SUAAHARA II - "Good Nutrition"
Vijaya Development Resource Center (VDRC) was engaged with Suaahara since first phase. During first phase VDRC trained Village Model Farmer (VMF) on homestead gardening. From first year to five year of Suaahara II, VDRC had implemented series of activities to improve access to diverse and nutrient rich foods by women and children through institutional development and marketing of surplus agriculture products. A needs-based specialization training, was provided to the selected VMFs to enhance their capacity in institutional development. Till date 487 local resource person were developed through ten days specialized training on poultry rearing and vegetable production. Similarly, 1011 individuals were trained on business plan and HFP marketing training and 3192 persons were trained on saving credit and group mobilization training. Beside this VDRC provided technical as well as materials support to market management committees to establish haat-bazar and collection centers. VMF network were formed in all 42 districts to build the linkage with local government and other stakeholders working on agriculture sector. For follow-up and re-strengthen the capacity building events we have developed garden to market manual as a reference book to frontline workers.
Vijaya Development Resource center will continue capacity building of village model farmers and homestead food production beneficiaries’ group member in year six. Ten days specialized training on poultry rearing and vegetable production will be provided to selected VMF and HFP group members. Similarly, five days saving credit and group mobilization training will be given to HFP group member to encourage saving credit activities on group mobilization and the group will be institutionalized through registration on government bodies. Sustainability of VMF, LRP and HFPB group through linking them with marketing channel and financial institution will be the major objectives year six activities.
SAHAS For Justice 2.0
Change Starts at Home Phase II
Enhancing Electoral Integrity Through Non-Partisan Monitoring (EEIME) Project
Nepal has conducted the local election in early May. Likewise the election for provincial and national assembly is planned to be held after the local elections. The election process is not a new practice both for government and for the citizens. But along with different elections, issues on voter awareness, violation of code of conduct, agenda based candidacy and clean candidate is still prevalent. This type of issues have retarded the active participation of youth and frustration to the general public about the overall political scenario. Under this project different activities have been designed to address the issues that includes social media and mass media awareness, discussion with youths, women and disables, workshop and discussion with the local political leaders on their agenda, developing citizen declaration paper, delegation to political party offices for clean candidate selection and interaction with local leaders about the work done and their commitment. Further monitoring and evaluation of the overall engagement of the political parties and voters in the election process will be done through the monitoring committee and independent reporting of the incidence of violation of code of conduct will be done. The overall program is expected to reach over 3 lakh listeners, direct participation through social media is expected to reach over 25000 youths, 25000 youths and 5000 disable people and expected interaction with more than 200 political leaders. Further, the program aims to raise awareness in the general public and political leaders about the importance of agenda in election and follow of code of conduct which overall leads to conduction of fair and free election.
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