Social Mobilization Support of Rapti-Lothar Irrigation Sub-project

Project District : 
Piple VDC
ADB/Department of Irrigation
Type of project: 

The project seeks the support of a FriPAD in providing social mobilization support to Rapti-Lothar Irrigation Sub-projects, Chitwan District. Engagement of FriPAD was required to carry out social mobilization support activities on the selected subprojects, which include assistance to the adhoc Water User Association (WUA) with preparation of the feasibility study (FS), draft resettlement plan and subproject implementation plan (SIP). In this context, FriPAD provided support to the WUA and in particular the community organizer (CO) in developing and strengthening the WUA in two stages.

Stage I; Initiate the social mobilization support activities prior to the start of preparation of the feasibility study and subproject implementation plan.

Stage II; continue the social mobilization and WUA development activities after the FS/SIP has been approved and the subproject accepted for implementation of project.

Stage III & IV; The WUA undertake construction monitoring and agriculture and social development activities under the project.

Key achievements: 

a. Formation of one WUAs and strengthening the self governing practices;

b. Preparation of socio-economic profile and social map of Piple VDC;

c. Agriculture technology dissemination and encouraged for cash crop farming;

d. Regular repair and maintenance fund development and mobilization;

c. Socio-economic development of local farmers and diversify the farming system;

Service Provided: 
  • Organize WUAs in sub-project planning

  • Facilitate WUA members and beneficiaries (including women and disadvantaged) to participate actively in preparing the FS/SIP

  • Coach and orient farmers in subproject area understand CMIASP and their role in project.

  • Disseminate social and agriculture information to the project beneficiaries.

  • Organized WUA and empowered to manage irrigation, agriculture and social development activities in the subproject area.

  • Support WUA for self-sustaining, self-regulating and self-supporting initiatives.