Rural Village Water Resources Management Project
Improving livelihoods in Sudurpashchim and Karnali Provinces in Nepal
RVWRMP was a multilateral project funded by the Government of Nepal, the European Union, and the Government of Finland. The project area was located in Sudurpaschim and Karnali Provinces of Nepal. The Project began in 2006. Phase III started in 2016 and was completed in November 2022.
The Completion Report covering Phase III - and including many of the experiences and lessons learned from Phases I and II - is available here.
Our mission was to work with locals and municipal governments to achieve 100% Access to Safe Drinking Water Supply and Basic Sanitation. We also worked to improve Nutrition and Rural Livelihoods of local people by providing Home Gardens, Income Generation Assistance and by Developing Local Cooperatives.
The project developed renewable energy sources for the people living in the poorest areas of Nepal, with a focus on Micro Hydropower, Improved Cooking Stoves and Improved Water Mills. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction were integrated into all project activities. We worked closely with the Rural Municipality Administration and stakeholders for sustainable WASH governance as well as agriculture and nature based economic development.
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Local Ownership, Transparency and Accountability have been core values of the project. They were integrated into all project modalities, activities, and implementation efforts. Our aim was to sensitise the population regarding the harmful menstruation taboos practised locally (Chhaupadi) and change behaviours in order to support Dignified Menstruation Management.
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