DanChurchAid in Nepal

Our work in Nepal focuses on democracy and rights, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, humanitarian response in both urban and rural, livelihoods focusing on market access and value chains and access to services for vulnerable people with special focus on climate change.

Main activities

Primarily DCA Nepal works with three activities, that all focuses ways of helping people in most need through different interventions which are contextual as well as introduce to new technologies and bring about innovations to bring about changes to eradicate poverty in ways possible.

Improving market functionality to support the most vulnerable

Through its projects, Nepal Programme is improving the market access of the most vulnerable communities in the country (single women, dalits, person with disability, senior citizen and internally displaced people).

Through its FCDO/Mott Macdonald funded BIHANI Project, DCA is supporting the vulnerable people by building the capacity of local government for better service delivery to vulnerable groups, capacitating private sector service providers to improve reach and quality services to the vulnerable groups, capacitating the communities to upgrade their economic activities and improve access to off-farm employment.

In addition, DCA is also strengthening the capacity of local cooperatives to handle loan products and make use of digital platforms to access information on traders, suppliers and other market actors.

Reaching the unreached in the context of COVID-19

Immediately after the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nepal, DCA is supporting the communities, households, institutions, and individuals in its focus districts through responses of various kinds.

This includes public hand washing stations, wash kits, home isolation kits, food and bedding at health centres, service for contact tracing, establishment of help desks, risk communications and awareness raising, immediate and longer-term livelihood support, among others.

The support continues mainly in the western mid-hills of Nepal through the financial support of DANIDA and ACT Alliance members.

Making the duty-bearers accountable

The duty bearers mainly the government entities of Nepal have been at the centre of DCA country programming.

As such, DCA’s interventions focus on building the capacity of local government agencies on various aspects such as climate change, human rights instruments at national and international level, public audit, grievance handling and registration, and hearing the voice of neediest population as well as considering them in the annual plans/programmes.

Similarly, DCA has been promoting forums such as Multistakeholder Platform, that improves interface between the citizens and government bodies and provides opportunities for wider range of stakeholders to voice their demand. Similarly, DCA has been supporting the government agencies in developing as well as implementing appropriate plans, policies and programmes that cater the need of their citizens.

DCA Nepal in numbers

1 office (Kathmandu)

13 partners

25 employees

97,127 beneficiaries reached (37,336 male, 59,791 female) (2020)

3.2 million EUR (2020)


DDCA operations in Nepal are supported by Danida, European Union, Nordic climate facility (NCF), Mott MacDonald (MM), Civil Society in Development (CISU), Danmarks Indsamling.

Contact DanChurchAid in Nepal

Ward No-2, Lalitpur Metropolitan City
GPO Box 4844
Jhamshikhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: +977 1 5533550
+977 1 5553505
+977 1 5524808
+977 1 5526508

Country Director
Marco Aviotti
Mail: maav@dca.dk