Youth In Climate Action
by Kushal Naharki
With World already facing huge challenges due to climate change, youths must act now, act together and act locally to bring us sustainable and resilient future.
Climate change is a great threat to agriculture and tourism dependent developing country like Nepal where around 53% of the population are still unknown about what climate change really is. Nepal itself being fourth vulnerable in terms of effect of climate change, youths must act together to bring us the resilient and sustainable future.
Lamjung climate Convergence organized by Digo Bikash Institute and NYCA- Lamjung on September 15 to 18 with 27 enthusiastic youths from Tanahun, Lamjung, Kaski and Gorkha was a platform for the climate enthusiast as it is necessary to act from the local level to aware people about the causes, effects along with its mitigation and adaptation measures. Youth participants of Lamjung Climate Convergence have organized several programs as the follow up event to the convergence.
Life at the African Leadership University
28. January 2018 at 11:52
by Jeremiah Thoronka
I have experienced the African Leadership University approach to the 21st Century education in the fast growing innovation hub of Kigali,Rwanda. The unique learning model in ALU have delivered an immersive and a transformative student experience in class and through the ALU Alive programme (ALU, 2016).
I was fortunate to be among the selected few who were accepted to the newly formed African Leadership University in Rwanda mid 2017 (June). When I was writing my application I never imagined I will be accepted because the application process was rigorous and Those who were engaged in applying to the University from all over Africa are the next set of African Leaders. My acceptance came with much to be happy for, I was given the Income Sharing Agreement(ISA). It’s a new way of funding education on the continent which is only practice in ALU.
With all the ups and downs I finally arrived in Rwanda to kickstart my University education in September 2017. I was placed in cohort 5, wherein I was the only Sierra Leonean in the class. I have never been in an environment/place where diversity is practice to the fullest. People of diff...
The fate of the Universe: Today and Tomorrow
08. January 2018 at 22:37
by Santosh Bhandari
Universe, a term most of all signifying the sense of unify or a whole, has always been predicted as a vast space with no beginning and no end. A structural frame of an atom may represent a galaxy which in fact may be demonstrated as such electrons making their way around a mass of protons.
Nevertheless, the major issue has never been dealt ‘How was the universe created or formed?’ We have come with the fact that universe comprises of millions and billions of heavenly bodies all derived from similar composition of dust particles and gases. Unified in a whole, universe is nothing but the aggregation and coalescence of dust particles and gases. Prediction has always overruled the theory of origin of universe. Some predict in one way and the other predict in the other way.
Finally, all theories come up with a common conclusion that one heavenly body is the synthesis of other. If this is true, universe has a common ancestor as in case of evolution of living beings. And, the process will be continuous. That means there is still to form more and more heavenly bodies from the existing ones in times to come. So, ...
New Year New Commitments
08. January 2018 at 22:34
by Kushal Naharki
Lets make a new commitment this new year to stand together to protect our environment and planet Earth
People celebrate every New Year with great enthusiasm, celebration and fun. We make new plans, analyze our last year works and hope to live a successful year. New Year is not only a beginning of a brand new year, it is also a beginning of a new believes, new hopes, new duties and new responsibilities; altogether it is a beginning of new beginnings.
Every new year we make commitments to lose the withdraws within ourselves and bring changes within our self. People feel that with the beginning of new year, they can leave their bad habits, faults or mistakes they are making and build a better version of themselves. Students make commitment to bring better grades, officials make commitment to do their job more efficiently and grab a promotion, couples make commitment to increase love and affection towards each other and so on.
Why migration? Young people "On The Move"
17. December 2017 at 09:23
by Francis Ametepey
Africa will always be gratified about her young people, if only they understand the role they have to play in realizing the dreams of the continent.
A group of youth advocates from IFM-SEI member organizations in Africa had a beautiful one week intensive workshop in Ghana from 12th -19th of November, 2017 at Hans hotel Nsawam. The workshop brought together representatives from three IFM-SEI member organizations in Africa namely Youth Advocates Ghana, Pionniers du Mali and Pionniers du Sénégal and one applicant organisation Girls Excel of Cameroon to plan for the future of the On The Move (OTM) project of IFM-SEI. 17 representatives from these organizations were present to participate in the workshop.On The Move
On The Move (OTM) is a two year project co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union, to assist organizations working with young people to better handle challenges faced when dealing with migration, visa and youth mobility. The pur...
02. December 2017 at 18:38
by Niroj Bhandari
From the time we are born we are ascribed with certain ideas and identity regardless of whether they are true or not, logical or not...
...not or with any basis or not and still we cling on to them as if they are the most important parts of our life. Have you ever thought how your mind would have been if you were born on a different part of world or born without influence to any of those ideas. It's time for us to go through Fundamental Rethinking.
Reanalyzing what each of us have been doing and the concept behind it. Morality doesn't require a organized religion, origin of universe don't require a super natural being, it's not necessary for us to be bother by what is in afterlife, country or nation is simply a systemic division and many other things.
There is no need to have explanation to things that can't be currently explained but someday it will be. There are more questions to be found then there are questions without answers in this cosmos....
