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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PALPA AS THE DHAKA CAPITAL OF NEPAL

Amidst gaiety and fervor, the people of Palpa celebrated the declaration of Palpa District as “Dhaka Capital” on 25 Marc…

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Breaking the Bias in Agriculture Sector

It’s a fresh new start for 36-year-old Shree Madhuri Tharu! From an early age, tending to cattle was part of Shree Ma…

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Resurgence & Inclusive Growth of Hand-woven Palpali Dhaka, a local Heritage Product, with New Brand & Collections

UKaid सीप, Palpali Dhaka Association and Tansen Municipality Partnership Enables Heritage Revival, Inclusive Job Creatio…

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PALPALI LOOK-BOOK

This book is dedicated to all the believers and champions—enterprises, skilled artisans and designers, alike, and th…

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CASE STUDY ON PALPALI DHAKA ASSOCIATION

Demonstrated Replicable PPP Model Catalyzing Inclusive Job Growth and Industry Resurgence: The Case of the Palpali Dhaka…

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UKaid सीप SNAPSHOT OF PROGRESS, LEARNINGS AND IMPACT - January 2022

The UKaid funded Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme aims to take advantage of the potential economic dividend of a gr…

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THANK YOU for Being Part of Our Journey

Wish you all a joyous and productive 2022!

As we start a new year, we are reflecting on the year gone by.

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Stimulating Productivity and Growth of Farmers and Agri-enterprises

Meet Sandip Adhikari, 23, from Sainamaina Municipality in Rupandehi. Sandip opted to start an agri-enterprise at his hom…

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#NotesFromtheField:

Hosting Ben Mellor, Indo-Pacific Director for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office at Jagadamba Spinning Mill

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New Partnership with IME and Remit Aid

We’re excited to announce our new Challenge Fund partnership with Global IME Bank along with Remit-Aid and IME Remit. Th…

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Insights:

Key Takeaways from the Abu Dhabi Dialogue Proceedings

The Sixth Ministerial Consultations of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) held in Dubai on 26 and 27 October 2021 was attended…

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UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme

Monthly Bulletin: November 2021

Funded by the British Embassy in Kathmandu, UKaid सीप, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and p…

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Profile: Kheti’s Digitally-driven Model & Partnership to Improve Livelihoods for Farmers

DVExcellus (Kheti), an agri-food tech (web and mobile) platform, is an online marketplace for farm products and provider…

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UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme Monthly Bulletin: October 2021

Funded by the UK Government, UKaid सीप, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and public sector…

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Innovative Rural-based Skilling and Enterprise Sustainability Model Established for the Carpet Industry

Kumari Dong, 31, a home-based weaver from Sarlahi District began her carpet weaving journey in Kathmandu 15 years ago. L…

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Harnessing the Potential of Returnee Migrants to Expand Rural Enterprises and Livelihoods

Mohammad Mustafa, 27, from Yamunamai Rural Municipality in Rautahat, Province 2, returned home in 2017 after working as…

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Case Study

Innovations and Systemic Changes Catalyzed in the Agriculture Sector

UKaid सीप’s support has triggered increased investments from the private and public sector and enabled expansion of impr…

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Inclusion Front and Centre: Strategies to Attract and Onboard Women and Disadvantaged Groups

UKaid सीप partnered with Upaya: CityCargo, a tech-based on-demand, intra-city logistics service provider, in January 202…

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Revival of Palpali Dhaka Fabric Underway—for Expanded Local Jobs and Sustained Industry

The Dhaka fabric, which originated from Palpa District of Lumbini Province, holds a special significance amongst Nepalis…

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Dismantling Gender Stereotypes in the Construction Industry

Indira Tamang, 30, originally from Dolakha is on her way to graduate as a heavy equipment operator. She received a schol…

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Perspectives of the CEO: Conversation with Laxmi Bank’s Ajaya Shah

UKaid सीप’s partnership with Laxmi Bank, since May 2021, is enabling expansion of a new and improved technology- and-rem…

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Upaya Launches Two-wheeler Delivery Service—Bolstering Inclusive Jobs and Logistics Market

To enable its vision to be the logistics backbone of digital Nepal, Upaya: CityCargo with UKaid सीप’s support, officiall…

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Press Release

UKaid सीप and Label STEP Showcase New Success Model for Expanded Jobs and Inclusive Growth of the Nepali Carpet Industry

[8 October 2021, Kathmandu] Today, UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme and Label STEP, commemorated the innovati…

