Who We Are?

LEGAL STATUS:

Parivartan Nepal is a non-governmental organization (NGO) working established in 2007. It is committed to contribute to sustainable development through conservation and promotion of local means and resources, skill and technologies. Parivartan Nepal was registered (# 1,131 dated 2007.12.26) at District Administration Office, Makawanpur district. It is affiliated (# 24,374 dated 2008.01.29) with Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu and NGO Federation, Nepal.

VISION/MISSION:

To help vulnerable communities of Nepal for transferring into resilient and vibrant societies

GOAL:

To help for poverty reduction, sustainable development and social justice of marginal communities through meaningful participation of people, conservation and utilization of local skills, knowledge and technologies including agricultural bio-diversity.

OBJECTIVES:

The overall objective of Parivartan Nepal is to contribute to poverty reduction by providing the target groups with opportunities for harnessing their development potentials though their increased access to required services and resources. The specific objectives are to:

(i)          help local communities in conserving and promoting agro- biodiversity and its sustanable uses,

(ii)  promote organic farming including research and development,

(iii) facilitate the target beneficiaries in harnessing local resources, indigenous knowledge, skills, technologies and cultures for improving their socio-economic status,

(iv) contribute in sustainable peace and development by bringing economically, socially and politically backward communities in development mainstream,

(v) enhance capacity of local institutions, self-help groups, community-based organizations and others for ensuring their effective involvement in community development,

(vi) assist local communities for having and extenstion of basic social services such as education, health, drinking water and sanitation etc.

 WORKING STRATEGIES

Broadly speaking, the working strategies of Parivartan Nepal include:

(i)  conduct of research, training, development project/ program implementation, seminars/workshops, advocacy and publication;

(ii) formation and mobilization of agro-biodiversity resource centers/networks, users groups, women’s groups and other self-help groups at local and area levels;

(iii) partnership with local stakeholders in sharing resources and information for the execution of project/programs;

(iv) capacity enhancement of target groups and service providers including human resources of Parivatan Nepal;

(iv) social mobilization and use of participatory and social accountability tools in information collection, planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of development project/programs,

(iv) establishment of working coordination and linkages with local bodies, line agencies, civil society organizations and other self help groups,

(v) sensitive to environment protection, gender equity and social inclusions in all activities, and

(vi) focus on mobilization of youths in all activities.

BROAD PRIORITY AREAS/THEMES:

   Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation,

   Environment, Agro Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation,

   Sustainable and environment friendly agriculture system,

   Promotion and Sustainable uses of Agricultural Biodiversity,

   Strengthening Rural Economy,

   Promotion of gender equity and social inclusion,

   Strengthening Community Based Organizations, and

   Development of basic social services.

 HUMAN RESOURCES:

Parivartan Nepal has a team of professional staffs and consultants who are represented from various discipline such as economics, sociology, engineering, agriculture scientist etc. It also has maintained a roaster of experienced technical and non-technical professionals who are involved in the projects/programs as and when needed.

PROGRAM COVERAGE:

Parivartan Nepal is currently working in Sarlahi district and Makawanpur district of Nepal in direct partnership with the targeted communities focusing on its broad priority areas/themes. Presently, around 6,000 households are benefiting from its programs.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Parivartan Nepal has achieved commendable results in the areas of River Bank Conservation, Soil and Water Conservation, Promotion of Organic Farming, and Seed Security and Diversity. Some of them include the following:

+  A total of 5,822 hectares of river bank land from 13 rivers and their rivulets is brought under conservation in Sindhuli, Sarlahi and Makawanpur districts of Nepal. Out of this, 524 hectares of land is already used for cultivation purpose. More than 400,000 saplings of different species of perennial plants are planted and more than 1,000 kilograms of seeds of different varieties of fodder trees were sowed.

+  Chhatiwan of Makawanpur District was declared as Open Grazing Restricted VDC in 2013.  It has planned to extend this program to other remaining VDCs of Makawanpur district in the future. This innovative and unique concept of river bank and Chure conservation and management was pioneered by Parivartan Nepal in Nepal.

+  Promotion of Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT), gully control, conservation ponds, digging of trenches for accelerating infiltration, plantation and open grazing control are some of the interventions for soil and water            conservation program. It is initiated in four communities of Sarlahi and Makawanpur districts. It is spread in around 150 hectares of slopped land. More than 100,000 saplings are transplanted which include bamboo grass, bamboo and fruit saplings.

+  More than 4,000 farming households are adopting organic farming practices in project VDCs.

+  Participatory Varietal Selection, Participatory Plant Breeding, Community based Seed Production and Community Seed Banking helped a lot in enhancing seed security. More than 500 farming households in seed banking and around 200 households in producing seeds of major crops like paddy, wheat, maize, soybean and mustard. Similarly, diversity kit, PVS, PPB and diversity block helped in maintaining and increasing crop and varietal diversity. Communities are mobilized for conservation of endangered species of different crops.

+  Four field gene banks of taro, yam, banana, mango and litchi are maintained.

+  Promoted 20 cooperatives includes savings & credit and Organic Agriculture and are in well operation.

+  Supported to built/renovate 20 small irrigation systems that provide irrigation facility to around1300 hectors of land.

+  Supported to built 791 tapstand and 34 deep wells and provided drinking water for 4,167 households.

            Parivatan Nepal has been provided with letters of appreciation and rewards on various occasions for its commendable contribution to the community for their sustainable development by Kathmandu based Nepal Children Organization and Agriculture Business Promotion Center and Makawanpur district based District Forest Office, District Development Committee; Village Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Coordination Committee,  NGO Federation of Nepal etc. 

NETWORKS:

ã   Active member of NGO Federation of Nepal,

ã   Founder member of NABIC Nepal (Networks for Agro  biodiversity Conservation in Nepal)

ã          Founder Member of Food Rights Networks Makawanpur, Nepal

For Further Information

P.O. Box No. 15, Sanopokhara, Hetauda – 5

Phone:  977 (0) 57-523140; Fax: 977 (0) 57-525990

Email: parivartan@ntc.net.np; info@parivartannepal.org.np

URL/Web:  www.parivartannepal.org.np