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Call for Ideas

Do you have an innovative idea that addresses the current socio-economic challenges faced by Nepalese today?

Are you searching for a platform to execute your idea?

Submit us your idea by 31st December, 2015 and we will provide you the right platform by funding and mentoring your idea.
Top 10 innovative ideas will be funded by us!!

The recent earthquake in Nepal has caused an enormous loss of life and property and left thousands of Nepalese devastated. Restoring Nepal to its former state and transitioning life back to normal for the affected is going to be a long and arduous journey which will require huge amounts of effort from everyone involved, especially the younger generation. Throughout this ordeal, the youth, both from Nepal and abroad, have shown an extraordinary amount of dedication towards aiding the affected communities and helping in rebuilding our nation to the best of their abilities.

YTS call for ideas 2015 provides a platform for youth to implement their original ideas and make a valuable contribution to Nepalese society when we are at our most vulnerable. Currently, there are hundreds of young people with the desire, motivation and fresh ideas to make a difference in the community. YTS call for ideas provide an opportunity to carry out their ideas and try and make a positive change in the world around them. We intend to fill the gap between youthful motivation and effective action and effect substantial change within the community.

Objectives

  1. To explore fresh innovative solutions initiated by youth to problems facing post-earthquake Nepal.
  2. To lessen and possibly eradicate socio- economic challenges faced by Nepalese people in post-earthquake Nepal
  3. To provide a platform for youth by endorsing their innovative ideas.
  4. To encourage initiative and leadership among the youth both in Nepal and abroad.

Criteria for Participation:

  1. Ideas must be submitted by an individual, group or registered organization .
  2. Each individual, group and registered organization can only submit a single idea .
  3. The paper is open to both domestic and international participants. Foreign group and registered organization can only participate if it has Nepalese member(s) .
  4. The paper is open for non residential Nepalese as well .
  5. Ideas can be written or typed in either English or Nepalese. Info graphics, videos or any other means that clearly describes the idea can also be sent to us.
  6. For Paper guideline. (Click Here)

Themes for Call For Ideas 2015

Public Health

One of the greatest concerns post natural disasters is the public health of the affected population. Given that many people in Nepal are still living in temporary shelters without adequate access to proper health care, there are still fears about their general health and risks of epidemics. Other post disaster health concerns include access to proper hygiene and sanitation, damage to health facilities like hospitals and health care centers, access to health care in remote and rural areas, not to mention the mental health of the public still shaken by the catastrophe. We are looking for ideas that will properly address these issues and provide an effective solution that would be implementable in Nepalese context. `
Agriculture
According a recent study done by the Food and Agricultural Organization, the agricultural sector bears more than 20% of the damages caused by natural disaster, yet receives only around 4.5% of the post disaster aid. Given that the majority of Nepalese depend primarily on agriculture to make their living, providing proper aid to restart agricultural practices post disaster is a must. So, we are inviting innovative ideas that would help Nepalese farmers recover from the disaster and start over again, as well as ideas that would promote sustainable farming practices, produce greater long term results. The end goal is to make the local farmers self sufficient and ensure food security in post disaster Nepal.
Tourism

In addition to providing relief for victims of the recent earthquake, post disaster Nepal also needs to recover economically. And one of the main ways in which we can do so is through tourism. Through tourism, we can bring in a lot of money into the country and boost the local economy which has been severely hit by the earthquake. Tourism can provide business and employment opportunities to people who have been economically affected by the disaster. So, show us how you can encourage tourists to travel to Nepal despite the fear and uncertainty surrounding the country at the moment. We are looking for ideas that would effectively promote tourism in Nepal, both in the short term and in the long run.
Education

The recent earthquake has thoroughly disrupted the education system in the country. Thousands of schools have been demolished and hundreds of thousands of students have been left with no other option than to continue their education in makeshift shelters or structurally unsound buildings. As much of a hassle as this is, it is also an opportunity. Since, large portions of our education system have been severely affected, we can now start building things anew, rebuilding our education system and making it better and stronger than ever. So, present us with your ideas on what we can do to fix the damage to Nepal’s education system and build a better education system for the next generation.
Information Technology

The field of Information Technology has sky-rocketed over the years. IT is the one field that is an integral part of everything. From communication to transportation and top-notch businesses, the world is run by computer programs. IT professionals have the power to revolutionize the world and make a difference. A developing country like Nepal, trying to bounce back from such a huge disaster could use some useful hands. Whether it’s building new software targeted to mitigate certain social issue or a new system introduced to bring change, “Call for Ideas” welcomes every single ounce of innovative approach that is dedicated towards helping the community via the means of Information Technology .

Pilot Project funding Modality

Call for Ideas have 5 thematic areas. We will select Top 2 ideas from each theme. A total of 10 creative ideas will be qualified to run a pilot project for a period of 3 to 5 months depending upon the nature of the idea.

Public Health
Total budget = NRS 1, 00, 000
Top 2 ideas= NRS 50,000 each
Agriculture
Total budget = NRS 1, 00, 000
Top 2 ideas= NRS 50,000 each
Tourism
Total budget = NRS 1, 00, 000
Top 2 ideas= NRS 50,000 each
Education
Total budget = NRS 1, 00, 000
Top 2 ideas= NRS 50,000 each
Information Technology
Total budget = NRS 1, 00, 000
Top 2 ideas= NRS 50,000 each
Top 5 ventures from the concluded pilot projects will receive further funding of up to NRS 5 lakhs each
  • Submission deadline : 31st December, 2015
  • Send us your idea either at GPO 8975, EPC 5060 or use the form below .


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