Government of Nepal
Ministry of Finance
AID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR NEPAL
5. Project Details:
5.1 Introduction of DCA and DCA in Nepal
DCA is a Danish International Humanitarian and Development Organization with its Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and working in Nepal, including South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, Central America and Europe in more than 37 countries of the world. Initially after its inception in 1922, DCA was in operation from relief aid support activities in Europe during Second World War time and now focusing both on relief and long term development sectors in more than 37 working countries. In Nepal including south Asia region, as per DCA South Asia Regional Policy Paper, it focuses mainly on the following 3 major Program Thematic Areas:/sector of its development support:
Besides these core themes Climate Change Adaptation, Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, capacity building, human rights and HIV/AIDS are the cross-cutting issues of all DCA programmes.
Besides that since 1984, DCA Denmark as an international humanitarian and development organization has been involved in Nepal with its direct funding support (through DANIDA Frame grant, EU and its own funds) through INGO such as LWF Nepal, and also through Local Nepali NGOs such as 3 national Dalit NGOs-FEDO, DWO, NNDSWO since 2006 and WOREC, POURAKHI, GEFONT, FAYA, IRDC since 2007 in the following areas:
So, all together DCA Denmark have already provided the direct funding support of more than NPR 63,00,00,000 (approx. 63 crore Nepalese rupees) for the above programmes and projects in the past from 1984 till 2012 through local partners such as LWF Nepal and other Nepali NGO partners in Nepal. For last 5 years DCA has already invested around than NPR 18,00,00,000 (18 crores) through food security, DRR, safe migration and Dalit empowerment programme directly benefitting more than 20,000 HHs.
Effective from 2013, DCA HQ has decided to make Nepal a focus country for DCA in south Asia. To make DCA as focus country office, it has upgraded its Nepal office including recruiting of Regional Representative to be based in Nepal office in order to manage organizational and programme affairs more effectively and closely. DCA presently has the full capacity to scout for good partners and work directly with them in geographical locations like far/mid-west and terai regions which are needy and vulnerable from development perspectives. In addition the presence of DCA in the country has opened up greater opportunities for fund raising with back donors HQs such as EU, ECHO, DIPECHO, DFID, USAID and other ACT Sister Organizations as well as other corporate donors/foundations that will also help DCA to contribute towards materializing Nepal’s current socio-economic development interventions and policies as outlined in current 3-Year Interim National Development Plan 2011-2013 and also in line with upcoming approach paper for 13th national development plan (2013/14 to 2015/16).
With the above background and emerging developmental needs of Nepal in the present socio-economic and political context, DCA felt the need to work closely with its full fledged 5 year-programme support in Nepal and accordingly has renewed the General Agreement with SWC/GoN for another 5 years on 18th Jan 2013 for second time. After signing the agreement, DCA in Nepal have strengthened its Nepal office with a regional representative and more technical staffs under the technical support from DCA HQs in Copenhagen, Denmark and New Delhi-India based Technical Support Office.
To achieve the below mentioned objectives and results, DCA has finalized the partnership process with 9 partners based on its past partnership experiences, their thematic expertise, comparative advantages, and commitment for a tangible impact in the sector. The NGOs are selected as per DCA partnership policy and partnership assessment guideline by following a formal assessment process of at least 4-5 partners in order to select 1 competitive partner. Main criteria are- district/region based, some are central based but should have district level structures/chapters (district board) for implementation who are pioneer in their sector programme and issues, planning, implementation, bringing the impact and changes and advocacy in the DCA's programme sectors. All NGO partners are affiliated with SWC and registered under the concerned district administration offices and renewed every year with their transparent audit reports and financial management systems. Please refer Annex-D for partner's details, major activities and planned budget.
A brief description of DCA programme executing agencies/implementing partners is as follows;
8. NNDSWO has a good partnership with DCA since 2006. It is a member and network based organization, having its district chapters in 71 districts in Nepal including in Dadeldhura and Banke districts. NNDSWO particularly works for the rights, inclusion and development of Dalits and most marginalized community in Nepal. Human rights, non-discrimination, community empowerment, education (formal and non-formal), livelihood, HIV/AIDS, and gender empowerment are the main programme interventions of the organization. NNDSWO has developed its sound working system and procedures defined by more than 10 governing policies, plan and regulations. Strategic and Operational Plan is its guiding documents for developing its programme and project. It primarily advocates for combating caste based discrimination and untouchability practices from Nepali society. It has also done significant works on the research and publication in this field.
