DCCI Doti exceeds 33% target for women Executive Committee members

By ruth on September 10, 2018


The District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Doti held its first Executive Committee election since amending their constitution to include a reservation of 33% seats for women on the Executive Committee.   

1114 members voted in the election on 8th September 2018, electing six women and nine men.  At the first meeting the outgoing President and two further Committee members, one male and one female, will be appointed. 

The newly formed committee will have 18 members,  39% of them women, exceeding the minimum reservation.


Doti DCCI encourages membership of women business owners

By RAP 3 on August 30, 2018


RAP 3 CONNECT is working with Doti District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) to increase female membership and female representation on the DCCI's Executive Committee. 

During CONNECT's first year of implementation, Doti DCCI passed our policy reform paper “Female Representation on DCCI Executive Committees” which recommends a minimum reservation of 33% for women members.

Doti DCCI are encouraging women business owners to join and promoting the 33% reserved seats for women ahead of the upcoming DCCI Executive Committe election to be held on 8th September 2018.

RCS and ARAMP training in Doti

By RAP 3 on August 29, 2018


DTA Doti with the support of Mr. Mahendra Shrestha (DC) conducted Road Condition Survey (RCS) and Annual Road Asset Management Plan (ARAMP) training for technical staff on 27th August, 2018. Altogether 12 participants from M/RM were present at the training. The training was aimed to strengthen the technical manpower of M/RM about the RCS and ARAMP. The training sessions included content from the LRN engineering course. Various sessions were distributed among DC, RTL, GE and IoW. RTL started the training explaining the importance of RCS and ARAMP. GE explained about ARAMP, its importance, principles, guideline and procedure for preparation. Similarly, DC explained the importance of RCS and its relation to ARAMP. During practical sessions, participants were requested to conduct RCS of their respective roads from M/RM and fill out the RCS forms.

Internal Audit – RMG Handover

By RAP 3 on August 13, 2018


Mr. Tika Maden and Mr. Tulsi Neupane, Internal Auditors of RAP 3 visited DTA, Doti to observe the effectiveness of RAP3 approaches applied for handing over RMGs works to the local bodies. On 23rd July 2018, DTA team, internal auditors in the presence of Chairperson of KI Singh Rural Municipality Mr. Lokendra Shahi and Chairperson of Ward 4 of KI Singh RM, Mr. Jay Bahadur Dhami discussed RMG related works and RMs capability to manage and takeover related works. The chairperson of KI Singh RM added that he was interested in mobilizing new RMGs in Bagnatte - Deurad and Rajpur - Bhumirajmaundau municipal roads. The DTA provided RMG guidelines translated in Nepali and will provide full technical support until the new RMGs are formed.

Ginger farmers in Doti renew loans

By ruth on July 25, 2018


CONNECT and our partner Organic Mountain Flavor Private Limited (OMF) are once again working with Prabhu Bank Limited (PBL) to offer small loans to ginger farmers in Surkhet, Kailali and Sahajpur, Doti.

CONNECT’s intervention, linking OMF, PBL and Shikhar Insurance with hundreds of farmers is strengthening OMF's supply chain, increasing financial inclusion and offering pathways to sustainable incomes.

Last year, 163 ginger farmers in received loans totalling NPR 4,390,000.

Learn more about how small loans and long term contracts help farmers increase their incomes.


SMG work monitoring by DCC and DTO, Doti

By RAP 3 on July 11, 2018


On 5th July 2018 Mr. Ram Bahadur Ayer (DCC coordinator), Mrs. Sashi Sobh (DCC vice coordinator), Ram Chandra Khatri (Chief District Engineer) along with a few DCC members visited Dipayal-Daud-Pathihalne (70DR006) road accompanied by Pranjal Gautam (GE) and Lok Bhat (IoW) to monitor SMG 3 and SMG 4 work. Achieving high volume work at low cost with technical design was highly appreciated by the DCC Coordinator and CDE. GE and IoW explained about the working modality of SMG, members identification and selection, onsite trainings, their work measurement, payment and audit. Although most of the bottleneck sections were covered, the DTA pointed out a few sections that needed proper maintenance, which would make the road passable throughout the seasons. The officials also monitored the work of RMGs and explained the role of RM for further RMG mobilization.

