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Nepal, SET, Emergency Response Earthquake

25.04.2015 - 31.12.2015

An earthquake of the magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal and neighbouring countries in the early daylight hours of 25th April 2015. The result was substantial infrastructural damage across 30 out of 75 Nepali districts and a casualty toll rising to 1’900 death by the 26the April 2015. Swiss Humanitarian Aid has taken the decision to deploy an interdisciplinary team consisting of expertise in WASH, medical response, shelter/structural engineering and logistics in order to support local and international actors in their efforts to respond to the emergency.


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Emergency Rehabilitation of Flood Damaged Trail Bridges – Single Phase

01.01.2015 - 31.07.2017

The lack of physical access to economic opportunities, natural resources and social services is highly correlated with incidence of poverty. Devastations caused by natural disasters further exacerbate social and economic vulnerability of disadvantaged groups. Approximately 60’000 people will regain their safe ‘safe’ river crossings and their access to services through the rehabilitation and rebuilding of 21 strategic trail bridges damaged by the recent flash floods in August 2014 in 5 districts of Nepal.


Project completed

Strengthening Accountability and Governance of NGOs in Nepal (SAGON)

01.10.2014 - 28.02.2018

NGOs in Nepal provide important social services and complement government efforts to promote socio-economic and political development. However, the limited management capacity and inadequate governance of many NGOs hampers effective service delivery. The project supports the NGO Federation and its members to improve their effectiveness, accountability and governance through capacity building and the establishment and monitoring of Internal Control Systems (ICS).


Governance Facility (GF)

01.10.2014 - 30.06.2020

People in Nepal still suffer from weak public accountability, lack of rule of law and prevailing impunity. Switzerland, Denmark and DFID have established a sector-wide multi-donor basket facility to support public and private institutions in the governance sector, aiming at improving the rule of law, access to justice for marginalized men and women, the protection of human rights and at strengthening public accountability mechanisms for the most vulnerable people in Nepal.


Project completed

Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN)

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2015

The Constituent Assembly (CA) elected in 2013 is less inclusive than the first one and around 85% are new members. Thus, the CA Secretariat asked for capacity development to enable CA members to address the contentious issues of the first CA (2008-2012). A special attention will be given to empower representatives of excluded groups. UNDP SPCBN is a unique platform to strengthen inclusive and participatory processes in constitution-drafting and to foster consensus building.


Enhanced Skills for Sustainable and Rewarding Employment (ENSSURE)(Main Credit)

01.08.2014 - 31.12.2019

In Nepal, 450,000 youths enter the labour market yearly but remain un- or underemployed. Through ENSSURE, 21’000 youths will increase their employability by attending company-based trainings such as apprenticeships and further training of workers, combined with off-the-job systematic courses[1].The strong collaboration between the Ministry of Education and industry associations will increase the skill level of workers; thus labor productivity and will lead  to more decent employment.

 

 

 

[1] Systematic courses could be: Pre-employment basics, day or block release for related trade theory, pre-assessment course, etc.

 

 

 


Planned project

Nepal Agricultural Services Development Programme (NASDP)

01.04.2014 - 31.12.2026

Nepal Agricultural Services Development Programme (NASDP) will transform and improve the capacity of local public and private actors related to agricultural extension and research, enabling them to provide timely, relevant and reliable services to the different categories of rural farmers, especially women and disadvantaged groups. This will enable the farmers to improve their productivity and diversify their production.


Nepal Agricultural Services Development Programme (NASDP) – Main Credit Phase 1

01.04.2014 - 31.12.2019

Agriculture in Nepal is characterized by low growth and productivity, yet it still is the mainstay for 66% of the rural poor people. The small farmers will improve their productivity, income and food security thanks to the strengthening of a decentralized and pluralistic extension and research system, receptive to their needs and demands. Built on previous SDC interventions and in line with Nepal’s Agricultural Development Strategy, this system will also enhance their social inclusion.


Nepal Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS)

01.02.2014 - 15.07.2020

In Nepal, 500’000 youths enter the labour market yearly but remain un- or underemployed. The project will support the Ministry of Education to establish a National Vocational Qualifications Framework and a corresponding NVQ Authority to manage it. Learners and workers, especially from disadvantaged groups, will benefit from an improved vocational training qualification and skills certification system, thus increasing their chances for sustainable and decent employment.


Small Irrigation Prorgamme (SIP)

01.02.2014 - 31.12.2019

Incidence of poverty in irrigated areas of Nepal is half that in rain-fed areas and access to irrigation water contributes thus to mitigate poverty. Since the marginal lands are better accessible through small irrigation schemes, reducing poverty of smallholder farmers through small irrigation systems[1] are more effective than medium-sized or large systems. SIP will not only help increase their agricultural productivity but will also enhance the capacity of national and local government so that they can respond to these needs.

[1] Small-scale irrigation, defined by the GoN's irrigation policy as command areas smaller than 25 ha in the hills and mountains and 200 ha in Terai.

 


Project completed

Home Garden

16.01.2014 - 28.02.2019

Small and marginal farmers in Nepal, especially women and children, are regularly exposed to malnutrition and are vulnerable to external shocks such as health risks and natural hazards. Home garden aims to improve family nutrition and reduce vulnerability of such individuals and households. Objectives are to diversify dietary sources of disadvantaged groups in homestead for family consumption and increase capacity for adaptation to natural hazards and climate change. The project strengthens the safety net and the coping strategy of the most vulnerable in Nepal.
 


Nepal Agricultural Markets Development Programme (NAMDP)

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2019

Semi-commercial small farmers, mostly cultivating less than 1 ha and often from disadvantaged groups, face significant hurdles to participate in agricultural product and input markets, thus failing to tap existing potentials to increase their production, farm income and well-being. Complementary to other Swiss projects, NAMDP will focus on market system development to foster market-led and inclusive growth of commercial agriculture, working with the production and marketing actors.

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