Livelihoods, Natural Resource Management and Technology Transfer
Right to food, right to development and dignified life are also the constituting elements of human rights, which people are historically deprived of. Poorer livelihood conditions, ineffective and ineffectual efforts for widening livelihood options, inappropriate technology and lack of innovations, and inept delivery mechanisms appear to be the burning development issues that also have bearings on human rights situation in the region. The region is identified as the poorest and most food insecure region in Nepal, with food production sufficient for only 3-5 months of the year. The recent data says more than 42 percent of Karnali residents live below the poverty line, almost double the national average (25.16 percent), while all five districts rank among the lowest in the Human Development Index (HDI) in Nepal. But several studied have suggested various potential sectors, which have scope of creating employment opportunities with appropriate interventions and local innovations. The proper utilization of available natural resources, for e.g., forest resources, aromatic and medicinal herbs, promotion of innovative technologies for diversifying crop production, and involvement of private sectors for employment generation could promote the livelihood conditions of the people.


– Focused program for awareness raising and capacity building on democracy and good governance practices for community people, integrating local institutions and district-based organizations: state and non-state duty-bearers.
– Assistance to the community based institutions in organizing several movements such as campaigning and advocacy events for pressuring the service providing organizations of state and non-state actors in ensuring democratic practices when delivering basic services.
– Expansion of democratic public sphere and certitude of wider and meaningful participation, also in the decision making, of the marginal people in order to deepen the democracy in the community and promoting good governance practice.