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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

57th WASH Forum on Roles of Youths for Emergency Resilience

Paschim Paaila, in collaboration with ENPHO, organized a 57th series of WASH forum entitled ‘Role of Youths for Emergency Resilience’ on 26 January, 2018 at ENPHO Hall, New Baneshowr. This forum was organized with the objective to share brief introduction on emergency resilience, to highlight efforts for making emergency resilient community in Nepal and to show youths’ roles to make a resilient community.

Mr. Bibek Kumar Pandit, Program Director at Sangsagai, resided as resource person for the forum. Ms. Ritu Sharma, Senior RC Associate from ENPHO, welcomed the resource person and participants in the program and shared activities of ENPHO on Emergency Resilience and input of Paschim Paaila. The program was commenced with an introduction of Paschim Paaila, objective sharing of the program and introduction of participants in facilitation of Ms. Rita Thapa, Advocacy facilitator of Paschim Paaila.

The session started with an introduction of youth, and national policy related to youth. Furthermore, Mr. Pandit highlighted about resilience efforts present in Nepal.  At the end of the session, Mr. Pandit motivated the youths for initiating resilience activities regarding WASH.

“I wasn’t familiar with the situation of our country in context of WASH. This forum has helped me to enhanced my knowledge on WASH and encouraged to do more for improving WASH status of Nepal,” one of the participants remarked. Altogether, 35 participants from various colleges, organizations including ENPHO staff members attended the forum. Furthermore, question- answer session along with experience sharing of participants with resource person made the program more interactive and participatory.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Youth WASH Concern Workshop- XIII Series

Presentation by participants and Ms. Sabuna Gamal (Resource Person)
Paschim Paaila, in collaboration with ENPHO, organized two days workshop- training program on “Youth WASH Concern Workshop - XIII Series” on December 30 and 31, 2017 at Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu. The workshop-training program was organized with an objective to enhance the capacity and knowledge of youths on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), to empower on WASH initiatives as social issues to motivate them as Youth WASH ambassador and to sensitize them on importance of WASH to create environmentally healthy community.
Participants during Action Plan

Altogether 24 participants from diverse educational background and institutions actively participated in the program. During the program, Mr. Bipin Dangol, Executive Director of ENPHO shared WASH linkage with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and motivated youths to become youth leaders on WASH.

Sessions of Day 2 was focused on psychosocial knowledge in WASH and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) with leadership activity. Participants also presented innovative ideas to promote and sensitize WASH in their action plan.
Participants of WASH Concern Workshop XIII Series



In facilitation of Paschim Paaila team and resource persons from various organizations; the regular series of this workshop has been organizing with prior notice of application. Resource persons from Paschim Paaila, ENPHO and Abble-WE have joined us to make this series effective and fruitful.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

56th WASH Forum on DRR- Roles of Youth and Humanitarian Agencies in Nepal

Paschim Paaila, in collaboration with ENPHO, organized 56th Series of WASH Forum entitled “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - Roles of Youth and Humanitarian Agencies in Nepal” on December 29, 2017 at ENPHO Hall, Thapagaun, New Baneshwor. The main objective of the forum was to share about current status of disaster and risk reduction in Nepal, efforts of humanitarian agencies and government and, a role of youth for DRR. Ms. Janakee Kiran Shrestha, Program Officer-DRR at Oxfam, resided as resource person for the program.

Ms. Ritu Sharma, Senior RC Associate from ENPHO, welcomed resource person and participants in the program and shared activities of ENPHO on Disaster Risk Reduction and input of Paschim Paaila. The program was commenced with an introduction of Paschim Paaila, objective sharing of the program and introduction of participants in facilitation of Ms. Merina Rana Magar, Advocacy Coordinator of Paschim Paaila.

Ms. Janakee Kiran Shrestha shared about Nepal being prone to multiple hazards and Nepal ranks in 11th position for the vulnerability of earthquake and 30th position for flood. Also, the information on seven steps of community based DRR approach was presented during the program. The presentation of resource person ended with a motivation to youth for initiating DRR activities.

Altogether 46 participants from various colleges, organizations including ENPHO staff members attended the forum. Furthermore, question- answer session with resource person made the program more interactive and participatory.