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Nepal office annual report 2015-16

Practical Action South Asia's Annual Report for Nepal 2015-16 is available to download as a fully-illustrated colour PDF.

Contents

  • Message from the Regional Director
  • Acknowledgements
  • Programme Areas
    • Access to energy
    • Agriculture, markets and food security
    • Urban waste, water and sanitation
    • Disaster risk reduction
  • Practical Answers
  • Financial Statement

Annual Report 2015/16

Practical Action Nepal shares the highlights of 2015-16 in this annual report. This report is not just a nutshell of data and statistics but also a snapshot of change on ground and its contribution to policy and practice. This reflects our learning, success in transforming lives and our application of technology justice to bring about positive impacts on the lives of poor people.

Message from the Regional Director

Another year of our dedication, efforts and impacts, 2015-16 has given us excitement and encouragement both in many different ways. It gives me utter happiness to be sharing the highlights of 2015-16 in this annual report. This report is not just a nutshell of data and statistics but also a snapshot of change driven by Practical Action on the ground and its contribution to policy and practice. I believe, through this annual report, we are able to reflect our learning, success in transforming lives and our application of technology justice to bring about positive impacts on the lives of poor people. Like in previous years, we have continued to learn and grow more. The upcoming pages will elaborate our collaborative efforts for development through a range of partnerships and projects.

During this period, we added a milestone in agriculture and markets by launching an exciting new project, BICAS – (Building Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Capacity of CSOs in Agriculture and Forest Sectors). The project will build institutional capacity of the local non-state actors for inclusive and sustainable growth in Bajhang, Bajura, Jumla, Kalikot and Mugu Districts targeting 7,000 smallholder farmers. Through our project Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture for Nutrition and Food Security (POSANFS), about 4,055 households have assured access to Micro Irrigation Technology (MIT). Meanwhile, this year has been a great success for our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme; owing to the intervention of Safa and Swastha Gulariya project, the entire Bardiya District has been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). This impact after construction of 11,246 toilets in Gulariya has been recognised and widely applauded by Government of Nepal (GoN). The project ‘Delivering Decentralisation: Slum Dwellers' Access to Decision Making for Pro Poor Infrastructure Services' successfully concluded this year and benefited 12,652 people residing in unmanaged settlement. The project supported slum dwellers by developing their confidence to engage in preparing participatory plans with Local Authorities (LAs).

Under our Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programme, we protected the lives and assets of nearly 75,000 households residing across Karnali, Koshi, Kankai and Kamala River Basins through the Early Warning Systems (EWS) to flood risks. In Nepal, the annual number of deaths caused by Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) is estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be over 22,800; more than double the toll of 9,000 lives claimed by Gorkha Earthquake in April 2015. To address this alarming issue, our energy programme has accelerated effort in minimising IAP in very vulnerable communities of Nepal. Through our Results Based Financing (RBF) approach, more than 9000 houses already have improved cook stoves and more than 100 hood stoves have been installed. Having established working markets, we now expect many communities to install hood stoves in the days to come. Elsewhere, Practical Answers, the demand and need driven knowledge services of Practical Action was able to respond to 98 per cent of 65,459 technical enquiries we received from the target communities.

As Practical Action is based on its foundation of finding sustainable solutions through application of technology, we have promoted and demonstrated many innovative technological solutions to address arrays of constraints this year as well. To manage urban toilet waste, we launched a Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) plant in Gulariya Municipality, the first of its kind in Nepal. Our technical solution for low cost and effective irrigation through the innovative Barsha Pump is operating in full swing saving almost 70 per cent of irrigation cost compared to conventional irrigation methods. We have brought a total of 25 pumps into operation, benefitting farmers in 17 districts and all 5 development regions.

I believe that during the past year we have added vital value to our mission of building capabilities and improving access to knowledge and appropriate technologies for the benefit of the poorest people. I am grateful towards everyone who has been part of the change that we were able to create and all the generous donors who have supported our work. I would also thank the Government of Nepal (GoN) and all of our partners who share the achievements equally with us. And lastly, I genuinely thank the people – our beneficiaries who believed in us and worked together with us to make things better.

Happy reading!!

Achyut Luitel
Regional Director

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Nepal annual report 2015-16

Practical Action Nepal shares the highlights of 2015-16 in this annual report. This report is not just a nutshell of data and statistics but also a snapshot of change on ground and its contribution to policy and practice. This reflects our learning, success in transforming lives and our application of technology justice to bring about positive impacts on the lives of poor people.

Previous years’ reports

Nepal annual report 2014-15

Practical Action's Nepal Annual Report for 2014-15 is available to download as a fully-illustrated colour PDF.

South Asia annual report 2013-14

Annual report and financial summary for Practical Action's South Asia office for 2013-14.

South Asia (Nepal) annual report 2012-13

Practical Action South Asia office's annual report for 2012-13, focussing on our work in Nepal.

Nepal annual report 2011-12

The annual report of Practical Action Nepal Office for the year 2011/12.

Practical Action Nepal office annual report 2010-11

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