HP Empowering Parenthood in Nepal

This project is designed to increase the psychosocial wellbeing of the children in Nepal through improved parent-child communication. By introducing and integrating evidence-based effective child rearing practices (ICDP) in Nepal, the project will empower caregivers through collaboration with educational institutions, local government, and civil society bodies.
This is the second phase of the project which started in 2014 with the aim to help establish ICDP in Nepal. During that project period all ICDP resources were translated into Nepali and a network of cooperating organizations was established. Schools and churches also implemented ICDP into their existing programs.
The continuity of this project is necessary for the long-term sustainability of ICDP.  ICDP Nepal needs to function as a strong entity and develop strategies to increase the number of partners so they can spread this program to all the provinces. Focus on cooperation with local government entities will be key.
Upscaling local training capacity is another important focus. Less dependency on international trainers is crucial for long-term sustainability of the program.  The learnings and recommendations from partners have encouraged ECEC to develop a research team that will research child development and child rearing practices. The findings of this research will be published, and the program will become evidence based.
Another important feature of this project is the promotion of ICDP in different sectors of society including government entities, NGOs, INGOs and private schools. Through conferences, seminars and meetings there will be new opportunities to implement ICDP in both public and private sectors.