International Women's Day campaign
(Shot, directed and edited by Pallavi Dhakal)

Below video is of Ritu Lama winner of a singing competition organized by Hariyo Ban Program, WWF Nepal.

Complementing the global theme of the 103rd International Women's Day, "A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women", the USAID-funded Hariyo Ban Program organized a campaign on the theme "Amplifying unheard voices of women’s leadership in conservation and climate change". The campaign focused on raising voices from the local level to the national, on best practices and challenges faced by women active in natural resource management through their inspiring stories via song and poetry. This song won first place in the song category of the event.

Hariyo Ban Program: Ritu Lama winner of the singing competition sings about conservation from WWF Nepal on Vimeo.

Inspired by Hariyo Ban program, Laxmi Rana shares her experience
(Shot, directed and edited by Pallavi Dhakal)

The video was not preplaned. I directed, shot and edited the video after being inspired by Laxmi Rana. Laxmi Rana is from Jumdanda, one of the least developed regions in Bandipur Village Development Committee, in Tanahun District in the mid-hills of Nepal, where most women are tied to home and hearth. Today 25 households in Jumdanda have installed biogas. Rana says, "Now since less time is needed for gathering firewood, cooking, and cleaning, I have spare time to do other work."As well as saving women time and work, and reducing smoke in the kitchen which affects women and children, biogas helps to restore forests by reducing firewood extraction. Biogas plants provide methane gas for cooking; the gas is produced in a digester from livestock dung and waste from the family toilet.
Currently Rana is using some of the time saved from household chores to act as the vice president of Jum Dada Jhapri Community Forest Users Group (CFUG), and today there are also many other women members in the CFUG committee.

Sharing the developments in her life and in her village - Laxmi Rana from Jumdanda, Nepal from WWF Nepal on Vimeo.

Promoting conservation through artwork
(Shot, directed and edited by Pallavi Dhakal)

The Hariyo Ban Program supported the 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival organized by Siddhartha Art Foundation titled 'EARTH, BODY and MIND' that explored human links with the environment and the issue of climate change. The Naga by Leang Seckon is made using recycled plastic and was installed in the National Zoo, Kathmandu from 25th of November to 21st of December. The Naga (serpent or snake) is deeply rooted in Nepalese tradition and culture. Through the symbolism of the spiritual Naga this installation aimed to communicate the importance of conserving fresh water sources for the benefit of people, agriculture, and natural freshwater systems. These natural systems support nagas and also other species – for example the gharial and Gangetic dolphin and fish populations on which many rural communities depend. Yet these water resources are threatened by deforestation, infrastructure development and pollution. And climate change is believed to be influencing precipitation patterns, resulting in erratic rainfall. The Naga reminds us to take good care of our water sources, and think about the consequences of our actions on water, food security and wild species.

Promoting conservation through art work - Naga by Leang Seckon from WWF Nepal on Vimeo.

Visual Interpretation of a poem by Madhav P. Ghimire 
(Directed and produced by Pallavi Dhakal)

This video is my own interpretation on a stanza from a poem written by the very popular poet from Nepal Madhav Prasad Ghimire.

Music of your choice promotional videos 
(Directed and produced by Pallavi Dhakal)

The following three are promotional videos that I made for a popular Nepali live musical program called 'Music of Your Choice'.