A devastating earthquake of the magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal near Lamjung, 80 kilometers northwest of the capital Kathmandu on 25th April, 2015. The earthquake killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. Estimates suggest that 130,000 homes were destroyed and 530,000 damaged.
Pragya works for the appropriate development of vulnerable communities and sensitive ecosystems of the world. We reach the benefits of development to the most remote and difficult regions, delivering an array of development services to isolated and underserved communities, and building their capacity to help themselves. We also research and support reform of programmes and policies, and advise, and train development actors, in order to spur development action in these regions.
Pragya is recognised as 'Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation'(SIRO)
- Department of Scientific & Industrial Research conferred the status for 2016-2019
Pragya's innovation DMS Himalaya prototype receives international recognition - Top 20 in Risk Award 2015 View
Pragya submitted statement on State & Non-State Development Collaborations
- for UN ECOSOC High-level segment: annual ministerial review - 2014 session
Pragya's innovation DEISPI receives international recognition
- the prototype was awarded under All Children Reading: Grand Challenge
Conflict Assessment Report - Northern Kenya
- a PRAGYA study
Battling Kenya's water and sanitation woes
The formidable water and sanitation challenges in Kenya have made the lives of the poor harder. Pragya's newly launched Water and Sanitation Project is a scale up of its past interventions in the Kenyan Rift Valley to address the issue of depletion and degradation of water resources, and improve water security for the pastoral people.
A devastating earthquake of the magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal near Lamjung, 80 kilometers northwest of the capital Kathmandu on 25th April, 2015. Pragya is currently engaged in rehabilitation efforts spanning across the worst affected Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok and Dolakha districts.
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