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Workshop on Climate Adaptation in Kathmandu on Friday

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Kathmandu, 20 September (Our Voice): An advocacy workshop on empowering unprivileged women and youth groups to adapt the climate change hazards in Nepal will be held in Kathmandu on Friday 21 September 2018. With the support of German International Development Cooperation GIZ and CIM, the workshop has been organized by the Europe- based organization BASUG and SOLVE Nepal.

The Member of National Planning Commission (Climate Change and Environment) of Nepal Dr K P Oli will inaugurate the workshop as chief guest, while Chairperson of SOLVE Nepal Narayan Joshi will be in the chair. Member of National Planning Commission of Nepal Min Bahadur Shahi and BASUG Chairman Bikash Chowdhury Barua will be the special guests.

Executive Director of SOLVE Nepal Rajendra Bahadur Pradhan, Country Coordinator of BASUG UK Ansar Ahmed Ullah and Project Coordinator of BASUG Germany AHM Abdul Hai, Consultant of SOLVE Nepal Sudil Gopal Acharya and Nimesh Regmi, Dr Krishna Tiwari, Climate Experts Dr Netra Timsina and Basna Sapkota will facilitate the workshop, among others.

The objective of the workshop is to create awareness among the unprivileged women, youth groups, policy makers, climate activists and local development activists on the issue of adaptation to the climate change hazards for the sustainable growth and food security in Nepal. The project also aims at promoting diaspora initiatives for the community development in the country of origin. Under this project a mapping report and a documentary film on the issue have been produced. Moreover, two training courses for the unprivileged women and youth groups will be organized in Lalitpur and Kathmandu in Nepal and another advocacy workshop will be organized in Berlin, Germany in 2019.

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