DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DESTRUCTION, EMPOWERMENT FOR ENABLING CHOICES

Pragya is a development organisation committed to poverty relief, social justice, environmental protection and conservation, gender equality, access to education and disaster management. Since 2006, Pragya has been working in Nepal, focusing on the remote and marginalised communities, to bring in sustainable and holistic development at the grassroots.

ABOUT PRAGYA IN NEPAL

In Nepal, Pragya is working for the sustainable development of the Himalayan region and its vulnerable & marginalised communities, as well as for the conservation of its sensitive ecosystem. We are addressing the critical needs of the least developed districts in the country and its inhabitant communities, with a focus on the three northern Hilly and Mountain geographical regions of the country. Grassroots projects address seven districts across three development regionsin the country. Our research work covers environmental, social, economic and humanitarian concerns and is followed by necessary advocacy and support to other state and non-state actors.

Pragya takes a practical and culturally-sensitive approach to development, grounded in long-term community partnerships where communities define the change they want to see. Working through a combination of grassroots initiatives, scientific and policy research, and advocacy at national and international levels, Pragya enhances the capacities of individuals, communities and institutions to create more humane and equitable societies.

Our work in Nepal is delivered in close partnership with carefully selected locally-registered NGOs. Pragya Solutions coordinates the activities implemented with an in-country office in Kathmandu. We also engage in collaborative efforts with research institutions, government, and academia as creative opportunities arise.

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DHADING NUWAKOT KATHMANDU KAVREPALANCHOK SINDHUPALCHOK

WHAT WE DO

Equity for Women and Marginalised Groups

Equity for Women and Marginalised Groups

Gender sensitivity is entrenched across the spectrum of Pragya’s work. Aspects of our livelihoods work are aimed exclusively at women, whilst our food security work...

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Water, Sanitation and Health

Water, Sanitation and Health

Our hygiene and sanitation work combines awareness and capacity building in communities along with the construction of shared sanitation facilities in villages and schools. Our healthcare work...

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Livelihoods and food security

Livelihoods and food security

Pragya’s Livelihoods programme is helping lift deprived communities out of poverty, providing vital inputs and training across both traditional and niche-sector occupations. Our agricultural projects are...

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Environment and energy

Environment and energy

Pragya is strongly committed to development solutions that operate in harmony with the natural environment, and to protecting fragile ecosystems and biodiversity from the... 

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Education

Education

Education is a key aspect of Pragya’s work – interwoven across multiple programme areas. We are committed to extending education to the poorest households in neglected communities, no matter what the geographic and social... 

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Disaster Management

Disaster Management

Comprehensive in its scope, Pragya’s disaster management programme comprises the full package of disaster management interventions. Our award-winning, pre-disaster preparedness model is helping remote communities become more resilient to... 

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Network and Advocacy

Network and Advocacy

Pragya engages with key stakeholders from across the international development sector to spread our message, develop and share ideas, garner support, encourage debate and collaborate on projects. We harness knowledge and... 

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Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Pragya conducts wide-ranging research in all the countries in which we work. We undertake ethnographic research concerning last mile and marginalised populations, and the unique and often little-understood geographies... 

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OUR IMPACT

• 21 Irrigation channels repaired benefitting 1046 farmers

• Livelihood support packages to over 900 families across 4 districts

• 400+ people have access to clean drinking water 

Water sanitation councils created for maintenance and usage of community WASH facilities

• 20 women’s vigilance groups and helplines established benefitting over 500 women and girls

• Study on VAWG escalation post-2015 earthquake

• 7146 people across provided support for essential food and hygiene items, shelter post 2015 earthquake

12 schools supported with learning aids, rebuilding of water and toilet facilities

• 405 beneficiaries benefited from the establishment of the fodder farms

• Endangered plants mapping for State of the World’s Plants Report 

• Safe, supportive learning environment created for over 1,000 children in earthquake-hit rural communities 

• Teachers trained on providing psycho-social support to students

Partners

In Nepal, Pragya’s work is made possible by the financial support extended by individual donors, government bodies, national foundations and international organizations. We work to implement the various projects through our partner organizations in the target districts.