Climate Change Awareness Camapign
02. December 2017 at 18:33
by Kushal Naharki
With Nepal facing huge impacts of Climate Change already and more likely to further increase in future, it is necessary to aware people about the causes, impacts and measures to adapt and mitigate it.
Climate Change is current issue of global concern. For developing countries like Nepal which is fourth vulnerable nation in terms of effects of climate change, it is the matter of more concern. Although Nepal is prone to most impacts of climate change which can seriously harm its economy through its impact on tourism, forestry and agriculture; 53% of the population are away from the knowledge of climate change.
With the need of climate change awareness campaign, We Youth Innovation Network in collaboration with Nepalese Youth for Climate Action organized an climate change awareness school campaign "The Science Of Climate Change" on November 30 at Nirmal Secondary School, Vyas-1, Damuali, Tanahun . The program was attended by around 70 enthusiastic students of class 9 and 10.
As a participant of Lamjung Climate Convergence an...
Uplifting Nepal's rural smallholders farmers
19. November 2017 at 01:45
by Santosh Bhandari
Nepal’s skewed land distribution has always been an unavoidable obstacle for infrastructural gain up in the lands of mid-hills. Besides, government seems unable to address the people of rural communities for participatory appraisals. Mid hills of Nepal owes above half the physical land however, agri-able land is pathetically and unstoundingly low. This conditions have led to subtantial increment in problems over rural smallholders in Nepal.
The cause is simple and genuine. Priority has always been focused over minor issues rather than burning issues.Since then, Government has been unable to bear the responsibilities of what circumstances the situations has led to.
Rural areas have been lagging in every sectors since centuries.Multi-factorial causes may have led to this situation. Nevertheless, , social barriers come onto act for the excluded group for not to have access to or control over land because of the deeply rooted feudal systems designed by customary beliefs and highly skewed power groups of that period. These groups were originally deprived of the land titles and still behind in some circumstances. The same case applies to the Dalit communities and backwarded groups. Even though they had been land cultivators as ploughmen and wage labourers at a time when t...
Gift A Tree
19. November 2017 at 01:37
by Kushal Naharki
Celebrate "Green Birthday" by gifting a tree on your beloved person birthday and lets fight together against global environmental issues locally.
With the world already facing the huge effects of climate change, global warming, green house effect, ozone layer depletion, these are sure to cause great threats to humans and living beings in near future. Its already a high time to “Act Now”, “Act Together” and “Act Differently” to adapt and mitigate their effects to secure our planet for today and tomorrow.
The best solution we can have to minimize this impact is to increase in the trees and forest but due to rapid increase in rate of population growth, industrialization, urbanization; rate of deforestation has increased and decreased the number of trees. The conversion of forest area into human settlement area, industrial area and agricultural land has reduced the large number of trees.
We need to act now and act together to protect our ho...
Monsoon Rainfall: A Necessary Evil in Nepal
06. November 2017 at 06:25
by Sachin Gahatraj
Shift in time and erratic pattern of monsoon is exacerbating rice production and eventually, food security in Nepal.
Nepal is a small least developed country in central Himalayan Mountains which consist of low tropical plains and central plateaus that rise up to the world's highest peaks.
Generally, monsoon enters Nepal on June 10 which originates in Bay of Bengal and moves along the southern flank of Himalayas, bringing rains to Nepal. More than 80 per cent of precipitation occurs during monsoon (June -September). Seasonal monsoon is the major source of irrigation in rice field as 30.08 % of rice cultivation is rain fed. Rice is the major staple food crop of Nepal providing 50 per cent of total calories requirement of the Nepalese people and contributes more than 20 per cent of agriculture GDP. Rice is not only the principal source of food but also a major source of employ, income and way of livelihood.
According to data released by Mi...
The state of Non-Communcicable Diseases in The Gambia
02. November 2017 at 13:45
by Zermen Bojang
A healthy society is an inevitable asset for any country's political, socio-cultural and economic development. More specific is the need to put non communicable diseases at the center of National Health Policies. The Gambia does not have strong policy guideline and framework to effectively tackle the NCDs as much attention and resources are channeled to reducing infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB. Consequently, there is a growing number of annual NCD-related deaths due to poor health systems, lack of awareness and little budgets for interventions areas.Crippled by low funding from International agencies, there is need for the government in consultation with all stakeholders to explore quality, cost-effective and sustainable policies and programs that is geared towards preventing and controlling high incidence and death rates on NCDs in the country.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) otherwise called silent
killers are the second largest category of diseases accounting for 32% of
proportional mortality rates in The Gambia. (WHO
- Non-Communicable diseases country
profile 2014). The four main NCDs with their risk percentages for both male
and females are as follows:
Tobacco smoking- 17%
Alcohol consumption: 3.4%
Raised blood pressure: 32.9%
Almost all the NCDs including those highlighted above are primarily linked to either lifestyle behaviors or genetic factors. Luckily, there are means to prevent the incidence of some that are related to lifestyle patterns through proper nutrition, physical activity, etc. as well as a well-established integrated quality healthcare system.
Although significant efforts have been mad...
