Introduction

Established in 1997, SEBAC-Nepal is a national level service oriented non-governmental organization (NGO) that specializes in drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and improving agricultural practices. Since then, SEBAC has been working actively in partnership with local governments, NGOs, networks, federations and communities groups to serve poor communities for securing basic needs of water and sanitation, strengthening their capacity and use in the process of  social mobilization  to undertake further development activities in order to promote development and social transformation.

SEBAC - Nepal operates through its central office, 2 regional offices, and 25 district branch offices, located in all 7 Province of the country with the support of more than 1048 professional regular staff from its initial phase. But currently, SEBAC- Nepal has 172 regular staff working under it.

During its 20 years tenure, SEBAC-Nepal has gained experience of working in 1,315 Wards and 657 Rural Municipalities and 328 Municipalities of 37 Districts of the country representing all 7 Province. SEBAC has served more than 3 million people through implementing 51 different projects working in support of 14 I/NGOs, 3 UN Agencies, 3 bilateral agencies, 7 Government agencies, and in partnership with 22,175 community based groups, 245 local networks, and 9 district level partners (NGOs). Till date, SEBAC received 200 rewards/awards from various organizations for it good works in development activities.

Altogether SEBAC- Nepal has experience of implementing 51 different projects. Out of which, 7 falls under WASH, 13 under Agricultural / Livelihoods, Nutrition and Natural Resource Management, 5 under Disaster Risk Management including Climate Change, 7 under Governance and Peace Building, 10 under different construction related projects, 5 under Education and 4 under HIV /AIDS awareness programs. To date, SEBAC-Nepal received a total of 1000 million Nepalese rupees from various donors.

Altogether, 51 projects were carried out in which 45 have been successfully completed 6 and are being implemented. So far under different projects implemented which are related to construction activities 464 Safe drinking water supply schemes, 2,242 km of rural roads, 536 km of foot trails,12 school buildings, 20 irrigation ponds, 338 suspension bridges (technical and social mobilization support), 7 health buildings, and 2 women health facility centers were constructed. SEBAC also provided technical backstopping support to construct 365 irrigation canals to cover 9,500 hectares of land in order to improve agricultural production.

In order to support Government’s universal coverage through internalizing Sanitation and Hygiene Master Plan, SEBAC also supported this initiatives by declaring Open defecation Free (ODF) at different levels. Till date, SEBAC has facilitated to declare ODF in 4 districts (Bajura Achham, Kanchanpur and Kailali). Similarly, SEBAC supported Ministry of Water Supply to prepare Water Source Mapping (WSM) including GIS mapping of two districts and all information about drinking water sources in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts.

SEBAC has also provided financial, technical support to the users committee, farmers groups, youths through formation and reformation of groups and provided them capacity building training to make and provide on the job training to make them self-reliant. A total of 315 farmers groups and users committee were formed and their capacity were strengthened. 80 agro vet staff were capacitated as well as 5,000 youths were provided on the job training for employment generation.

 

Vision

Establish equitable, well-developed and judicious societies across the country.

Mission and goal

Overall mission and goal of the organization is to improve lives of children, women, and marginalized, deprived, and disadvantaged communities through improving access to health, nutrition, sanitation, education, agriculture promotion, and income generation.

Objective

  • To promote and strengthen institutional human capacity and mobilize various resources for the development of Agriculture, Nutrition, Education, Public Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • To build physical infrastructure, conduct rural and community development programs.
  • To conduct advocacy and capacity building programs to protect rights of women, children and ensuring gender equality
  • To conserve biological diversity and environment ensuring judicious use and sustainable management of natural resources
  • To enhance participation, transparency, accountability through advocacy and awareness raising activity for basic human rights and good governance.
  • implement farm and off-farm income generation activity through saving/credit mobilization and skill development initiatives
  • To implement livelihood and resettlement programs for landless, deprived and marginalized groups
  • To conduct micro finance program for employment promotion and sustainable livelihood, and
  • To conduct different program related to conflict management, peace building and mitigating climate change impacts

 

The organization's work revolves around four thematic areas:

(i)    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene/Health (WASH)

(ii)   Governance and Peace Building

(iii)   Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management

(iv)   Disaster Risk Management including Climate Change.

 

Our Guiding Principles

Central theme of the SEBAC Nepal approach lies in increasing ownership of the local communities towards the implemented projects for smooth planning, implementation, monitoring and ensuring higher level of sustainability. The key guiding principle are:

  • Non-discrimination
  • Transparency and    Accountability
  • Commitment
  • To improve coordination, linkages, partnership with government stakeholders, development partners, other local stakeholders.
  • Focus on community empowerment through capacity building activities in the community.