The Inclusive Development of the Economy (INCLUDE) Programme is a joint Nepali-German initiative under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry (MoI), Government of Nepal. Technical Assistance to the Programme is provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which acts on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Read More..
On 9th October, 2014, the “Wild and Cultivated Herbs for Cosmetic Products” Partnership was jointly launched by the German Ambassador to Nepal, His Excellency Mr. Matthias Meyer, and the French Ambassador to Nepal, Her Excellency Mrs. Martine Bassereau. The main partners involved in this development partnership are Himalayan Bio Trade Private Limited (HBTL), French company NATEVA, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Development Partnership is active in 4 districts, namely Humla, Surkhet, Chitwan and Dolakha focusing on 8 different products which are: Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Rosehip, Sea-buckthorn, Edelweiss, Chiuri, Dhatel . .
“Nagar Mitra”, meaning nepali for “Friends of the City”, is what waste workers in Kathmandu should now be called. It would be a sign of respect for them said Aanand Mishra, Programme Lead of PET Bottle Recollection Social Enterprise run by Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI). On 19th August 2014 the centre began supporting Kathmandu’s waste workers by buying the PET waste they collect from the streets. To date approximately 15 tons have been collected by the Social Enterprise. Until now there has not been a professional and transparent system for waste workers and as a result they have been exploited by waste traders. The centre would make the recollected PET available to Ganesha Ecosphere – one of the largest recycling company - through . .