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Nepal is a country rich in geographical, ethnic and social diversity. The majority of its population is Hindu, and the country is managed by a stratified and hierarchical structure that controls access to land and natural resources.

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Connecting the Dots: UNDP projects connect land, energy and agriculture to protect the environment and build climate resilient livelihoods.

22 November 2021

True resilience relies on connecting the dots. Connecting the dots between nature, climate and energy. Connecting the dots between land-use, energy and agriculture, between livelihoods, natural resources, economic growth, social development and conservation, between people and the impacts climate…

Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’

9 August 2021

Nepal’s Indigenous peoples have suffered a litany of human rights violations over the past five decades as a result of abusive conservation policies, said Amnesty International and the Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC), in a new report published today. The report, Violations in the name of…

Commission to mark land for landless dissolved

4 August 2021

The government today dissolved the Land Related Problem-Solving Commission that was formed by the KP Sharma Oli government on 22 March 2020. The commission was formed to provide land to landless people across the country and to manage informal settlers. It had a tenure of three years. The…

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What is lacking in Nepal’s land reform initiative?

1 July 2021

Although land reform has been a priority area of the government, land use planning has always remained under the shadow of revenue collection and land distribution. Agriculture is fundamentally a land based activity and is, therefore, heavily dependent on land reform. Its effect on agricultural…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

Click here to register for webinar   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s…