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Namaste

COVID has taught us to be resilient, re-adjusting expectations and re-making plans, much as Nepalis live even in normal times. Now in its 15th year, CGCT continues to respond to Nepal’s ever-changing needs through crisis after…

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Mentorship Program in Review

Mentorship Program in Review

 The CGCT-CGCF mentorship program was initiated in 2008 and for the past 13 years has supported more than 19 young Nepali graduates to pursue their dreams of becoming leaders in conservation and sustainable development. Two mentees are...

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Adhish Gurung Carries the Torch for his Father

Adhish Gurung Carries the Torch for his Father

Nepal’s federal government is proceeding with plans to construct a hub airport in Nijgadh, 42 miles south of Kathmandu. If constructed — at an estimated cost of US$3.45 billion — it would be the largest airport in South Asia in the world in terms of land area covered (approx 20,000 acres).

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CGCT Partners Up for Emergency Covid Response

CGCT Partners Up for Emergency Covid Response

Photo: Emergency relief helped feed 411 families from the slums of Kathmandu The COVID pandemic hit Nepal hard in 2020-21, and although the number of cases has declined in recent months, the rate of new infections is still well beyond...

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Son Tenzing Follows in CGCT Advisor Brot Coburn’s Footsteps

Son Tenzing Follows in CGCT Advisor Brot Coburn’s Footsteps

An old friend and advisor to CGCT, Brot Coburn worked with Dr. Chandra as a close counterpart on the design of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in Nepal in the late 1980s. Recently, Brot has been assisting his adopted Nepali son, Tenzing – from afar for the moment …

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What’s New at CGCF?

What’s New at CGCF?

A new Executive Committee took the helm at CGCF in November this year, chaired by Ms. Shikha G. Khetan. Shikha had served as the CGCF pro-bono Program Manager since March 2021 and brings a wide range of experience, including managing WWF Nepal’s The Generation Green (TGG) and…

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Dignity Without Danger

Dignity Without Danger

CGCT Advisor Dr. Sara Parker committed to a lifetime of advocating for the needs of rural Nepalis when she first arrived in Nepal from her home in the UK more than 30 years ago. She returned to live and teach in Chandra’s birthplace Sikles in 1992 when the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) was …

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Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

This year CGCT was unable to initiate any new Small Grants projects due to the COVID lock-down in Nepal. None the less, our highly committed colleagues at CGCF conducted a well-received webinar on “Urban Gardening for Health, Happiness...

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Docudrama in the Making

Docudrama in the Making

CGCT is proud to join CGCF, with support from Chandra’s family, friends and colleagues, in the creation of a short docudrama paying tribute to Chandra. The inspiration for the music video is a popular Nepali folk song that Chandra loved called “16 Barse Umeraima.”

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