Towards GRID-friendly municipalities: Supporting GRID-aligned annual policy, programme and budget for the Fiscal Year 2080/81 B.S.

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Towards GRID-friendly municipalities: Supporting GRID-aligned annual policy, programme and budget for the Fiscal Year 2080/81 B.S. Over the last four years, NURP has been sensitising municipalities on the principles of Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development (GRID) and providing support to prepare annual policies, programmes, and budgets, as well as vision documents, periodic plans, Medium-Term Expenditure […]

Towards an improved business environment: How the Business Promotion Centre is encouraging investments and entrepreneurship in Pokhara

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Towards an improved business environment: How the Business Promotion Centre is encouraging investments and entrepreneurship in Pokhara By Shambhavi Basnet Background The Business Promotion Centre (BPC) was ideated by the Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) with the aim to promote business environment, jointly with the local private sector to solve issues related to enterprise and business […]

Empowering communities through GESI: NURP’s Mainstreaming of GESI Paves the Way for GESI Focal Persons embedded in Pokhara Metropolitan City 

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Empowering communities through GESI: NURP’s Mainstreaming of GESI Paves the Way for GESI Focal Persons Embedded in Pokhara Metropolitan City By Shambhavi Basnet The Pokhara 2100 and Periodic Strategic Action Plan (2077 – 2082 B.S.) details five-year objectives for the municipality on various sectors important to effective local governance. One of these sectors is social […]

Bridging the Gap – How collaboration with the private sector is mobilising GRID-aligned infrastructure investment

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Bridging the Gap – How collaboration with the private sector is mobilising GRID-aligned infrastructure investment By Shambhavi Basnet 2nd PPD Forum Meeting in Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City Since 1990, Nepal has been formulating a legal system to govern Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), starting with a focus on the hydropower and electricity sectors. In 2001, the Public Infrastructure […]

GRID Screening Checklist – a useful resource to assess GRID-compatibility

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GRID Screening Checklist – a useful resource to assess GRID-compatibility By Shambhavi Basnet Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development (GRID) plays a crucial role in poverty reduction and sustainable growth. The process of green economic growth is sensitive to environmental and climate change concerns, so a multidimensional approach is required to incorporate green, resilient, and inclusive […]

Governments, Private Sector & Development Partners meet to discuss Green Growth & Investment 

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Governments, Private Sector & Development Partners meet to discuss Green Growth & Investment By Shambhavi Basnet Why Learning and Sharing?  On March 18th and 19th 2023, Sudridh-NURP organised a high-level Municipal to Federal (M2F) Learning Alliance themed around Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development (GRID) and Green Investment, convened in collaboration with the Ministry of Urban […]

Biking lake-to-lake in Pokhara

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Biking lake-to-lake in Pokhara ByEleanor Bainbridge,Former Urban Infrastructure Advisor, FCDO The unique landscape of Nepal has been inspiring people to take on new challenges for generations. As a long-term resident of the country, I have become more adventurous in trekking, mountain biking and rafting, as new ways to experience the country and challenge my physical […]

Go-GRID bootcamp begins in Pokhara

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Go-GRID bootcamp begins in Pokhara Designing Green, Resilient, Inclusive and human-centric infrastructure in the beautiful lakeside city Go-GRID participants and facilitators take a group photo on the final day of the three-day Go-GRID workshop. On 15th February 2023 – a warm sunny day in Pokhara – the Go-GRID program began with a simple objective: to […]

COP27 Gender Day:Investing in GESI and GRID-Smart Infrastructure

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COP 27: Gender Day: Investing in GESI and GRID-Smart Infrastructure Introduction: Following Gender Day at COP27 on Monday, the world waits to hear whether world leaders will endorse agreements for gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) sensitive climate action. One key theme to watch for will be investment in infrastructure for green, resilient, and inclusive […]