9. INSEC, as a non-government human rights organization, has successfully completed its twenty years on the protection and promotion of human rights in Nepal. It has come a long way during the period with respect to creating a human rights and value based society. Established for promoting the economic rights of cart pushers of Kathmandu valley in 1989, the organization has involved in diverse aspects of human rights over years. It has been working on research, awareness, monitoring and education programs in relation to the promotion of human rights and social justice in the country. INSEC is well established in the country as a leading, credible and efficient national human rights organization. In all the five development regions, INSEC has its regional offices, 14 district chapter offices and district representatives in each of 75 districts. Currently, there are 89 members in General Assembly, 11 members in Executive Committee, and 202 staff members (Full time and part time). DCA-INSEC partnership has been formally started from 2013 till 2017 from DCA's core programme and funding, however INSEC has been proposed as project level partner in various anticipated EU funded human rights projects.
Following are the new proposed district partners who will be selected during second half of 2013 and early 2014 and in consultation with SWC, DCA will amend the Project Agreement accordingly to reflect these partners in PA document.
Proposed new partners:
5.2 Background and Objectives:
184.108.40.206 DCA's past experience and rationale for new project:
After successful completion of three project agreements on disaster risk reduction, safe migration and food security sectors from 2008-2013 in three phases, DCA’s recently signed second general agreement with SWC/GoN on 18 Jan 2013 for next 5 years (2013 to 2017). DCA now has intended to propose its 4th project agreement with Integrated Development Programmes to SWC as a funding commitment to GoN for coming five years. DCA has developed 4th project agreement of an Integrated Umbrella Project Proposal called "Promotion of Livelihood, Safe Migration and Participation in Accountable Governance in Nepal” under DCA’s three focused programmatic themes for Nepal. They are:
Firstly, these three programme themes and Project Proposal has been designed and developed taking into consideration of learning of past five years programmes/projects of DCA and suggestions from SWC and concerned line ministries:
Secondly, DCA has given due consideration to the recommendations of past 2 projects' evaluation carried out by SWC and concerned line ministry including suggestions of past and current CPAC/DPAC meetings and consultation with various line ministries.
Moreover the project is developed considering the recommendations of final evaluation of DCA’s two projects carried out by SWC/GoN in 2010 ( first phase) and in 2011 (second phase) to expand the focus DCA’s programs in far-west and Tarai regions; based on the DCA’s and its partners comparative advantages and expertise in the thematic areas; adopting participatory programme development processes with concerned stakeholders; and based on the learning of Nepali NGO partners and DCA’s similar past experience in Nepal and South Asia region.
220.127.116.11 Problem Analysis and gap for safe migration theme:
DCA has been successfully implementing safe migration programme since 2008 in Nepal. DCA and its partners have done context analysis and needs assessment from community, district and national level to identify major problems, on-going initiatives by Govt and Non Govt sector and related gaps of this sector.
Nepal is a nation where 30% of the employable youth population migrates to other nations for securing their livelihood. In recent years, migration has become increasingly predominant sub-sector, with an increasing number of Nepalese migrating to abroad. The National Living Standard Survey-III report 2011 and World Bank/NIDS study states that 55.8% of all households in the country received money from overseas as remittance. The migratory movement in Nepal is highly influenced by unemployment and poverty and seeking for better job. The census does not have updated data particularly on international migration however 2011 census reports that 1.92 million Nepalese youth are recorded as absent population (migrant workers) against 0.76 million in 2001 census report. National Planning Commission’s 3 year interim plan 2011-13 has recognized that at least 23 % GDP is contributed by the foreign employment mainly through remittance which is the second biggest contributing sector to Nepal's economy after agriculture in Nepal. The major implementation and policy gaps are:
For safe migration programme, DCA has selected 4 districts i.e. Udaypur, Sunsari, Morang and Bardiya based on the survey of the reports/records of those returnee migrants and potential migrants who receive services from our partners-POURAKHI and WOREC. While providing legal services, counseling, shelters and other support to victim women and Dalit migrant workers, DCA found that there are more than 60 % are from these four districts. Based on this assessment DCA and partners have agreed to have comprehensive awareness, capacity building programs for potential and returnee migrants at community levels from these districts. Also DCA is working closely with District Administration Office (DAO) with information booths. DCA's partners also assessed the data of these DAO information booths for selection of potential VDCs and migrant workers for project implementation. So DCA prioritized to work in these 4 districts (which are also among the 22 districts have recently selected by Department of foreign employment as migration prone districts) as first phase and gradually expand in other unsafe migration prone districts such as Jhapa, Dang, Kanchanpur in future.