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UKaid सीप SkillMatters Bulletin: August – September 2021

Funded by the UK Government, UKaid सीप, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and public sector to…

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IN THE NEWS

UPAYA CITYCARGO LAUNCHES TWO-WHEELER DELIVERY SERVICES IN KATHMANDU THROUGH UKAID सीप’S SUPPORT

Upaya: CityCargo, in partnership with the UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme, has launched its two-wheeler deli…

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Press Release

CNI and UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Collaborate for ‘Skill Nepal’—an Apprenticeship Initiative Aimed at Expanded Job Creation and Enterprise Growth

Today, August 16, to expand apprenticeship-based job creation in Nepal in support of Confederation of Nepalis Industries…

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Breaking Barriers

"Like me anyone can defy the odds and venture into a profession dominated by men. Skills and confidence is all you need,…

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Enabling Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development

WSP Global, implementor of the UKaid सीप Programme, recently released its 2020 Global Environmental, Social and Governan…

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Boosting Sustainability of the Nepali Carpet Industry and Creating Self-Employment Opportunities for Returnee Migrants

Nepal is considered as one of the leading destinations for the production of contemporary handmade carpets. For more tha…

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Turning the Tide: Triveni Spinning Mills Employs Women for the First Time in 20-year History

“I jumped at the opportunity to work at the Mill given the job security it can provide,” says 26-year-old Saraswoti Guru…

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Tips to Introduce and Institutionalise Gender Inclusion at Nepali Companies

Sustained, visible advocacy for gender and social inclusion (GESI) from the leadership, which is also communicated and r…

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Groundbreaking Digital Portal Transforming the Logistics Industry in Nepal: The Case of Upaya City-Cargo

Nepal is headed towards a digital disruption along the lines of post-Jio scenario in India and the dot com boom in the U…

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Advancing Gainful Employment with Dignity, Respect and Pride for Gender Minorities

Pooja Singh Thakuri, 20, from Sarlahi District came to Kathmandu when she was six. She dreamed of joining the aviation i…

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Shifting Skilling Paradigm for Sustainability of Nepal’s Carpet Industry and Jobs

For more than fifty years, Kathmandu Valley—the nation’s capital—has served as a creative hub for the manufacturing of h…

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Expanding Industry-Led Multi-Sectorial Public Private Partnerships for In-Demand Occupations

UKaid सीप’s partnership with the Morang Earth Movers Pvt. Ltd. (MEPL) has brought together an industry leader in the con…

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Implications of GoN's FY 2021 Budget, Policies. and Programmes on Skilling and Employment Initiatives

The Federal Government’s NPR 1647.6 billion budget this coming Nepali Fiscal Year places significant focus on controllin…

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UKaid Nepal Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme Monthly Bulletin: June 2021

Funded by the UK Government, UKaid सीप, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and public sector to…

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Press Release Transforming Tech-based Education and Employment in Nepal

[1 June 2021, Kathmandu] Today marked the launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy at the Institute of Engineering (I…

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Ukaid Nepal Skills for Employment (सीप) Monthly Bulletin: May 2021

Funded by the U.K. Government, UKaid सीप, since 2019, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and pu…

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Honorable Minister Yadav Visits सीप - Supported Interventions in Province 2

From 28 – 30 January, 2020 UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप) hosted the heads of Government of Nepal from all…

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UKaid सीप Launches its Challenge Fund at the HR Festival 2020

The new and improved, सीप-supported Rojgari Services Website and App also launched during the event.

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Province 2 Leadership Visits सीप's Office in Kathmandu for a Progress Review from Partners

On 18th December, सीप welcomed the leadership of Province 2 Government to its office in Kathmandu

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सीप Launches Challenge Fund with Micro-finance Companies

The event revolved around सीप and its approaches to Migration Management and also introduced its Challenge Fund Mechanis…

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सीप Launches Challenge Fund with Focus on Migration Optimization in Collaboration with Nepal Remitters Association

The event focused on solution-finding interaction on extending and expanding innovative financial solutions for migrant…

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Weeklong Interaction on "Job Opportunities in ICT: Pathway, Plans & Policies" Concludes

The week-long engagement was held with the goal to move the dialogue forward on embedding policies and practices that en…

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Ghumti Rojgari Pasal Launched in Janakpur

It is the first time in Nepal that a mobile employment services has come to a practice.