Most popular Pheromone trap in Bangladesh controlling Insects
23. October 2017 at 11:26
by Md.Abdullah Masum
A pheromone trap is a type of insect trap that uses pheromones to lure insects. Sex pheromones and aggregating pheromones are the most common types used for controlling insects in absence of the collector and without the direct use of any toxic pesticides or chemicals.
Pheromone trap is developed by BARI which is used for mainly brinjal and fruit borer and cucurbit fruit fly.
Name of the Pheromone:
For brinjal shoot and fruit borer---
For cucurbit Fruit fly---
Preparation of Pheromone Trap:
1.A plastic bayam having capacity 3L of water and height 22 cm to be taken.The bayam may be round or flattended on lateral sides.
2.Two triangles with each arm 10-12 cm should cut on two lateral sides of the bayam opposite to each other the basal arm of the triangle should be 4-6 above the bottom of the bayam.
3.soapy water of 2-3 cm high should be put in the bayam.
4.A hole should be made in the lid of the bayam.
5.A piece of cotton with 1 ml or 15-20 drops of specific pheromone should be treated a...
New YPPO Country Representative: Bangladesh
21. October 2017 at 18:02
by Tanmoy Kumar Ghose
"Connect, Co-create, Collaborate" – I always believe in this theme. Youths are the most precious asset in the developing countries like Bangladesh. Youths have the abilities to bring progress and development to our country as well as to the global community.
Bangladesh is consists of 64 districts and the best students of each district get admitted to the public universities. So I have a plan to form university centric YPPO group in Bangladesh because it will be easier to cover whole Bangladesh by reaching out 64 districts through university level representatives.
The university students of Bangladesh are well equipped with leadership skills. They are very much passionate to engage themselves in the development sector. Thus YPPO Bangladesh will unite the innovative, passionate and potential young minds in one platform to execute its activities throughout all over Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, YPPO Bangladesh will invite the innovative students to submit their innovative ideas and project proposals for creating a real impact on environment. by Tanmoy Kumar
Agroforestry in Nepal: Farming with Resilience and Multi-outputs
17. October 2017 at 12:12
by Sachin Gahatraj
It's essential to focus on Agro-forestry system (AFS) instead of focusing on intensive modern Agriculture and Forestry separately in order to achieve sustainable food production, forest products harvesting and sustainable socio-economic well being of small farmers in Nepal and developing countries.
Agro-forestry isn't a new practice; it has been practicing since ancient time in Nepal. Shifting cultivation, an example of AFS dated back to Neolithic period around 7000 BC, is still in extensive practice in some part of Indian subcontinent. Similarly, in Nepal, Taungya system of AFS initiated in 1972 at Tamagadhi area of Bara district, that reduced the cases against villagers for encroaching forest reserve. After the settlement of conflict between agriculturist and forester, agro-forestry has become an established technology. Burgeoning population, disasters of climate change, agricultural land degradation and forest encroachment have given born to needs of agro-forestry.
Agro-forestry is a sustainable land use system and practice in which woody perennials (trees, shrubs) are grown with herbaceous annuals (crops, pasture grass) i...
Empowering Children For Better Future
14. October 2017 at 22:59
by Kushal Naharki
Youth Innovation Network conducted an "One day motivational program and stationary distribution" to empower better future for children.
Children, the future youths of the nation bear huge responsibility on their shoulders. Its our job to guide them towards correct destination and help them to choose good path. With the motive to “Empower Children Towards Better Future”, Youth Innovation Network Tanahun a non profitable and non political youth network bringing youths from diverse background organized an “One Day Motivational Program and Stationary Distribution” at Siddheshori Secondary School, Kamalabri.
The motivational program was run by motivational speaker and YIN president Kailash Pandey where more than 80 students from grade 8, 9 and 10 had participated. Then the formal program was organized where President Kailash Pandey, Vice President Bijaya Shrestha and Vice Secretary Kushal Naharki handed over 275 books to Chairperson of School Man...
Youth, Environment and Sustainable Development
08. October 2017 at 21:11
by Kushal Naharki
Achievement of environmental sustainability through sustainable development is talk of town around the globe as we are already facing damage to our lovely environment in which we reside, with many more effects to occur in near future. A active involvement is required to promote environmental sustainability and youths; a group of active age individuals can play a significant role in it.
Nepal, a developing country, rich in its natural beauty, its diversity and environmental values is facing high vulnerability to its beautiful environment and natural resources. Urbanization, high rate of population growth, industrialization and unmanaged developmental acts has resulted into environmental destruction. Being fourth vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Nepal is more prone to different climatic and environmental hazards.
The development work being carried out at different parts of the country are also the cause of forest destruction, landslide due to the lack of longterm vision. Sustainable development goals are directly linked with environmental sustainability. The development activities shouldn't hamper the environment and its component. Due to lack of proper planning, ideas and knowledge, the ongoing activit...