In the analysis of 10th plan and current interim plan for 2011-13, the Government recognizes the inflow of remittances amongst the four reasons for poverty reduction in the country. In the current interim plan, in the section under labour management and employment, migrant workers feature in a large way and the objective includes making foreign employment safe and organized. The interim plan recognizes the need to: To provide necessary assistance and protection to workers seeking foreign employment; To make legal and institutional provisions up to date according to the new forms of labor; To increase the access of the women, amongst other marginalized groups. And as a strategic plan interim plans foresees to make timely reforms on legal provisions related to foreign employment, and restructure and strengthen implementing agencies and mechanisms.
18.104.22.168: Linkages with national development plan 2067/68-2069/70 and their sector plans:
The project is planned to directly contribute to the objectives, sectoral plan, strategies, and priority sectors, and quantitative targets outlined in the current 3-year interim national development plan (2011-13) especially in the sector of agriculture and food security (chapter 4.19), disaster management (chapter 6.3), environment and climate change (chapter 6.9), foreign employment ( chapter 4.17.2), Inclusion of excluded groups in development (chapter 7.3) and Gender and Women Empowerment (chapter 7.2). The proposed project ensures complementary support to these sectoral plans of Government of Nepal. Moreover the proposed project will contribute to on-going plans and priorities of concerned ministries such as Agriculture Development Strategies (2013-33), core programmes of ministry of agriculture and development, ministry of home affairs and ministry of local development, ministry of foreign employment and ministry of women etc. Additionally, the Disaster management component of the project will be implemented under the framework of District Disaster Response Committee (DDRC) plans and District Disaster Response and Management Plan (DDRMP), VDRMP developed by ministry of local development of Kailali, Kanchanpur, Kapilbastu, Acchham, Doti etc.
22.214.171.124: Synergy with other govt-donor projects and coordination process to reduce duplication:
From its first phase of the project, DCA and its partners have been coordinating with all related INGOs/NGOs, bilateral donor projects, UN and government agencies at all levels while designing and implementing the project for greater coverage and reducing duplications. Moreover as per the suggestions of and information given by ministry level project facilitation and review committee and CPAC, DCA and its partners have again undertaken coordination meetings with all concerned stakeholders working in the sectors of safe migration in the same working areas such UN women, Helvetas, Care Nepal, World Education and national network of NGOs working in safe migration sector; shared the project activities with them and re-confirmed that there is no duplication at activity level, geographical areas (VDC) and beneficiaries levels. Similarly for resilient livelihood programme/projects, DCA and partners are in regular coordination and contact with DDRC in respective districts, Dpnet, AINTGDM, and UN food security, Right to food network, and other INGOs e.g. Mercy Coprs, Care, Action Aid, DIPECHO partners in Kailali and Kanchanpur, UNICEF in Kapilbastu. This has ensured to reduce duplication and expand coverage.
Moreover the project will develop synergy with the following on-going programmes/projects of the INGOs and bilateral donors and GoN projects/programmes. DCA and partners are in close coordination in following other donor and govt. funded initiatives:
Under Resilient Livelihood and Sustainable Food Security Programme:
Major Tangible/Measurable Activities
Physical Target (year-wise)
Total Tentative Beneficiary
Expected Result 1.1: Sustainable and replicable farm/non-farm climate resilient livelihood models created and promoted to enhance food security of excluded and marginalized communities
(HARDWARE/SERVICE DELIVERY ACTIVITIES)
Baseline study on food security status of target group
5 Dists including Achham, Bajura, Doti
Establishment of farmers field school
5 Dists including Achha, Doti
Establish/Strengthen community-managed seed banks (for seed security and emergency purposes)
5 Dists including Achham, Doti
Promotion of SRI/SWI technology/ models for rice and wheat production
3 Dists of terai
Agriculture Inputs, technology transfer, demonstration plots, and linkages with govt. programmes (e.g. disaster/climate resilient seeds, micro-irrigations, organic fertilizers, technical training and extension services etc)
5 Dists including Achham, Doti
Riverbank protection through plantation/bio-engineering
Matching fund support for structural and non-structural mitigation schemes/works led by CDMC
Establishment of community based early warning systems
Boats support for rescue and relief during disaster in new CDMCs
Provision of rescue materials at district level
Establishment of emergency relief matching funds at VDC levels
Expected Result 1.2: Improved access to livelihood and food security programmes and entitlements of excluded and marginalized communities in food insecure and disaster prone areas through strengthened community based organizations and their alliances
Training on climate resilient farming, Climate Chance Adaptation (CCA)
Community Based Disaster Risk Management refresher trainings for Community Disaster Management Committees (CDMCs)
Mock drills (search and rescue) training for preparedness to disasters
Organizational development support for district CDMC and their network
Cross learning visit of CDMCs
Strengthen institutions/networks of disaster affected communities in targeted VDCs
Expected Result 1.3: Policies and laws regarding food security, natural resource management and disaster risk reduction effectively implemented and realized by resilient communities through strengthened governance and effective response
District level workshop on policy provisions of food security
Media mobilization in the issue of climate change, DRR and food security
Public hearings on government services on agriculture and disaster management
DDC and VDC level coordination and review meetings with stakeholders
Pre-monsoon orientation workshops in Districts and VDCs
Contingency plan workshop /follow up in field
District govt. stakeholders joint field visits
150 govt. officials
District Disaster Risk Management Plan (DDRMP) and VDRMP workshops and plans
300 govt./non govt. officials
Best practice publications and dissemination
15,000 HHs, 500 stakeholders
Capacity building of local CBOs, civil societies and partners on resilient livelihood, CCA and governance, OD etc
Under Safe Migration Programme:
(TANGIBLE/HARDWARE and SOFTWARE ACTIVITIES)
Physical Targets (year-wise)
Tentative Total Beneficiaries
Expected Result 2.1: Migrant workers are empowered to take informed decision for safe foreign employment and access government services and entitlements (TANGIBLE ACTIVITIES)
Community based events on awareness on safe migration targeting at least 8000 target beneficiaries.
4 dists ( Bardiya, Udaypur, Sunsari, Morang)
Information dissemination on safe migration through information booths in collaboration with DAO offices
Radio programs (fortnightly) in Nepali and Maithali/Bhojpuri languages to disseminate information on safe migration
(POURAKHI only for 2013, WOREC for 5 years for eastern teria)
100,000 potential migrants/family members
55 dists for 2013, only 3-5 eastern terai dists from 2014-17
Paralegal and counseling support to at least 1000 distressed WMWs
Hotline service and referral services for survivors (victimized migrant workers) for shelter, medical support
Direct relief support (shelter, medical, legal & psychosocial counseling) to survivor/victims of migration - 200 persons
Facilitate to access compensation package of foreign employment trust fund for affected migrant workers
4 districts/national level
Formation of 10 Village Radio Listeners' clubs
10 listeners clubs
Three Day Training on safe migration to 50 returnee WMWs and CSOs.
Public Awareness (celebrations of 16th June & 18 December)
4 districts and National
Expected Result 2.2: Strengthened civil society organisations to promote safe migration and effective implementation of related policies for women and men migrant workers (SOFTWARE TYPES ACTIVITIES)
Week long campaign during international Migrants rights Day-5 events at national level and 15 events at district level
IEC materials develop and dissemination - 2 types (poster - 2000 copies and booklet - 2000 copies
Refresher Training/ Orientation sessions on safe migration
Capacity building of target groups and workshops with stakeholders on migration policies and gaps- 25 events (500 persons)
Policy Dialogue and Advocacy at district level on policy implementation
Lobby and advocacy with stakeholders on migrants policy implementation, entitlements issues at district level - 25 meetings
Under Participation in Accountable Governance Programme:
Expected Result 3.1 The enabling environment and leadership capacity of discriminated women is enhanced for furthering their participation in decision making processes and structures
(TANGIBLE, HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TYPES ACTIVITIES)
Capacity building trainings of women leaders from madhesi, Muslim and dalits on leadership skills, public speaking and advocacy-10 events (300 persons)
Radio Awareness Raising Program (fortnightly in local languages) on inclusion, gender budgeting and accountable governance - 10000(HHs) in Nepali and local languages
Establishment of resource centre for women leadership development
Public hearing on local acts, provision of gender budgeting and 33% representation of the women -Five events in village level (1000 HHs/VDC).
Training to the group members, leaders/members of political parties and social institutions on inclusion and governance
Advocacy for implementation of Inclusion Policies of govt., political parties and social institutions -12 events (200 person)
Interaction with government stakeholders at village and district level- Six events
Community Action Group formation: 6 Group (120) women
180 women HHs
Group mobilization - 18 women group (450 women)
18 women groups
Leadership & Political empowerment trainings- District Level: 2 events (50 women);VDC Level : 12 events : (350 women)
350 women leaders
Study on Dalit women's status on local governance- 1 event
Lobby visits for Dalit women inclusion -36 events,
Develop the plan for inclusion in governance for submission to govt.
Expected Result 3.2 Dalits and other excluded groups have increased participation within govt and social institutions contributing towards the elimination of all forms of discrimination, including caste
Gender and Social Inclusion sensitization training to social/cultural leaders and govt. stakeholders and political leaders.
Formation and strengthening of VDC level Network, ward citizen forums promoted by local govt.
23 networks /forums
IEC Campaign for awareness on Dalit rights
Training on inclusion, governance and democracy to target groups.
Civic Education Classes for Dalit Community
Capacity building of community groups/activists on govt. procedures and systems.
Public Service commission and other govt. service examination preparation classes and orientations to Dalits women/men.
Leadership training to community leaders, networks
500 Dalit leaders
Establish dialogue center for interaction on inclusion and governance issues (District level)
1 Dialogue centre
Awareness Raising orientation workshop on government law & policies (Such as Untouchability act and other related acts and Policies) to target groups
Monitoring and documentation of the Dalit Rights violations
Radio Programs for media advocacy for awareness generation on policies related to inclusion and participation in Nepali and local languages
Participatory compliance monitoring of VDC and National level grant/ Budget
Publication of Dalit Rights Violation and inclusion
Coordination and lobbying visits with govt. and related line agencies
Election Campaign for Dalit inclusion
16 times National and Local level
Promote access to govt. entitlements and social services schemes for Dalits
Capacity building of target groups and stakeholders on Dalit rights and acts
Awareness on Dalit rights and entitlements
Expected Result 3.3 Women and men human rights activities/defenders and their organisations are capacitated and protected through increased recognition from the state and its human rights institutions with relevant laws and policies
(TANGIBLE AND SOFTWARE TYPES ACTIVITIES)
Organize national training/conference of HR activists/WHRDs
Kailali, Banke, Morang, Kathmandu
Capacity development of local HRDs
Establish a help desk at regional level
Emergency support including rescue/relief of HRDs at risk
Monitor the situation of HRDs in the districts
Kailali, Banke, Morang, Kathmandu
Disseminate the situation of HRDs through INSEC periodic publications and via national radio/community FMs
Interaction/Workshops among policy makers, government agencies, political parties and HRDs
Coordination with NHRC along with other human rights organizations
Major Total Expected Outputs of Projects:
5.2.2 Project Objectives:
Contribute to poverty reduction of the poorest and vulnerable communities from highly food insecure and disaster affected areas of Nepal through resilient livelihood, safe migration and empowerment.
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