Monks for Moving Planet: Hiking and Pray for Zero Carbon Emission

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Global movement to solve the climate crisis “the moving planet campaign” was celebrated all over the world with different activities. To mark the movement The Small Earth Nepal organized hiking and praying at Namobuddha monastery. Seven Kilometer hiking was organized from Dhulikhel town up to the monastery with the objectives of involving religious society to the environmental movement and disseminate message to public. It also aims to take part of global event of moving planet calling the world to move beyond the fossils fuels. After the hiking to monastery, a pray for zero emission was done by the hiker along with the monks in the monastery. Thirty-one people including hiker and monks have prayed for five minutes for zero emission. Twenty four youth representing different sectors and organization along with the representatives of Green Peace Foundation have participated in the hiking along with the presence of members of Green Peace Foundation.

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Suchita Shrestha attended Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) Bangalore, 14 – 16 September 2011

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Suchita Shrestha, from SEN participated as a poster presenter in the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) – Bangalore from 14 to 16 September 2011 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. The topic of her poster was “Utilisation of Buffer Zone Community Forest Resources and the Conservation Approaches of Community: A case study of Handikhola Buffer Zone User Committee, Parsa Wildlife Reserve,Nepal.”

The program consists of plenary talks by expert speakers, students’ presentation (oral and poster), workshops, beyond science session and “Who is Who?” in conservation session. Ms. Shrestha also participated in “Who is Who?” to highlight the achievements of The Small Earth Nepal (SEN). The Student Conference on Conservation (SCCS) – Bangalore aims to facilitate interaction, exchange of research ideas and methods, building contacts and building capacity of young researchers in all aspects of conservation science. It was focused on the student participation from South and South–east Asia.

SEN felicitated by Richa Bajimaya Memorial Foundation

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SEN has been felicitated by Richa Bajimaya Memorial Foundation for joining hands in implementing the Federal Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTFC) campaign in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur in August. The felicitation program was organised on  the occasion of 4th Annual General Meeting of the Foundation. The FCTC campaign was to aware people against cancer due to tobacco consumption.

Jeeban Panthi in International Youth Strategy Meeting for Rio+20 Spain 19-27 September 2011

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He will be attending International Youth Strategy Meeting for Rio+20 organized by Council of Europe and Rio+twenties. In the meeting he will be  raising the issues of the virtual consultation (in partnership with ICIMOD) and World Leadership Conference (WLC), Singapore representing the Asia Pacific region in the meeting.

Piyush Dahal Participates in International Conference 5-7 September 2011

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Piyush Dahal represented SEN in International Conference on “Green Economy and Sustainable Mountain Development: Opportunities and Challenges in View of Rio+20” which are a collaborative initiative of ICIMOD and UNEP.

The conference was held to create a platform and build a constituency for making the mountain agenda more prominent in the global debate, including the upcoming Rio+20 Summit. Similarly, enhance the role of the mountains in the green economy.

SEN participates in UNESCO workshop 5-7 September 2011

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Suchita Shrestha, from SEN presented paper on Perception on Impact of Climate Change on Available Energy Resources: A case study of non-electrified village of Nepal during 3-days consultative Workshop on “Water and Energy Nexus” organized jointly by Department of Electricity Development, UNESCO, and National Committee for UNESCO-IHP in Nepal to discuss linkages between water and energy issues.

The workshop seeks to identify the key issues that confront both the energy and water sectors in the developing countries with the possible solutions to implement. Some 50 experts from various parts of the world and Nepal participate at the workshop.

Sharing by UNESCO-IHP-SEN grantee at CREEW 2 September 2011

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A proposal sharing program was conducted at CREEW office. The CREEW grantee and the UNESCO-IHP-SEN grantee presented their proposal. Sudarshan Rajbhandari, Vice-President, represented The Small Earth Nepal at the program.

The program went successful as the expert (Dr. Sangam Shrestha, Dr. Vishnu Pandey, Dr. Rabin Malla, and Professor Futuba Kazami) gave their valuable inputs to the proposals.

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