WOSCC Est: 1992 AD

 Man Maya Lopchan     Wage Labour to Entrepreneur     Community Learning and Action Center (CLAC)     Training on NRM groups on Governance, Biodiversity Conservation and GESI      Orientation program for women about law and rights based approach     Paralegal support and awarness     Strengthening Role of PVSE Women      Different training relating to the income generating activities     Capacitating Skill and Awareness     Conduction of Reflect Centre     Empowering Women in the Churia Area   

Our Projects - Hariyo Ban Program

Hariyo Ban Program

The Hariyo Ban Program is an ambitious USAID-funded initiative designed to benefit nature and people in Nepal. The Program period is 16th January, 2012 to July, 2014 (as per agreement with WOSCC).

The Hariyo Ban Programme is an ambitious USAID-funded initiative designed to benefit nature and people in Nepal. The Program period was from 16th January, 2012 to July, 2014 (as per agreement with Women Skill Creation Centre). The Hariyo Ban Programme is implemented by four core partners: WWF Nepal as prime recipient, with the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and the Federation of Community Forestry Users in Nepal (FECOFUN). Women Skill Creation center (WOSCC) has been implementing program with the partnership of Care Nepal. It works on three core interwoven components- biodiversity conservation, sustainable landscapes and climate change adaptation with governance, livelihoods, gender and social inclusion being important cross-cutting themes. 

Goal and Objectives

Hariyo Ban aims to reduce threats to biodiversity and vulnerability to climate change in Nepal through site-based interventions in two priorities, high-value biodiversity landscapes: Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Chitwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL), complemented by support to strengthen the enabling policy environment at the national level. Hariyo Ban's overall goal is to reduce adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal.

Hariyo Ban has three objectives-

Reduce threats to biodiversity in target landscapes.

Build the structures, capacity and operations necessary for effective sustainable landscape management, with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) readiness; and

Increase the ability of targeted human and ecological communities to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change

Target Communities 

Area of Makawanpur is ethnically diverse with a remarkably high proportion of poor, indigenous Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri, Chepang, Bankariya and Dalits. Discrimination and exclusion practices based on gender, class, caste and ethnicity highly overcome in these communities and women's marginalization. Thus the target spectators of Hariyo Ban Programme was; poor, dalits, indigenous/marginalized janajatis; vulnerable men and women as the primary beneficiaries. The secondary beneficiaries were concerned government line agencies, civil society organizations, private sectors and media as well.

Working Areas 

Makawanpur District, three VDC cover 7 different wards (Manahari- 6 & 7, Haadikhola- 4 & 7 and Churiyamai- 1 & 4).


Following process was followed for the program conduction/implementation.

Approval was taken from DDC.

Agreement with Care Nepal.

Well-being ranking of the community.

One new Community Learning Action Centre (CLAC) formation and 6 Post CLAC support.

Discussion in CLAC three week regularly, in fourth weeks public audit and issue identify by community.


Empowerment community People focus on (PVSE) through 11 Community Learning Action Centres at Handikhola, Basamadi, Manahari and Churiyamai VDC.

Sensitization to Communities PVSE group about Climate Change and Adaptation and 4 Community Climate Change Adaptation Plan preparation and support implementation at Handikhola and churiyamai VDC.

With Coordination local level stakeholders and Support Handikhola VDC for Preparation VDC Level LAPA. 

33 women from 6 CLAC reached in decision making position of local structure (BZ/CFUG, SMC, drinking water users group, road management user group, they are starting to influence in the decision of their respected committee.


Social mobilization process was an effective for budget allocation under the heading of women at VDC level.

Hard effort and commitment was essential to complete the program successfully.

More coordination and collaboration among all partners was needed in program planning and implementation.

The Question related to Forest become effective when made public through the District and VDC level.

It shall be effective when, time to time interaction and training are conducted with the forest of officials.

Training on NRM groups on Governance, Biodiversity Conservation and GESI

Hariyo Ban Program/WOSCC conducted training on NRM groups on Governance, biodiversity conservation and GESI was conducted at Churiyamai VDC-1 Banel Dhap on 25th April to 27th April 2013.

Community Learning and Action Center (CLAC)

The Community learning and Action Centers (CLACs) which are community level platforms where community members come together and collectively discuss on their rights and responsibilities.

President Message

Success Story
Man Maya Lopchan
Ms. Manmaya Lopchan, a daughter of Mr. Arjun Lopchan resident of Hetauda municipality -11. She has 11 family members in her home. While see was studying in grade 3, a broker was come in her house, during that time she was 13 yrs old.
Wage Labour to Entrepreneur
Sumitra was born in 1965 in Ramechhap a hill district of Nepal. She got married with Mr. Ganesh Basnet in Ramechhap when she was 18 yrs old. She has 3 sons; Purushotam, Puskar and Pujan are 11, 9 and 7 yrs old respectively.

Women Skill Creation Centre

Province 3,
Hetauda- 4, Makwanpur, Nepal
Tel: 057-525115, 057-524221

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