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Investigating air quality in the Kathmandu Valley: The need for data

What could be behind the deterioration in air quality in the Kathmandu Valley and elsewhere in the HKH? The HKH is ...

Using biomass pellets for brick production: Mitigating air pollution, increasing profits, and encouraging import substitution

Around 1,349 brick kilns in Nepal consume 504,750 tons of coal annually. The use of coal ...

29 Nov 2019 News
Draft FABKA roadmap highlights future as an independent legal entity

Also in October 2019, members conducted the 4th FABKA meeting in Pokhara where, following rigorous discussions, a roadmap was developed ...

29 Nov 2019 News
Incubation centre established for R&D of the brick sector in Nepal

The incubation centre will strengthen FNBI’s Technical Resource Development Committee (TRDC), and enable R&D for the continuous refinement of brick ...

9 Aug 2019 News
Brick sector partnership enhances state of knowledge on science, technology, and policy in Nepal and South Asia

The project conducted interactive trainings and workshops, solicited feedback from the FNBI’s member associations for increased ownership, and mobilized local ...

25 Jul 2019 News
A more efficient brick sector through collaboration and mitigation actions

At the second Policy and Advocacy Network Asia (PAN) meeting on 20 and 21 June 2019, ICIMOD provided government representatives ...

25 Jul 2019 News
E-Paath and E-Paathshala classes for brick workers’ children at Dhading school

Brick workers, both women and men, face numerous vulnerabilities without any form of social protection. The seasonal migration that this ...

22 Jul 2019 News
Code of conduct being formalized for gender and social inclusion in the brick sector

A national consultation workshop on a social Code of Conduct (CoC) for Nepal’s brick sector was held in Kathmandu on ...