Himalayan Community Resource Development Centre (HCRDC), Kalikot
Address : Manma VDC -5, Kalikot
Phone:- 087-440186; Mobile:- 9848301350
1. BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE ORGANIZATION.
Himalayan Community Resource Development Centre (HCRDC), Kalikot is an independent, non governmental, non for profit making, equal opportunity organization founded with the prime aim of socio-economic development of pro-poor and women, marginalized and excluded groups and communities in the district and the nation as a whole. It is being run and promoted by well qualified, experienced, adroit and highly devoted members from different backgrounds promising to develop the rural areas and population through maximum utilization of locally available resources. Indeed, it is the platform for likeminded people who have their interest on rural development.
The practice of resource development and promotion is possible only through heartily and meaningful participation of community itself and sustainable social and resource development won’t be accomplished unless the community rights are taken as their fundamental rights. Similarly, social justice cannot be delivered as well. Realizing this bitter reality of this area, a group of youths having the relevant experiences and believes that every philosophy comes across, formed this organization with the collective efforts. The organization HCRDC has been registered at District Administration Office, Kalikot in 2060/02/15 B.S. and affiliated with Social welfare Council, Kathmandu in same year.
Since its establishment , it has been involving in various aspects of community development activities such as Agriculture, Livestock, Environment, Water Supply and Sanitation, Rural Development, Skills Enhancement Trainings, Community Based Participatory Development, Income Generation & Income generation based Infrastructure Development, Capacity Building, Social Mobilization, Awareness Building, Tourism Promotion, Health, Nutrition, and good governance promotion Sectors. The organization has given a special emphasis to uplift the socio-economic conditions of the disadvantaged and marginalized people residing in rural settings of the district and the country. HCRDC aspires in achieving its goal through practical implementation of various rural development programs and carrying out researches.
Ensure self-reliant and inclusive society for the prosperous and sustainable development of Nepal.
Improve the quality of life of the poor, oppressed and marginalized section of the rural society by encouraging and responding to their self-initiatives.
5.3 Goals :
To increase access to basic needs; improving socio-economic status and livelihoods of the targeted community.
The overall objective is to reduce poverty by improving social and economic condition of the target beneficiaries through agro-based income generating activities, including forestry. The specific objectives comprise:
· Bring about sustainable human resource development in harmony with the local environment, tradition and culture.
· Help reduce poverty among the rural communities and to boost sustainable development.
· Create awareness towards health and sanitation issues among the rural people and prevent environment degradation.
· Initiate women in decision-making in every development aspects.
· Link coordination with local government organizations, NGO/INGOs for development initiation.
· Implement action research projects and evaluate them for replication to the other areas.
· Launch the different program especially targeted to the obscured hilly area’s people and community.
· Launch the program of self employment and income generation for targeted class people.
· Make Enable subsided, poor and monitories with their mobilization for resource management.
· Launch the program targeted to woman like women's Right and gender equality and also to make them educated so as to make them sound economically as well as socially.
· Launch the program related to children like their Right and Development.
· Launch the program to inoculate and use the natural resources bio diversity and cultural heritage.
· Invoke and mobilize the local community to control and protect the local environment which is being polluted.
· Improve the public health and natural environment by enhancing the approaches the alternative energy based on local resources.
· Help to development the technology as per surrounding geography and environment.
· Launch different program for the improvement of the nutrition status.
· Create employment and self employment opportunities to the rural poor at local levels in the district.
· Undertake massive awareness campaigns against domestic violence, violence against women, prostitution and trafficking in the district.
· Commercially promote the Non- Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) through establishment of collection and processing centers.
· Make the rural community self reliant through implementation of modern agricultural technologies in the country.
· Assist in building prosperous society through abolition of evil social tradition and superstition in the country.
· Commercialize the agriculture in remote Himalayan region without disturbing the harmony of natural environment and natural resource.
· Launch the different sustainable programmes on agro-forestry.
5.6 Principles of the Organization
· Local Human Resource Development (LHRD) at grass root level as village level technical cadre to deliver the services to the poor majority.
