ABOUT US

   

Welcome and Namaste!

 

Thank you for your interest in our site at the Vishwa Paridrishya Wakalat Manch, also known by the English translation name World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF), established in 2004. WVAF is a registered national level non-profit making and non-government organization, led by development professionals committed to good governance, gender mainstreaming and social inclusion, social cohesion, peace building and conflict transformation, democracy strengthening and sustainable development endeavours. Our organization is strongly characterized by the mission of an inclusive development culture.

 

WVAF has been implementing a number of development projects as collaborators and in consortium with the support from national and international donors.

 

We invite you to visit us and help to make a better social life for Nepalese citizens. We acknowledge togetherness.

 

About Us

 

World Vision Advocacy Forum Nepal, a national non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 2004, is a premium national NGO registered in District Adminstration Office (DAO) Kathmandu and affiliated with Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Government of Nepal. Its registration number in DAO is 595/2061/062  and SWC affiliation number is 23050. Its permanent account number (PAN)  is 30240365.

 

Vision

Establish a fair, just, and equitable society.

 

Mission

Advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice.

 

Goal:

WVAF's goal is to improve the status of the marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of the population including women and children.

 

Aim:

WVAF's aim is to ensure the rights of marginalized, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through advocacy, awareness raising and capacity building programmes.

 

Values:

WVAF, in all its activities, strives to uphold the following fundamental values: human and social rights, democracy, non-discrimination, justice, dignity, equity, and transparency.

 

Operational Approach:

WVAF employs a rights-based approach in the implementation of all its activities.  WVAF believes in the fundamental rights of all individuals and work to create a more equal rights community in Nepal.  In conjunction with rights-based approach, WVAF works for gender and social inclusion in all of its projects.  Many projects target marginalized and disadvantaged rural poor communities, i.e. geographically marginalized, women, children, conflict affected people, Adivasi/Janajatis[1]and Dalits[2]Madhesi (Terai dwellers), minorities, and people living in geographically disadvantaged areas to bring them into the mainstream of nation building. Those projects, which do not specifically target these groups, include activities and policies that ensure the equal participation of all sectors of Nepalese society.

 

Organizational Strengths

WVAF has a strong network of relationships with donors, government, civil society, academia, and the grass roots.  The staff employed by WVAF and the executive board members are all highly skilled and have strong abilities and expertise to support WVAF projects. A variety of major donors in the development field have funded past projects.  WVAF has extensive experience in the fields of capacity building and advocacy.  WVAF has been responsible for some very unique projects, such as Nepal’s first Transitional Justice Centre.  WVAF employs a rights-based approach in all its activities.  WVAF has achieved sustainability of its projects through community organization partnerships and relationships, building the capacity at the local level and enhancing ownership, leading to sustainability.

 

Strategic objectives of WVAF:

 

·   Carry out advocacy and awareness campaigns in order to include the backward class in the society, women and children, Dalits, indigenous people, Madhesi, geographical disadvantage area and minorities in the mainstream of nation building,

·   Implement participatory, transparent, equitable and inclusive local development projects focusing on the rights of disadvantaged and conflict affected population,

·   Empower rural people through partnership by providing technical, institutional and policy support,

·   Strengthen women’s ability to become leaders in their communities,

·   Initiate various projects related to livelihoods promotion, public health, awareness raising, and community development based on significant people participation.

 

Thematic Areas of Focus

 

 

 

Main areas of specialization:

 

·   Governance and Policy Advocacy

·   Women Empowerment, Gender and Social Inclusion

·   Human Rights, Social Justice and Peace building

·   Environment and climate change

·   Health and Population

·   Agriculture and Livelihoods

·   Media Mobilization

 

Services offered:

 

·   Capacity building,

·   Advocacy, lobbying and awareness building,

·   Organization management and institution building,

·   Knowledge Management including Transitional Justice Resource Centre

 

 

Composition:

 

WVAF has a General Assembly (GA) at the top composed of 25 gender, and ethnically diversified members. The GA meets once in a year and decides on policy issues of the organization. For the regular organization works, WVAF has a provision of 9 members' Executive Committee from different academic and professional background. Under the Executive Committee and at the top of the project execution is the Executive Director. WVAF has requisite expertise in the sectors of institutional building, gender and social inclusion, and development project management. WVAF is led by young development professionals who have been working in different fields of development and empowerment of the poverty-stricken mass of people of the country. WVAF has a Project Management Team of multi-disciplinary development professional with different capacities in the fields of institutional capacity building, rural research and development, development project management, livelihoods, poverty reduction, micro enterprise development, socio-political inclusion, anti-corruption and rehabilitation.

 

WVAF has being working at its own and with the supports of national and international NGOs as collaborators and in consortium.


Our Work

 

Since 2004, WVAF has worked extensively for the establishment of an equitable and just society where each individual has equal access to and control over the resources and equitable sharing of benefit on the basis of mutual respect among different gender, class, caste and ethnicity. WVAF has the experience of working in the past for poor, excluded, vulnerable and marginalized groups i.e, women, youth, Dalits, Adivasi Janajatis, Madhesis, Karnali people, Muslims, people with disabilities and other minorities so they could claim their rights, participate in decision-making processes and influence policy decisions that affected their lives. since its inception WVAF has implemented a sizeable number of development projects based on significant community participation and by securing funding from large donors and agencies such as the European Union, UNDP, OHCHR, Danida, UNDEF, Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) USA/World Bank, DDNRF/Canadian Cooperation Office-Nepal (CCO-Nepal) and the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy etc. WVAF has the ability to meet the needs and criteria of different donors and it builds off on past experience to continue working with marginalized and disadvantaged rural poor communities

 

For more information about our ongoing and past projects, please see OUR WORK.