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ActionAid International Nepal (AAIN) is an international development organisation founded in the United Kingdom in 1972 and registered as global organisation in Hague, the Netherlands in September 2003. The AA International Secretariat is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. ActionAid is a secular and non-political organisation working with over nine million of the poorest people in the developing world in over 43 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is committed to improving the quality of life of the poorest and the most marginalised people so that they can live a life of dignity. AAIN has been working in Nepal since 1982.

Kidasha is a UK-registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of marginalised and vulnerable children in Western Nepal. Kidasha vision is a world where all children have equality of opportunity. It work to ensure the protection, wellbeing and development of the most excluded children and to reduce the impact of social injustice on families and communities. Kidasha do this by improving access to health and education for mothers and children, and providing protection and support for children outside of family care. Kidasha has been working in Nepal under agreement with the Social Welfare Council since 1997.

Oxfam was originally founded in 1942 and works with poor people regardless of race or religion in their struggle against hunger, disease, exploitation and poverty. Programmes blend community level work with research and analysis to find more effective solutions to addressing poverty and injustice. Oxfam works with communities and networks of allies to influence policy formulation and implementation.

WaterAid is an international non-profit organisation that was first set up as a response to the UN International Drinking Water & Sanitation decade (1981–1990). WaterAid works in 27 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year with clean water, safe toilets and hygiene education. WaterAid works with local partners to help communities make toilets and taps accessible to all, and uses its experience and research to influence decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services.

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. We believe in the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights. Formerly known as the BBC World Service Trust, BBC Media Action currently works in 24 countries using all forms of media to inform, connect and empower. Our projects reach more than 200 million people worldwide. As part of its work to encourage dialogue and debate in Nepal, BBC Media Action produces the TV and radio debate programme Sajha Sawal which has recently broadcast its 344th episode. Sajha Sawal gives people, particularly those from traditionally marginalised groups, a chance to question their leaders and make them accountable.

HelpAge International Nepal is an advocacy-based organisation that promotes Active Ageing in Nepal through active participation of Older People in Nepal to enhance and secure their lives through active participation in developmental activities under Sustainable Livelihoods, DRR, Health, Social Protection, and Advocacy.

International Alert works to support national and international actors to build the long-term conditions for, as well as address short-term blockages to, sustainable development in Nepal. In doing so our objectives are: To support accessible and accountable provision of community safety and justice that is responsive to the needs and concerns of local communities, including those of women and youth; To enable equitable economic growth for the promotion of sustainable development; To strengthen local capacities for development in Nepal, including within the Government of Nepal, NGOs, business sector and the media.

Plan is an international, child-centred development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliation. Child sponsorship is the basic foundation of the organisation. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries
through a process that unities people across cultures and adds meaning and values to their lives by:

  • Enabling deprived children, their families and communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies,
  • Building relationships to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries,
  • Promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children.

Practical Action is a UK based charity organisation established in 1966 with the objective of reducing poverty through wider use of appropriate technologies in developing countries. It supports the efforts of poor women and men to improve their livelihoods by providing appropriate technology options, associated information, knowledge and skills, and the capacity to organise and use all these to get more control over their lives and livelihoods. Its Head Office is in the UK and has overseas offices in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Renewable World is a registered charity working with local partners in Africa, Asia and Central America to tackle poverty through enabling the provision of small-scale, sustainable renewable energy systems (solar, wind, hydro and biogas) for remote, off-grid communities.

The mission of Restless Development is to place young people at the forefront of change and development.

Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. It works with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. Saferworld uses this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace.

Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency with more than 40 years’ experience. It works in over 50 countries worldwide, in partnership with local NGOs and other agencies, supporting projects and programmes to tackle the causes and consequences of poverty, through integrating the approaches of community development, disaster response and recovery, disaster risk reduction and advocacy.

The Blueberry Hill Charitable Trust (BHCT) aims to improve the livelihoods of mountain communities through sustainable access to finance linked with appropriate livelihood opportunities and local institutional strengthening. We promote systemic private sector development in the rural and remote hills and mountains of Nepal, and extend access to formal financial services to low-income households and micro enterprises by bringing together local communities and financial service providers. BHCT is currently implementing Samriddha Pahad Project in Taplejung district, and SAFAL Project funded by DFID in Ilam, Panchthar, Doti, Dadeldhura, Achaam and Bajura districts.

The Esther Benjamin Trust (EBT-N), a United Kingdom based non-government organisation set up originally to help and rescue children sold in Indian Circuses, displaced into India or abandoned on streets. Established in 1999, EBT had rescued many children who were trafficked to Indian circuses and currently providing safe home in Nepal for rescued children to allow them continue with their academic and/or vocational training and to re-establish their lives free from future trafficking. EBT initiated new strategic objectives through its implementation partner organisations to provide support through the provision of family based care, whilst continuing efforts to stop trafficking and to provide home care for the small minority of children for whom it is not possible to return to their families.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, WorldVision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

The aim of doctors for Nepal is to improve healthcare in rural Nepal by empowering impoverished students to serve as doctors in their isolated rural communities by:

  • providing scholarships to impoverished Nepalese students
  • supporting rural healthcare projects
  • providing a student elective programme
  • providing students with books and laptops
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