Over the last two years, the USAID-funded “Nepal Tiger Genome Project” has used an innovative genetic technology to track, identify and protect the remaining 125 tigers in Nepal. Read more >>
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Today is Wildlife Conservation Day, and USAID’s missions around the world are raising awareness of the interconnectedness between human and wildlife welfare in developing countries.
On any given day, the departure terminal in Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport fills with crowds of young Nepalese leaving the country to find better economic opportunities elsewhere. There is little wonder why: in 2008, Nepal’s unemployment rate was estimated at 46 percent. Each year, approximately 300,000 youth leave the country to become migrant laborers abroad, […]
As published on HNN USAID is proud to be a partner of this research and is already supporting the first national scale-up of chlorhexidine in Nepal. Exciting new evidence has bolstered our fight against one of the top three causes of newborn deaths around the world. Each year approximately 1 million newborn babies lose their […]
USAID joined Peace Corps this month in Washington and Kathmandu to celebrate the return of its volunteers to Nepal for the first time in seven years. In Kathmandu, Nepal’s Prime Minister, Dr. Babarum Bhattarai, said at an event at his offices that “I am very pleased with the return of the Peace Corps to Nepal. […]
While USAID’s observation of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence ended last week, stories like the one below will continue to occur – and USAID remains committed to working to end human trafficking in Nepal, Asia, and around the world. “[USAID’s training helped me] take action to protect my own daughter, who […]
In Nepal, USAID launched a Global Climate Change Program. The new program, Hariyo Ban, is a five-year program and cornerstone of President Obama’s Global Climate Change Initiative. Climate change is emerging as a major threat to the people and biodiversity of Nepal. Hariyo Ban, which means “green forests” in Nepali, will help to build resilience […]