After almost 3 months of lock-down, the Karuna Foundation Nepal is restarting its work in the municipalities and all staff are back in office eager to catch up with the work. In the last week of June also, the provincial government has approved the plans and budget for the coming fiscal year. Municipalities will follow to approve their budgets. Making this year government contribution approx. €2 million, which shows their strong commitment to the program in harsh times of the COVID-19 crisis and budget costs. It is a great success for the hard work of the team in the lock-down period.
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Visit of directors Karuna Foundation Nepalnews , publications
Visit of directors Karuna Foundation NepalThe two directors of Karuna Foundation Nepal; Deepak and Yogendra, have paid a successful visit to the Netherlands in September 2022 to share the progress, results, lessons learned,
Towards a modified Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP 2.0).news , publications
The original DPRP had a phasing, implementing the program first in one half of Province 1, followed by replication in the other half. This scenario was updated in 2022 for a number of reasons. The Covid-19 pandemic struck Nepal in 2020 and 2021. This led to a delay in the first phase, which will now be completed in 2024. This created time to experiment with adapted approaches and to look closely at the lessons, which could be learned in this first phase
Renewed financial and political commitment from the government in Nepalnews , publications
Renewed financial and political commitment from the government in Nepal.After the local elections in May around 70% of the mayors in the 58 municipalities have been replaced by newly elected mayors. The big question for us was how this would impact the political support and implementation of the DPRP.
Karuna Foundation received the EVPA CoLab Awardnews , publications
Karuna Foundation received the EVPA CoLab Award on November 2021. This award acknowledges system change leaders in the EVPA community and gives broad visibility to remarkable collaboration and system change practices. “During and prior to the pandemic many investors for impact have applied innovative approaches and partnership strategies that have the potential to transform the way in which deeply rooted problems are tackled.
Karuna foundation has been awardednews , publications
Karuna foundation has been awarded with the Data Transparency Label 2021 by EVPA For the first time in its history of data collection, EVPA has launched the Data Transparency Label 2021 to publicly recognise and award the respondents of the 2020 investing for impact survey.