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“It makes a big difference to a tiny charity like ours to be able to connect with other groups. Our BRANNGO subscription has been well worth the outlay.”   Pat and Liz Wherity – Kids at School in Nepal.


A shared commitment
to helping the people
and country of Nepal

ABOUT BRANNGO

Promoting information sharing and collaboration

The Britain and Nepal NGO Network, BRANNGO, promotes information-sharing and collaboration between NGOs and with other agencies, to avoid duplication of effort and increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which charitable aid is delivered to Nepal.

BRANNGO maintains close working links with British and Nepalese Government departments and embassies, the Britain-Nepal Society, the Nepal Federation of NGOs and other organisations that have an interest in helping disadvantaged and needy people in the country.

MEMBERSHIP

BRANNGO membership offers:

• Access to a wide-ranging network of like-minded and supportive contacts

• A programme of events concerned with charitable work in Nepal – many based on specialist areas of interest, such as education or health

• Newsletters, social media and other channels through which information-sharing, discussion and collaboration can take place

 

WORKING GROUPS

 

 At the core of BRANNGO’s value-add activities are the Working Groups.  The two longest-established ones are Education and Health, which hold regular discussions, briefings and webinars.  A third working group on Environment, Climate Change and Conservation has started operation in January 2022.

EVENTS

 

BRANNGO members: please click here to log in to the members’ area where you will find more details on the events shown below. 


If you are not yet a BRANNGO member then please click here to contact us if you are interested in attending.

 

COP26: A Nepali Perspective
A recording of the presentation (given on 8 Jan 2022) by Abhishek Shrestha, a Nepali delegate to the Glasgow conference, is available to BRANNGO members on the Environment and Climate Change Working Group page
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Anti-Child Trafficking Webinar
A recording of the presentations given by Dr Angela Daly and Shubhendra Man Shrestha (on 23 Oct 2021) is available on the BRANNGO Health Working Group page
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Rural primary schools in Nepal
A recording of the webinar held on 18 Feb 2022 on the Saathi Teachers Programme (which aims to strengthen the quality of teaching in primary schools in rural Nepal), is available on the BRANNGO Education Working Group page.
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Rato Bangala School and Foundation
A recording of the webinar given on 17 June 2022 by Shanta Dixit, Director, and Milan Dixit, Principal, of Rato Bangala School, Kathmandu (about their in-house teacher training programme and the Foundation's work in rural schools across Nepal) is available to BRANNGO members via the BRANNGO Education Working Group page.
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Maternal Mortality in Nepal
The BRANNGO Health Working Group plan to hold a webinar on the rise in maternal mortality in Nepal in mid-2022.
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BRANNGO Health Working Group
A recording of the BRANNGO Health Working Group meeting held on 18 March 2022 is available to BRANNGO members via the Health Working Group page
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BRANNGO Conference, London
21 Apr 2022: Speakers at the BRANNGO conference held at the Nepalese Embassy, London, included His Excellency the Ambassador; Camilla Sugden (Deputy Director of the FCDO's India and Indian Ocean Directorate); Nathanael Bevan (Development Director, British Embassy, Kathmandu) and Prof Padam Simkhada (Associate Dean International and Prof of Global Health, University of Huddersfield)
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NEWS

 

Local Elections in Nepal
13 May 2022: Local elections to be held in Nepal, following an agreement reached between the Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli (chair of the main opposition CPN-UML) and Pushpa Kamal Dehal (leader of CPN-Maoist Centre) on 6 Mar 2022
Covid-19 in Nepal
The WHO Worldometer shows daily totals of Covid-19 cases and deaths in 222 countries
Click here to see the numbers for Nepal
Rising Cost of Living in Nepal
The cost of living in Nepal has been rising steeply, with many items of food now costing up to 20% more than two years ago. The country relies heavily on imports of food and fuel and the cost of these have been driven up by inflationary pressures worldwide caused by surges in demand after the Covid pandemic and more recently the impact of the war in Ukraine on oil prices. The rising cost of imports from abroad has in turn depleted Nepal’s foreign exchange reserves by more than 16% to mid-February and increased Government debt, with no sign of the pressures easing in the foreseeable future. The government has restricted the import of non-essential goods such as cars, cosmetics and gold and is considering whether to limit consumption of fuel by again restricting the use of cars and commercial vehicles. The situation is exacerbated because many Nepalis lost their jobs during the pandemic, including those working overseas, and remittances from expatriate Nepalis, which constitute almost a quarter of the country’s GDP, have dropped by 5%. Sadly, as in other countries, it is therefore the poorest and most dependent who are feeling the impact of all this.
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CONTACT US

 

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