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Strengthening the capacity and empowering vulnerable communities in Nepal

Project name: Strengthening the capacity and empowering vulnerable communities for improved livelihood – a learning from Nepal Country: Nepal

Project area: Mithila Municipality, Dhanusha, Nepal

Organization involved:

  1. Health and Environmental Management Society, Nepal
  2. Zentrum Fur Umwelt, Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. (SEED), Berlin, Germany

Name of senior staff:
Mr. Kiran Thakur and Mr. Mahindra Thakur, Project Coordinator

The function of the coordinator is to perform the task related to supervision and coordination of the capacity building activities. This is necessary to ensure the active participation of the target groups.

Description of project:
The socio-economic condition of Nepalese people is not satisfactory and the condition of Dalit and indigenous groups is measurable. There is large disparity among the different ethnic and cultural groups. Bengadawar area, now under Mithila Municipality, with huge agricultural potential, keep suffering from lack of irrigation, flooding during raining season and water borne diseases, so forth.

Various vocational and non-vocational orientations and training sessions were provided at community level. The local stakeholders benefitted through this project are youth entrepreneurs, members of program operation committee, frontline workers, child clubs members and other community members. Public discussion will be integral part of the program organized at district, VDC and community level. It is expected that the local stakeholders, development partners and other community members will actively participate in the program. The program will be inclusive (representation of Dalits, Janajatis, women, children and other disadvantaged groups), gender mainstreaming activities and social inclusion in all project activities.

Description of the actual services provided by staff:
The priority of the task associated with the project are increased capacity of the local Indigenous and Dalit groups towards economic development activities so that they would be able to self-sustain their livelihood based upon the knowledge and skills that they possess during the assignment. The staffs and manpower involved during the project will help furnish the community with their desired need of services through awareness, trainings and other capacity development works.