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Himalayan Consensus


Member of the United Nations Theme Group

on Poverty and Inequality.

 

Himalayan Consensus is a fresh economic paradigm for protecting ethnic diversity and local identity through community empowerment, emphasizing the fight against climate disruption. 

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Himalayan Consensus


Member of the United Nations Theme Group

on Poverty and Inequality.

 

Himalayan Consensus is a fresh economic paradigm for protecting ethnic diversity and local identity through community empowerment, emphasizing the fight against climate disruption. 

The Himalayan Consensus Institute is a non-profit organization, advocating for a fresh economic development paradigm drawn from collective experiences across the Himalayan region. 

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Nepal In Crisis


On April 25, 2015 Nepal was devastated by a 7.9 mega-earthquake followed by a second shattering 7.6 quake on May 12th. At the time five members of the Himalayan Consensus Board were in Nepal. Each has worked in their own individual capacity through their own network organizations as part of the relief response to this tragedy that underscores the fragility of the Himalayan region which is now the front line in our battle against climate disruption. 

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Nepal In Crisis


On April 25, 2015 Nepal was devastated by a 7.9 mega-earthquake followed by a second shattering 7.6 quake on May 12th. At the time five members of the Himalayan Consensus Board were in Nepal. Each has worked in their own individual capacity through their own network organizations as part of the relief response to this tragedy that underscores the fragility of the Himalayan region which is now the front line in our battle against climate disruption. 


NEPAL: SHAKING UP THE STATUS QUO 

By BLAIR GLENCORSE and SUJEEV SHAKYA, JUNE 1, 2015

The New York Times features the views of Sujeev Shakya, Himalayan Consensus Executive Board, founder of Nepal Economic Forum, on how youth civil society groups have responded to Nepal's Earthquake under the collective voice "Nepal Rises." Nepal's youth in responding to crisis represent the essence of Himalayan Consensus.  Sujeev tells us the story that the mainstream media (almost) forgot: 

“Ke garne?” an old lady said to us, tears pouring down her cheeks, as we visited her earthquake-battered village in the Dhading district of Nepal last month: “What to do?” With a history of repeated crises — political, economic and natural — it has become the Nepali way to shrug one’s shoulders and hope for the best.

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"ADOPT A TEMPLE" FUNDRAISER SUCCESS!

On June 12, 2015 a Himalayan Consensus fundraiser "Adopt a Temple" was held at Hong Kong's swanky Kee Club to raise funds as a kick-off for a program of temple restoration in Kathmandu Valley. Special thanks Christian Rhomberg, Chairman of Kee Club and Stilvino who sponsored the selection of wines that evening.

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NEPAL RELIEF VOLUNTEERS CONVENE TO EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES

Sujeev Shakya, founder of Nepal Economic Forum and Himalayan Consensus Executive Board has been a leader in organizing volunteers and youth organizations in the post earthquake relief effort in Nepal. Sujeev explains, "We have been trying to through our not-for-profit focus on just one village at Sindhupalchowk comprising of 560 households with 2500+ people and see how we can contribute to bringing their lives back to normal working with communities." 

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Dwarikas is supporting a refugee camp of over 400 people using hotel management skills for organisation and departmentalization.

Ambica Shresta, Dwarika founder, and her daughter Shresta are showing how business skills can best respond to crisis.

 

 

Dwarikas founder Ambica Shresta, of Himalayan Consensus Advisory Board takes lead on relief efforts in Kavre where Dhulikel  is located. Her family's blog:

http://himalayanconsensus.org/dwarikas-blog


RAJEEV GOYAL REPORTS FROM THE FIELD

ONE MONTH AFTER THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE DISASTER RELIEF IN KAVRE. THE FOLLOWING IS A FULL REPORT.

We have crossed one month since the initial earthquake. Our team of Nepali and international volunteers (www.kavreearthquake.org) has distributed more than 12,000 waterproof tarps to about 70,000 people. We have mainly focused on Kavre district, though now also distributed tarps, demolition tools, and mosquito nets to Rasuwa, Dhading, Dolakha, and Kathmandu. Spreadsheet of interventions is attached. By May 31, this acute relief will be finished.

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HIMALAYAN CONSENSUS ADVISING BHUTAN'S NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

amending and strengthening Bhutan's National Waste Regulations

Over the past month Himalayan Consensus has been serving in Bhutan, as adviser to the National Environmental Commission on reform of the Waste and Prevention Act of Bhutan. Himalayan Consensus founder Laurence Brahm is an international lawyer by background and has been working with Bhutan's National Environmental Commission helping to integrate the national integrated solid waste management strategy of 2014 with the previous regulations that were written in 2009.

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CONTACT US

HIMALAYAN CONSENSUS SECRETARIAT

Nepal Economic Forum

P.O. Box 7025

Krishna Galli

Lalitpur-3, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-5548400

E-mail

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