Fight Violence Against Women
FightVAW (Fight Violence Against Women) is an initiative to fight violence against women in Nepal using ICT (Information and Communications Technology). This is a followup from the VawHack (hackathon on VAW) conducted on Jun 16, 2013.
VawHack brought together around hundred technologists and CSOs under the same roof, who worked on 18 brilliant ideas to fight VAW. Three winners were announced at the end of the day. "Your Voice Our Support", "Mero Katha" and "Self-Help" won first, second and third prizes respectively.
FightVaw is an attempt to make use of the technologies developed during VawHack. It comprises of three winners and one more application called "Vaw Repo and Social Campaigner" - short details provided below. FightVaw will be piloted in few locations to see the impact and adoption of technology in this sector before reaching out to the mass.
Open Data Nepal

Open Data Nepal is an initiative to facilitate Open Data movement in Nepal.  It is not about creating yet another data repository in the web but an effort to curate and disseminate data that is already available in public domain by some means in a more organized and usable manner following open data standards and principles. Rather than making data that is meant for public consumption to reside in hard copy formats or in formats that is not easy to analyze and process, we want them to be released as open data so as that they make more sense. Open Data Nepal in this regard aims at provide a platform for government agencies, civil society organizations, donor communities and even corporate sectors to publish data in open standards. 


Creating an ecosystem around transparency and access to information. Open Nepal looks to translate the impact of international initiatives like International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), Open Government Partnership, Open Aid Partnership and others.

Nepal Risk Reduction consortium Flagship4

Community-based disaster risk reduction is a practical approach that supports community efforts to increase their own disaster resiliency and allows them to better withstand the impacts of disasters.  Reducing the community’s vulnerability is also a cost effective way of mitigating risks that threaten lives and livelihoods across Nepal.  For instance, when disaster strikes, the community and those from neighbouring areas are the first responders, so providing training and assembling taskforces enables communities to undertake light search and rescue, first aid and initiate relief measures to save lives.  

Centre for Inclusive Growth

The origin of the Centre for Inclusive Growth (CIG) can be traced to a major study undertaken in 2008/09 with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which identified major constraints to inclusive economic growth in Nepal. 

In response to the study’s findings, UKaid from the Department for International Development undertook to fund, following agreement with the Government of Nepal (GoN), a non-partisan, independent Centre for Inclusive Growth, aimed at identifying practical solutions that can accelerate growth and promote greater social inclusion.

Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium Flagship 2

Natural disasters affect Nepal daily and a major earthquake directly affecting Kathmandu Valley will occur; it is not a question of whether it will happen, but when. A major disaster will result in a significant loss of life and severe damage to infrastructure and livelihoods. Communications systems will be down and key decision makers may be unavailable.

Coordinated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and UN OCHA, Flagship 2 is focused on strengthening the Government of Nepal’s preparedness and response capacity at the national, regional and local levels. This work will save lives and facilitate a quick post disaster recovery.

Academy of Culinary Arts

Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management (ACAHM) is an employment based Hospitality training college. ACAHM is affiliated with Culinary Solutions Australia International, (CSAI) and has been duly approved by Ministry of Education, Nepal. Foundation of this institute was for the fact that with ever increasing growth in Education sector number of educated but unemployed youth was also growing in equal proportion. A careful study revealed that though many a youth are educated but they lack some definite & objective skill/s in order to get employed.


The issue of foreign aid transparency and aid effectiveness has been a topic of debate and discussion at an international level since quite some time. Making aid data openly available in uniform standard format, both from donors and recipients, is a vital step in making foreign aid more transparent. This open availability of aid data enables individuals and organisations to access aid data , analyse them and ask questions regarding proper implementation of aid driven activities thereby enhancing aid effectiveness and accountability.

Samarth Nepal

Samarth-NMDP is a five year DFID-funded rural market development programme that aims to Reduce Poverty In Nepal by increasing incomes of 300,000 smallholder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs.

Mobile Social Networking Nepal

Mobile Social Networking Nepal (Mobile Nepal) is a community of like-minded organizations and individuals who are interested in and/ or willing to work around mobile technologies. It wants to foster a community of practice around Mobile Ecosystem in Nepal to encourage and facilitate discussions and discourses around issues, opportunities and challenges around mobile technologies in Nepal. It is an initiative of YoungInnovations Pvt. Ltd. and infoDev, The World Bank.

Development Check

DevelopmentCheck is an online tool that allows organisations to share feedback on access to information, community engagement and effectiveness of development projects, such as schools and clinics.


SMS reporting of Measles Rubella Campaign 2012

Measles-Rubella Campaign (MRC) 2012 is currently undergoing phase 1 at 15 districts of Nepal. The phase 2 and 3 will subsequently cover the remaining districts. As a part of National Immunization Program (NIP), current MR campaign aims to vaccinate 9,959,197 girls and boys aged 9 months to 15 years. NIP, which started in 1979 in Nepal and then known as Expanded Programme on Immunization, is the government's high priority program. NIP attempts to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with vaccine preventable diseases.

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