World Food Programme for the Social Safety Net Project on Improving Food Security, Livelihoods and Nutrition in Nepal (PRRO) Project

PROJECT LOCATION Dailekh
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 14
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Winrock International
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 5
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 70
START DATE (Month/Year) April 2011
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) August 2011
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES US $ 27,300
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Bharat P. Upadhyay, Executive Director, is responsible for overall implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities on behalf of CEAPRED. Mr. Nirmal Aryal, Finance Manager is responsible for sub-contract fund management and Mr. Dipak Khanal, Agriculture Officer is responsible for overall implementaion, supervision and monitoring of the project activities at field.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The Mid-West region of Nepal is characterized by poor access to markets and economic opportunities and minimal provision of basic government services, leading to low health and education indicators. These adversities, often experienced with stark differences along lines of caste/ethnic/gender and geographic isolation, are a significant threat to the country's peace process and development. Education and training opportunities to foster economic growth must take into account and correct these inequities if they are to mitigate - not exacerbate - further conflict.

This program will increase food security, reduce malnutrition and improve household environment among vulnerable communities in the district through creation of productive assets including multiple use water services, fish ponds, and terraces. The program will build on tested and proven approaches and previous successful collaboration between Winrock International and WFP.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Improve short term food security by providing a safety net for the most vulnerable communities (SO3)
  • Foster improved community resilience through the creation of productive assets and energy and agricultural/livelihood training (SO3)
  • Reduce the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children less than five years of age (SO1)