Nepal WASH Blog Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) & Development in Nepal

July 10, 2013

Nagarkot VDC declared “Open Defecation Free”

Filed under: Advocacy,Open defecation free,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 4:14 pm

On Friday, 5 July 2013, I headed to Nagarkot in Bhaktapur district, which is about an hour’s drive away from Kathmandu, with the WaterAid team to participate in the declaration of Nagarkot VDC as “Open Defecation Free” (ODF).  I did not know what to expect as this was the first time I was going to such an event.

When I got there, I was amazed.

I felt as though I was attending an extravagant wedding ceremony; with more than a hundred people present, the traditional music band playing in the backdrop, people in their finest traditional attires singing and dancing to the music. Proud faces beaming with joy, everybody had come together to celebrate the success of the hard work they had put in for the last four months.


July 9, 2013

Photo of the week – 9 July 2013

Filed under: Advocacy,Open defecation free,Photo of the week,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 4:24 pm

June 27, 2013

Link of the week – 27 June

Filed under: Advocacy,Link of the week,Media,Nepal,Open defecation free,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 4:39 pm

Kathmandu behind remote districts in meeting ODF target

While the geographically challenged underdeveloped districts have done far better, the Kathmandu District Development Committee has managed to declare only five of its VDCs as ODF till date.

More – Click here for our link of the week – 27 June

February 12, 2013

Link of the week – 12 February

Filed under: Advocacy,Open defecation free,Sanitation,Urban — Anita Pradhan @ 1:54 pm

Shit overflowing capital

The link is full page coverage today in Nepal Samacharpatra Daily. The feature explains how shit overflowing in Kathmandu valley together with country’s capital.

More – Click here for our link of the week – 12 February

February 5, 2013

Link of the week – 5 February

Filed under: Advocacy,Open defecation free,Sanitation — Anita Pradhan @ 9:00 am

Toilet at journalist residence

Federation of Nepalese Journalist, Parsa District branch declared that toilet is mandatory at the journalists’ household. “The declaration will be contributing in Open Defecation Movement in the District”, says Mr Krishna Das Khanal, Secretary-General of the Federation District Branch. It was decided in a meeting held on February first. The journalists who are already member of the Federation and do not have the toilet at household should construct within three months and who are willing to be new members of the Federation must have the toilet to receive membership.

More – Click here for our link of the week – 5 February

January 3, 2013

Photo of the week – 3 January

Filed under: Advocacy,Citizen Action,Open defecation free,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 9:00 am

Ilam district map with VDCs at FEDWASUN Office in Ilam. Red lines to separate three political regions. Three regions in the district belong to renowned politicians - 1) ex prime minister UML Party 2) Ex minister Nepali Congress Party and 3) Ex Constituent Assembly Chair and leader of UML party. Only one village declared as ODF VDC (Sakhejung VDC) out of 49 VDCs in the district.

« Newer PostsOlder Posts »

This blog was created by WaterAid under the creative commons licence