Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN)
About AIN
The Association of International NGOs (AIN), formed by INGOs working in Nepal in September 1996, is an important network in the development sector of Nepal as members have been implementing various people-centered development programmes throughout the hills, mountains and Terai areas.
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The earthquake of 25 April 2015 and subsequent aftershocks have had a devastating impact on Nepal. More than 8,700 people have been killed and 22,000 injured, almost 800,000 houses have been fully or partially damaged, and nearly three million people need humanitarian assistance. Health posts, police posts, and other local government service delivery infrastructures have been damaged, as well as more than 45,000 classrooms, affecting the state's ability to deliver education, health and other primary services. Similarly, public property, infrastructure and historical and cultural heritage have suffered huge losses.

To address Nepal's enormous challenge of reconstruction, the Government of Nepal is organizing on 25th June 2015 the "International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction: Towards a Resilient Nepal". The conference aims to bring together representatives of partner governments, multilateral organizations, private sector and civil
society to discuss Nepal's reconstruction needs and secure funding commitments for a reconstruction plan.

Established in 1996, the Association of International NGOs (AIN) is a network of 116 INGOs working in Nepal on a wide-range of issues and sectors to support the country's development efforts. INGOs and their partners have contributed to bring transformative change in people's lives in many sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, environment, disaster management and livelihoods. AIN members and partners will continue to be important actors in the reconstruction process.

On the occasion of the "Towards a Resilient Nepal" conference, the AIN presents these commitments and recommendations to the Government of Nepal and donors countries and organisations. Read more »

AIN General Assembly held on 9 June 2015 formed a new SC Steering Committee Team. Rajendra Mulmi, Country Director of Search For Common Ground has been elected as the new Chairperson of AIN. The other office bearers Sarah Blin, Country Director Handicap International continues as the Vice Chair and Ravindra Shakya, CD Restless Development as the Treasurer. Likewise, Sanjay Karki CD Mercy Corps, Arun Rana CEO Samriddha Pahad and Mark Galpin Executive Director of UMN continued as the SC members.

Other newly elected SC Members are Dr. Prabin Manandhar Country Director of Lutheran World Federation, Delailah (Lala) Borja CD Save the Children, David Smith, Regional Representative Dan Church Aid, Liz Satow, CD World Vision International and Udaya Manandhar, CD Room to Read. There are 11 Members in the AIN Steering Committee.
Condolence
June 4, 2015
Dear Peter Paul

We hear with great sadness about the dramatic passing away of three MSF staff in the helicopter accident today. We would like to express our sincere condolences to the MSF team in Nepal and to the families of the deceased.

Humanitarian workers who die in the course of their duty makes a terrible event like this even more difficult to accept and overcome. We are deeply sorry that MSF, a flagship of commitment and determination, be affected in this way. Our thoughts are with you and your team. We think of the Nepali and Dutch families who have lost their loved ones, and we hope they can feel some comfort and pride knowing that your colleagues were supporting with courage and dedication very vulnerable people in Nepal.

We extend our offer to support in any way you may need.

Sarah

On behalf of AIN's steering committee
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