Newsletter | November - December 2019

Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Walking together

With the festive season over, our projects are running in full swing. There are some exciting developments; a fourth lot of water schemes are being built in the earthquake affected areas. The resettlement programme is gearing up to complete all resettlement communities by March, putting a final closure to our earthquake reconstruction work. The gender team is about to start a study on the challenges faced by elected women leaders. The food and economic justice programme have had a fruitful review of its project supporting better management of remittances, thinking about new products that could be offered to cooperative members. Business plans for three new enterprises are under review. We will soon start a new project on climate change funded by the European Union and we are finalizing discussions with our donor on livelihoods and gender interventions in earthquake-affected districts. All these has helped us stay focused and positive whist we engage in developing our draft Country Strategy and annual Country Operating Plan.

We had an exciting interaction during our 16 Days of Activism programme with Ms. Bhumika Shrestha, a Transgender Activist and the KathaGhera theater group. I am sure our thoughts and emotions whilst listening to our guest speakers will be with us for a long time and will inspire us in our life and work when we think about gender identities and violence.

As the year closes in, I want to thank everyone for their hard work and contributions and wish everyone the best for the year ahead.

Sarah Blin

Country Director