Young Professional Development Society Nepal (YPDSN) is a nonprofit and community based organization working on professional development, youth and women empowerment, education and livelihood promotion. YPDSN aspires to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalized peoples by adopting strategies through community initiative, participation and sensitization. It is founded in 2013 and has been working among backward communities in the interior unreached pockets in the coast of Nepal.
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Tourism is the main industry to leave carbon footprints and cause of nature destruction. Natural tourist attractions are attracting the highest number of tourists around the globe.The significant effort of every travel operators to encourage tourists to practice Eco-friendly behavior is important.The natural existence of those tourist destinations relies in the hand of locals who lives there. So participation of local people in nature conservation and profit of tourism can help conserve nature.
YESTD is legal framework to support non-formal learning activities for young people. It’s aims to respond at Nepal to the needs of young people from different aspects. It has been adopted after wide consultation with the different stakeholders in the youth field. It supports the new youth policy and framework in the youth field, which outlines a cross-sectoral approach to youth issues with a view not only to creating more and equal opportunities for all young people in education and in the lab
In order to strengthen the chemicals in products campaign in Nepal towards effective SAICM implementation in the country using chemical in toys as an example, a comprehensive study of chemicals in products (toys) was carried out by CEPHED and IPEN in January-June 2018 using XRF screening of heavy metals in 52 toys and laboratory analysis of 13 phthalates in five toy samples.
10YFP STP Portfolio: gutundgut’s sustainable design of public spaces
What do the Bhairab Kunda Solar Trekking trail in Nepal, the year-round Green Marathon in Zürich, and the Piz Amalia Music Festival have in common? These three diverse tourism projects are all successful outcomes of placemaking – a concept that originated in the 1960s when urban planners introduced a new approach in designing public spaces. Placemaking is a multifaceted creation process that aims to understand and design a place with all its ecological, economic and social components to create a holistic experience. It upholds the aggregate input of members of the community for whom the public space is intended.
The Theme of the Roundtable was “SCP: Driving Sri Lanka towards a Green Economy”. It focused on various sustainability issues of the economic sectors addressing in the Sri Lankan context as well as in the context of the South Asian region. it highlighted the achievements of Cleaner Production in Sri Lanka while providing a platform to facilitate the exchange of information, share the practical experience and entertain novel concepts and ideology related to Sustainable Consumption and Production.
METABUILD is a 4-year project (2016-2020) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project is implemented by a consortium comprising organizations from India, Germany, Austria, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka (NCPCSL) is the local implementing partner for the project.
Supported by the 10YFP SBC Trust Fund and developed by UN-Habitat, CRAterre-ENSAG, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Cambridge, SHERPA is a free sustainable housing design tool. In the future, it is envisioned to also be a forum for discussing what sustainable housing means in the 21st century. The tool has been tested and applied by the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme, Yaam Solidaritè (Burkina Faso), Architecture sans Frontièrs Nepal and SofoNic (Nicaragua). The software itself has been developed by Aptivate, UK.
You can find the tool at www.sherpa4housing.org or app.sherpa4housing.org, if accessing it via your phone's browser.