Rice-cum-fish farming: opportunities in Nepal
08. October 2017 at 21:08
by Samita Paudel
The practice of rearing fish along with paddy is as old as paddy farming. In the traditional farming practice the rice cum fish farming was mainly on capture basis. Rice is an agricultural crop cultivated in the largest land area of the world after wheat. The rice cum fish farming is in practice in several countries including China, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Korea, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Fish catching is the main occupation of Pode, Majhi, Danuwar, Derai and Damar communities of Nepal. The country has great potential for the development of rice cum fish farming sector as Out of the total cultivated area of 3.091 million ha, rice cultivation occupies 47.91% and fish is favored food by several ethnic communities. If only rice cum fish farming practice is adopted properly in Nepal it can be way too helpful in reduction of protein energy malnutrition of the country.
Rice cum fish farming was introduced in1964 by Department of Fisheries in Nepal. Now rice cum fish farming has already been started in Bhaktapur, Kaski, Tanahu, Syanja, Dhanding, Gorkha, Chitwan and Makwanpur districts of Nepal .The farmers practicing rice cum fish farming are from different ethinic groups but Tharu community contribute the majority. In...
Scope of Biodiesel Production in Bangladesh
08. October 2017 at 21:03
by Tanmoy Kumar Ghose
Environmental pollution is the major problem we are facing in this modern era.Diesel and other petro fuel operated vehicles (car, bus, motorcycle, trucks etc) usually emit a huge amount of toxic gases such as CO2, SO2, CO etc which are breaking down the ozone layer and we are facing green house effect.
We have upgraded technologies in every sector beyond our imagination. But we are not much concern that our world is going to face a devastating catastrophe. With the rapid growth of technology and civilization spreading over the world, from 1955 to 2005 the emission of CO2 at atmosphere simply got twice from 3 billion tons of Carbon to 6 billion tons of Carbon, which certainly results in temperature increase, sea level hike, deviation of biodiversity and ecological imbalance. The agricultural sector of Bangladesh is adversely affected due to climate change. In the context of Bangladesh, it is alarming news that due to the climate change affect 25% area of Bangladesh may be flooded by the year 2050. Moreover, our world is heading towards a severe dilemma of fossil fuel usage for the next decades. The price of fossil fuel is hiking up rapid...
Meet Fatmata Bintu Barrie
25. September 2017 at 12:11
by Gandoh Jay
Meet Fatmata Bintu Barrie a former pupil of The Annie Walsh Memorial School. She is gifted with innovative skills. Being born in a community where school going children had to stay up whole of the night instead of studying and in order to help their families fetch water for daily use.
Her first innovation was "My Area Water Purification Project" which involved using the agricultural soil profile theory to purify water in order to help her community at Juba west end of Freetown have access to clean and pure water. In 2016, she won the best female Innovator at the UNDP Social Good Summit with her water purification project.
She is an active girl child advocate working with several local led NGOs in the pursuit of Girl Child Right, Campaign against FGM, Sexual Harassment, Child Trafficking, and Violence against Women etc.
As Kelvin Doe, once said that “creativity is universal and can be found at any places” Africa is the new global market of finding the next global innovators but so much challenges surrounds them ranging from: finance to facilitate their project, mind-set of the communities when...
The Seldom Heard Case for Mutualism
25. September 2017 at 12:02
by Ewan Bolton
We hear many labels chucked around the political arena these days -- Socialist, Conservative, Alt-Right, Classical Liberal, Anarcho-Communist etc. But one rather niche title goes unuttered:Mutualist. It doesn’t deserve this silence, because it is a great unifier of left (or perhaps far left) ideas, while still maintaining several key aspects of the current economic model.
The most central principle of socialism is that the workers own and keep the profits of the produce of the means of production, and have total control over the means of production. Yet in many of the systems advocated for today and tried in the past; these criteria are met in no more than principle. Their proponents may cry “nationalise this, nationalise that!”, believing it will give workers true ownership and control. As Margaret Thatcher, an admittedly strange person to quote in this context, put it: “What earthly use is it that families should have a millionth share in some nationalised industry?”. This is the crux of the issue with much of leftist ideology; this promotion of the state over business which is somehow supposed to imply that it makes a difference to a worker if they’re paid from the public p...
Lamjung Climate Convergence
25. September 2017 at 12:01
by Kushal Naharki
Lamjung Climate Convergence brought enthusiastic youths to discuss on climate issues and involve youth to initiate climate awareness programs from Local level.
Lamjung Climate Convergence organized by NYCA-Lamjung and Digo Bikash Institute between September 15 to 18 had 27 youths from Tanahun, Lamjung, Kaski and Gorkha met at Hotel Tukuche Peak, Besisahar Lamjung to discuss on status of climate change with its effects on the local level, best ways to solve climate crisis, need of climate justice in national and international level and role of media for climate change. Kushal Naharki, City representative of Tanahun from YPPO participated in the convergence as a participant from Tanahun.
With the aim to unite the youths from different district to advocate them to act at their local level in climate issues, second regional climate convergence focused on team building and awareness campaign beginning from ground level. The convergence was facilitated by different trainers and resource persons...
International Youth Math Challenge
22. September 2017 at 13:15
by Fabian Schneider
The IYMC is the biggest online math competition for students from all countries. Every month we publish a new math challenge for you online. You can win awards for excellence and join the international IYMC network for outstanding students - take this unique opportunity and participate today!
