March 21, Kathmandu. Nepali Youth Project has been started in Madhes, Karnali and Far Western Provinces for eco- and climate-friendly development.
The four-year-long project, in partnership with Youth Innovation Lab, Restless Development Nepal, Creation and CDMS, was formally launched on Friday.
According to the Youth Innovation Lab, this project will create employment opportunities in Madhes, Karnali and Far West in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To develop through youth the ability to formulate policies, plans and programs based on facts related to climate change, disaster risk reduction and management at the local level.
The objective of this project is to engage youth through climate friendly entrepreneurship programs to provide employment, enhance livelihood and engage youth in the field of entrepreneurship, climate change and good governance.
Goma Karki, Project Head, Youth Innovation Lab briefed about the objectives of the project and the various programs within the project.
During the panel discussion on youth participation in Good Governance and Entrepreneurship, Rishi Raj Acharya, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, said that a long-term plan for disaster management should be prepared by strengthening the relationship between the Ministry and the General Administration. local government.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority spokesperson Dr. Dejan Bhattarai said that climate change and disaster management should go hand in hand as climate change affects economic conditions, livelihoods and disasters.
Kamla Gyawali, the representative of the National Youth Council, said that the youth should be motivated to work in the country.
Representing the EU, program manager Rosalba Tussio said the selection was made on the basis of crisis and risk criteria for the Madhes, Karnali and Far-West regions.
EU cooperation chief Marco Zemmer said 2022 is the year of youth in the EU calendar and youth-targeted programs will be pushed forward this year.