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. The project was implemented in Province 1 where representatives and youth of 4 local bodies – Damak Municipality, Kamal Rural Municipality, Shivasatakshi Municipality and Kankai Municipality were oriented about the importance of open data for evidence informed development. As part of the project, about 70 youth from the 4 municipalities/rural municipalities received capacity development trainings on open data literacy and data visualization. The training participants developed data posters which were then exhibited to the local representatives. A policy dialogue was also organized to advocate and promote better utilization of data and evidence for evidence informed policymaking, especially at the local level in Province 1.

Documentaries on Mental Health and Menstrual Health

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

Likewise, we are also developing 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.

Our documentaries are part of the Nepal Moves initiative of NIRC where we are developing moving stories that make us move in the real sense – touching upon various social issues, relevant to be discussed and addressed.

Capacity Building on Proposal and Report Writing

As a flagship training of NIRC, we have successfully completed 5 batches of 2-day training on ‘Grant Proposal Writing: Conceptual and Practical Approaches’ from September 2018 to January, 2019 at SAP Falcha, Babarmahal, Kathmandu. Over 100 participants have already enrolled in our proposal writing training series.

Likewise, in association with World Vision International Nepal, 3-day training series on ‘Project Proposal Writing and Fundraising’ was organized in the month of May 2019. The training was organized for partner NGOs of World Vision in its eastern and central office. 

Similarly, in collaboration with Mercy Corps Nepal and Madhyapur Youth Association, a 3-day training on Proposal Development was organized from April 24 to 26, 2019. 

The first batch of training was organized from May 8 to 10, 2019 in Biratnagar whereas the second batch of training was organized from May 13 to 15, 2019 in Godawari, Lalitpur.

Likewise, a 4-day ‘Proposal and Report Writing Training’ was organised in Kamal Rural Municipality, Jhapa, Province 1 from April 28 to May 1, 2018. The training was organised by Work for Nepal with technical support by NIRC.

Capacity Building on Monitoring and Evaluation

A 3-day ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Training’ was organised by NIRC from February 9 to 11, 2019 which was a huge success. 

Following greater demand, we conducted batch 2 of the training from April 6 to 8, 2019.

Capacity Building on Research Communications and Social Media Management

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. Students currently studying MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies participated in this programme.

Likewise, we are also doing series of 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. We will be conducting these workshops in major cities of Nepal across all seven provinces.

Capacity Building on Data Management and Analysis (using SPSS)

NIRC conducted a 2-day training on quantitative data management and analysis (using SPSS) on May 25-26, 2019.

Capacity Building on Contract Drafting

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.