Sustainable Use of Technology for Public Sector Accountability (SUSASAN) and PUNARNIRMAN

SUSASAN and PUNARNIRMAN project has been implemented in collaboration with Center for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI- Nepal) in Barhabise Municipality and Sunkoshi Rural Municipality. The projects are PUNANIRMAN and Sustainable Use of Technology for Public Sector Accountability in Nepal (SUSASAN). Both projects are financially supported by the Government of Canada.

SUSASAN supports local governments and communities by providing software assistance using integrated technologies to improve citizen engagement, especially of Women and Marginalized Group (WMG), to strengthen public sector accountability and responsiveness at the local level. The project covers the period of 2017-2020.

The program has aims to improve citizen engagement, especially by women and marginalized group (WMG), to strengthen public sector accountability and responsiveness at the local and national level. The ultimate outcome of SUSASAN is to “Increase empowerment of women and men, girls and boys and marginalized groups, to engage in democratic process and enjoy and exercise their human rights”. 

SUSASAN works mainly in the following areas:

  1. Enhancing Citizen Engagement and Influence
  2. Establishment of Techno-hubs
  3. E-governance Capacity Building and Accountability

PUNARNIRMAN is a three years livelihood recovery project being implemented in Barhabise Municipality, Wards 7, 8 and 9 of Sindhupalchok district. The project targets a total number of 6000 people of 1335 households. The overall objective of PUNARNIRMAN is to support gender sensitive and environment friendly long-term economic recovery for 6000 people of 1335 households. Among these target beneficiaries, 60% are women.

The project is implemented in three components as following:

1) Build capacity and promote environmentally-sustainable and gender-responsive agricultural and dairy production techniques

2) Facilitate the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises led by vulnerable women

3) Increase the employability of working-age adults, especially women and youth[1], through market-oriented skills training programs.