June 19, 2018

Current Programs

Current projects and programs:

1. Project/Program Name Provincial Technical Assistance Provider (PTAP)
Donor Ministry of physical infrastructure development Lumbiniprovince
Start Date July 2021
End date November 2024
Budget Awarded NRs. 2,70,05,836/-
Activities ·   Trail bridge course (technical + social + quality control) trainings are organized for Palika and NGO personnel

·   Long List is revised according to Palikas’ need

·   Palikas prioritize bridge plans according to the strategy

·   Planned trial bridges and budget are endorsed by Palika assemblies

·   Palikas procure services of NGOs and/or contractors/Firms

·   Detailed Project Reports are prepared

·   Delegation agreements are signed between all Palikas and NGOs

·   Palikas monitor the services of NGOs

·   Community agreements are signed between all Palikas and UCs

·   Palikas send requirements of wire-ropes and bull-dog grips to concerned Province governments

·   Palikas assess need and procure steel parts or request Provinces to procure on their behalf

·   Palikas construct SSTBs through UCs

·   Palikas construct LSTBs through the private sector on turnkey modality

·   Palikas timely provide construction materials to UCs

·   Palikas monitor the quality of constructed bridges

·   Palikas send information to the concerned Province government for anchoring trail bridge information system in Province government

·   Palikas allocate sufficient budget for routine maintenance

·   Palikas revive/appoint Bridge Wardens (BWs) for routine maintenance

·   Palikas monitor the effectiveness of Bridge Wardens (BWs) within their administrative areas

Specific target group People living in rural and remote village who are prone to river-crossing dangers
No. of beneficiaries Total no. 460 bridges in Lumbini Province.
Impact of activities ·   Outcome 1: Nepali citizens, especially disadvantaged groups, use trail bridges to have safer access to basic services and employment opportunities equitably

·   Outcome 2: Governments at all levels (Federal, Province, Palika) implement Trail Bridge Strategy to construct and maintain trail bridges equitably

·   Output 2.3: Province governments strengthen their capacity to build technically complex, extra-long LSTBs (>280 m) and inter-Province boundary bridges equitably

·   Output 2.4: Palikas strengthen their capacities to support communities and contract Firms/contractors to equitably build good quality trail bridges and maintain them

2. Project/Program Name  Transforming the Cookstove Market in Nepal
Donor Livelihoods Fund Venture
Start Date October 2022
End date June 2027
Budget Awarded  NPR. 10,518,407 /- (Current Contract)
Goal and Objectives  Facilitate & access to the people for sustainable clean cooking stove market-promotion of Tier-3 stoves and strengthening of cook stove market supply chain.
Implementing District Rolpa, Rukum-east, Pyuthan, Palpa, Gulmi & Arghakhachi district-31 Palika.
Specific Target Group Women including Dalit and Janajati communities.
No. of Beneficiaries 37500 + Households
Impact of Activities ·         Raise awareness and affordability

·         Enhance the adoption and sustained use

·         Build the capacity of last-mile distributors

3. Project/Program Name Community Trail-bridge Support
Donor Local Level Government, Trail bridge Support Unit (TBSU)/HELVETAS  Nepal
Start Date August 2007
End date November 2024
Budget Awarded NRs. 20-25 Lakh Yearly /- (Only Social and Technical Mobilization cost only)
Activities Identify bridge needs, survey, design, estimate, UC formation, UC management training, supporting record management of UC, technical support on trail bridge construction, technical completion reporting of the bridges, post-completion supports
Specific target group People living in rural and remote village who are prone to river-crossing dangers
No. of beneficiaries 8600 Households
Impact of activities Since 2007, almost 80 community trail bridge projects are completed in Rolpa district. This has resulted easy access to market, school, service centers and farming activities to the rural poor people of project communities. It has increased social acceptance of DECOS among the rural villages
4.  Project/Program Name Scholarship Support to deserving (needy and genius) students
Donor Dr. Augusta Molnar and Tanka Prasad Acharya Memorial Foundation
Start Date 2008
End date Continuee
Budget Awarded NRs. 7,50,000/- per year
Activities Identification of target students, provide financial grants to the students
Specific Target Groups Poorest children of school going age
Implementing District Rolpa
No. of beneficiaries 100 students each year
Impact of activities School drop-out rate among beneficiary students compared to same kind of non beneficiary students has been reduced. Benefited students are found encouraged in their study so as their academic performance is found satisfactory
Remarks  Augusta Molnar is a US citizen
5. Project/Program Name Safer Migration (SaMi) Program
Donor Government of Nepal and the Government of Switzerland/Helvetas Nepal
Start Date November 2019
End date July 2024
Budget Awarded 1 Crore/ Yearly renew.
Goal and Objectives Improve foreign employment governance and the protection of migrants and their families.
Implementing District Rolpa Municipality, Paribartan and Sunilsmriti Rural Municipality
Specific Target Group Migrant employment workers and their family members
No. of Beneficiaries 6000+ People
Impact of Activities 1.    Access to foreign employment related information through migrant resource center-DAO, community mobilization, door to door service and meeting/workshop.

2.    Free skill training related to foreign employment.

3.    Access to justice for persons and family related with foreign employment.

4.    Psychosocial counseling to affected persons and family related with foreign employment.

5.    Financial literacy to retimance receving family members.

6. Project/Program Name SAMUNNATI -Building climate adaptive farming opportunities and improved livelihoods for women and marginalised groups in Nepal
Donor UKAID/Practical Action Nepal
Start Date January 2022
End date December 2024
Budget Awarded 135,435,820/-
Goal and Objectives Support to reduction extreme poverty less than 5% till 2030 as per SDG goal of Nepal government in Lumbini Province.
Implementing District Dang district- Dangisharan and Shantinagar RM

Rolpa district- Runtigadhi, Triveni, Paribartan and Thabang RM

Rukum East district- Bhume and Putha Uttarganga RM

Specific Target Group 80% Woman, marganilized group including persons with disability (PWD).
No. of Beneficiaries 6000 HHs (5500 Agriculture + 500 Enterpreise development)
Impact of Activities 1.    Agriculture production of 5 sub sector (Vegetable, Dairy, Goat, Mandarin and walnut)

2.    Acess to market through PMSD

3.    Enterprise development through 4 sectors (Agri business, livestock, off farm skill base and NTFP)

4.    Access to affordable financial service

5.    Women empowerment and reduce druagery