Rural Development Nepal (RDN)

...for sustainable development & social justice.

RDN Basic Opening Principles (BOPS)

As per its priorities, RDN has been involved mainly in four sectors: Poverty alleviation, Advocacy, Social development and Natural resource management. Until now, it has accomplished more development programs/important activities. At present, it is implementing 4 development programs in 1 of the Karnali districts.

RDN, the enthusiastic team has also been publishing a magazine on quarterly basis to expose the Karnali issues to the wider public. Named as Biscun, it has attracted renowned intellectuals, development workers, academicians and social workers, who feel affinity to Karnali region. The quality and coverage of magazine has also been increasingly appreciated. For the years to come, RDN-Kalikot has even more ambition for the all round development of Karnali and its inhabitants.

The organisation’s previous experience
The organization has worked closely with the conflict victims, Dalits and women for their socio-economic development and social inclusion in local level organizations. Followings were the major activities implemented by RDN, Kalikot

  • Run school admission campaign for conflict victims children supported by District Education Office (Result: 16 children have been admitted in the local schools) 
  • Organized basic human rights training under the own initiatives of RDN (Result: 25 members of Daha and Manma VDCs are graduated  basic human rights, established a culture of celebrating International Human Rights in each year)
  • Organized HIV/AIDS awareness raising program in coordination with District Health Office (Result: More than 754 people have been involved in the awareness raising program and they have shared the basic information in peer groups)
  • Implemented social inclusion and gender equity program in Daha VDC from Chaitra to Asar 2063 under the support from Daha VDC (Result: Key stakeholders and local people have increased their understanding on the rationale of social inclusion and gender)
  • Distributed saplings of lemon, apple, etc for the promotion of horticulture (Result: More than 600 people participated in the program)
  • Organized bee-keeping training to the Dalit community supported by District Agriculture Development Office, where 25 people graduated (Result: More than 50 percent trained people initiated bee-keeping in commercial scale)
  • Run livelihood support program (small-scale income generating activities viz. poultry, goat farming, vegetable farming) under the support from Concern World Wide Nepal (Result: A total of 546 families in Daha VDC have participated and increased their income)
  • Run micro-entrepreneurship development program assisted by Education and Sports Ministry, Kathmandu (Result: A total of 75 families have initiated small scale enterprises) Goat and Sheep rearing program supported by District Livestock Service Office (Result: More than 100 families were started to fetch some income.