MRC Nepal has been implementing various types of interventions under different thematic program areas, which are summarized as below;
Promotion of ecological agriculture, permaculture and watershed management will be one of the important priority areas for the organization. It is believed that effective ecological agriculture, landscape and watershed management model would be the best to create an appropriate and enabling environment for the improvement of access and sustainable rural livelihoods. MRC Nepal will facilitate ecological agriculture, landscape and watershed management theme through different approaches and strategies for the livelihood improvement of the targeted groups.
Access to sustainable, reliable, safe water supply and environmental sanitation facilities and services is the right and the basic need of all human beings including children. Diarrhea is the biggest killer of children in Nepal. On top of this, water, environmental sanitation and hygiene-related diseases and acute respiratory infections remain the leading causes of under-five mortality and morbidity in the kingdom.
Every child and families deserves the right to access to adequate water and environmental sanitation facilities and services for health and dignity. MRC Nepal is in line with Convention on the Rights of the Child, every family member including child deserves to be protected from disease and other health hazards posed by inadequate quantity and quality of drinking water and poor disposal of human excreta and waste. Children are the most vulnerable to such hazards – their right is the best environment and the highest standard of living their society can offer.
Access to safe water and adequate sanitation services (WASH) has proven to be one of the most efficient ways of improving human health. The World Health Organization has estimated the economic costs avoided, and returns gained, by various levels of investment in water supply and sanitation services: every $1 invested in improved water supply and sanitation yields gains of $4 to $12, depending on the type of intervention. Access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation services is vital to human health but has other important benefits ranging from the easily identifiable and quantifiable to the more intangible (convenience, well-being, dignity, privacy and safety).
MRC Nepal always provides emphasis on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience approaches for its development interventions. It also promotes community level disaster coping system and mechanisms, prevent the vulnerable people from being hit hardest by the calamities / disaster and carry out rehabilitation. Develop climate resilience farming system and overall society through building capacity at local level.
Use of information and communication technology (ICT) in current development context has found important roles in adding values from various perspectives especially on access to information and efficiency. MRC Nepal has been promoting ICTs as important element in its initiatives and also gives priority for this