Strategic Review Workshop


Strategic Review Workshop was held at Pataleban Vineyard Resort for one and half day.

It was held with the objective to:

·         Review four years strategy plan 2013

·         Evaluation of progress made during the four years

·         Identifying opportunities

·         Establishing priorities and needs

Mr. Sahadev Mahat and Mrs. Usha Singh Malla from Pragya Management Group facilitated the workshop. 25 participants (Annex 1) from member organization and FTG secretariat attended the workshop.

The workshop helped assess the current situation of the organization, analyze the problems and identify opportunities for the upcoming years for the strengthening of the organization. 


World Fair Trade Day 2017


Fair Trade Group Nepal hosted World Fair Trade Day 2017 with the continued theme ‘Being an Agent for Change’ on May 6, 2017.  Cycle Rally was organized with 45 active participants from Tripureshwar to Bhaktapur and joining the walkathon of more than 1400 participants in Bhaktapur.

In these three years, we have been able to cover major three districts that are rich in traditional skills and culture. Bhaktapur being one of the cities that are known for wooden craft and ceramics is our targeted area to educate the localities and communities about Fair Trade.

The event holds the emotional value as it is a demonstration of solidarity with producers in Nepal and around the world. Joining hands and forming a human chain is a step to build stronger bond towards Fair Trade movement.

The event was promoted through social media; facebook. Press Release was sent to known media publications and was invited to join the walkathon. Message on World Fair Trade Day was published on Media; The Himalayan Times.  Post the event, Chairman’s interview on World Fair Day was aired on local Bhaktapur FM radio channel. 


WFTO Asia Conference- Bangkok


World Fair Trade organization- Asia held its biennial conference in Bangkok, Thailand from Oct.19th-22nd, 2016 at the beautiful Eco Sampran Riverside Resort. 23 participants from FTG Nepal and its member organization attended the conference. Mr. Chitra Bahadur K.C., Vice Chair of FTG Nepal was reelected as WFTO- Asia President for 2017-2018. The Summit focus was ‘Gender Equity, and Living Wage for Sustainable Business Growth’. The event provided the opportunity of Fair Trade organizations to exchange knowledge, experience and the best practices in Fair Trade, enhancing sustainable that benefits the most vulnerable sectors of the society. The event has helped build a stronger Fair Trade movement in Asia


21st Annual General Meeting


Fair Trade group Nepal organized its 21st Annual General Meeting on August 18, 2017. Mr. Chandra Prasad Kachhipati, Chairperson welcomed all the members and shared the delights of FTGN’s achievements in terms of promoting fair trade in Nepali context, networking, and the overall business performance of the members.

The annual progress report of FTGN for the financial year 2073/74 presented by Secretary, Mr. Sunil Chitrakar was endorsed by the AGM. Ms. Revita Shrestha, Treasurer of FTGN presented the audited financial report for the year 2073/74, and proposed the budget for the year 2074/75. Mr. Chita Bahadur K.C., Vice-Chair ended the meeting by giving a vote of thanks.

After the closing of AGM, an election was held to call for new members. FTGN welcomed newly elected board. 

 


Awards


Best Commodity Award 

Fair Trade Group Nepal received The Best Commodity Association Award during 35th Annual General Meeting of FHAN in recognition of exemplary work and performance of Fair Trade Group Nepal. The award was received by Mr. Chitra BahadurK.C., then acting chairperson of FTGN from honorable Vice-president of Nepal, Mr Nanda Bahadur Pun.

 

The Best Exporter Award

During 35th Annual General Meeting of FHAN, Manushi, Hatale Udhyog and sister concern of KTS received an award for their contribution in the exports of handicrafts.

 

Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Export Excellence Award

FTG Nepal Member Sana Hastakala was awarded with the Export Excellence Award for the Third position in Handicraft Export for the year 2014-2015(2071-72 B.S)

 

Best Woman Award 2072

FTG Board Member, Ms. Ram Kali Khadka received the Best Woman Award 2072 for the contribution made by Women’s Skills Development Organization towards the development of women entrepreneurship in the Kaski District during the Exhibition organized by PCCI, Women Entrepreneur Development Committee.

 

Special Service Honor 2073

Mr. Umesh Lama, Executive Director of Organic World and fair Future received a certificate of "Special Service Honor 2073" from Honorable Nanda Bahadur Pun (Pasang) The Vice President of Nepal.


Fair Trade and Sustainable Development Workshop


The Advocacy workshop on ‘Fair Trade and Sustainable Development’ was organized by Fair Trade Group Nepal on December 30, 2016. The workshop was held with the objective to focus on developing the individual and organisational understanding capacity of Fait Trade with youth and potential members to demonstrate the practical aspect of foregrounding Fair Trade in entrepreneurship and their daily lives. There were 38 participants in total. The workshop helped organization to improve its areas to become member of Fair Trade. Youths were benefitted with the deep understanding of Fair Trade and its practices.


Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar 2016


 

Fair Trade Group Nepal in collaboration with GIZ Nepal organized "Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar 2016" on 26th November 2016 with the support of the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany and Trade Export and Promotion Centre. The bazaar was inaugurated by Mr. Matthias Meyer, The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Mr. Andreas Gies, Director General at The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) by lighting the ceremonial lamp thus marking the beginning of the bazaar. The fair provided a platform for exhibiting their products to gain market exposure. The event was a combination of handicraft, agro and non timber forest products, live demonstration of beading, candle making, carpet weaving and mithila painting, activities where children were engaged in block printing, face painting and beading and food stall that had mulled wine, waffles, apple juice, newari cuisine, etc. There were over 2000 visitors. German Mulled wine was the crowd puller of the bazaar. 


View FTG Nepal Newsletter July 2016