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सीप Participates in Tillottama Investment Summit; MoU Between Tillottama Municipality & सीप Also Announced

सीप’s Team Leader & Deputy Team Leader present alongside government & industry leaders during the Summit on 26th Septemb…

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Visit Nepal 2020 Secretariat and सीप Collaborate for an Action-Oriented Discussion on "Tourism & Jobs: A Better Future for All"

UKaid सीप also introduces its innovative, market-aligned Challenge Fund and explained how it can be mobilized and levera…

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Province 5 Organizes Employment Conference in Collaboration with UKaid सीप

Organized under the leadership of Honorable Minister of Social Development Sudarshan Baral, the conference furnished a p…

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सीप Signs MoU with Nepal Yarn Manufacturers' Association

The MoU outlines the intention of the UKaid सीप and NYMA to partner for “Building Public Private Partnership for the Yar…

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प्रदेश न २ मुक्यमन्त्री श्री लाल बाबु राउतले औपचारिक कार्यक्रम मार्फत रोजगारी पसलको उद्घाटन:

बिरगंज मा २७ भदौ देखि रोजगार पसल सञ्चालनमा आएको छ । बेरोजगार व्यक्तिहरुलाई उनिहरुको सीप र क्षमताको आधारमा विभिन्न रोजगार…

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Honorable Chief Minister Officially Launches Partnerships with the Private Sector in Province 2

Partnerships catalysed by UKaid सीप, aims to create new jobs for over 18,500 job-seeking young Nepalis in the Province.

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UKaid सीप partners with the GoN for the National Labour & Employment Conference

On 30 June and 1 July, 2019 Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) organized its 2-day National Lab…

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Challenge Fund Launch with Nepal Telecommunications Authority and Internet Service Providers

At the event, UKaid सीप launched and introduced the Challenge Fund, explaining how the program’s co-investment and techn…

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सीप Launches Challenge Fund in Province 2

Aims to Support the Provincial Government in Improving and Expediting Skills Development, Job Creation, and Investments

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UKaid Nepal Skills for Employment Programme (सीप) Monthly Bulletin: April 2021

Dear Reader, We hope this finds you well and safe. As the COVID-19 wave hits Nepal, and the broader South Asia region,…

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Press Release

Nepal Yarn Manufacturers' Association and UKaid सीप’S Partnership Contributes to Inclusive Job Creation and Industry Tra…

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UKaid Nepal Skills for Employment (सीप) Monthly Bulletin: March 2021

Funded by the U.K. Government, UKaid सीप, since 2019, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and pu…

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Challenge Fund Launch with Banks and Remittance Agencies

Followed by discussion on possible demand driven financial products for migration management to promote economic transfo…

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UKaid Nepal Skills for Employment (सीप) Monthly Bulletin: February 2021

Funded by the U.K. Government, UKaid सीप, since 2019, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and pu…

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UKaid Nepal Skills for Employment (सीप) Monthly Bulletin: January 2021

Funded by the U.K. Government, UKaid सीप, since 2019, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and p…

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UKaid सीप and Rojgari Services Officially Launches ‘अब देशमै छ रोजगारी’ Campaign to Register and Respond to the Livelihood Needs of Migrant Returnees and Others

At a virtual event held on 30th July, Honourable Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Minister of Finance launched the ‘अब द…

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सीप and WorldLink Communications Officially Launch Its Partnership

सीप and WorldLink launched the partnership in the presence of Dipendra Jha, Chief Attorney of Province 2 and senior lead…

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Introduction to UKaid सीप Challenge Fund & Interaction on Solutions to Boost the Fair-Trade Crafts Industry

On February 26, UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप ) organized an action-oriented interaction with diverse marke…

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UKAID सीप Launches its Partnership with the Palpali Dhaka Association, Provincial and Local Governments, and other Key Market Stakeholders to Revive the Palpali Dhaka Industry

On 12 February, UKaid सीप launched its partnership with Palpali Dhaka Association (PDA), Provincial and Municipal Govern…

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Path to Prosperity: First batch of 50-women trainees graduate from the Palpali Dhaka Association with special recognition from the Tansen Municipality

“Let’s make Tansen the city of entrepreneurs.” - Mayor Ashok Kumar Shahi, Tansen Municipality, Palpa. Yesterday, this hi…

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Launch of Skills Gap Assessment in Province 5

On 9th May, 2019 UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप) organized a workshop on Skills Gap Assessment in Butwal whe…

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UKaid Nepal Skills for Employment Programme (सीप) Officially Launches Challenge Fund

Aims to Support New Employment Generation by Working with Government, Employers in the Private Sector, Training and Educ…

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