IDS Nepal prioritizes knowledge management
Community involvement is key in IDS Nepal's projects
IDS Nepal helps bring international attention to climate issues in Nepal
IDS Nepal contributes to policy recommendations
IDS Nepal emphasizes inclusion of women in development
Livelihood improvement through skills training is valuable in IDS Nepal's projects
Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) is a non-profit and non-governmental development organization; established by young and energetic professionals having knowledge and experience in the fields of engineering, energy, environment, policy making, health, sanitation, capacity development and social development. With each passing year, IDS-Nepal continues to grow as an organization and is currently running on its twelfth year.
The main objective of IDS Nepal is to uplift the lives of poor, underprivileged and downtrodden people by conceptualizing, formulating and facilitating implementation of community-managed development projects through their active participation in every step of the project cycle. IDS Nepal values the importance of capacity building and inclusive ownership from stakeholders throughout the development process. Its major working sectors include: Infrastructure Development Focusing on Water and Sanitation; Climate Change and acclimatization, Renewable and Alternative Energy; Carrying Capacity and Sustainable Development, Action Research and Policy; Knowledge Management and Social Development, Gender and Human Resource Inclusion.
The Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP) aims to improve water security and resilience to potential climate change impact in the Bagmati River Basin, support development of appropriate legal and institutional framework for operationalizing Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) along with a replicable model has selected Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) and Center for Green Economy Development Nepal (CGED Nepal) Joint Venture (JV) to provide consulting services for Watershed Maangement. The(JV) Professional Team is responsible to provide support for declaration of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP) buffer zone; assist SNNP authorities in mapping and planning of Integrated Watershed Management Plan; to mitigate possible impact of increase visitors; community mobilization and formation of conservation users groups and other communities in Bagmati Zone (BZ) households for people's participation and community mobilization; conduct training and demonstration programs for watershed management, biodiversity, organic farming and eco-tourism, energy efficient alternatives, eco-friendly household toilets; community afforestion through plantation of fuel/fodder/fruit trees distribution in community land for slope stabilization; promotion of more efficient cooking stoves and improve sanitation and waste management for Bagmati River beautification corridor for maintaing a safe, clean and managed river corridor environment in Bagmati River stretch. The project funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), will be implemented for 3 years utilizing expertise of 6 experts along with support staffs.
The Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP), designed to increase water security, improve the river environment, improve flood forecasting, support development of appropriate legal and institutional framework for operationalizing IWRM along with a replicable model has selected IDS Nepal to provide consulting services for Solid Waste Management and Social Mobilization. The IDS Nepal's team is responsible for supporting the implementation and updating program strategy and plans of thematic and geographic areas comprising communication & Media Campaign, Community Awareness; social/community mobilization development of working groups; Support establishment of NGO platform; Motivational activities; Water pollution and solid waste management, Plan and implementation; Gender and social inclusion action plan, developing local institutions, facilitating community consultations and participation, organize and mobilize the public and private sector beneficiaries and stakeholder for Bagmati river beautification corridor for maintaining a safe, clean and managed river corridor environment in Bagmati River from Sundarijal to Sinamangal stretch. The project funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), will be implemented for 3 years utilizing expertise of 8 experts along with support staffs.
Construction of Four Overhead tanks 30 cum size each for drinking water with total 93 tap stands in Bhodaha 2,3& 7; Inarwasira 2 and Prastoka 4 VDC of Bara District funded by Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB). Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) agreed to enter to the contract on June, 2016 for Development Phase Batch X for next eight months in Bara District. During this period, IDS-Nepal helps to improve water supply and sanitation program in Bara district by formulation of Drinking Water Consumer Committee with registration of user's groups in working areas. Outline all possible projects in the working areas with improvement of sanitation status and ODF declaration campaign. Implementation of school health improvement and sanitation program with health for education and other activities in this development phase. On 13 June, 2016; Training and Orientation program was conducted for RWSSFDB Bara Staffs'. 12 beneficiaries were trained among which one was female and eleven were male in this program.
More than 1400 schools of six districts Rukum, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Bajura, Bajhang and Darchula of Mid and Far-Western region will benefit from "Improving knowledge, attitudes and practices for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) under the school meal programme (SMP)" which compliments school meal. World Food Programme (WFP) have financially supported Integrated Development Society (IDS) Nepal to improve health and sanitation status of 182,408 people through different programs. The activities have started with district level kickup meeting and formation two S-WASHCC in two schools of Bajhang which are observed by WFP team member.
IDS-Nepal is organizing social mobilization training for its staffs on third week of May, 2016 to familiarize its staffs with the objectives of program in Mid and Far-Western region
The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM)of Integrated Development Society (IDS) Nepal washeld on 9th January2016 in Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Kantipath Kathmandu, approving the annual income/expenditureand annual progress reportof 2071/2072 along withdefining future plan of actions. The gathering also selected best staff of the year along with honoring experts involved in IDS Nepal selected in different high level government positions in this year. The event was participated by IDS executive board, general members, staffs, relevant stakeholders, Development partners, project partner.
A half day consultative round table meeting was organized on 14 July 2015, for sharing the different learnings from instant relief works and for incorporating the learnings for the short and long term support in Shangrila Hotel, Kathmandu.
Date: May 19-21 & 23-25, 2016
Location: Dadeldhura & Surkhet
With support of WFP, IDS-Nepal has conducted Training on Improved Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on School WASH Triggering Training to Social Mobilizers under the meal of school WASH Program to understand on school WASH on behavioral change and its communication concept and to stimulate for handwashing practice on critical time. 45 beneficiaries (Male 31 & Female 14) were trained who will provide support through community mobilization at the local level for WFP SMP implementation in six districts of Mid and Far Western Region.
Date: June 13, 2016
Training and Orientation Program in Kathmandu for the RWSSFDB Staffs
Training and Orientation Program was conducted in Kathmandu for the RWSSFDB Bara Project Staffs'. This program will help the participants to understand the objectives of RWSSFDB and IDS-Nepal. They will be more familiar about the Development Phase Scheme X project and its activities with their duties and responsibilities.
IDS-Nepal Chair Person Interview during International Labor Organization Coference 2016
National Voices from the cooperative movement at the International Labour Conference 2016
Out of five districts in MSFP Lot-VI, two districts Achham&Bajhang are situated in Far-Western Region and three districts Dalikh, Kalikot and Jajarkot are in Mid-Western RegionOut of five districts in MSFP Lot-VI, two districts Achham&Bajhang are situated in Far-Western Region and three districts Dalikh, Kalikot and Jajarkot are in Mid-Western Region...........
IDS Nepal is currently implementing a project in Bhaktapur district to provide knowledge on mitigation/adoption measures and the concept of climate resilience in a school and its surrounding community. The concept of this pilot project is explained here by program officer, Sadhuram Khatri.
IDS Nepal is currently undergoing research in Udayapur district in collaboration with ICIMOD for an economic analysis on flood and drought impacts in Nepal. In January 2014, the research team visited the field in Udayapur district to gain insight on the economic impacts of flooding.