The International Youth Math Challenge is an international mathematics competition that enables students from all countries to prove their math skills and to unleash their creativity. Participate online: www.iymc.infoThe Process
Every month a new IYMC challenge is published online with three math problems: A, B, and C. In order to successfully complete the challenge you have to find the solution to at least one problem. Submit your solution as file: The file may be typed on a computer (preferred) or contain clear pictures of your manuscript. Solving the Problem
You may approach the problems on a purely mathematical as well as algorithmic way. Thus you can use your math knowledge as well as you programming skills to solve the problems. We encourage you to be creative and f...
I have done a small effort from my level. Have you?
18. September 2017 at 20:39
by Anjila Lamichhane
Youths are the voice of the earth. We have to speak for this green planet. Now the time has come to act for its protection. Lets’ do from our level to create a sound environment.
Pollution has become a global issue in this era. We, the humans are the merciless creatures in the planet, in order to create the favorable environment for our luxurious living, we are destroying the nature.
Due to the anthropogenic factors, the planet is degrading day by day. Now the time has come to act for its protection as soon as possible. Pollution has affected the natural phenomenon adversely. However, the establishment of human settlements by great numbers of people, pollution has become a problem, and it has remained one ever since.
There are various effects of pollution that have been creating a great problem not only to humans, but also to the whole living and non-living components of the planet. We, as a intellectual creature, have to behave wisely so as to reduce the effects of pollution.
On September 1...
Agriculture: a major source of pollution
17. September 2017 at 18:59
by Samita Paudel
The history of human civilization started with development in Agriculture. Agriculture provides food, raw materials and employment opportunities to very large percentage of population. No matter, how much we get sophisticated, we can’t ignore the importance of agriculture.
The ever increasing population pressure has increased food requirement. The traditional way of farming is not meeting the demand of large population, as small change in weather pattern or incidence of certain disease or pest destroys all crops which lead to famine and hunger. In order to meet food requirement of large population encroachment of forest lands for agricultural use has increased which is a major cause of environment degradation. Moreover, to maintain food security without expansion in land and resources the modern high input technology is in use.
The modern technology initiated in late 1960s by Norman Borlaug, save over a billion people from starvation by development of high-yielding variety of grains. The development of high yielding variety of grains, improvement of farming practices, irrigation facilities and use o...
Some thoughts on Buddhism
17. September 2017 at 18:50
by Niroj Bhandari
Are you a Buddhist? This is the one of the questions, I have faced multiple times. But before answering the question lets go into deeper what the word means. Buddha, a person who has attained spiritual realization or in Theravada or Mahayana practices nirvana; first a person who practices or is concerned something, or hold certain principle or doctrines.
Buddha like Brahma in Hindu tradition is someone whose nature is unknown or so transcended that it’s impossible for us to simply achieve the leave of understating, he is all compassionate and as of understanding, he is all compassionate and the tradition says breaker of cycle of life and death.
Throughout the history there has been multiple such personalities who have achieved such level of spiritual enlighten. Though they themselves didn’t cared about the practice of any specific rituals apart from basic percepts for a peaceful life their students or the followers created various schools of Buddhism which can be classified into Theravada, Mahayana, Bajrayana and Zen according to their basic principle of belief and practise of rites and rituals. Each of them schools have their historical, social and political importance...
Plant Breeding And Food Security
17. September 2017 at 18:43
by Kushal Naharki
With the increasing food and nutrient insecurity, plant breeding has a major role to provide security by forming high yielding and environmental suitable varieties.
Plant breeding is an applied branch of botany which deals with improvement of agricultural crops which has contributed maximum to food production all over the world. From Green Revolution in 1960 to meet the current food requirement, plant breeding played an important role.
Plant breeding is manipulating plant attributes or performance change according to the need of the society in order to address world food demand and quality needs. Plant breeding enhances the value of food crops by improving their yield and the nutritional quality. Plant breeding is an art, science as well as technology that address food supply needs for a growing world population, helps plant to adapt to environment stress and climate change, helps in adaptation to specific production system to enhance mechanization.
Goals and Objectives of Plant Breedin...
Wealth from Waste: Poverty-Environmental conservation nexus
17. September 2017 at 18:31
by Henry Kazula
As it has been stipulated in the Tanzania National Environmental Policy (1997) that; there is clear cause-and-effect relationship between poverty and environmental degradation. Environmental degradation is ascribed to widespread poverty-equally; poverty is habitual cause to environmental degradation as it undermines the capacity of people to manage resources wisely.
If we consider destitute people as one side of a coin in taking full responsibilities to environmental conservation; are not taking into account the need to care for the “common pool resources” in the environment; as are equally shared and no one can restrict the right of others to use the same resource. The main target of destitute people is to find a quick and simple ways to utilize available resources for the sake of “making a day count” regardless of negative impacts to the environment in near future.
Overexploitation of the common pool resources like water, forest and land for the sake of sustaining difficulties in life has created a lot of pressure to available resources in the environment leading to serious environmental degradation. Taking a context that most people in Tanzania solely rely...
Red Panda In Nepal
08. September 2017 at 18:28
by Anjila Lamichhane
We, the youths have to speak for those who can’t raise their voice………….Lets’ protect the habitat of the wildlife….Today we are lucky enough to have them but are our future generations this much lucky??
