HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark will be embarking on a ten day informal trip to Nepal from February 24th to March 5 2017 at the invitation of CARE Denmark and CARE Nepal. This will be his second trip to Nepal after his first visit in 1991. HRH Prince Joachim who has been a Patron of CARE Denmark for the last 25 years, will be accompanied by Christian Sandø Nissen (Chairperson, CARE Denmark), Niels Tofte (CEO, CARE Denmark), Hans Georg Møller and Ditte Lykke Ingemann Thuesen (Ambassadors, CARE Denmark), Orla Grøn Pedersen (Board Member, CARE Denmark), and various other CARE Denmark representatives and national journalists from Denmark.
The primary objective of HRH Prince Joachim’s visit to Nepal is to observe the various CARE Denmark and DANIDA funded projects that have been implemented by CARE Nepal. He will also visit some programs funded through DANIDA and implemented with the Embassy of Denmark. For this purpose, HRH Prince Joachim will visit different districts such as Kathmandu, Kavre, Gorkha, Tanahun, Kaski, Mahottari, Siraha, and Sindhuli where, HRH Prince Joachim will observe project sites related to Emergency Response and Recovery, Food Security and Livelihoods, Sexual Maternal & Reproductive Health, Natural Resource Management, Conservation and Disaster Preparedness.
During his visit, HRH Prince Joachim will be interacting with the various project implementers, partners and the community groups to gather insights related to the impact of these programs in the lives of Nepali people and to better understand the issues and challenges regarding the same.
Denmark and Nepal have been partners in their development efforts for more than 45 years when the two countries established diplomatic relations on 15 December 1967. The objective of this long association between the two countries and Denmark’s support to Nepal is poverty alleviation with cross cutting issues of gender, environment, democratization and human rights. The areas of focus of Danish cooperation are education, environment, energy, natural resource management, human rights, good governance and decentralization.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. CARE Denmark supports CARE Nepal to address poverty with a focus on natural resource management, strengthening civil society, and supporting social justice for the poor. Last year, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached more than 80 million people around the world. To learn more about CARE, please visit https://www.carenepal.org/
For additional information please contact:
Ms. Richa Uprety
Communications Department, CARE Nepal
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