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 first phase of school wash program was successfully completed leading to phase IIensuring improvement in basic amenities, lack of knowledge/skills and motivation to comply with water and food safety requirements in 968 Schoolsof Six Districts Bajura, Bajhang and Darchula of Far-Western Region and Rukum, Jajarkot and Dailekh of Mid-Western Region. WorldFood Progarmme (WFP) has financially supported Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) to improve health and sanitation status of 203,088 people through different programs in these districts through SMP. will benefit from " Improving Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) under the School Meals Prgramme (SMP)". The activities include construction of 20 tippy taps, around 200 training events, model school establishment in each districts and installation of 12 ICS in 12 Schools of Dailekh district only and other activities.
The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme is directed to help achieve the National Goal (NG) of universal sanitation coverage by 2017 and the Sanitation Millenniums Development Goal (MDG) to reach 53% coverage by 2015, with a due focus on achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and sustainable promotion of hygiene and behavioral change; has selected Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) to support follow-up ODF Campaign in Bara District. The IDS-Nepal's team is responsible to achieve the objectives set out to build the capacity of D/V/W/S-WASH-CC and other stakeholders; to support in formulation district and VDC level post strategic plans; to bring behavioral changes in school and communities for hand washing with soap, sustainable use of toilets and adoption of proper hygiene behaviors, to strengthen district and VDC level monitoring and knowledge management systems and to attain ODF of the remaining 12 VDCs out of 15 VDCs where GSF supported the sanitation campaign from 2014. The project funded by Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and UN-HABITAT, will be implemented for 12 months.
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB) is directed to help the National Goal of Universal sanitation coverage by 2017, with a due focus on achieving ODF status and sustainable promotion of hygiene and behavioral change; has selected Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) to support ODF and Post ODF Sanitation Campaign in Bhodaha, Inarwasira and Prastoka VDC of Bara District. The IDS-Nepal's team is responsible to achieve the objectives set out for collection of ODF baseline information and sanitation activities for ODF; support/facilitate/initiate for construction of latrines and WASH program in the school; Training on preparation of VDC level sanitation action plan; Training on ODF/Post ODF/ total sanitation campaign/activities to concern stakeholders in 3 VDCs. The project funded by World Bank/ RWSSFDB, will be implemented for 12 months.
The devastating earthquake of 7.8 in Richter scale that struck the country with its epicenter at Mandre, Barpak VDC-02, Gorkha at 11:56 am on 2072 Baisakh 12 (corresponding to 25 April 2015) and its frequent aftershocks chiefly the two fatal ones dated 26 April and 12 May 2015 have caused an inconceivable loss of lives and properties. Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB) has conducted baseline survey of water supply schemes in fourteen districts. RWSSFDB has selected Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) to support R&R Schemes in Makwanpur district. The IDS-Nepal's team is responsible to guide and assist the community to rebuild the scheme and conduct different training program and health, hygiene and sanitation activities; scheme rehabilitation plan preparation; detail survey and design of the schemes. The project funded by World Bank/RWSSFDB, will be implemented for 6 months.
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.
Pipradhi VDC, consists of 763 HHs and recently (January 08, 2017) declared VDC ODF Zone in presence of Chief Guest Mr. Bijay Narayan Manandhar CDO; Special Guest Mr. Bharat Bahadur Dhungana LDO and other renowned personnels Charied by VDC Secretary Mr. Abhinandan Prasad Sah.
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.
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.