Nepal

Navalparasi & Palpa (2014-2016)

Nawalparasi and Palpa Districts Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Project (NAPA WASH) (2014-2016)

NAPA WASH aims to complement the past and ongoing water sector support of Finland to Nepal by strengthening management, operation and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities and services. The objective is to ensure long-term sustainability of WASH facilities based on self-reliance of the communities. The project works in village level to build capacities of selected User Committees (UCs) and Village Development Committees (VDCs) in their management and upgrading efforts. District level support aims at strengthening the institutional structure to support communities in maintenance and improvement of WASH services.

One of the main project undertakings in 2014 will be a Field Assessment study, which will add knowledge and understanding about the long-term sustainability of WASH facilities. Lessons learnt from success and failure of rural WASH services will be shared with district and national level stakeholders. We are now looking for students from Finland and Nepal to participate in the Field Assessment study that is carried out in two districts in Nepal – see the ‘news’.

Project coordinator:
Sini Pellinen

Senior advisor:
Kari Leminen and Heimo Ojanen

Partner organization in Nepal:
Centre for Appropriate Technology Nepal (CATN)

Supporters:
Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

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