Research

Research on functional limitation and learning achievement: NIRC conducted a mixed-methods research on “Relationship between functional limitation and learning achievement”, as part of SIKAI project, funded by World Vision International Nepal.

Research on Cross Border Anti-Human Trafficking: NIRC conducted two research assessments for Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) and Opportunity Village Nepal (OVN) as part of the research consultancy on Cross Border Anti-Human Trafficking (CBAHT) project. 

External Evaluation of Storytelling for Peace Promotion: NIRC conducted an external evaluation of the project, “Chautari Natak– Storytelling for Promoting Social Cohesion in the Communities of Nepal” implemented by Pro Public.

Report Translation: NIRC is providing technical support by translating the National Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report published by National Human Rights Commission under the logistics support of Winrock International’s Hamro Samman Project.

Youth Communications Survey: NIRC conducted 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). 

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.

 

Capacity Building

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. So far, we have conducted 76 training events – 56 online and 20 face-to-face on various topics attended by over 3000 participants.

The list of online training events we conducted include:

  • Research Paper Writing – 24 batches
  • Monitoring and Evaluation – 8 batches
  • Grant Proposal Writing – 7 batches
  • Qualitative Data Analysis – 6 batches
  • SPSS Training – 2 batches
  • 1 batch each of Academic Paper Writing, Academic Proposal Writing, R programming, Data Visualization, Editing and Proofreading, Literature Review

Strategic Organizational Assessment

NIRC conducted a 2-day strategic organizational assessment consultation workshop on August 14-15 for Visible Impact – a reputed youth and feminist organization working on gender justice, sexual and reproductive health and rights. The workshop was conducted to review the organization’s Vision, Mission, Approaches with its employees and board members and prepare the Organizational Strategy, Communications Strategy and Advocacy Strategy for the next 3 years (2022-24).

Likewise, NIRC is also supporting YUWA in revising their Human Resources Policy and Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) policy.  

Skills Enhancement Training to National Youth Council

NIRC provided technical facilitation for 3-day Skills Enhancement Training to youth members of National Youth Council and Federal Youth Network, Bhaktapur. The training was organized from December 17 to 19, 2021 in National Youth Council premises in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur.

Short Course on Social Sciences Research

NIRC facilitated a 9-day non-credit short course on Social Sciences Research to BSW/BA students of Golden Gate International College, Kathmandu from December 26, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

Grant Proposal Writing Training

NIRC has 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, Kamal Rural Municipality, Rato Bangala Foundation, Visible Impact, Campion College, K and K International College, among others.

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.

Likewise, we also conducted 2-day training on Monitoring and Evaluation to BSW students of Campion College on January 9 and 10, 2022.

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 (using SPSS)

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.

Academic Paper Writing Training

NIRC conducted 2-day training on Academic Paper Writing for students of Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University on March 13 and 14, 2022.

   

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.

Visual Stories/Documentaries

We developed two documentaries on mental health for Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO) – Nepal. These documentaries were being filmed in Sindhupalchowk and Chitwan.

आत्माहत्या रोकथाममा सबैको सहकार्य – YouTube

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. 

MenstruAction Nepal: Short video – YouTube

Likewise, we supported Visit Nepal 2020 Secretariat in promoting Mustang, through KaliX – Mustang Trails Initiative.

KaliX – Mountain Bike Festival – YouTube

Currently, we are also conducting visual documentation projects for Community Development Committee (CDC) Tinkune showcasing various development projects conducted at sub-ward level in Subidhanagar, Tinkune.

Website Development

NIRC has also provided technical support in development of websites for various organizations such as Women and Children Welfare Society (WCWS) Sarlahi, Community Development Committee (CDC) Tinkune and Transformative Research Initiative, Nepal (TRIN).