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Jaya Jung Mahat's Presentation

  1. 1. Jaya Jung MAHAT Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Student / St. Xavier’s College Coordinator / ClimateHimalaya Initiative
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Some bitter Realities/ Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Group Work </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Still Video </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some Facts about Climate Change and its Impacts
  4. 4. <ul><li>Over the past 100 years, the average temperature of the earth’s surface has increased by 0.74 Degree Centigrade (IPCC/2007) </li></ul><ul><li>The extreme weather events caused by Climate Change are often responsible for physical injury and loss of life and people to many vulnerable diseases (UNDP/ 2007) </li></ul>Between 1980 – 2007, 98 % of those affected by natural disasters were victims of climate-change related events (Ganeshan & Diamond/2009)
  5. 5. <ul><li>Potable water supplies will come under growing pressure as the warming temperature associated with Climate Change increase water pollution from bacterial growth and algal blooms (IPCC/2007) </li></ul>Climate Change will continue to affect all aspects of food security (FAO/2008) Water scarcity impacts on health, food availability & people’ condition of living (ADB/2001)
  6. 6. <ul><li>The lack of easy access to water accentuates the hardships of the poor. The urban poor in densely populated cities of Nepal queue at public standpoints to access limited water amount (ADB/2001) </li></ul>Widespread water pollution resulting from Climate Change has resulted in increased water scarcity, poorer public health, lower agricultural production, declining quality of aquatic animals (ADB/ 2001)
  7. 7. <ul><li>Climate Change and its impacts on availability of access to safe water will hinder the developing nations to meet the MDGs. </li></ul>In rural Nepal many village people, mainly women & female children, still walk several kilometers over hills to fetch water (ADB/ 2001)
  8. 8. Case Studies The Voices of Climate Change Victims
  9. 9. POKHARA (Western Nepal)
  10. 10. JHAPA (Eastern Nepal)
  11. 11. JIRI (Northern Nepal)
  12. 12. GORKHA (North-Western Nepal)
  13. 13. MAKAWANPUR (Southern Nepal)
  14. 14. PHARPING (Kathmandu)
  15. 15. Challenges for A C T I O N
  16. 16. Hierarchy of Needs
  17. 17. <ul><li>About 700 Nepalese Youths leave from Nepal in one day for foreign employment via TIA (Recorded Cases) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ladder of Participation
  19. 19. <ul><li>My Intervention Techniques </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Urban Rain Water Collection Center </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Rural Rain Water Collection Tank </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Living Energy Museum <ul><li>Water Reservoir </li></ul><ul><li>P. Generation House </li></ul>
  23. 23. Information Dissemination <ul><li>The Cover page of the July-August issues of the first French Journal in Nepal published by the Alliance Française of Kathmandu , NEPAL </li></ul>
  24. 24. Awareness Building
  25. 25. Portraying via ART
  26. 26. <ul><li>“ Don’t do NOTHING because you can’t do EVERYTHING . Do SOMETHING …. ANYTHING ” – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau </li></ul>“ I'm trying accomplish that SOMETHING …. But yet to achieve that ANYTHING ……Still I have a lot to DO ”
  27. 27. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>If not Now …. When ? If not Here …. Where ? If not Me …. WHO ???? The Copyright of all these photos are held by the presenter http://jayajungmahat.webs.com/