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Electoral Education at Grassroots and District level for Democratic Governance - EEDG

Project Title Electoral Education at Grassroots and District level for Democratic Governance - EEDG
Location Five districts of Karnali zone namely
Jumla, Humla, Mugu, Kalikot, Dolpa and 75 VDCs

Duration 37 Months (from April 2012 - April 2015)
Budget EURO 390,032.64 (NPR 39,392,958.12 )
Funded By
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Implementing Organization
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Co-implementing Organization
Co-implementing Organization

A. Title of the Action:  Electoral Education in Grassroots and District Level for Democratic Governance (EEDG).

B. Overall Objective of the action: To contribute towards strengthening the role of citizens in the electoral process so as to ensure a responsive, accountable and democratically elected government.

C. Specific Objectives

D. Location of the Action:  Five districts of  Karnali zone namely Jumla, Humla, Mugu, Kalikot,  Dolpa and 75 VDCs

E. Duration of the Project: 37 Months (from April 2012 - April 2015)

F. Total Budget: EURO 390,032.64 (NPR 39,392,958.12 )

G. Partners in Local Level      

Regional Level :  Himalaya Conservation and Development Association (HCDA), Humla.

District Level :

H. Primary Right Holders:- The people of the Karnali zone shall be the primary right holders i.e  poorest of poor, widows, poor women, vulnerable people, marginalized and excluded groups including dalits, indigenous nationalities, differently able people, and the people living in remote areas. Following groups are identified as primary right holders; Village Level Potential Leaders, Political Leaders, Media Persons, Civil Society, Security Personal Students.

I. Secondary Right Holders:- The persons, groups and the organization who will be communicated indirectly are the secondary right holders. NGOs, Different Governmental Organization, Civil Society and Organizations, National Media and Different Donner Agencies shall be the secondary right holders.

J. Strategies to implement the project.

K. Expected Impact of the Action

L. Expected Results and Activities to be carried out.
 
Result 1: Enhanced capacity of potential leaders of districts and VDCs in promoting and protecting electoral rights of the citizens.
 
Activities:
  1. Seven days ToT to the inclusive potential leaders of district on critical information of electoral process, party manifestos, laws, bylaws, democratic governance, democratic norms, values, and local governance system.
  2. Three days orientation to the potential leaders of the VDCs on electoral process, party manifestos, laws, bylaws, democratic governance, democratic norms, values,and local governance system.
  3. Formation of citizen forum (advocacy group) at district level.
  4. Two days workshop with the national level likeminded organization / stakeholders on emerging issues related to election / electrol education.
  5. Seven days capacity building tranning to the staffs of local organizations, board members, regional and center staffs.
  6. One day workshop with the district level stakeholders on emerging issues related to election / electoral education.

Result 2: Better informed, more motivated and knowledgeable citizens of the districts and VDCs for casting their votes.

Activities:

  1. Door-to door election awareness campaigns using IEC materials and street dramas.
  2. Two days training to traditional leaders on civic education, democratic norms, values and electoral process.
  3. Traditional Leader's exposure at central level.
  4. Democratic assembly in Kanali zone with the participation of senior political leaders, representatives of centre government and civil society.
  5. Documentary on the successful electoral education cases of Karnali.
  6. Village level campaigning for voter registartion.
  7. Sample voting using electronic voting machine (EVM).
  8. Support to Dalit, Women & Poor people of selected areas to get citizenship card and voter registration.
  9. Deuda (folk song) competition on electrol education at district level.

Result 3: Environment of free, fair and fearless manner of election which contributes eventually to a more responsive, transparent and accountable government.

Activities:

  1. Three days election observation trainings to the civil society leaders.
  2. Three days media election monitoring training to journalists.
  3. Five days gender friendly election observation training to the security forces.
  4. Conduction of sample voting for gender friendly election.
  5. Two days workshop with the election commission and election monitoring agencies.
  6. One day district level seminar.

M. Staffs

Center Based StaffsRegional Based Staffs
Project Advisor - 1Regional Coordinator  -1
National Project Coordinator - 1Account Officer -1
Project Officer - 1 
Admin and Finance Officer - 1District Based Staffs
Information Communication and Documentation Officer  - 1                      District Project Coordinator - 5
Office Assistant - 1Social Mobilizer - 10

 

POG of EEDG ProgramReport of  Capacity Building Training
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting GuidelineMonitoring Report - Octoberber 2012
EEDG Event Report Templates (Nepali)3rd Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report
First Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report4th Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report
Event Report Format (English)Midterm Evaluation Guideline
Guidelines for civic forum formation5th Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report
Guideline for training participants selection6th Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report
VDC selection Guidelines 20127th Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report
Guidelines for Radio talk show (District Level)Guideline for Street Drama
2nd Project Advisory Unit Meeting Report