Given the proximity of the aquatic systems (Danda Riverfront) near its college campus, PNMF is dedicated to developing the concept of a bio-park learning center.
This may prove to be a valuable laboratory to promote research, conservation, recreation, and environmental awareness. The site provides a venue to implement a long-term ecological monitoring program. It will also be a valuable site to design, test, and disseminate sustainable innovations (soil and water testing, and medicinal plant extractions, and renewal energy). Read more.
A group of national and international scholars have come together to establish a center of excellence —Lumbini Center for Sustainability (LCS)– as a knowledge platform with the aim of promoting an informed policy debate and provide pragmatic policy advice or dossiers for enhancing human well-being and climate resiliency in the central Himalayan community. The LCS will embody global and regional efforts of individuals, institutions, and innovations and aims to spread the message of universal peace propounded by Lord Buddha as the foundation for achieving development in harmony with nature. PNMF’s role is to provide infrastructure and other support base to back up this concept. Read more.
PNMF is forging collaborations with various national and international partners (e.g., UNM4Nepal and Nepal Study Center) to foster innovation (e.g., sustainable dwelling) to help impoverished rural villages affected by the disaster. After facing two back-to-back earthquake shocks on April 25th and May 12th, the devastation suffered by Nepal is staggering: more than 8000 deaths, three million people displaced, 600,000 homes destroyed, 20,000 schools in ruin, more than 600 rural clinics leveled, several massive landslides, picturesque towns obliterated, and many cultural icons reduced to rubble. After carrying out the initial rescue and relief efforts to supply food, shelters, and medicine by the government and relief agencies, Nepal is gradually entering into a phase of recovery and reconstruction. The success of Nepal’s recovery effort from this calamity will depend on our ability to understand the way our communities have co-existed with its physical and biological environment. PNMF is actively working with its collaborators to rebuild Nepal through three projects: