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VSO Nepal Secure Livelihoods. Programme Area Plan 2012-2014. Aim. Increased off- and-on-farm livelihoods options and food and income security for poor and marginalised people specially women, in a way that is compatible with the environment and adapts and develops climate change resilience.

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Vso nepal secure livelihoods

VSO NepalSecure Livelihoods

Programme Area Plan

2012-2014


Aim

  • Increased off- and-on-farm livelihoods options and food and income security for poor and marginalised people specially women, in a way that is compatible with the environment and adapts and develops climate change resilience.


  • Maintain peace

  • Capacity and Accountability


Outcome 1 increased food productivity with improved and more diversified income
Outcome-1: Increased food productivity with improved and more diversified income

  • Households reporting an increase in agriculture/ food production of households

  • Households reporting an increase in disposable income

  • Households reporting access to food with higher nutritional value (e.g. meat)

  • # of new income- generating initiatives

  • Retention of young men (who would ordinarily migrate) in their communities, and the impact on family well being in the hinterland;


Outcome 2: more diversified incomeIncreased access and control by poor and marginalised women over important livelihood resources, and women’s rights are recognised and valued

  • Women reporting increased number of productive resources that they have access to and control of

  • # of property owned and controlled by women (land, house, livestock)

  • Women reporting increased skills and confidence in their livelihood initiatives

  • Increase number of women groups (farmer, saving credit, cooperative etc)

  • % of women representatives in the local government bodies and meaningfully participating in various development activities.

  • # of well established and active regional/national women livelihood networks

  • # of meetings with policy makes on women related issues.


Outcome 3: Increased capacity and accountability among government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Partners report increased management and organizational capacity to deliver livelihood services

  •  Communities have means and ways to keep local government accountable

  •  Communities report active engagement with government on issues affecting their livelihoods and communities (# of meetings)

  •   Community representatives participate in policy decision making at VDCs, district level

  •  # numbers of advocacy networks established and actively advocating with govt on livelihood issues

  •  # numbers of policies dialogue with authorities and change/effective implementation of policies.

  •  Number of campaigns launched

  •  Number of supporters (individuals and organisations)


Outcome 4: government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.Sustainable practises (e.g. farming) are followed and communities are able to adapt to climate change

  • Communities reporting an increase in use of environmentally friendly livelihood methods

  • People reporting greater knowledge on environmental and climate change issues in post-training tests.

  • # of people capable of and are articulating/ advocating climate change and environmental issues relevant to their communities.


Outcome 5 effective livelihood resources management framework is in place to maintain peace
Outcome 5: government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.Effective livelihood resources management framework is in place to maintain peace.

  • Increase in the number of community assets and income as reported by beneficiaries

  • Increased % of community controlled assets/property 

  • Effected communities report lower levels of conflict/dispute  

  • #of disputes / conflicts addressed or solved 

  • # of negotiation meetings held


Reach
Reach government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Direct intermediate beneficiaries: 1,500

  • community para agriculturists/ technical assistants, extension workers (120), staff of partners, board members (80), national volunteers/ interns etc (60), members of sectoral organisation, women organisation, VDC/ district staff, committee members, forest users groups (1,240)

  • Direct ultimate beneficiaries (services): 7,500

  • Poor and disadvantaged women and men particularly the Dalits, ethnic communities and disabled men and women, and girls.

  • Direct ultimate beneficiaries (policy change) 27,000

  • 6 strategic partners x 5 VDCs @ 900 population

  • Indirect beneficiaries : 7,500 X 4.7= 35,000


Range of interventions
Range of Interventions government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Long Term and Short Term Volunteers

  • Diaspora

  • Youth

  • Workshops, Trainings

  • Advocacy, Campaigning (Community Actors, CA members supported by Long Term Advocacy Advisor and PolVols)

  • Networking/Coordination

  • Exchange and Study Tours

  • Research

  • Community Action project to develop response strategy


Activities
Activities government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Workshop and training to partner organizations and its beneficiaries: Civic Rights and Awareness, Organic farming, Climate change mitigation, DRR, Food habit /nutrition, Rain water harvesting

    • IG activities (skills and managerial) training: Strengthen community groups (Micro-finance, Cooperative, Village tourism, Seed bank, entrepreneurship etc)

  • Strengthen/establishment of networks among the stakeholders, Partners delivery livelihoods projects to communities (Small Grants)

  • Lobbying and Advocacy: Training on rights based approach and practices, Access and control over natural resources, Rights to information, Budget analysis, Existing policies and procedures

    • Campaign on policies issues

    • Value Chains Research

  • Mobilization of youth

  • Learning and exchange visit


Volunteer planning
Volunteer Planning government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.


M & E government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Baseline data collection

  • Includes annual beneficiary count

  • Includes annual assessment against standardised quality standards

  • Annual partnership review

  • Annual programme area review

  • Final programme evaluation

  • Social audit


Risk and mitigation
Risk and Mitigation government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.


Thank you government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.


  • T government and NGO service providers and greater inclusion of marginalized people in decision making related to livelihood issues.

  • Thank you


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