• On Oct 28, 2018

    We're Hiring! Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) is looking for a Field Research Associate to gather primary data for a study administered by Michael Lamport Commons Ph.D., a professor at Harvard Medical School and his research team. The study is aimed at assessing critical thinking, problem solving and perspective taking skills for non-literate adults of rural areas of Nepal. You would be expected to devote around five to six weeks for this position starting from mid to late November. During the first week, you will be trained through a couple of Skype sessions each lasting 2-3 hours. You would then spend about two weeks in rural Sindhupalchowk conducting 'experiments' and collecting data with a team of 3-4 people. You would then spend 2 to 3 weeks processing the data you collect from the experiment i.e. transcribing, translating and aggregating the information.

    For more information and to apply: http://bit.ly/iSaPv1808

  • On Oct 26, 2018

    For us accustomed to the urban lifestyle, the thought of having to walk half an hour or more to reach to the nearest source of water is no less than a nightmare. A nightmare for the most of us, was a harsh reality for the people like Mr. Ram Bahadur Nepali of Ratamate Dada- Sunkoshi Rural Municipality 06, Sindhupalchowk. Before ISAP's intervention all the households in the community depended on spring water to meet their daily demand of water. Like Nepali, everyone in the community had to walk more than half an hour to reach to the nearest source which often ended in having to wait in a long queue of familiar faces who made the walk before them. Now, after the construction of a reserve tank and installation of three public taps in their own community, the people at Ratamate Dada no longer have to spend most of their time fetching water and can invest their energy in other activities. With the increased access to drinking water, Nepali and other members of his community intend to get into vegetable production which was not possible for them earlier.

  • On Oct 12, 2018

    ISAP was awarded with a certificate of appreciation at the felicitation ceremony organized on the 9th of October 2018 by the ward office of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality – 06 in collaboration with Mahendrodaya Secondary School. The event was chaired by Mr. Mohan Bahadur Basnet, Former Parliamentarian and Former Minister of Information and Communication, Nepal Congress Party, Mr. Shrawan Kumar GC, Mayor, Sunkoshi Rural Municipality – 06 and Mr. Ram Kumar Thapa, Ward Chairperson, Ward -06, Sunkoshi Rural Municipality. The certificate was awarded to us for the successful completion of the first phase of Project for Improving Water Access (PIWA) which has improved the access to safe drinking water for over 1200 residents of the area and also for our contribution in providing on-field exposure to the overseer students of Mahendrodaya Secondary School which has helped them in understanding the lessons better.
    In this picture, we have the District Coordinator of ISAP, Mr. Gopi Krishna Dangal getting felicitated with a Khadaa and a certificate of appreciation from the distinguished guests, Mr. Prem Dhoj Lama (Right) and Mr. Hari Sharan Shrestha (Left), Central Committee Members of Nepal Congress Party (NCP). Mr. Dangal received the certificate on behalf of ISAP. Such expression of gratitude and acknowledgement of our efforts from the local level government, project beneficiaries and other project stakeholders has motivated us to work harder and bring better results in the communities in the days to come. We take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Japan and Peace Winds Japan for entrusting us with the responsibility. We are also thankful to our team members for their unquantifiable efforts in making this project successful.
    Our special thanks to the district team members; Er. Sushil Adhikari, District Technical Coordinator, Mr. Chitra Bahadur Shrestha, Water Supply Technician and Mr. Netra Prasad Dangal, Social Mobilizer for their hard work and dedication that resulted to the successful completion of Phase I.

  • On Sep 9, 2018

    Here comes the season for winter crops and some business learning’s: Training on cultivation technology of winter season vegetable crops and agro business literacy in SAFII

    Lack of knowledge and techniques in agriculture farming restricts farmers in increasing productivity and causes severe economic losses to them. The situation gets even worse when farmers have a tough time finding buyers as their production is not demand driven compelling them to settle with low price. With no track over their cost of production, farmers usually have to bear loss as they do not have any negotiating power over buyers. Realizing this gap, ISAP with support of Peace Winds Japan and JICA has been conducting training on cultivation technology of winter season crops and business literacy for all the Farmers Groups (FG) under SaFII project at Chautara, Sindupalchowk. The training kicked off on August 28, 2018 from Namuna Chautara Krishak Samuha, Chautara Chhap which was facilitated by Dr. Ram Chandra Bhusal, Team Leader, Mr. Anjesh Shrestha, Agriculture Officer and Mr. Abhinab Chaudhary, Agro business officer. At present, training to ten FGs has already been delivered.

    The training is divided into two sessions: First session covering the cultivation technology part aims to transfer the theoretical knowledge on cultivation practices of winter vegetable crops such as cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish and broad leaf mustard. Topic covered here are appropriate variety, seed rate, spacing, recommended dose of fertilizers and plant protection measures. Second session covering business literacy part aims to make farmers understand concept of expenses, income and profit and make them able to calculate their own cost of production and income /loss through proper record keeping. In addition to this, the importance of demand driven production, collective marketing and various actors of agricultural value chain is highlighted briefly. The training will be delivered to 20 FGs.

  • On Aug 6, 2018

    Small Agro Farmers Exposure Visit

    Mr. Bishnu Prasad Aryal, president of Aryal Tole Krishak Samuha, Chautara Sanghachowkgadi Municipality-11, Ayaal Gau Sindhupalchwok sharing his experiance about exposure visit to different commercial plastic house tomato farm that has been recently conducted for second group in Nala and Panauti, Kavrepalanchowk.

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