Election Commission Digitally Launches a New Mobile Application

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined many aspects of our life, including the world of work. In a big stride to adapt to these times, the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) successfully launched a mobile application, Nirwachan Sikshya (Electoral Education), to enlarge its endeavours on disseminating electoral education on 4 December 2020. The mobile application was developed […]

UNDP Launches Youth Webinar Series: By the Youth, For the Youth

UNDP Nepal Launches Youth Webinar Series: By the Youth, For the Youth

The UNDP  recently launched a youth webinar series, entitled Yuwa In Action Against COVID-19 on 23 June 2020. The webinar series is the first of its kind and the very first webinar was conducted on the topic, “Access to Basic Facilities.” It brought into light rich discussions on how many people at the grassroots have […]

Strengthening Partnerships for Inclusive Elections

UNDP Nepal Zoom meeting electoral assistance ECN

A virtual learning-sharing programme was conducted between the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) and four national organizations and civil society federations on 31 May 2020. The Nepal Association of the Blind (NAB), the National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN), Sanchairka Samuha and the Shikharapur Community Learning Centre were all supported by the ECN and the […]

Election Day Celebrations in Nepal

Election Day Celebrations in Nepal

Nepal marked its annual Election Day celebration on 19 February 2020 at the premises of the Election Commission with the participation of current and former heads and representatives from the government, political parties, the diplomatic community, private and public sector institutions, development partners, academia and the media. The day was an opportunity to celebrate elections […]

Strengthening the System for Electoral Dispute Resolution and Electoral Justice in Nepal

Strengthening the System for Electoral Dispute Resolution and Electoral Justice in Nepal

Electoral dispute resolution and electoral justice are core elements for credible elections and a strengthened democracy. In line with its mandate, the UNDP Electoral Support Project (ESP) contributed to strengthening Nepal’s electoral justice system to effectively resolve electoral disputes. The project supported the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) to develop a procedure for electoral dispute resolution […]

Using Social Media to Enhance Electoral Education Outreach

Ahead of the by-elections, the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) amplified its digital presence through its Facebook page as well as its website. In that sense, it used the social media and the website as platforms to reach out to current and future voters to keep them engaged with, and informed and updated on the activities […]

UNDP-NTTP-I Joint Initiative for Preventing Electoral Violence

UNDP-NTTP-I Joint Initiative for Preventing Electoral Violence

In 2019, Nepal Transition to Peace Institute (NTTP-I), with support from UNDP Nepal’s Electoral Support Project and Social Cohesion and Democratic Participation project, conducted a series of activities over a five-month period to encourage political parties, civil society and government actors from the national to the municipal level to analyze Nepal’s electoral practices and explore […]

By-elections Successfully Completed in Nepal

By-elections Successfully Completed in Nepal

Nepal successfully completed the by-elections on 30 November to fill 52 vacant positions at the local, provincial and federal levels. The total number of candidates who contended for the elections was 337, out of whom 34 were female. The by-elections were completed in a manner generally accepted as peaceful, with the vote counting and the […]

A Platform for Dialogue for Women

A Platform for Dialogue for Women Nepal

Even successful professional women often continue to face discrimination in Nepal. In order to overcome such barriers in relation to elections, Sancharika Samuha, an organisation supporting woman journalists, organised an interaction programme from 18 to 20 October in Lalitpur. The first two days consisted of a workshop with women in journalism and the important role […]