WHO WE ARE
We for Nepal is a nonprofit, non-political social organization established for the promotion of sustainable development through tourism promoting culture and agriculture. It was established in 2015 by a team of professionals with expertise in the field. As a pioneer nonprofit national organization in the field of tourism, We for Nepal promotes tourism as a key to economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and technical support to organizations working in the sector. The organization also works as a staff agency to government in terms of setting tourism policies in Nepal. We for Nepal encourages the implementation of the Global Codes of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize socio-economic contribution of tourism mean while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and cultural tourism is an important part of our organization.
Nepal is an agricultural country so the organization aims to connect the agricultural tourism for fulfillment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Sustainable Tourism for Development:
Advocating the value of sustainable tourism as a driver of socio-economic growth and development, its inclusion as a priority in national and international policies and the need to create a level playing field for the sector to develop and prosper.
Sustainable Cultural promotion:
Cultures in Nepal are rich and unique. Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural nation. Numerous languages are spoken and many of them have written scripts. Similarly, the cultures are as varied as the geography of the country from tropical to alpine arctic climatic zones with wide range of shared in unity respecting the differences. Cultural and ethnic differences are the essence of Nepalese identity. Unity in diversity, is an important national heritage, which needs to be further strengthened. We want to mobilize the people in different to enrich our culture for the peaceful and sustainable development of Nepal.
Sustainable Agricultural Development:Nepalese agriculture is characterized as subsistence farming and the concentration of most land in the hands of a few people. Many Nepalese scrape a barely adequate living by working in other's fields. Food insecurity and malnutrition are very common. We for Nepal provides resources (such as high-quality seeds, tools, etc.) and training to help farmers in Nepal increase their crop yields and the variety of foods to improve nutrition and combats chronic hunger for helping sustainable agricultural through organic farming in Nepal.
Building partnership:Building partnership with Nepal government agencies, private sector, national and international tourism sector non-profitable organizations, academia and research institutions, private sector, other development organizations, UNWTO, UNESCO, FOA and UN system to build a more sustainable, responsible and competitive tourism sector.
Celebrating 2017 as a memorial / Historical Year:The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (A/RES/70/193). This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among public and private sector decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders at national level to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change. We will focus the five key areas identified by UNWTO:
• Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
• Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction
• Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change
• Cultural values, diversity and heritage
• Mutual understanding, peace and security.