NYCA Treasure Hunt 2072 organized


NYCA WebsiteOn the occasion of New Year 2072 B.S. Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA), in collaboration with Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) organized a fun cum learning event titled “NYCA Treasure Hunt” at Mangal bazaar, Patan on April 14, 2015.

With a main purpose of publicizing and promoting the Nepal Government’s campaign for making Kathmandu Valley a plastic bag-free zone from Baishakh 1, 2072 BS this program was organized. 13 teams each comprising of 4 members participated in the event where the teams completed a series of 10 unique tasks related to the culture and history of the local area, collecting plastic wastes around the streets of Mangal bazaar and planting of flowers at the park near the Durbar Square Area. Majority of the participating teams were students from various colleges of Kathmandu. Based on time efficiency and accuracy of the task, top ten teams were announced including one winner team. This program was organized as a fund raising for the “My School: My Responsibility” campaign. Mr. Bukesh Maharjan, creator of Maicha- Baucha character for T-shirt Nepal was the chief guest for the event who presented the prizes to the winner teams. The main sponsors for the event were T-shirt Nepal, Thamel and Battlefield Unlimited, Sanepa.

The event has been successful in terms of its theme “Youth, Culture and Environment”, by bringing together the participating youth groups in exploring some cultural histories of the locality, cleaning up around 3 community taps at Banglamukhi, Chyasal and Alkohiti and collecting around 13 dokos of plastic wastes. This event plays important role in sensitizing youths about environmental issues and mobilizing them as an agent for spreading awareness among local community. “Jaagau Yuwa, Sampadaa Jogaau, Watawaran Bachau” was the main slogan of the event.

Green Discussion on “Implementing Climate Adaptation plans and coordination gap among stakeholder”


Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) organized a discussion program on “Implementing Climate Adaptation plans and coordination gap among stakeholder” as a part of monthly Green Discussion series on April 10, 2015 at Kathmandu. Mr. Dipak Bishwokarma, Researcher from Forest Action Nepal was the speaker for the program where total of 27 attendees including Bachelors and Masters level students from various colleges were participated.

The two hour long discussion was divided into two sessions; presentation and discussion. In the first session, Mr. Bishwokarma presented some of the findings based on his research regarding the implementation of adaptation plans in Nepal, the current knowledge gap about those adaptation plans, linkage and gap between the adaptation plans and potential options along with scope for future research in these topics. The presentation was mainly focused on the adaptation plans being implemented at National level (NAPA), local level (LAPA) and some community level (CAP), the various co-ordination mechanism developed to establish integration among these adaptation plans and the challenges faced, that is lack of meaningful integration among these coordinating bodies, power and resource conflict and ownership, resource and technological gap at the micro-level. As a key finding of his research, the speaker pointed out that there is a co-ordination gap at both horizontal level, that is, at sectoral levelsand vertical level, that is, at various planning levels (VDC, DDC and Ministry). As a way forward, his research suggested that there should be a uniform chain of command where all the Ministries, Departments and local governing bodies work under the directive authority of National Institutional Structure (National Planning Commission). The first session was followed by discussion session where participants kept forward there queries and interacted with the speaker.

Interaction program on “Youth Engagement on Water and Sustainable Development” successfully completed



On the occasion of World Water Day 2015 and as a part of Nepal Water Week 2015, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action together with Clean Energy Nepal, ENPHO, Paschim Paaila, UNYSAN and We for Earth organized an interaction program on “Youth Engagement in Water and sustainable Development” in Kathmandu on 19th March 2015. The interaction program was very interactive and informative with presence of about 45 participants from diverse background. Three presenters Mr. Hari Ram Koirala, Dr. Keshav Prasad Sharma PhD and Ms Padmajha Shrestha presented their presentation on the program.

On the very first presentation, Mr. Keshav Prasad Sharma, PhD Technical Manager, Adapt Nepal, presented on “Role of water in Sustainable Development”. He highlighted the importance of water on sustainable development and how water can play a role on Development. Defining the different forms of water as Health, industry, food etc he further explore water as source of production, growth as well as a source of destruction.

On the second session, Mr. Hari Ram Koirala, Former Secretary, Government of Nepal presented on the role of youth on sustainable development and on the different issues of water. He inspired young people to involve as a Water entrepreneur. Similarly, highlighting the role of water, he suggested youth to play a role of watch dog on the implementation of different plan and policy from government.

On the third presentation, Ms Padmajha Shrestha, Program Manager, ENPHO presented on the “Present Scenario of Drinking Water Quality in Nepal”. On her presentation she highlighted that the condition of drinking water in Kathmandu Valley is not good as there is a lot of contamination on the water. She added, the risk of E.Coli, Iron, and Magnese in the ground water is high. Defining the safe drinking water she also highlighted that drinking water of Kathmandu is more contaminated than that of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.

