B K Dalit addressed 68 th UN General Assembly side events

B K Dalit, Chief Founder/President of TNW and Young Developmental Campaigner addressed 68 th UN General Assembly side events on youth held in United Nations Headquarter, New York on 19 th September 2013. He had addressed under the special request of UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi.

He spoke at Roundtable Dialogue on Investing in Young People hosted by the United Nations. BK Dalit had spoken about his campaign of inspiring, empowering and engaging young people on commercial agriculture. He shared about his goal 100,000 Young Farmer Target (YFT ) which aims to inspire at least 100,000 young people on commercial agriculture, develop their capacity for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) based commercial agriculture and support further for Agro-entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, the Organic School of TNW has developed the capacity of 1457 young emerging farmers and supported further for agro entrepreneurship. The Secretary General's Envoy on youth promised to globally promote and disseminate his campaign through his official website to inspire more and more young people around the globe.

Initially, on 16 th September 2013, he had spoken at a seminar organized by UN-Habitat and the Global Land Tool Network in New York on Securing Land and Property Rights for All. He spoke about the problems being faced by Nepalese young farmers while taking land on lease for commercial farming and his efforts of supporting the young farmers. The Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and Yamina Djacta, Director of UN Habitat, New York Office, had spoken at the seminar.

(News prepared by Roshan Kumar Shrestha, UN Headquarter, New York on 19 th September)

1, 00,000 Young Farmer Target

TNW has set 1, 00,000 Young Farmer Target (YFT) as a long-term goal of Mission Agriculture. The goal aims to inspire at least 1, 00,000 young people on commercial agriculture, develop their capacity for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) based commercial agriculture and support further for agro entrepreneurship.

Until 8th September 2013, TNW has reached 1427 young farmers. The Organic School of TNW has developed the capacity of young emerging farmers and supported further for agro entrepreneurship.

If you are young people and strongly willing to become an Agro.

TNW organized Cooperative training

On 19th UN International Day of Cooperatives, 6 July 2013, TNW organized a one day Cooperatives Orientation Training under Pesticides free Vegetable Village Campaign. The local women farmer group facilitated the training. After the training, the people formed a Committee to register an agro cooperative in the governmental agency.

TNW launched Pesticides free Vegetable Village Campaign to develop the village as the Pesticides free Village and develop the economy of women farmers and village through the production and trade of pesticides free vegetables.
TNW trained 1350 farmers
In zero funding assistance or without even a single rupee donation from any national and international donor agencies, the organic school- one of the departments of Team for Nature and Wildlife (TNW), has successfully organized 15 training sessions (3 days’ commercial vegetable farming/entrepreneurship course) which has trained more than 1350 farmers until date 16 August 2013.

The trainings have been carried out under the “Beneficiaries’ Investment, Partnership and Agreement (BIPA)-model.”

The TNW set up the organic school, a department ,in January 2010, to conduct agriculture based training course for the small scale or smallholder farmers to enhance the capacity and economy of the farmers engaged in traditional and subsistence farming through commercial and technology based farming.

18 April 2009
TNW Nepal organized a talk show on environmental issues on 18 April 2009 Saturday at Vajra Academy. The speaker was Mr. Karna Shakya (Patron/TNW and prominent conservationist).Mr. Shakya gave a talk on the importance of environment conservation for the sustainable development of the nation. He also shared his six decades of experience in environment conservation. More than hundred people from the local communities and the youths had attended the green talk show. The program was organized in collaboration with the country's first green school, Vajra Academy.

Karna Shakya, Patron/ TNW giving a Talk on Environment Conservation.

15 January 2009
Team for Nature and Wildlife (TNW) Nepal, a youths' group organized a youths' summit on global warming in order to aware the youths from different professional backgrounds on 15 th January 2009. This summit is the first activity under the NATIONWIDE YOUTHS' CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN IN NEPAL.

More than 50 youths from different sectors like media, film, theatre, sports, human rights, law, arts, business, culture, fashion and modeling, music, politics, education etc In the summit, four prominent environmentalists had presented a paper about the adverse impacts of climate change on Nepal.

(Han Haijnen/WHO, Sashank Pandey/VSBK, Basanta Shrestha/ICIMOD and Anil Chitrakaar/Ashoka Foundation)

In the first session, a leading environmentalist, Mr.Basanta Shrestha from ICIMOD had presented a multi media presentation with information about the impact of global warming on Nepalese mountains. Likewise, Environment Health Adviser from UNWHO Han Haijnen outlined about the need of government to make a national plan on climate change relating with the public health impacts as well.Mr.Anil Chitrakar, a prominent environmentalist expressed we have to have a negotiation with the developed or industrialized countries so that we can have fair incentive.

In the second session,Environment Health Research Officer from Nepal Health Research Council(NHRC)Mr. Megh Nath Dhimal presented a paper on health impact of climate change. He outlined that public health depends on multiple factors like geographical factors(baseline climate, abundance of natural resources, elevation),biological sensitivity(developmental stage, preexisting medical conditions, genetic factors) and socio economic factors(exposure to harmful agents, underlying diseases, ability to adapt or respond) about the adverse impacts of climate change on human health.Likewise,Mr. Sashank Pandey, Program Environmentalist from VSBK presented a paper on “Cleaner Technology for mitigating air pollution and climate change in Brick making sector”.He outlined about brick industries and environmental, health, and economic concerns.


Green Drama show

TNW Theatre Group staged street theatre shows “We are in danger”. The shows were conducted four times at four different city centers (Kathmandu,Lalitpur,Bhaktapur and Patan).The shows were held on 7 th ,16 th , 18 th and 19 th February 2009.The street drama was intended to generate awareness on the adverse impacts of air pollution.The event was supported by VSBK/SDC. TNW is the first organization in Nepal to organize green theatre with its own theatre group.


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