Development cooperation ,28.06.2013

Livelihood and Environmental Awareness Project Extension Phase


The extension phase is necessary for achieving sustainability of the mobilization processes started during 2010-2012. The established women's groups will be continued, but at the same time also other community based thematic groups will be strengthened, such as water users groups and community forest users groups. Women's participation in elections and local government will be promoted by training. In the environmental health component the financial support will be geared more towards ultrapoor households. They will benefit from EcoSan toilet components and smokeless stove components provided by the project. For other beneficiaries support will be mainly technical advice and training for ensuring the proper location and construction of toilets, their maintenance and utilization of urine and compost in organic farming. This component will be coordinated with the VDC and District level water, sanitation and hygiene coordination committees' work aiming at Open Defecation Free Devichaur. The technical inputs are integrated with preventive health awareness through the Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV) who will continue to be capacitated. The income generation activities (IGA) will be continued and experiences from pilot projects disseminated within Devichaur. Training, providing microloans and facilitating the services and financing from District offices will be used to obtain the goal of poverty alleviation, with women's role as the main cross-cutting aspect. The environmental sustainability of the new IGA products will be ensured taking into consideration climate change resilience such as erosion risk mitigation.


  • 2013: 56 665 €
  • 2014: 56 331 €
  • 2015: 45 671 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Basic drinking water supply and basic sanitation 50%
  • Education and training in water supply and sanitation 50%

Special target group

  • women
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Mikkelin kehitysmaayhdistys ry , KEMA (Mikkeli Association for Sustainable Development) in cooperation with CODEF, Nepal



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