WHO WE ARE
We are an open platform of peacemakers from around the world
Lumbini World Peace Forum (LWPF in short) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote world peace, social-justice, equality, sustainable development and respect for the environment.
WHERE WE ARE
We are based in Kathmandu and Lumbini region of Nepal
Lumbini World Peace Forum was initially conceptualized by a group of young people from diverse professional background from Nepal back in 2011 with an intent to promote Nepal as a hub of world peace, we were officially institutionalized in 2015. To ensure better global network of peace activists and peace initiatives, we aim to establish Lumbini World Peace Forum chapters in all regions of Nepal, in South Asia, the south-east Asian region, North America and around the world before 2018.
WHAT WE DO
Our vision is to grow and cultivate awareness for peace in our own lives as well as the lives of everyone on the planet.
Lumbini World Peace Forum is dedicated to promoting peace and social justice through creativity, arts, innovation, cross-cultural dialogue and environmentalism. This is achieved by means of workshops, publications, projects, conferences, exhibitions and virtual activities by which we carry the message of peace into daily life.
WHAT WE AIM FOR
Our overall aim is to help build peaceful world
Lumbini World Peace Forum organizes an annual forum in Lumbini and the Greater Kapilvastu Region of Nepal. We also conduct conferences and exhibitions globally, carrying across the world the “Spirit of Lumbini” which is the spirit of peace and harmony. The Forums are especially designed for activists and leaders engaged in peaceful movements and civil society organizations – but everybody can participate!
The 2015 Lumbini World Peace Forum will be held on 02– 05 of November in Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu.
Lumbini World Peace Forum has been duly registered in the District Administration Office of Kathmandu (reg. No. 1036/071/072) as well as affiliated with Social Welfare Council, Nepal (Aff. No. 41696). LWPF’s PAN no. is 603272769.
Nepal Earthquake 2015
On Saturday afternoon April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck Nepal causing widespread destruction. This earthquake now famously known as great earthquake, coupled with another in May claimed the lives of nearly 9000 and injured many more. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. At least 8 million-one third of the entire Nepali population have been affected due to this tragedy.
In response to the tragic earthquake, Lumbini World Peace Forum (LWPF) volunteers were immediately deployed in worst affected districts including Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dhading and various parts inside Kathmandu valley. Some of our volunteers in Kathmandu were engaged in raising funds and collecting relief materials for earthquake victims by creating crowdfunding sites while others were utilizing social networks like Facebook to reach out the potential donors during the emergency. Relief materials of immediate need were distributed among as many as 3,600 households affected due to earthquake by the end of June. For a month our volunteers worked tirelessly carrying tarpaulins, blankets, mosquito nets, food items to name a few and some volunteers still continue to do so. Our volunteers focused on women and children as they were most vulnerable and the marginalized communities in rural areas heavily affected by the earthquake.
In addition to our relief centered activities in the wake of shocking earthquake LWPF is raising funds to at least rebuild one disaster-proof village and thirteen disaster-proof schools in 13 worst affected districts.
Rebuilding Resilient Nepal Together
Besides immediate relief and rehabilitation of the victims directly affected by the earthquake there has been very little significant debate and discourses on long term safety measures in building and rebuilding practices of homes as well as infrastructures in Nepal. It is a matter of urgency to start debate and discussions with relevant experts on rebuilding Nepal that is that is sustainable, resilient and disaster proof after the horrific tragedy of April 2015 and months that followed.
Considering the fact above, LWPF has launched the series of interaction program on the topic of Post-Disaster Rebuilding and Impact on Nepalese Economy after Earthquake. The objective of the interaction program is to share experiences and lessons learned as well as inform general public about future plans of entire stakeholders engaged in reconstruction and recovery planning efforts nationwide. The monthly interaction series will be continued until April 2016.
You can deposit your donation directly into bank account given below.
Account Name: LUMBINI WORLD PEACE FORUM
Account No: 03601040256278
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT
Account type: Current
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank Limited Bank Address: Lazimpat, Uttar Dhoka, Kathmandu