FOLKEMØDE TRADITIONEN ÅNDER NU I KATHMANDU

FOLKEMØDE TRADITIONEN ÅNDER NU I KATHMANDU

Den danske folkemødetradition fra Bornholm har bevæget sig tværs over kloden til den nepalesiske hovedstad, Kathmandu. Den konkrete anledning er at Nepals demokrati nu er nået til et højt punkt af modenhed, hvilket fejres ved et folkemøde der afholdes i dag og i morgen den 20-21 september med en bred repræsentation af alle politiske partier […]

JOMPOPS’ continuing campaign on Ending Violence Against Women in Nepal

JOMPOPS’ continuing campaign on Ending Violence Against Women in Nepal

On 24 March 2018 the largest party in the multiparty JOMPOPS platform — Unified Marxist Leninist — hosted a province-level training programme for local elected representatives and party leaders on Nepal’s various new legislations related to gender violence. This programme was prompted by an incident in Kailali district in Province 7, when a local self-professed […]

Engaging with the most marginalized in Nepal

Engaging with the most marginalized in Nepal

In the third week of March, the multiparty platform JOMPOPS (Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening) – DIPD’s partner in Nepal – provided a leadership skills’ training programme for around 70 local Dalit women from various political parties. The JOMPOPS platform also supported their participation in the discussion about the new strategy for advancing the […]

Despite the odds, Nepal’s Constitution is being implemented

Despite the odds, Nepal’s Constitution is being implemented

In an interview with DIPD’s representative in Nepal, senior leader of the Maoist party of Nepal, mr. Dina Nath Sharm, gives his honest analysis of the political sitution in the country. The current chair of DIPD partner Joint Mechanism for Political Party Strengthening (JOMPOPS), Mr. Dina Nath Sharma, is one of the senior leaders of […]

JOMPOPS – An Extended Political Family

JOMPOPS – An Extended Political Family

This week DIPD’s country representative in Nepal, Shrishti Rana, is visiting the secretariat in Copenhagen. On the agenda for her Copenhagen-visit is, among others, exploring the possibility of future engagements of Danish political parties in Nepal. To kick-start the process Ms. Rana met with representatives from the Danish Socialist People’s Party, the Alternative Party and […]

Informal Gathering of JOMPOPS Members

Informal Gathering of JOMPOPS Members

As the second phase of the local elections in Nepal has been scheduled for June 28, Steering Committee members of JOMPOPS are staying outside Kathmandu, preparing for the elections at local level. It has thus not been possible to organize a formal SC meeting of JOMPOPS, which on June 11, led the chair to hold […]

Training Newly Elected “City Mothers” in Nepal

Training Newly Elected “City Mothers” in Nepal

On May 14, Nepal conducted the first-phase of the country’s local elections, following a gap of nearly 20 years.  Women have been elected in significant numbers and the Steering Committee members of the multiparty JOMPOPS platform, DIPD’s partner in Nepal, are now taking initiatives to support the newly elected women with necessary training to ensure […]

Local Elections in Nepal

Local Elections in Nepal

The first-phase of the local elections in Nepal took place on 14 May 2017, with enthusiastic voter turnout of around 71 per cent. These elections are considered as an important step towards implementing the newly drafted Constitution of Nepal; the new Constitution stipulates all three elections namely local, provincial and national need to be held […]

New Director in Nepal

New Director in Nepal

In January this year, Rasmus Helveg Petersen became the new Director for DIPD, succeeding Bjørn Førde who had retired in December 2016. The new Director visited Nepal from 15th March to 20th March mainly to meet with the local partners and to understand the overall situation of the country. Meetings The new Director met the […]

DIPD’s Work on Youth in Politics Is Rated as Promising Practice

DIPD’s Work on Youth in Politics Is Rated as Promising Practice

In an independent review of more than 76 global programmes in support of youth, DIPD’s engagement in promoting youth in politics is considered promising practice that can inspire both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and other organisations. The Danish MFA undertook the review to inform the Ministry on how to optimize and operationalise Denmark’s new development […]