completing his tenure in Nepal and for his support towards the development of our country. Many dignitaries from different sectors of the society attended the event. And entrepreneur Mr. Saurabh Jyoti from Jyoti Group of Companies represented the civil society and presented Mr. Monro with a token of appreciation. On the occassion the Founder and CEO of HCI Mr. Prashant Singh shared his gratitude towards Mr. Monro for helping HCI in its endevours. Dawa Steven Sherpa one of the board members of HCI said, “ I was firstly surprised at the fact that Mr. Monro had agreed to support us for GHT- CSCT , then it made ...

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‘Hamri Bahini – The Green Angels’ at HCI Board Meeting

During the second board meeting of Himalayan Climate Initiative, on 8th August 2012, the CEO of HCI, Prashant Singh shared the concept of ‘Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels’ Green Social Enterprise to the board members. The sample of ‘Hamri Bahini Cotton Shopping bag was also unveiled to the board members in the meeting by another Board member, Malvika Subba who is going to be the public face of ‘Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels’ from HCI. The board members were also presented with the bags. During this meeting, ‘Hamri Bahini Board Leadership Team’ comprising of Malvika Subba, Nakim Uddin, Saurav Jyoti, Ranjit Acharya and Prashant Singh was also formed....

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