What we do

We have nearly three decades of experience in operating health programs that are designed and implemented in aligned with the Government of Nepal’s health strategy paper and on a need based approach to ensure sustainable impact on the target group.

Under our health portfolio, family planning is promoted rapidly through implant/intrauterine, contraceptive insertion/removal and strengthening capacity of service providers in cooperation with government health posts. Also, safe motherhood drives provide, birth preparedness packages and knowledge on maternal health from pregnancy to neo-natal care. Regarding the HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and menstrual problems, specialized training sessions and discussion groups are formed to disseminate knowledge mostly among the adolescent and women groups.

Under direct coordination with the government of Nepal, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) training is given to adolescent friendly sites which are then certified. ADRA Nepal also operates medical camps through which uterine prolapse orientation training and free surgeries among others are provided to those in need.

Programs encourage cascade learning by including government appointed female community health volunteers and health facility operation management committees during the trainings. Further, ADRA Nepal has experience in building health infrastructure such as birthing centers and health posts in rural communities of Nepal.

Sector Capacity

  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Health System Strengthening
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Equal Access Health Programming

ADRA Nepal promotes economic development and food security amongst economically disadvantaged population groups with an emphasis on women and marginalized communities.

Agricultural extension services, production/processing methods, collective marketing system and value chain integration are facilitated to improve livelihoods of small holder farmers. Some of the tools promoted are; commercial vegetable farming, livestock rearing, essential oil production and associated microenterprise development.

We improve input service markets by training community business facilitators/agrovets/animal health workers, building local capacity and mobilizing local resources through leadership and management training; all under a high degree of collaboration with the government and the local community.

Additionally, our programs are designed to have a cross sector impact and be innovative in approach through promoting climate change resiliency with participatory selection of climate resistant crops and reducing information asymmetry/enhancing local planning among farmers using mobile technology respectively.

Together our current programs reach more than 50,000 households, substantially and sustainably improving lives.

Sector Capacity

  • High Value Commodities
  • Market System Development
  • Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Local and Institutional Capacity Development

ADRA Nepal is recognized as; a lead support agency in assisting district level Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) initiatives; a member of national platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change; a part of working and technical committees on Government DRR Flagships, Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM), School and Hospital Safety and Humanitarian Accountability including promotion of Core Humanitarian Standards/Sphere.

Our DRM portfolio is multidisciplinary; a current Climate Change and DRR program aims to reach 100,000 families and an integrated program with the Livelihood sector is improving disaster resilience of 40,000 people. Implementation is done as per direction from country strategy paper under applied global framework and standard set by the government of Nepal, the United Nations resolutions for Sustainable Development, Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) and Climate Change as they are the key reference point for policy and delivery in this sector.

Our emergency response to the Nepal earthquake of 2015; involved providing direct assistance to over 150,000 families in close co-ordination with the Nepal government. Together with our over 20 years’ experience in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) sector we have the capability to respond to and tackle any kind of disaster.

Sector Capacity

  • Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Response and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
  • Environmental Protection and Climate Change Adaption
  • Disaster Risk Governance, Policy and Advocacy

Our education portfolio benefits over 10,000 households ensuring improved access to and provision of quality and resilient education by vividly promoting right to education.

The education program sponsors the education of the needy students and works together with the School Management Committee (SMC) and Parents Teachers Association (PTA) for promoting good governance and transparency. It closely works with ADRA Connections to establish libraries and construct/repair school infrastructure.

Our non-formal education component ranges from educating small holder farmers on modern farming methods to business management training for women. Formal literacy training has also been extended to adults especially older women allowing them to reach their potential. Moreover, ADRA Nepal has experience providing education, vocational training and psychosocial support to conflict affected children, former child soldiers and school dropouts.

Our approach to education prioritizes promoting child and adolescent friendly schools, maintaining Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities, and enhancing capability of SMC and PTAs’.

Sector Capacity

  • Formal Educatioon
  • Education Sponsorship
  • School Infrastructure Enhancement (Child/Adolescent/Disability friendly)
  • Non Formal Education
  • Capacity Building of Stakeholders.