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Recently BMJ Global Health posted a blog that talks about “Beyond health: Connecting art, COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals in the rural plains of Nepal”. The blog has featured the current situation of our artists and their paintings. To read more, please click here.

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Community Suggestions for Curbing Covid-19

Supported By UNESCO Community Suggestions for Curbing Covid-19 Community Suggestions for Curbing Covid-19 Download The artists held two workshops at the Janakpur Women’s Development Center in Janakpur. The workshop was to teach artists how to conduct interviews and what questions they need to ask to community and household members. After the workshop 20 artists went […]

Art and SDG Blog

Art and the SDGs is a public engagement project between artisans from the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (a center of Mithila art and culture in the southern plains of Nepal), researchers at UCL Institute for Global Health, and the United Nations in Nepal. The project seeks to promote dialogue between students and artisans about local […]

Jeevan Shakti Mela: Festival For Lifeforce

The Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC), University College London Institute of Global Health, HERD International, and Media for Development collaboratively organized a drama and a funfair, ‘Jeevan Shakti’ Mela in and around Janakpur to increase knowledge about diabetes. The drama traveled around villages surrounding Janakpur from the 11th of February 2019 where the Mela was celebrated on the 22nd and […]


UN Sustainable Development Goals

Conversion Of UN Sustainable Goals Into MITHILA ART The United Nations Development Program in Kathmandu collaborated with Janakpur Women’s Development Center to localize 17 sustainable development goals through Mithila paintings. 14 master artists of JWDC transformed SDGs into Mithila paintings. These paintings have been used throughout Nepal to share awareness of and promote the SDG […]


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