District Level Trainings on Application of Environmental, Social Safeguards and Quality Parameters on Asset Creation and Livelihood Support

Client

UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) Nepal

Project Period

1 Sept 2015 to 23 Sept 2015

Project Area

Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Kabhre and Dolakha

Practice Area

Service Area

Cross Cutting Issues

UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an Emergency Programme Operation after the earthquake in Nepal. Emergency Programme Operation of Phase I has been completed. For that, WFP has selected six priority districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Kabhre and Dolakha) based on the latest food security information for its phase III (early recovery) programme which shall be in operation from August to December 2015.

Key activities

Within the WFP framework of Food for Asset (FFA) or Cash for Asset (CFA) projects, Phase III ensures that the affected household will be provided with assistance till the next harvest while building the foundation and rehabilitation of critical assets and the restoration of basic livelihoods. The affected families will provide their labour for a wage of food item or cash or a combination of both. The assets are identified and prioritized by the community with participation of all community groups and are in line with the Government of Nepal’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and the corresponding guidelines for community infrastructure and livelihood-related sectors.

Services provided by SW Nepal

Under this assignment, SW Nepal provided training and practical guideline on the application of basic environmental, social, and quality standards in WFP infrastructure programmes to the executing and implementing partners, to assist in strengthening the capacity of local partners in contract with WFP enabling them to apply the agreed safeguards and quality parameters as part of their services to the WFP and the communities. SW Nepal team provided one day training in each districts.