Completion of RMG Public Audit and Refresher Training

By RAP 3 on July 11, 2018


DTA Doti organized and completed public audits and refresher trainings to the RMGs of all RMG working roads. To make the training and public audit effective, the respective RMGs of the RMs were called with their officials from Rural Municipality(RM). 2 groups from Adarsha RM (5th July), 4 groups from KI Singh RM (5th July), 4 groups from Sayal RM (6th July), 2 groups from Bogtan RM (6th July), 5 groups from Dipayal Silghadi Municipality and Purbichauki RM (8th July) and 6 groups from Shikhar Municipality (7th July) were organized. For Dipayal - Silghadi Municipality Mr. Ram Bahadur Ayer (DCC Coordinator) chaired the training while the Mrs. Manju Malasi (Mayor of Dipayal – Silghadi Municipality) was the chief guest. Mr. Krishna Saran Dhungana (RTL) provided a brief about the role of RMGs in making all weather roads. RTL also emphasized the importance of Municipality and Rural Municipality’s role in RMG mobilization after Ashad 2075. Pranjal Gautam (GE) and Rajendra Yadav (IoW) conducted the Public Audit and Refresher Training. Mrs. Manju Malasi (Mayor) expressed the importance of RMGs and expressed her heartful thanks to RMGs for their hardwork.

Public Audit in Doti

By RAP 3 on July 4, 2018


With the end of SMG related works, Public Audit for SMG 4 and SMG 3 was conducted on 21st June 24, 2018 and 22nd June 2018 respectively. The programme was conducted by Lok Bahadur Bhat (IoW) and Rajendra Yadav (IoW) in the presence of the Tej Bahadur Dumrel (RM chairman), Lal Bahadur Bogati (Ward Secretary) and Man Bahadur Bista (Ward Member). It was made clear that all the SMG members received their payment according to the calculations and everyone was satisfied with their payment. It was also made clear about the cost for the materials procured, DTA expenditure and training costs. The transparency of the work was appreciated by RM staff thanking RAP 3,Doti.

Successful completion of GIS/GPS training in Doti

By RAP 3 on June 11, 2018


GIS/GPS training at Doti cluster started on 3rd June 018 which was targeted for technical person from R/Municipalities of Achham, Bajura and Doti districts. On the last day of the training (8th June), a closing ceremony was organised to summarise the outcomes and shortcomings of the training. The ceremony was chaired by RAP3 DPM, Mr. Dilli Prakash Sitaula and anchored by RTL, Mr. Krishna Sharan Dhungana where leading trainer Mr. Binod Dhakal was the chief guest. One participant representing each district briefed their overall view on several aspects of the training. They felt that the training time would be best if it was scheduled either ahead or after the peak working period (last month of fiscal year). Nevertheless, they were of the view that the training was fruitful and they have developed confidence in contributing to infrastructures planning using GIS/GPS to a great extent. The training concluded with distribution of certificate to all participants and closing by the chairperson.

Basic GIS/GPS techniques for Municipal Technical Staff

By RAP 3 on June 4, 2018


As part of its support to the introduction of federalisation in the country, RAP3 is delivering basic Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) training municipal technical staff of Doti, Achham and Bajura from 3rd to 8th June 2018. A total of 30 technical staff are attending the training. RTL, Krishna Saran Dhungana acted as the Master of Ceremonies and welcomed the participants. The opening session of the programme was chaired by the DCC Chief, Doti, Ram Bahadur Ayer and RAP 3 Deputy Programme Manager, Dilli Prakash Sitaula. Ram Bahadur Ayer emphasized the importance to the municipal staff of the training for helping technical staff update road maps for their respective M/RMs. The first day was concluded as per the training schedule.