· Own research farm for the technology test and production to support income generation enterprises.
· Action research with the participation of the farmers for the socio-economic verification of any IGAs.
· Holistic approach for increasing income with due consideration of the system as whole, i.e. use of all potential IGAs for reducing poverty of the rural poor
· Local contribution is mandatory. Nothing-free concept for ownership development.
· HCRDC only support the local initiatives. The local people do not take programs imposed by the external agencies because real needs are not identified. HCRDC’s programs are clearly the participatory and based on the bottom up approach.
HCRDC’s overall strategy aims at incorporating the principles of deprived group and communities focus, their participation, and deprived group centeredness, and gender equity, rights of deprived groups, environmental sustainability and empowerment of deprived groups. The specific strategies include:
· Involving community members in project identification, planning, implementation and evaluation through participatory approach.
· Mobilization of local resources and training the rural community to build their skills.
· Train the rural community to blend indigenous with modern technology.
· Learning from experience gained from successful programmes and projects.
· Dissemination of the learning, knowledge and experience thus gained
The overall development of deprived groups cannot be achieved without their active participation. In this regard, HCRDC focuses on deprived groups so that with appropriate opportunities, support and disciplined guidance; they will be self able to participate in their development activities. Their communicative as well as problem solving skills will increase their confidence. HCRDC considers empowerment of deprived groups of people as an important strategy, which will enable them to defend their rights. Thus, they become the key role players in their own development.
In order to incorporate deprived groups centeredness, HCRDC provides settings where deprived groups of people can be more effective in meeting their needs for themselves. The strategy of the organization is to nurture initiative, self organization, local resource control and self-reliance with the current context of development promotion.
Participatory processes are being utilized by HCRDC in organized efforts so as to increase control over resources and movements of those who have been excluded from such control. Local ownership and control over resources are important focal points of HCRDC enabling the deprived and marginalized groups of people to control the resources that shape their livelihoods.
Persistent gender inequalities hinder development, especially for girls and women. HCRDC incorporates gender equity as a critical element of its strategy by creating sensitivity and awareness of gender issues in the economic, social and legal spheres. Gender equity is also incorporated in program portfolios, organizational growth and management aspects.
Championing the rights of deprived groups of people is an important strategy for HCRDC. They have rights to social, economic and cultural development. In order to ascertain that deprived groups of people have the freedom to enjoy their basic rights, this organization advocates on their behalf to create responsiveness to their needs, problems and talents. HCRDC aims to facilitate the involvement of deprived groups of people in the process of their own development by giving voice to the voiceless.
Conduct action research and implement development projects focusing on the poorest of the poor and deprived groups of people by mobilization of local resources through effective implementation of pro-poor activities.
Raise awareness, enhance local capacity and develop social capital of poorest of the poor and deprived groups through social mobilization process to enable people to be organized for collective action, by pooling resources and building solidarity.
5.8 Areas of Work
A. Social Mobilization and Awareness
• Social inclusion and Gender Equity
• Saving and Credit
• Anti-girl Trafficking
• Child Rights, Woman Rights and Human Rights
• Conflict Resolution
• Water and Environmental Sanitation
• Good governance
• Financial Management
B. Capacity Building
• Para-vet training
• Village Agriculture Technician ( VAT) training
• Group Management Training
• Cooperative Management and strengthening training
• Leadership development training
• Income Generation and Skill development Trainings
• Social Accountability Development trainings
C. Income Generation
Ø Agriculture based
• Vegetable Production
• Cereals and legumes Seed Production
• Ginger production
• Mushroom cultivation
• Lease-land Intervention (for landless only)
• Micro-irrigation (treadle pumps and STWs)
• Infra structure support for agriculture production and marketing
• Bee keeping, Fisheries, Poultry, Goat , Pig and Livestock Production and Management
Ø Off-farm and Marketing activities (handicrafts, grocery shops etc.)
D. Natural Resource Management and Disaster Risk Reduction
• Agro forestry and Livelihood Improvement
• NTFP and Farm/Community Forestry
• Nurseries Establishment
• Bioengineering and Plantation
• Awareness on disaster risk reduction.