The word panda comes from the Nepalese “poonya” which means bamboo eater.The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also known as the red cat bear or lesser panda, is a mostly herbivorous mammal that feeds mainly on bamboo. Red pandas grow to about 50-63cm in length and have weight up to 6kg.
Distribution: On the temperate Himalayan forests of western Nepal.
They are skillful climbers that, they spend most of their time in the trees curled up with their long tails wrapped around their heads. A thick fur offers additional protection from the harsh mountain weather.
Red Pandas are threatened by less habitat and deforestation. An increase in human population, particularly in Nepal, has seen the red panda’s bamboo forest homes cleared for timber, fuel wood and agriculture land, driving them to them to become a threatened spe...
Using Innovation to transform Sierra Leone
by Jeremiah Thoronka
Sierra Leone has been known for their civil war, Ebola out break,corruption and more recently the mod slide that climb hundreds of life.But their is much more to be happy about, young boys are engaged in innovative works that aims in transforming their citizens life. The world was like wow! When Kelvin Doe built his own radio station using garbage materials to do so. Now their are others who are aiming to do more than he has done.
Their is a group called May Park Scientists, they are all High school students in Sierra Leone. They are made up of five boys attending St. Edward's Senior Secondary School May Park Kingtom Freetown. These are are great scientists in the making if not already. The team leader is Jeremiah Thoronka, and the other members are Brian Sankoh, Moses Moore Conteh, Idrissa Mumin Garber and Mohamed Bah.
They first built what they called a sand billboard, using sand to make one of the finest billboard I've ever seen. They made it in such a way that the moment you saw it you will not belive if they are actually the one who made it.
Every year Innovate Salone normally organise a program where in students all over the country will create an implement or equipment to compete in the annual AR THEY MAKE AM COMPETITION (I am capable of inventing...
ICT in Agriculture
by Kushal Naharki
With the development of science and technology, information and communication technology has wide scope and importance in the field of agriculture.
Information and communication technology (ICT) is defined as "diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store and manage information. In 21st century, also known age of technology almost every field is linked to communication and information.
Farming involves risks and uncertainties due to geography, climate, raw materials required and ICT can deliver useful information to farmers on crop care, fertilizers, seed resource, market price. ICT can make a significant contribution in productivity and sustainability of small scale farmers. Global studies shows that ICT in agriculture affect economic growth and productivity of inputs positively. ICT play an important role in addressing the challenges in agriculture and uplifting the livelihood of rural poor.
ICT has been the ba...
Climate change and its impact on Nepalese Agriculture
by Kushal Naharki
Climate change being one of the issue of global concern has intense role in agriculture of Nepal.
Any change in climate overtime, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activities is Climate Change. Climate change is one of the major issue of global concerns of world these days with serious impacts on major fields including environment and livelihood. Agriculture is no away from the impacts of climate change.
Highly diverse nature of agriculture, high rainfall dependency, inadequate infrastructure facilities for supply of quality input, rapid degradation of soil and loss of fertility and nutrient level, and poor resources base of the farmers has made agriculture highly vulnerable to climate change. Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on global scale. Climate change has significant impacts on conditions affecting agriculture including temperature, carbon dioxide...
Top 5 Global Youth Science Entrepreneurs 2017
by Lilli Nguyen Phirun
The world faces a tremendous amount of issues that have to be solved. Although it seems as if the educational level and the scientific understanding of the general public decreases more, we observe a hand full of inspiring youths that use their scientific knowledge to achieve great successes.
They have successfully proven their outstanding capabilities in competitions, projects or start-ups. This year we carefully selected five young minds as Global Youth Science Entrepreneurs 2017 to honor their achievements.Fabian Schneider
Fabian Schneider is one of the top students in Germany and was able to win a variety of competitions and awards due to his knowledge gained through personal research and scientific institutes. He is founder of several startups and organisations such as YPPO or BoM and is engaged in several research projects. He has published his first scientific paper with an age of 19 and his actions and capabilities are inspiring to many youths around the world.Boyan Slat
This boy started his inspiring activism concerning the oceans of the sees in young age and has established...
The Beauty of Math
by Fabian Schneider
Mathematics is beautiful: From equations that express hidden relations to highly elegant proves! By combining algorithms and mathematical principles it is possible to generate images that impress through their stunning colors, shapes, and patterns, as well as the deep underlining mathematical secrets they reveal.
Mathematics and art appear to be completely different areas: Art deals with the subjective perception of the human mind and encourages unbounded creativity, no rules, no order. Mathematics, on the other hand, establishes and reveals relations through logical deduction with clear definitions and order.
The website beautyofmath.org aims to combine both: Hidden patterns of mathematics become visible by applying simple or complex ideas of art. Simultaneously, we yield wonderful pieces of art by applying logical mathematical principles or algorithmic processes!
The possibilities and opportunities to visualize complex or hidden structures and laws are limitless! Already basic ideas for art concepts yield wonderful images that reveal hidden relations.
By applying even more advanced techniques and algorithms you experience the ...
