Introduction

 

Multi-dimensional Resource Centre Nepal (MRC Nepal) is an alliance of multidisciplinary professionals working in the field of development. It is a member based non-governmental, non-profit and social development organization that has been committed to excellence in sustainable community development for over a decade. MRC Nepal is registered at the District Administrative Office (DAO), Kathmandu in 2002 A.D. and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC), Nepal. The organization with its head office in Kathmandu Nepal and main operation office at Hetauda of Makawanpur district. The projects have been carried out in total of 17 districts of Nepal. However, livelihood projects with other activities have been intensively implemented in Makwanpur and Chitwan districts in last 6-7 years.

MRC Nepal implemented projects focusing on target groups/beneficiaries such as poor households, women, disadvantaged community (Dalit, Janajati etc.) and children. The organization aims at reducing poverty of rural communities through mainly off-farm and on-farm interventions. Within on-farm interventions, MRC Nepal places its major emphasis on eco-friendly vegetable farming and the organization has already developed an organic package for organic vegetable production, which is mainly based on the use of locally available materials. The MRC Nepal's well deserved recognition as professional and results oriented organization is largely due to the commitment of its exceptional human resources, technical competency, holistic and sustainable community development and empowerment approach. Till date, MRC Nepal has already implemented 23 projects in 16 districts (see Geographical Coverage) benefiting around 50,000 households directly and indirectly.

MRC Nepal has been playing important roles in the national development process since its inception through the implementation of various pro-poor and community based development projects and initiatives. With the passage of time, it has scaled up its development interventions in terms of the magnitude as well as thematic and physiographical coverage by best utilizing its human, financial, physical resources. Besides, MRC Nepal has also been contributing to development processes even during the critical circumstances where the State funds remains limited, political situations are fluid, natural disasters resulting from both predictable and unpredictable environmental conditions, focusing on the people whose social and economic capacity severely restrict them to afford to meet their own goods and needs. MRC Nepal's objectives to empower the communities in social, economical, cultural and political aspects are implementing with the multi-dimensional support from its development partners including line agencies. Collective efforts and forum for discussion of multi-stakeholders are also established and contributed for enabling environment. MRC Nepal on the basis of learning by doing and creating learning environment as main working principles have gained current organizational growth and recognition.

Vision

The MRC Nepal is a self-reliant organization with the vision of socially and economically sustainable communities built upon foundation of equity and peace in which all people live in dignity and prosperity.

Mission

MRC Nepal's mission is to facilitate the process in establishment of sustainable and self-reliant societies across Nepal.

Goal

The MRC Nepal aims to reduce poverty through integrated development interventions providing sustainable impacts on the community beneficiaries by meeting their immediate needs of infrastructures, basic services and income generation, and creating an enabling environment for their social protection and supporting peace building by strengthening their organizations so that the most vulnerable communities of the society can assure their basic rights and services are met and livelihoods improved.

Objectives

The objectives of MRC Nepal are guided by its organizational values and principles. The followings are the specific objectives;

  1. To improve food and nutritional security of rural and vulnerable communities;
  2. To reduce the poverty by increasing sustainable income and contributing for better environment and self-reliant society;
  3. To increase the application of appropriate on-farm and off-farm technologies, enterprises and business promotion;
  4. To raise awareness and build the technical and managerial capacity of women and disadvantaged communities;
  5. To facilitate rural communities for sustainable environmental management and to respond Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change (CC) and improve community resilience;
  6. To facilitate process for conservation of natural resource management and utilization of local biodiversity;
  7. To promote local initiatives and establish local level mechanism for improved access to finance and basic services such as health, sanitation, education, human right and others;
  8. To develop and strengthen local level institutions and mechanisms for sustainable development;
  9. To develop and validate agricultural technologies using participatory research and development approaches;
  10. To coordinate and develop linkage with marketing services and improve market information system for the appropriate interventions into regional, national as well as foreign markets; and
  11. To advocate for developing and implementing appropriate policies and approaches that improve access of farmers to resources and public services.

 

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