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Sambodhan

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Title of the project:

‘SAMBODHAN ‘ (meaning in Nepali as ‘ADDRESS’)

SAPPROS Nepal, in a consortium with CBM International, NEPAN and CODEC, has been implementing Purnima-Sambodhan project since December 2018 to meet output 4 of Purnima project, funded by DFID/ MOTT MacDonald: Challenge Fund (CF) to ‘Leave No-one Behind (LNOB)’ in the reconstruction effort, and to restore and improve livelihoods, food security and access to services for five categories of most vulnerable people in three assigned Gaunpalikas (Shivapuri, Dupcheshwar, Tadi) of Nuwakot.

Project Duration:
Dec 2018  to Dec 2020

Funding Agency:
DFID/Mott MacDonald (MM)

Funding Amount:
NPR. 61,382,450 (USD 548,351)

Project Area:
Nuwakot (Shivapuri, Dupcheswar, Tadi)

Objective:

To bring excluded group of people in the mainstreaming recovery framework and contribute to their social empowerment, economic inclusion and create income generation opportunity for food security.

Pillars:

Social Pillar

Economic Pillar

Housing Reconstruction Pillar

Approach:

  • Conduct Baseline survey to identify the real situation of vulnerable people in the targeted Palikas.
  • Include local Disable People’s organization (DPOs) in the spirit of ‘Nothing about us without us’ in the empowerment process to contribute for the inclusive development.
  • Improve financial access to cooperatives and financial intermediaries for subsidized loan as well as deprived sector loan to expand appropriate business enterprises.
  • Provide services to adopt and integrate holistic options based upon the actual need of the community.
  • Work with potential youth entrepreneurs, and innovative lead farmers wherever feasible and link them with producers from vulnerable households.
  • Engage persons from traditionally marginalized groups (such as Dalit) as social mobilisers and contribute to both their capacity development and economic recovery.
  • Provide technical and mobilization support in reconstruction and grant process that will contribute to NRA in order to achieve delivery progress due to limited staffs.
  • Play a strong role in advocacy and lobbying on policy on inclusive shelter and universal design to address the needs of elderly people, persons with disability, and single women along with incorporation of cultural
  • Mobilize existing social and physical structures at the Rural Municipality level to facilitate inclusion of vulnerable households rather than creating new structures.
  • Work on a farmer field demonstration plot at the community level where vulnerable household’s members will be directly involved to learn from demonstration farm activities.
  • Take initiatives to identify landless households and facilitate process for them to obtain housing reconstruction grant if they are deprived of their entitlement of Rs. 300,000.

Target group of the Project/Focus Areas:

  • Persons with disabilities: Meaningful representation and decision-making roles in planning and implementation of reconstruction and social networks.
  • The elderly: Provisions of elderly people friendly common space such as rf}tf/L to reap and share the incredible ideas they have with. Ensure better access to social security networks and entitlements, health and reconstruction.
  • Single women: Stronger sense of empowerment including joint ownership of land/home and gender friendly reconstruction. Improve soft and life-skills to generate sustainable employment opportunities
  • Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): Lobbying and advocacy to ensure stable and conflict free land and shelter. They will be given priory in restoring and recovery of livelihood.
  • Extreme Poor and Food Insecure People: Create employment opportunities to generate better food security, health and income.

Expected Results:

  • Vulnerability assessment and mapping out will provide deeper understanding of different types of vulnerable groups, specific needs of vulnerable groups, impact of earthquake on vulnerable households, barriers to social inclusion and poverty alleviation and factors that can potentially contribute to resilience. It will provide evidences with quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Establish enabling environment to implement appropriate income generation options for vulnerable households, business plans and skill building needs.
  • Vulnerable households become part of social networks like savings groups, cooperatives, farmer groups and various user groups.
  • Targeted vulnerable households will take up on-farm and off-farm activities promoted by the project to generate sustainable employment opportunities and income. The beneficiaries will be saving part income as a regular basis.
  • Vulnerable households will be adopting home garden practices to increase their farm production to improve nutritional intake.
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