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.

About Us - Strategic Direction

Strategic Direction

HICODEF internalise following major strategic direction to implement its integrated community development programs.
  • Empowerment
  • Partnership
  • Rights based
  • Advocacy
  • Participatory and
  • Emergency relief

Empowerment: The main thrust of HICODEF's programme has been empowerment of community particularly poor, women, boys, girls, Dalit and people with different ability by enabling them to identify and analyse the factor and system responsible for creating condition of poverty, injustice and exploitation so that they can eliminate this condition themselves.

Partnership: Based upon mutual respect, transparency, accountability and comparative advantage, HICODEF works in partnership approach with the local CBOs and users' group in order to accomplish a common goal and objective.

Rights based: Hicodef has internalised the fact that poverty is not only because of economic lacking but it is also because of deprivation f social and political rights. Basic needs are basic rights. Therefore, HICODEF involves in organisation of rights for the most marginalized poor, women, girls, boys, Dalit and people with different ability.

Advocacy: HICODEF in collaboration with other social activists organisation, advocates in favour of marginalized poor, women, girls, boys, Dalit and people with differently able in order to bring new policy, change in policy and implementation of existing policy.

Emergency Relief: Occurrence of natural disaster like floods, land slides, fire, epidemic, earth quake etc. can not only obstruct normal development process but it can also lead community to worst condition. Therefore, HICODEF has always been involved in relief and rehabilitation of victims of natural disaster.

Gender and Generation Sensitivity: HICODEF also believes in gender equity. Therefore all its behaviours and activities reflect gender and generation sensitivity.


Himalayan Community Development Forum

Kawasoti, Nawalparashi,

Contact: 078-540172, Fax : 078-540212

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