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  • Knowledge Exchange for Making Solar Water Pumping System Affordable to Small Farmers
    Knowledge Exchange for Making Solar Water Pumping System Affordable to Small Farmers
    December 03, 2018 - News
    Winrock International and Nepal Agricultural Co-operative Central Federation Ltd. (NACCFL) jointly visited Nawalpur, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu districts from 21-27 November 2018 to understand potential of solar water pumping (SWP) system . Ms. Resha Piya and Ms. Nira Bhatta from Winrock International and Mr. Kapil Gautam from NACCFL and representatives from SWP companies visited as a team. The team interacted with board members and managers of 8 Small Farmer Agricultural Cooperative Limited (SFACLs) located at Aghauli, Dumkibas, Kumarwarti, Dudharakchya, Saljhandi, Semlar and Barkulpur to assess the performance of SFACLs and their readiness to promote and provide credit to their members to install SWP systems for agriculture . The team carried out focus group discussions with farmers and also visited some of the potential farms to observe and understand exixting water pumping technologies and issues related to its operation and maintenance; type of crop and livestock; and farmer’s interest to adopt SWP systems. The team also carried out consultations with local elected representatives including Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Chairperson, Ward Chairpersons of Kawasoti Municipality, Butwal Sub Metropolitan city, Sainamaina Municipality, Binaya Triveni Rural Municipality and Buddhabhumi Municipality to assess interest of local government to promote SWP systems in their areas and budget allocation for agriculture. In addition, the team discussed on existing knowledge of SFACL’s board members, farmers and local elected representatives on SWP technologies, its application, benefits, supply chain, price, operation and repair and maintenance during consultation process. Field visit revealed that SFACL’s board members, farmers and local elected representatives has limited information on SWP systems. Most of them are aware about SWP systems but only few have seen the systems operating. All SFACLs are found to be interested to promote and provide credit to SWP system for agriculture to their farmers but they were curious about water discharge quantity and maintenance requirement of the system. Likewise, farmers were also interested but their concerns were on cost/benefit analysis of existing system versus SWP. Similarly, local representatives seemed positive towards promoting SWP systems in their areas. Currently, none of the municipalities have allocated budget for solar pumping system promotion in this fiscal year. However, they mentioned that if there is request from community they can provide support from budget allocated for agricultural purpose. Winrock will design Knowledge Exchange Workshop to lessen the existing knowledge gap of all stakeholders and promote appropriate SWP system to meet the requirement and need of farmers.
  • Director of REPSO participated in COP 24 at Katowice in UNFCC Conference
    Director of REPSO participated in COP 24 at Katowice in UNFCC Conference
    December 03, 2018 - News
    The Katowice Climate Change Conference included 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-3). The conference included the 49th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the seventh part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-7). In addition, action events on human settlements, industry, transport, water, oceans and coastal zones, energy, and land use convened. Roundtables held on: - finance and climate action; - SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and climate; - SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and climate; - resilience and climate action; - land use, water and energy; - oceans and coastal zones and transport; and - SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and climate.
  • New Business Review and Planning Workshop on 28-29 September
    New Business Review and Planning Workshop on 28-29 September
    October 05, 2018 - News
    Renewable Energy Project Support Office (REPSO-Nepal) of Winrock International organized residential workshop for New Business Review and Planning on September 28 to 29, 2018 at Country Villa of Nagarkot, Nepal. The workshop reflected on existing New Business Strategy of 2018, developed strategy for remaining months of 2018 and 2019 with potential project pipelines and finalized result framework of concepts
  • Training on Climate Resilient Technologies (CRTs) and It’s benefits on 25-26 September
    Training on Climate Resilient Technologies (CRTs) and It’s benefits  on 25-26 September
    September 27, 2018 - News
    Winrock is providing technical assistance to Janautthan Samudayic Laghubitta Bikash Bank Ltd. (JSLBBL) to promote climate resilient technologies for SMEs and IGAs through energy financing schemes. Branch Managers and loan Officers from Kanchanpur, Kailali, and Bardiya Branch of JSLBBL are being trained on Climate Resilient Technologies (CRTs)-ICS, biogas, solar water pump, solar conduction dryer, solar home systems, institutional solar, solar water heater, solar refrigerator, solar milling and grinding- for collecting loan demand through live demonstrations, presentations and short videos showcasing.
  • Winrock in energy financing arena
    July 27, 2018 - News
    Winrock is providing technical assistance to JSLBBL under Sakchyam -Access to Finance project on RET financing.
  • National Sharing Workshop on “Sharing Learning Across Projects: Operating Micro Hydro Plants (MHP) as Commercially Viable Enterprises
    National Sharing Workshop on “Sharing Learning Across Projects: Operating Micro Hydro Plants (MHP) as Commercially Viable Enterprises
    June 29, 2018 - News
    The National Sharing Workshop on “Sharing Learning Across Projects: Operating Micro Hydro Plants (MHP) as Commercially Viable Enterprises” project was held on 29th June 2018 at Summit Hotel, Lalitpur in collaboration with AEPC/RERL. The aim of the workshop was to share processes and outcomes of the knowledge exchange project.
  • Consultative Workshop in Kathmandu on Assessment on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Reaching Universal Clean Cooking in Federal Nepal
    Consultative Workshop in Kathmandu  on Assessment on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Reaching Universal Clean Cooking in Federal Nepal
    June 18, 2018 - News
    Winrock International and AEPC jointly organized a Consultative Workshop in Kathmandu on June 18 2018 to understand the scope of Tier 3 and above Clean Cooking Solutions(CCS) in their areas. The representatives from local bodies, civil society, academia, private sector, stove users and financial institutions provided an overview on required interventions in realizing universal cooking solutions for all.
  • Empowering MHP Users Committee: Computer based Account Management System
    Empowering MHP Users Committee: Computer based Account Management System
    May 22, 2018 - News
    Based on the demand from MHP users’ committee members, a ten-day “Empowering MHP User Committee: Computer based Account Management System” training was organized from 19th to 28th May 2018 at Agricultural Development Bank, Bode, Bhaktapur. In addition to 5 MHPs that were selected for intervention by the project and 1 successful MHP (Girindi Khola MHP), there were participants from other 6 Mini/micro hydro projects and 2 solar mini- grid projects that were supported by AEPC. The objective of the training was to build capacity of MHPs and solar mini-grid users committee on computer based account management system.
  • Consultative Workshop in Province 2 on Assessment on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Reaching Universal Clean Cooking in Federal Nepal
    May 15, 2018 - News
    AEPC and WinrockIntl jointly organised Consultative Workshop in Janakpur to assess the present scenario of clean cook-stoves .
  • Consultative Workshop In Province 6 on Assessment on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Reaching Universal Clean Cooking in Federal Nepal
    Consultative Workshop In Province 6 on Assessment on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Reaching Universal Clean Cooking in Federal Nepal
    May 11, 2018 - News
    Winrock International and AEPC jointly organized a Consultative Workshop in Province 6, Surkhet on 11th May 2018 to understand plans, visions and roles of provincial and local bodies in promoting Tier 3 and above Clean Cooking Solutions(CCS) in their areas. The representatives from local bodies, civil society, academia, private sector, stove users and financial institutions provided an overview on required interventions in realizing universal cooking solutions for all.

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