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Nepal*

General Country Information
Capital:
Kathmandu
Population: 28,951,852 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Federal Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines:
 805,100 (2006)
Telephone - mobile: 4.2 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 43,411 (2009)
Internet users: 499,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006
: 0.19
World Rank 2005/2006: 147

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Policy and Plan of Action (2006)
http://rcrdnepa.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/national-policy-and-plan-of-action2006-eng.pdf

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Association for the Welfare of the Mentally Retarded
P.O. Box 4296
Kathmandu
Nepal
http://www.awmr.org.np/

Email: info@awmr.org.np
Tel: +977-1-4462364
Fax: +977-1-4462364

Center for Sustainable Development Nepal
G.P.O. Box No-8973 NPC-662
Kathmandu, 00977
Nepal
Email: csdn@asia.com
Tel: +977-144-73341

KOSHISH - National Mental Health Self Help Organization
GPO Box No. 8975, EPC 2706,
Kathmandu, Nepal
http://www.koshishnepal.org
Email: info@koshishnepal.org
Tel: +977-1-5524984

National Federation of the Disabled Nepal - DPI National Assembly
Mr. Shudarson Subedi
P.O. Box 9188
Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu
Nepal
http://www.nfdn.org.np/
Email: info@nfdn.org.np
Tel: +977-1-423-1159
Fax: +977-1-4-229-522

Nepal Association of the Blind
G.P.O. Box 9399, Rara Mithila Marga 4
Sukedhara Kathmandu
Nepal
http://www.nabnepal.org
Email: nab@central.wlink.com.np
Tel: +977-1-4376580

Fax: +977-1-4378622

Nawalparasi Association of the Deaf
P.O. Box 11338
Kathmandu
Nepal
Email: nawalparasi@gmail.com
Tel: +977-142-6168
Fax: +977-143-4714

Nepal Association for Welfare of the Blind
G.P.O. Box 3255
Tripureswor, Kathmandu
Nepal
http://www.nawbnepal.org.np/
Email: info@nawbnepal.org / nawbnepal@gmail.com
Tel: +977-1-4260583
Fax: +977-1-426-1047

Nepal Disabled Association
P.O. Box 2001
Jorpati, Kathmandu
Nepal
Email: cbr@wlink.com.np
Tel: +977-1-471678
Fax: +977-1-485107

Nepal Disabled Women Association
P.O. Box 9680
Kalopool Marga, Kathmandu
Nepal
http://www.ndwa.org.np/
Email: ndwa_kath@yahoo.com
Tel: +977-1-443-5131 / +977-1-207-3743

Nepal Disabled Women Society
Kawalakhel 13, Lalitpur,
Jawalakhel P.O. Box No. 5445
Nepal
Email: ndwsp@wlink.com.np
Tel: +977-15590770
Fax: +997-14417917

Nepal National Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Rudranagar, Ratopool,
Kathmandu
Nepal
http://nadhnepal.weebly.com/
Email: nadhdeaf@gmail.com
Tel: +977-1-4498297