Clean City Update
January 20, 2020
It’s a new year, and with it are new opportunities and exciting prospects with Clean City. Our theme for 2020 is collaboration, and we have entered into several collaborative endeavors that we are sure will make 2020 a fruitful and successful year. In forming relationships with, and working alongside likeminded organizations and people, we are as committed as ever to the expansion of our work in environmental health and education, women’s empowerment, and a brighter future for the people of Nepal.
Under a new public-private partnership with Clean City, Mata Kankali, Digo Fohor, and the municipality, both the scope of our work and the size of our staff have grown, allowing us to scale our model from Sauraha to include all sixteen wards of Ratnanagar, and provide employment and vocational training for 45 locals. We are excited to continue our work to implement at-source segregation and waste collection on a municipal level.
We are also pleased to share that Clean City and Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) have entered into a partnership to improve and expand education regarding waste management, climate change, and sustainability. WCN is a non-profit NGO that has been working since 2002 to protect wildlife and biodiversity in Nepal through advocacy, research, policy development, and education reform. We are now distributing and integrating WCN’s education materials and textbooks into the curriculum of schools across Ratnanagar to actualize our shared vision of environmental stewardship and consciousness in the youth of Nepal.
We recognize and value the power of collaboration; that the reach of our work and the effectiveness of our efforts is made that much more successful through cooperation and encouragement. Clean City is providing support and working with Let’s Clean Up Nepal to establish and initiate education and infrastructure of waste management on and around the trekking routes of Annapurna Base Camp’s mountain communities. We are thrilled to be a part of the protection and preservation of this vulnerable and extraordinary region of the Himalayas.
We feel inspired and motivated by the leaps and bounds we’ve made in years past, and look forward to what this year will bring. With the Visit Nepal 2020 tourism campaign commencing, which hopes to bring 2 million tourists to the country this year, our work is as prudent and necessary as ever. We want to wish you a happy new year, and as always, say thank you for your continued support as we look to the opportunities and challenges ahead.