At the last of the first session Mr. Buddha Bajcharya from Paschim Paaila presented the preliminary result the research that Paschim Paaila had done.

After all the presentation, the floor was opened for the Discussion session whereby many queries of the participants were addressed by the presenters.

NYCA XV Team Result Announcement


NYCA proudly announces final NYCA XV team list. Congratulations to all those who make it to top 15 list. And for those who do not make it in 15 list, do not worry we will work together with you all as well. Meanwhile, for those who fall in top 15 but can not continue, please let us know by this Friday as we have other in waiting list too. The orientation program for the top 15 volunteers is on Sunday, March 15 in NYCA secretariat’s office, Mid- Baneshwor from 2 pm sharp. NYCA is looking forward to work with you all with great energy. Together we can make difference.

NYCA name list

Valentine for nature “My Love My Earth”

Participants on Couple Run competition.

Event News: On the occasion of Valentine day, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) organized “Love letter and Couple Run Competitions” in Bhugol park, New road on 14th of February 2015. The program was organized to express our love and concern about our beloved Earth and Environment. As Valentine day, the day of love, is the most popular among the young people. As previous year, NYCA celebrated it bit differently. It tried to add some love, romance and fun for some good cause (for Nature). This time NYCA organized a Love letter for nature writing completion along with Couple Run. The program divided into two half; love letter narration and Couple Run was directly watched by more than 100 youths.

One of the participants presenting her letter and four judge behind.

According to Event Coordinator, Mr. Lalmani Wagle, there were more than 50 letter expressing their deep love and affection about the Nature from all corner of Nepal. He added, as there was no any limitation for writing a Letter of Nature, NYCA received letter from students of class 6 to Master’s level. The selection of winner was judged by the 4 jury which includes, Benju Sharma (literature), Prakash Basnet (Environmentalist), Binay Ram Bhatta (Celebrity), Shankar Pd Sharma (NYCA Coordinator/Youth activist). In the love letter competition, 10 top writers have presented their letter on the mass. On the competition Ms. Shrijina Bhatta secure first position and Ms. Sharmila Khanal and Mr. Pradeep Poudel secure second and third position respectively.

NYCA Team with event flyer.

Similarly, more than 20 couples participated in the Couple Run competition. In the competition one leg of couples were tied with each other’s leg and were asked to compete with other couples. Top 3 winners of both competitions were awarded. Meanwhile, Campaign and Media coordinator of NYCA, Regan Sapkota said, both the completion were organized for certain cause and objectives. “Love letter for Nature” was organized to express the love of youths towards mother Earth through their pen and plus to enhance their skill of environmental literature. He added while Couple Run was organized to develop mutual coordination and love. As trust and coordination is necessary between the partners to reach the Global Climate target. And, as it plays a significant role, so NYCA is tried to deliver the message of “importance of trust and coordination” through this running competition.

Overview of event venue.

18th SAARC Summit, YOUTH DEMAND ACTION: Drama and Candle lightening program successfully completed



On the occasion of 18th SAARC Summit that is going to be held at Kathmandu on 26th  to 27th  November 2014, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action in support of Clean Energy Nepal and OXFAM successfully organized  a campaign “18th SAARC Summit: Youth Demand Action” at Kathmandu on 18th of November 2014. The program with flash mob, street drama and candlelight at Basantapur Durbar Square demanding that the 18th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu next week revisit past decisions of SAARC on climate change, food security and disaster issues and ensure their effective implementation. The program was successful with the participation of more than thousands of people at Basantapur, Kathmandu.

Forming of Lake at Drama

Bundle of declarations have been prepared at previous SAARC summits to fight with impacts of climate change, disaster and to ensure the food security, but proper implementation of commitment does not seem to be effective. By this campaign, we urged the SAARC leaders to revisit SAARC’s past decisions on Climate Change- SAARC Action Plan on Climate Change, Dhaka Declaration on Climate Change and Thimpu Statement on Climate Change, Disasters Agreement on Rapid Response to Natural Disaster and Comprehensive Framework on Disaster Management and Food Scarcity- Agreement on Establishing the SAARC Food Bank and Agreement on Establishing the SAARC Seed Bank and take actions to implement these decisions to benefit the people living in the region.