Scientific temperament in India
by Surender Ponnalagar
In the youngest Scientific temperament & Scientific thinking of young people
India is one of the youngest nation in the world. Around 60% of population are youth. Our cultural, arts diversity examined our wealth of Science especially in Architecture, Medicine, Astronomy. But the current scenario of India examine unstable state of Scientific thinking. Many of the young people doesn't know the basic reasons of Eclipses.
Recently Lunar Eclipse was occurred. Actually its monsoon period in south India. In this occasion most of the time moon will not be visible because of clouds. But many of the people haven't taken food in the evening because of the Lunar Eclipse. They believe without scientific evidence and scientific temperament during the eclipses some negative radiations would attack earth. Even literates also believes that superstitious believes. So building scientific temperament among young people in India g...
Forests: To Tackle Climate Change
by Anjila Lamichhane
Planet for today and tomorrow. Lets' save it for the future generation.
We really appreciate the word “Forest”, as it is very useful in our day to day life…………from our birth to death. Climate change is emerging as perhaps the greatest environmental challenge of the twenty-first century. It is basically, the change in precipitation and rainfall pattern. The global threats, such as poverty, starvation, deforestation, conflict, over population growth, green house gas emission, environmental pollution, soil degradation, and desertification contribute to climate change, necessitating an approach to a solution for it. Climate change cannot be totally eradicated but only be mitigated. Climate change mitigation consist the actions to limit the magnitude or rate of long-term climate change. Forests can be part of the solution. They are the climate umbrella of our p...
New Official YPPO Country Representative: Philippines
by Amina Shayne
Being the Youth Planet Protector Organization Country Representative for the Philippines, she aims to create a resilient network of youth advocate from the different parts of the Philippines.
The journey of an Amina Shayne started as she espied on how the world currently revolves around the sight of rotting fauna and the sound of dying flora. The turning of the hues of the sea from blue to black and the sight of the continuous turning of forest into the the bald state -- these are just some of the happenings that pushed her to do something.
At the age of eight, Amina Shayne started involving herself in community immersions and volunteer works that deal with peace and ecological advocacies. She uses the power of paintbrushes, murals and digital art as a form of protest art to address ecological issue and to inspire other youth advocates. She is also a student researcher that aims to find alternative solutions on issues involving marine life degradation. Currently, she is working on studies on alternative coral reefs and...
Abortion Business Among Young People And The Way Forward
by Francis Ametepey
As a campaigner with excessive passion for young people’s sexual procreative health and right issues draw my courtesy to share with you all my comprehension attracting young people on their sexual reproductive health and right
Teenage gestation and abortion both have become a contemporary issue on the desk of legislator’s, policy makers, parents, community leaders and all stake holders responsible. Generally, we all agree that the theme of young people having sex when they are not hypothetical to is nothing imaginative and how to do abortion customarily is already known to them. Where do they learn this habit from? Theoretical says it’s because of the novelty, newness, the mystery and the hearsay about sexuality. According to my research conducted in Nsawam community in the Eastern region of the Republic of Ghana on why and how we do abortion as young people.
My commitment with 58 young people (36 girls and 22 boys) between the ages of 15-24 about why we do abortion? Out of the 58 young people, we had 39 young people (28 girls and 11 boys) sa...
Tilapia , a boon to Nepal
by Ranjan Wagle
The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a species of tilapia, which can be a next move towards protein security to Nepalese People. Its hardness and quality to adapt to low dissolve oxygen condition on water makes it suitable to farm , especially in Nepal where scientific approach is still beyond farmers hand.
Tilapia has distinctive, regular, vertical stripes extending as far down the body as the bottom edge of the caudal fin, with variable coloration. Adults reach up to 60 cm (24 in) in length and up to 4.3 kg (9.5 lb). It lives for up to nine years. It tolerates brackish water and survives temperatures between 8 and 42 °C (46 and 108 °F). It is an omnivore, feeding on plankton as well as on higher plants.- via Wikipedia
Though introduction of tilapia in Nepal has passed over a decade, its cultivation has not flourished.People still fear about the market condition and its protein value. When it comes to potential of Tilapia fish farming , generally, low-laying areas with water stagnation are suitable for agriculture activities. These types area can be converted into ponds for raising fish. Monosex tilapia is beneficia...
New Official YPPO Country Representative: India
These are my motivation to become the Country Representative of India.My next move is to form an YPPO community in India with co-ordinators from every state and to start designing and executing projects along with YPPO.
I am Pradeep, from southern state of India, Tamilnadu. I am a science enthusiast and a mechanical engineer who is currently pursuing physics. Currently I am working in Audacious Dreams Foundation which aims to inspire, inform, engage, enable and empower youth for Global understanding for sustainable development.
- I always want to take science to each and every human in society which will make them ask questions ‘how’ and ‘why’ in every aspect of their lives. By this they can find solutions to most of the problems they face.
- India is well-known for its man power especially youth power.
- There are thousands of science aspirants among them.
- India is one of the major contributors to pollution.
- I personally love to work with science brains in a scientific envi...
