FCG’s Rural Village Water Resources Management Project in Nepal was rewarded as the 3rd in the global Community Service/Development Project Award 2017 finals by the International Project Management Association IPMA. The awards were given at the IPMA World Congress in Astana Kazakhstan this week.
The Nepal Water project was part of Finland's bilateral development with Nepal and the second phase of the project. The project aimed to increase wellbeing and reduce poverty through the sustainable management of water resources.
It was implemented in rural parts of Nepal under demanding conditions. The project consisted of three components: rural water supply and sanitation, livelihoods development (small-scale hydropower, cooperatives, home gardens and small-scale businesses) and the strengthening of the skills and capacities of the people living in these areas.
The project was implemented in ten districts between September 2010 and February 2016. The total budget was EUR 26.1 million, of which the Finnish Government covered EUR 15.5 million.
Last year the Rural Village Water Resources Management Project Phase II won the Project of the Year 2016 –title in Finland .
Katariina Kääpä (katariina.kaapafcg.fi), Sep 8th 2017