Dear Friends, Welcome to the CECI Nepal’s Annual Report 2018- 2019! I am delighted to present you CECI Nepal’s Annual Report. This report presents you with a glimpse of our major activities and achievements carried out in the year 2018-2019.
This year, CECI has successfully completed Livelihood Promotion for Earthquake affected Population in Nepal — Punarnirman project funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to improve sustainable livelihoods of the rural population in three districts, who were badly affected by the mega earthquakes of 2015.
The most exciting part of Punarnirman project is the local governments’ willingness to continue and support beyond the project period by linking beneficiaries with the local institutions. We are in the mid of implementation of four year project Susasan. Susasan project is funded by the Government of Canada through GAC and is working with governments and citizens, particularly women and marginalized groups of 12 Municipalities in Province Three and Sudurpaschim Province.
The project works to promote technology, co-creation and innovation to enhance the equitable and inclusive participation of the public in the democratic decisionmaking process, especially by WMGs, through the use of technology. This year, we managed 75 volunteers from two different volunteer cooperation programs: the Canadian Volunteer Cooperation Program: Uniterra (a program of World University Service Candana WUSC and CECI) and the Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers Program. Both volunteer cooperation programs support various governmental and non-governmental organizations within the country following the government’s proprieties.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all our donors and implementing partners, Government of Nepal, Government of Canada and Government of Australia and civil society organizations for their continued cooperation and invaluable work with us. I would also like to thank CECI Nepal team and volunteers for their support and dedication in implementing various projects and programs.
Sita Ram Bhatta
Country Director, CECI Nepal