Online Training Events during Covid-19 Lockdown:
Since the lockdown declaration in April 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic, NIRC is conducting series of online training events on Grant Proposal Writing, Research Paper Writing, Qualitative Data Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation and Academic Paper Writing. So far, we have already completed 23 training events in the course of 4 months with over 1100 interested individuals participating in these events.
Grant Proposal Writing Training:
NIRC has already conducted 8 batches of 2-day training on Grant Proposal Writing as a public event. Likewise, we have also conducted training on proposal writing to various other organizations such as World Vision International Nepal, Mercy Corps Nepal and Kamal Rural Municipality based in Jhapa, Province 1.
Monitoring and Evaluation Training:
NIRC has conducted 2 batches of training on Monitoring and Evaluation discussing about various M and E frameworks, indicators and targets.
Qualitative Data Analysis Training:
A Qualitative Data Analysis training was organized by NIRC on September 14 and 15, 2019. The training was facilitated by Dr Kapil Dahal, Lecturer at Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University.
Quantitative Data Analysis Training:
Quantitative Data Analysis (using SPSS) training was organized by NIRC on May 25 and 26, 2019. Likewise, an advanced version of quantitative analysis, R programming training was also organized by NIRC in collaboration with Dreamers and Researchers, Inc (DRI) on November 23 and 24, 2019.
Building Capacity for Data Induced Development in Province 1:
NIRC implemented this project in collaboration with the Data for Development (D4D) Nepal, The Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives, with the funding support from UK Aid. The project was implemented in Province 1 where representatives and youth of 4 Palikas – Damak Municipality, Kamal Rural Municipality, Shivasatakshi Municipality and Kankai Municipality were oriented about the importance and use of open data for evidence informed development. As part of the project, 70 youth from the 4 municipalities/rural municipalities received capacity development trainings on open data literacy and data visualisation. The training participants developed data posters which were then exhibited to the local representatives. A policy dialogue was organized to advocate and promote better utilization of data for evidence informed policymaking in Province 1.
Social Media and Research Communications Training:
A one-day training on ‘Professional Research Communications and Social Media Management: Theoretical and Practical Approaches’ was organised in Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu on September 15, 2018. The topics covered during the training were: developing non-academic write ups (research briefs, policy briefs, blogs and case studies); communicating during an academic event; effective handling of social media for professional purposes; and email etiquette.
Likewise, we conducted three capacity building workshops on Research Communications and Social Media Management for contestants of Mister and Miss Tourism and Culture Universe Nepal – an international franchise beauty pageant linking with tourism and culture promotion as part of the Visit Nepal 2020 initiative.
Contract Drafting Training:
In association with Associates Hub Pvt Ltd, NIRC conducted a 2-day training on Contract Drafting on March 16-17, 2019. During the training, insights and tips of effective contract drafting was discussed with the participants.
Capacity Building on Disaster Risk Reduction:
NIRC conducted a one-day training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to the government officials and NGO representatives of Sundarbazar Municipality, Lamjung, Province 4. The training was organised by Youth for Community Transformation, Nepal- YCT on May 25, 2018.
Organizational Leadership and Conflict Management Training:
NIRC facilitated a 3-day training on Leadership and Conflict Management to SOS Bahini, a Pokhara based NGO. The training was conducted from July 19 to 21, 2019.
Capacity Building on Youth Entrepreneurship:
In collaboration with Damak Jaycees, Damak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Damak Municipality, NIRC conducted a one-day training on Youth Entrepreneurship Development on June 28, 2019.
We developed two documentaries on mental health for Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) – Nepal. These documentaries were being filmed in Sindhupalchowk and Chitwan. Likewise, we also developed a documentary on MenstruAction – a collaborative project of Visible Impact and GIZ Nepal to build capacities of adolescents of Bidur Municipality, Nuwakot district on menstrual health and youth leadership. Likewise, we supported Visit Nepal 2020 Secretariat in promoting Mustang, through KaliX – Mustang Trails Initiative.
Data Management (Translation and Transcription):
NIRC supported University of Washington’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, School of Social Work for translation and transcription of qualitative data of Tribal Water Security project.
Youth Communications Survey: NIRC is conducting a Youth Communications Survey among youth (undergraduate students of Kathmandu valley) to understand the usage of various communications channels for professional purposes (for research and academics). The survey results will be published in August, 2020.
Media Monitoring on Covid-19: NIRC is conducting a media monitoring study understanding the nature of reporting on Covid-19 in Nepali mainstream print and online media covering period of January to June, 2020. Volume 1 of the report (results from January to March) will be published in August, 2020.