The program began with flash mob conspiring 50 youths, which was followed by very informative drama and ended up with candle lighting. The drama was 25 min long and was centralized on displaying the problems faced by people of South Asian countries showing poverty, natural disaster & climate change. The climax of the drama showed happier South Asia after the implementation of all those declarations that the SAARC leaders have made. The drama resembles the nature of piling up of documents which are prepared to fight with the growing impacts of climate change and also show big gap to implement their commitments. The issues of ice melting of Nepal, impact on agriculture in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, flood in Bangladesh, sea level rise in Maldives, effect in wildlife of Sri Lanka and reduction of natural beauty of Bhutan was displayed at drama. The drama was completed by organizing youth SAARC Summit by actors showing that South Asian leaders are becoming more concerned on these issues and come up on the common floor on 18th SAARC Summit to fight with the impact of climate change.


At the end of Drama, Candle lighting ceremony was done which was designed in the shape of SAARC map. The lightning program was done in the memory of the people of SAARC Countries who lost their life due to the impacts of climate change, disaster and food insecurity.

The drama was directed by Ram Babu Regmi from Mandapika Kala Samuha.

Green Discussion on “Climate Change and it’s impacts in South Asia”


WebsiteAs a part of Green Discussion, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) organized a discussion program on “Climate Change and it’s impacts in South Asia” at CEN Meeting hall on 7th November 2014.  Students from various colleges participated in the program.

The program was facilitated by Ms. Krity Shrestha, Research and Policy Officer, Clean Energy Nepal. The program was divided into two major parts as the presentation and discussion. In the first part, Ms Krity Shrestha gave her presentation on the ‘Climate Change and it’s impacts in South Asia” focusing on the impact of climate change in  South Asian Countries. She also highlighted about the role of youths to cope with the impact of climate change in South Asia. She added that the South Asian Countries are the most vulnerable to climate change due to poverty and less capacity to adapt. She discussed that the major impacts of climate change in South Asia are GLOFs. Floods, Landslides, drought, scarcity of fresh water, reduction in the food production rise in the sea level, acidification of sea and land too.

She further talked that there were two ways to respond to climate change as mitigation and adaptation. Ms Krity then addressed the queries of the participants who asked her about the hud hud cyclone and causes of acid rain .

PM Koirala urged to raise the voice of climate vulnerable communities in the Climate Summit


19th September 2014

Nepalese Youth For Climate Action (NYCA), together  with 30 other youths and Civil Society Organizations submitted a letter to PM Sushil Koirala urging him to raise the voice of vulnerable communities in the Climate Summit 2014. PM Koirala is leading a delegation from Nepal and will be leaving for New York Today.

The climate summit called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is set to be a historic event where the head of states and governments will make a political commitment at the highest level.

The Climate Summit will be held from 23rd September 2014 in New York, USA.

The letter has been attached herewith : Youth and Cso Letter to PM ahead of UN Climate summit


Four days Training on Water and Waste Management and Roof top Farming (23- 26 July 2014)


??????????For many years, Kathmandu valley has faced high number of immigrants from rural areas. As per the latest census carried out in 2011, Kathmandu valley was home to 2.5 million people and Kathmandu district is the most rapidly growing district in the country. Over one million people live in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) while the rest reside in the 4 other municipalities and some VDCs. Uncontrolled and rapid urbanization of the valley has resulted in an increase in environmental problems, ground water scarcity, waste and water management problem as well as rapid decrease in agriculture land. Loss of these farming areas that traditionally provided Kathmandu City with rice, grains, poultry and dairy products has made it more vulnerable to disruptions in the food supply. The city now has to depend either on the produce from rural areas or import from India and China. The only major access road to Kathmandu is sometimes blocked due to landslides resulting in the fluctuation of vegetable prices. At the same time it is highly likely that the changing climate will increase the frequency of natural disasters. Protection and preservation of the remaining peri urban and rural agriculture land is deemed necessary if Kathmandu wants to reduce reliance of food. In addition, using built-up spaces specifically roof tops to grow food in the city areas, could provide a viable alternative to supplement the supply of vegetables. Continue reading

National Youth Conference on Climate Change: Kathmandu Youth Declaration 2014


We hundred representatives from five development regions of Nepal assembled at Kathmandu to participate in National Youth conference on Climate Change Parallel with CBA8, from 27 -29 April 2014.  Children and young people are concerned with the increasing threat posed by rising global carbon emissions and the changing climate. Many are already experiencing the impacts of the changing global environment in their communities. Not only do young people have a right and a need to tackle climate change, they also have much to contribute. As they live and play in their communities they often gain unique insights into the local environment, its strengths, weaknesses, and the ways in which it is changing. This is more so with the youth which represent the present and future of the country. Youth have both special concerns & responsibilities in relation to the environment and will have to live longer with the consequences of current environmental decisions than will their elder. So, the children and youth engagement is prior need for us. Continue reading