Project backgroundDANIDA and ILO launched a new strategic partnership on Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance in Nepal (UNNATI-Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal) to promote improved advocacy for responsible business, including rights and good corporate governance in selected four value chains, i.e. Tea, Ginger, Milk and Cardamom. The 4 years project is a sub-component of the UNNATI – Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal and operates in seven districts of eastern region, namely, Ilam, Panchthar, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Terhathum, Taplejung and Bhojpur.
Project strategyThe project contributes at improving advocacy for responsible business development, including rights and good corporate governance through an Advocacy Challenge Fund mechanism for disbursing funds through an efficient, fair and competitive process. The Advocacy Challenge Fund is open to support private sector organizations interested in conducting evidence based advocacy and lobby activities to support four value chains. The Fund awards grants to organizations to build capacities for advocacy and dialogue, promote sustainability and broad public awareness initiatives addressing responsible business issues, including the Global Compact Agenda, corporate governance and inclusive economic development related human rights issues. Reflecting the outputs of the Advocacy Challenge Fund three funding windows have been established: (1) Advocacy and Policy Window; (2) Sustainability Window; and (3) Public Awareness Window. The Advocacy Challenge Fund ultimately contributes to improve the enabling environment pertaining to inclusive growth.
Project objectivesThe overall objective of the project is ‘to improve advocacy for responsible business development, including rights and good corporate governance’.
Immediate objective 1To ensure effective and efficient operation and management of Advocacy Challenge Fund.
Immediate objective 2To improve the capacities of private sector organizations for their active engagement in advocating the interest of their members.
Immediate objective 3To enhance the capacity of private sector organizations to become financially, managerially and technically sustainable.
Immediate objective 4To raise public awareness on the importance of responsible business including the rights and corporate governance.
Project target groups
- Commodity Associations
- Business associations
- Research Organizations
- Think Tanks
- Government organization
- Trade Unions
- Employer Organizations
- Media Houses
- Service Poviders (Consulting firms, Non-governmental organizations, Community based organizations)
Ultimate beneficiariesThe ultimate beneficiaries, those value chain actors working with the four value chains (Tea, Ginger, Milk and Cardamom) as well as with key national, regional and district business organizations such as Nepal Business Forum (NBF), Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Federation of Nepalese Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI) and District Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) along with producers’ and commodity associations.
For further information please contact:Mr Nabin Kumar Karna
National Programme Coordinator
Tel.: +977 1 5555 777 Ext. 308