Basanta Shrestha President

Himalayan Community Development Forum (HICODEF) is thriving in the world of community development since 1999. It has gone through various ups and downs in this course to work in different aspects of development in various districts of Nepal. The support and encouragement of its well-wishers has always made HICODEF to overcome any obstacles on its course.

News & Events

  • Contract with HEIFER Nepal

    Contract of agreement has been done between HICODEF and Heifer International Nepal to implement Strengthening Smallholder Enterprises of Livestock Value Chain for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth in Nepal – phase II (SLVC II) in Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta East) district. The time frame of the project is from 15 April to 31 March 2021.
  • Contract with Madhyabindu Municipality Nawalparasi East

    The contract of agreement has been done on 23 April 2018 between HICODEF and Madhyabindu Municipality to implement Chheta Tandi Hydraulic Ramp Pump Micro Irrigation project.
  • Scholarship distributed on National Children Day

    On 14th September 2017 HICODEF distributed scholarship to 20 girls' students on the occasion of National Children Day of Nepal. Among the scholarship students 8 girls are reading on Secondary level and 12 are in basic level.
  • Celebrated 19th General Assembly

    HICODEF has conducted its 19th General Assembly on 24 September 2017. In this occasion 9 member's of executive committee and 2 advisers has been nominated and Mr Basanta Narayan Shrestha has been elected for chairperson. He is one of the founder members of the organization.

Our Projects - PAHUNCH

“PAHUNCH: Strengthening the poor and Marginalizend’s Access to Justice and Security in Nepal”

The Department for International Development (DFID) awarded funding to SFCG led consortium to implement a 4-year project (January 2015 to December 2018) titled “PAHUNCH: Strengthening the poor and Marginalizend’s Access to Justice and Security in Nepal”

The project is being implemented in partnership with the Centre for Legal Research Resource Development (CeLRRd), Human Right and Community Development Academy Nepal (HUCODAN), and Centre for Security and Justice Studies (CSJS) in the centre and Himalayan Community Development Forum (HICODEF) has been assigned for implementation in Nawalprasi District.  The project also has media mobilisation for mass awareness in the sector of justice and security so the Madhybindu FM and Radio Parasi have been assigned in Nawalparasi district.  The partnership has started from 25 September to 31st August 2018. The project will be implemented in 180 VDCs of 12 target district with the aim to improve access to security and justice for poor and marginalized communities, specifically woman, in Nepal.

Primary target groups of the project are the poor and marginalized groups, including: Madhesi communities in the Southern VDCs of Siraha, Saptari, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu, Muslim communities, especially the Muslim woman in Kapilvastu and Rupandehi district and the ethnical communities in the Northern hill in Nawaparasi district. 

Secondary target groups of the project are the security and justice sector actor and stakeholders, including: Nepal Police District Bar Association, judges, lawyers and public prosecutors. Similarly the other secondary target group includes journalists who participants in media-centric activities and decision makers who participants in national police dialogue at the centre level. 

The outcome is that “the poor and marginalized communities, specifically woman, will have improved security and access to justice” with the following five outputs / deliverable:

Output 1:   Citizens have increased knowledge about exiting legal provisions system and procedures around security and access to justice. 

Output 2:    Citizens and police have improved trust and mutual accountability.

Output 3:   Improved responsiveness from the police in providing necessary information and services to the public specifically the poor, marginalized and the woman. 

Output 4:  The poor and marginalized communities (specifically woman) have improved access and responsiveness from the formal justice system including court official and legal aid.

Output 5:   The poor and marginalized communities (including woman) have increased access to community mediation services.

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