Our Forests Crying For Help
by Dawda Jallow
Trees For Life
Forests are very vital for life, home to millions of animal and tree species, protect the soil from erosion, produce oxygen, store carbon dioxide, and help control the climate. Forests are also vital for us to live as they provide us with food, shelter and medicines as well as many other useful things.
But it’s really sad that the people are considering personal monetary benefits over collective interest and The Gambian government are considering the revenues collected from these timber dealers over the impacts of climate change.
Deforestation has become a legal business in The Gambia where the forest’s trees are cleared on a massive scale by selfish and greedy individuals who tend to neglect the impacts it’s gonna have on the environment and it’s people for just the millions of Dalasis they are recei...
Successful YPPO Nepal One Day Workshop
by Ram Neupane
The program was a grand success as the large number of participants involved actively. We received significant amount of queries about the membership procedure for YPPO by non-YPPO participants. We have given them the link to YPPO website. This program was successful in drawing attention of scientific minds to YPPO and has given a new hope to them about the role of YPPO to influence the future.
Youth Planet Protector Organization (YPPO)-Nepal organized “YPPO-Nepal One Day Workshop” at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan. The workshop, being the first program of YPPO-Nepal had following major objectives:
- To bring together all members of YPPO-Nepal in the same place and introduce each other.
- To orient the members about the major objectives and activities of YPPO.
- To introduce YPPO to the general audience and motivate them to tie up with YPPO activities.
- Experience sharing by YPPO-Nepal representative R.C Neupane who recently participated in Syngenta USAID Ag Students Connection Program, Vietnam.
The program was conducted at the Entomology lab of Agriculture and Forestry University. About 60 participants actively participated in the...
New Official YPPO Country Representative: Kenya
by Zacharia Ng'ang'a
As the country representative of Kenya, he plans to unite youths by bringing them together to form a big, fully supportive, dedicated and passionate YPPO team that will eventually be running projects and facilitation concurrently. Zacharia believes that the youth have what it takes to make things happen and are creative enough to champion the right by pushing beyond limitations.
Zacharia Waithaka Ng’ang’a is a highly motivated young man born on 22nd March, 1996. He is currently in his final lap at Kenyatta University pursuing Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production. He is also a youth leader, environmental conservationist and animal welfare activist. Zacharia is very ambitious and focuses to enhance the livelihoods of the less fortunate through community projects and services. He is very dedicated to bring on board solutions that help to solve day to day challenges to free humanity from servitude.
He has organized and participated in many national projects, events and conferences with many organizations and government programs. He has served as the organizing secretary and assessor of Presidents Award Kenyatta University. He is the outgoing chairman of Para-vets students in Kenyatt...
Ocean Acidification : An emerging threat to environment
by Santoshi Bhattarai
LETS SPEAK FOR OUR OCEANS COZ THEY CANT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. RAISE VOICE FOR THE UNSPEAKABLES.
Ocean acidification is an emerging environmental problem which is the result of increasing rate of Carbon dioxide emission. The amount of carbon dioxide produced from burning of fossil fuels, accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes not only global warming but also ocean acidification. About 90% of CO2 of atmosphere is absorbed by oceans creating the largest sink.
CO2 reacts with sea water to form carbonic acid and reduces the available form of calcium to different marine species. Ocean pH has been decreased by increasing average acidity by30%. If this goes on, coral reefs will continue to diminish and shellfishes will continue to lose their shell and even start to dissolve.
Sea/ocean provides the biggest source of wild or domestic protein in the world. Each year some 70-75 million tons of fish are caught in the ocean and...
Theory of Self Sustainability of Nature
by Vivek Modi
"vasudhaiva kutumbakam” It is the ancient Indian principle which means the whole world is my family.As a family we live together and our lives are dependent on each other.
And the world includes not just humans but each and everything exists on the globe. It includes humans, animals, birds, insects, microbes and “trees.”
No one can sustain alone. We all together are the inseparable part of universe and we create the world. Our existence is dependent on each other. And we humans need to understand this that any imbalance in the system of nature will cause us a big loss in the future.
Trees and forests do not just give oxygen, purifies air, helps bringing rain, gives us fruits, flowers, vegetables, medicines, sustains the soil from erosion, gives beautiful appearance, shade and home to birds and many different species but, it is necessary to maintain the balance of nature and to keep your own self alive.
As a youth activist, a social entrepreneur and a student of science I und...
Teenage Pregnancy, The Way Forward
by Francis Ametepey
Teenage pregnancy is defined as an unintended pregnancy during adolescence. This type of pregnancy takes place between the ages of 12 to 19 years.
For the past years, Ghana as a nation has recorded higher rate of teenage pregnancy making the central region of Ghana rating the highest. Even though Central region took the lead, the story is the same in all the other nine regions. The Ghana health service report 2015 indicates that more than 13000 girls got pregnant in the Central region in the year under review while Greater Accra recorded a total 10,000 teenage pregnancy cases in 2015. In Ghana, females represent 51.2 per cent of the entire population of almost 25 million whereas adolescents represent 22.4 per cent of the total population. And this appears to suggest that females are approximately more than half of Ghana’s population.
The rates of teenage pregnancy in Ghana are high; of all births registered in the country in 2014, 30 per cent were by adolescents, and 14...