• Tourism based awareness and infrastructure development
• Home stay
5.9 Areas of Expertise
We also have experience of working with in sectoral approaches-many of our consultants and associates have individual areas of expertise on:
· Tourism promotion
· Livelihoods & security
· Rights-based approaches
· Anti-trafficking and gender based violence
· Advocacy and
· Disability as a right issue
5.10 Working approaches
HCRDC believes on following approach on planning, implementation and follow up of the community based development works.
a. Group approach
Collective efforts work well than the individual. HCRDC believes on group approach while implementing any development activities. The steps of group approach involve the following.
• Self help group (SHGs) formation
• Inclusion of women , ethnic group and minority caste
• Group mobilization (planning, regular meeting, fund collection, involvement on material procurement and transportation, construction, evaluation and operation and maintenance)
• Group strengthening and capacity buildings.
• Social accountability and awareness activities.
b. Community based approach (CBA)
Every project is implemented as per the need, interest and demand of the community.
c. Participatory approach
People’s participation on project planning, user’s group formation and mobilization, action plan preparation, implementation, monitoring, follow-up and in the phase over process is mandatory. Participation on financial contribution and involvement on resource collection and mobilization promotes the ownership filling towards the project and enhance the sustainability.
d. Collaborative/partnership approach
HCRDC intends to work in collaborative approach with CBO/LNGO and line agencies for developing and implementation of the project to meet the common goal.
e. Co-ordination and linkages approach
HCRDC establishes a strong linkage mechanism and coordination with the concerned stakeholders, collaborative organizations, line agencies and monitoring institutions to meet the objective of the project. It will help to avoid the duplication and creates a helping situation while implementing the project.
f. Inclusion approach
HCRDC intends for the inclusion of gender and ethnic minorities for the implementation of the community development activities. Proportional participation of ethnic minority helps for the coherence of the unity in a users group. It minimizes the conflict and promotes people’s participation. We believe on the mainstreaming of the gender and ethnic minorities for promoting sustainability of the project. Hence, empowering women and ethnic minorities in is very important to enhance the service demanding capacity from the service provider.
g. Right based approach (RBA)
Public awareness is needed for empowering the community people and involving in the mainstream of development. HCRDC believes that it is possible only from public awareness campaign during project preparation, development and implementation by means of media advertising, community sensitization, non- formal education, trainings, meetings and personal communication.
h. Sustainable development approach
It involves mobilization of local resources and innovations, development of local technical cadre, social mobilization and institutional development and long run technical support.
i. Anti-corruption and anti–fraud approach
Corruption and fraud creates conflicts in the community and they are illegal. HCRDC will maintain transparency on financial, information and planning of the project. We believe, on the anti fraud approach.
j. Anti social evil approach
The staffs and members of HCRDC are committed not to involve on social evils e.g. gambling, alcohol drinking etc in the community and will encourage the user’s group members and community people on these manners. They will carry out only the activities that are locally and socially acceptable.
k. Conflict resolution approach
HCRDC will involve on finding the root causes of conflicts in a community while implementing the community based activities and try to solve the potential disputes before it arose. We belief building understanding to each other, interaction will minimize the conflicts. Arbitration between two parties and individual may be needed. All these can build peace and harmony in a community.
l. Legal but not political approach
HCRDC will follow the current act, rule and regulation of the government of Nepal. We do not believe on anti legal activities while implementing a project. We will try not to organize the user’s group politically.
m. Flexibility approach
HCRDC will be flexible on incorporating any need based demand. Rigidity in the program may lead to conflicts. However, the flexibility or change in the plan may held with the consensus of the concerning agencies.
2. ONGOING AND ACCOMPLISHED PROGRMME BY THE NGO
3. INTERNAL RESOURCES OF THE ORGANIZATION
· Membership fees
· Donation & charity
· Income generation activities
· Grants provided by the working VDCs
· Overheads of implementing various development programs.
4. WORKING STAFFS