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Thematic Areas

Organizational development and Capacity building

Within this thematic area SAPPROS Nepal extensively works to develop and strengthen inclusive self – help groups. We capacitate the Self-help groups to enhance their knowledge on financial literacy and increase their access to financial support through bank and financial institutions.

Furthermore, we also focus on capacity building of the local government and officials on food security, livelihood, planning process, Detail Implementation Plan preparation and in development of Disaster risk reduction plans.

Thematic achievement in numbers:

  • 21 staffs were capacitated on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR).
  • 300 social mobilizers were trained on community mobilization.
  • Total population of 68,778 people comprised of 34,843 women from 13,021 households were benefited from Emergency Operation (EMOP III) project.
  • 300 people were able to work on cooperative after receiving training on cooperative management.
  • 1384 individuals were oriented on Health & Sanitation.
Mistri Training
Mistri Training

Infrastructure and WASH

Because of our changing climate, Nepal is increasingly facing situations of either too much water, or not enough. Torrential rains and floods devastate communities and infrastructure, while droughts damage crops, contribute to forest fires and dry up rivers and water springs. SAPPROS, therefore, acknowledges that smart, sustainable water requires closer cooperation between adaptation action and water management authorities, and transformational changes across all sectors. Our strategy is to build long-term resilience by involving local people in the design and implementation of projects, and by addressing the drivers of climate risk as well as local challenges and power dynamics. We promote decentralized water management with mindset shift in the way society values and manages both water resources and the infrastructures that manage those resources.

Thematic achievement in numbers:

  • Increased access of 7,405 poor and vulnerable people to drinking water and irrigation through Multi-Use Water System (MUS).
  • Construction of 27 drinking water schemes including 4 water projects in school, and 32 productive infrastructures such as irrigation, recharge ponds.
  • Support for improved livelihoods of 2,150 unemployed households and construction of 57 community assets such as rural roads, irrigation canals, culverts, side drain, river training, agro-forestry plantation, and agriculture interventions infrastructure through Cash for Asset (CFA) program
  • Supported in rehabilitation of 7.58 km and construction of new agriculture road of length 10.52 km
  • Provided resilience environment to 649 school children through construction of five school projects integrating WASH and DRR components under the Purnima/School Construction Project.
  • 120 poly houses, 8 Water harvesting tanks, 5 irrigation canals and 8 green houses were constructed from Enabling Resilience through Rehabilitation of Livelihood of Earthquake Affected Communities in Nuwakot District (SP).
An elderly women near the newly constructed drinking tap
An elderly women near the newly constructed drinking tap

Health and Nutrition

The health and nutrition priorities of SAPPROS Nepal include improving access, coverage, and utilization of essential health services; changing in behaviors and practices of children and pregnant and lactating women that promote better nutrition practices, and capacitating the local government for the continuation of the program without or with limited technical assistance from external agencies.

Theme achievement in numbers:

  • 10,834 primary students from 56 primary schools benefitted from day meal from the home-grown school feeding program (HGSF) and renovation of 70 school kitchens.
  • 10,246 pregnant and lactating women and children from Mugu and Humla were provided with “Super Cereal” food to prevent and reduce anaemia, stunting and wasting, and improve awareness and knowledge among pregnant/lactating women and children on health and nutrition in addition to better accessing and utilizing health and nutrition services.
Drip installation in Dadeldhura
Drip installation in Dadeldhura


SAPPROS has diverse experience in supporting populations vulnerable to political, socio- economic, climatic and health shocks to strengthen their food security and livelihoods and increase household income. This is through empowering and equipping community members with knowledge, skills and technologies in agriculture system improvement, agribusiness skills, value chain development, development/strengthening of community savings and credit groups, and non-farm based skills development. It also trains farmers to make most of new technology, create more efficient food chains, adopt more integrated growing practices and invest in skills and training of women.

Thematic achievement in numbers:

  • Improved livelihood and strengthened resilience of 9,293 vulnerable people affected from the 2015 earthquake in Nuwakot district under Purnima-Leave No One Behind (LNOB) project that focused on housing reconstruction, livelihood inclusion and livelihood recovery and social inclusion interventions.
  • Increased income opportunity to 89 households of women farmers from working as unskilled labor equivalent to 1,696 workdays for the construction of 2 collection/storage building.
  • Received unconditional cash support by 800 vulnerable households (pregnant/lactating women, person with disabilities, senior citizen, orphans, etc.) under COVID-19 livelihood recovery program.
  • Support to 9,146 marginalized and vulnerable households for agriculture services through UREKA project to tackle with the high rate of male out-migration, limited water access, insufficient food and reliant on remittances for survival.
  • Increased access of 6,300 vulnerable people to quality input supply, technical support and marketing through networking of vulnerable people with private sector service providers/market actors.
  • 411 person got knowledge on Organic Manure/Farm Yard Manure (FYM) Preparation and management.
  • 78 persons were trained on fish farming.
  • 1484 persons were trained on Livestock Management.

Disaster risk reduction and climate justice

SAPPROS contributes to develop regional/local strategy for resilient development that advocates for adoption of integrated approaches to coping with and managing climate and disaster risks. It coordinates/collaborates for more efficient use of resources, rationalize multiple sources of funding, and more effectively mainstream risks into development planning and budgets. Moreover, it provides technical assistance by integrating modern technologies into the pre and post-disaster assessment processes for better planning for the effects of disasters, and assists communities to strengthen early warning and preparedness, and improve the post-disaster response capacities through strengthened financial resilience.

SAPPROS’s strategies to increase resilience include strengthening of risk information system, disaster risk financing and insurance and the strengthening of post-disaster rapid livelihood recovery; capacity-building programs on disaster management and risk reduction, emergency operations center management, damage assessment; and economic empowerment and promotion of ‘saving and credit’ practices to generate capital to use at the time of disaster and pandemics. It supports local government and district disaster management committee for coordination, collaboration, resource leveraging and capacity strengthening, and preparation of disaster preparedness and response plan (District/Palika/Community) and Livelihood Recovery Plan (LRP). Capacity development of LDMC/CDMC members and communities on climate crisis and disaster risk management, first aid, search and rescue and early warning; simulation exercise in communities and schools on emergency response; and establishment and capacity development on early warning system, emergency center operation; and support emergency materials (first AID, COVID safety, emergency response etc.) are other priority actions.

SAPPROS has also implemented shock responsive social protection (SRSP) interventions to improve the preparedness of the social protection system to respond to shocks. Mostly the marginalized people, especially children, lactating women, elderly, Dalits and persons with disabilities are targeted.

Theme achievement in numbers:

  • 810 COVID-19 affected vulnerable households from Helambu and Indrawati Palikas received relief materials to meet their basic food needs during the first wave of COVID 19 pandemic.
  • 736 vulnerable households benefitted from low cost climate resilient agriculture technology support.
  • 2,120 vulnerable people oriented on disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and increase resilience
  • 1981 households were facilitated to get housing grant access from NRA and 80 vulnerable households received technical and additional financial support to accomplish their housing


Recharge pond
Recharge pond
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