BASUG goes to Nepal to work on “Empowering women to adapt climate-change effects for sustainable growth”

Germany, 9 April 2018: BASUG will be working in Nepal on a project on “Empowering women to adapt climate change effects for sustainable growth” from April 2018 for the next 18 months. The Project being supported by the German development organisation, CIM-GIZ will create awareness and sensitize climate change issues, assist to adopt new strategies for crop production strategies with enhancing weather information service, engage Nepalese migrants in Germany to transfer their knowledge for awareness and adaptation to impacts of climate change in their country.

The Project has been developed keeping in mid a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) such as #2 (zero hunger), #4 (quality education), @8 (decent work and economic growth), #13 (climate action), #15 (life on land) and #17 (partnership to achieve for the SDGs).  The Project will educate women and youths on climate adaptation and disaster management measurers and create pressure at policy level to go for necessary changes in the government policies.(Photo: SOLVE Nepal)

BASUG will implement the Project in collaboration with its partner in Nepal, SOLVE Nepal, a local established NGO with a good track record.  SOLVE Nepal is currently working with nearly 4000 women co-operative members in Nepal. Nepal is known to be the 4th most climate-vulnerable country in the world and is highly exposed to a range of water-related hazards. In 2015 this tiny land was hit by a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 causing 8790 deaths and injuring more than 22.000 people.  The project is envisaged to enhance the capacity of the vulnerable sub-urban and rural women and youth groups on the effect of climate change and other related issues.

Under this Project, there will be 4 training courses and one workshop will be organised in Nepal this year and another workshop will be held in Berlin, Germany early next year. A Documentary film on the issue will also be made under the project. The Project is schedule to end in end-August 2019.

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