Indreni Rural Development Centre Nepal Nepal

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Address: Butwal, Rupandehi, Lumbini
Phone: +977 (0) 71 541 882

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Indreni Rural Development Centre (IRDC) Nepal was established in 1994 with the ultimate aim of sustainable development of rural communities of Nepal by mobilizing indigenous human and natural resources and with optimal utilization of locally developed technologies. This organization is working in various parts of Nepal in partnership of various government and non-government organizations in fields such as:

  • Education
  • Livelihoods
  • Environment
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Resource Management
  • Water Supply
  • Sanitation
  • Human Rights Promotion
  • Good Governance

In order to systematize the organizational activities, IRDC has developed policies on personnel, finance, security, gender, children, and established Emergency Relief Fund. The organization believes it has efficient human resources and an active board of directors to manage the organization’s programs and activities. It has a central office at Butwal and field offices in programme districts and village development committees (VDCs). This organization is working the various VDCs and municipalities of Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi, Palpa and Arghakhanchi of Lumbini zone.

Dalit Human Rights

This initiative works with Dalit (‘untouchable’ caste) communities, and uses education about their rights to encourage them to seek equality. 25 dalit people were trained in human rights, and asked to each conduct at least one training session themselves in their home villages. Journalism training was also provided to help marginalised people raise their views through the media. Finally, the Indreni Rural Development Centre organised campaigns such as street drama, rallies, and an inter-caste dinner to raise awareness of the need for greater equality.


Last updated: July 2015