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Nepal early recovery and rehabilitation project in Dhading

ICCO initiated this project to help the people in Nepal. In 2015, Nepal was hit by the worst earthquake in the country over 80 years. Thousands of people lost their lives and millions of people lost their homes and sources of income. Main objective was to support an early recovery and rehabilitation with their local partners. It was of utmost importance to recover their livelihood and socio economic infrastructures.

  • Location
    Nepal Dhading
  • Start project
    2015
  • Projectstatus
    Needs funding
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-C_005433
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Background

The support of ICCO Cooperation focuses on technical trainings i.e., IPM trainings, Post-Harvest trainings and financial literacy trainings, restoration of market linkages and agricultural roads, introduction of innovative new technology for off-season vegetable production, restoration of key socio-economic infrastructures etc. As such, the focus of the interventions from ICCO has been on empowering the communities through technical support and key investments in infrastructures most valuable for recovering their livelihoods. Such infrastructures for e.g., Cardamom kilns, Paper steamer factory, Irrigation and Drinking water schemes are all co-financed by the community and completely owned by them.

Survey and opportunities
334 Households participated in a survey, 67 key informants were interviewed and a market survey was carried out at 63 market hubs in the affected areas. All the data was collected using the Akvo FLOW tool, a mobile and web-based data collector. The survey showed that a majority of the affected people (80%) is engaged in on-farm activities, which they would like to continue, whereas the off-farm income generation (20%) required new opportunities to make a living.

Improve income generation
The overall goal is to recover and improve the income generation of 4,396 households who are mostly affected by the earthquake and have the least resilience capacity in a sustainable way. Gender balance, disability inclusion and marginalized groups are major cross-cutting issues in this project.

Outcome
The outcomes of the envision project are to:
Use skills and other resources to engage in a more resilient and sustainable Income Generation Activities
Restore and improve the market access function
Restore production on/off farm and improve enterprise

Partnership
ICCO co-implemented this project with United Mission to Nepal (UMN) in Dhading district, one of the most affected areas. ICCO is responsible for overall coordination of the program. ICCO funding for early recovery contributes to the already operating larger basket fund of UMN.
This project is a part of bigger program under ACT appeal where, together with ICCO other ACT Nepal members like LWF, DCA, LWR and FCA are implementing projects in earthquake most affected districts for early recovery and rehabilitation with their local partners.
Nepal early recovery and rehabilitation project in Dhading

Target group

The overall goal of this project is to recover and improve the income generation of 4,396 households across the three districts of Makwanpur, Sindhupalchowk, and Dhading, which are most affected by the Gorkha earthquake and households who have the least resilience capacity to recover their livelihoods, in a more resilient and sustainable way.

Sustainability

Farmers who have benefitted from support such as plastic tunnels, IPM training and Post-harvest training have already reaped the rewards in the form of improved yield/harvest and plan to expand their tunnels with their own investment. In this sense, the project interventions are self-sustaining, even after the end of the project.

Goals overview

The overall goal of this project is to recover and improve the income generation of 10,004 households who are affected most and have the least resilience capacity, in a more resilient and sustainable way. Gender balance, disability inclusion and marginalized groups are major cross-cutting issues for this project.