NGOs in Nepal
|Lutheran World Federation-Nepal (LWF Nepal)|
|It was established in 1984 to work with marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the areas Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Management, Sustainable Livelihoods and Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights. It adopts empowerment, human rights-based, integrated and collaborative approach while designing and implementing humanitarian and development programs.|
|It was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. It was established in 1993. This social organization also actively works to find justice for the victimized lot of girls and women by engaging in criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. It has highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels.|
|It is a research and policy based institute formed in 1991. Later in 2002, it became registered NGO. Now it focuses on research and policy on democracy, media and education, with cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion. The primary objective is strengthening the social contract between state and citizens by expanding and making inclusive the public sphere with informed dialogue, analytically rigorous research and viable policy choices.|
|National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC)|
|It was establihsed in 1982 to work in the field of nature conversation in Nepal. For over two decades, the Trust has successfully undertaken over 200 small and large projects on nature conservation, biodiversity as well as cultural heritage protection, ecotourism, and sustainable development. The Trust activities have spread from the sub-tropical plains of Chitwan, Bardia and Kanchanpur in the lowlands to the Annapurna and Manaslu region of the high Himalayas, including the trans-Himalayan region of Upper Mustang and Manang.
Currently, the projects of Trust are divided into three geographical areas - the lowland, the mid-hills (Kathmandu Valley) and the high mountains. The Trust’s activities in the lowlands are based in and around the Chitwan National Park, the Bardia National Park and the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve located in the central, western and far-western development regions of Nepal, through the Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC) in Chitwan, the Bardia Conservation Program (BCP) in Bardia and the Suklaphanta Conservation Program (SCP) in Kanchanpur. Similarly, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP) are three protected areas managed by the Trust in the mountain region. The Central Zoo is the only project of the Trust in Kathmandu Valley. As a new initiative, the Trust has established an Energy and Climate Change Unit to address the emerging issues of climate change through mitigation and adaptation approach and renewable energy technologies. The Trust has also started work on urban environment conservation with the Bagmati River Conservation Project.
|Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA)|
|It was established in 1989 to improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well being of people through small development projects. Objectives of the current aid program are to: