16–18 March and 27–29 March: Hands on Trainingon Bio-briquette Technology in Mustang and Jumla Districts, Nepal

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ICIMOD provided bio-briquette training in Nepal, in Mustang from 16–18 March and in Jumla from 27–29 March, in response to demand from pilot communities, local line agencies, and partners working on the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) project. The three-day training was attended by 20 participants (11 men and 9 women) in Mustang and 20 in Jumla (4 men and 16 women). The training covered theory and practical, hands-on aspects of waste biomass collection, charcoal preparation, and beehive bio-briquette making, including briquette production from waste paper, sawdust, and rice husks with the help of a briquette pressing machine. The participants found the training highly relevant and expressed their intention to implement the skills and knowledge gained.