Building Capacities of Women to Enhance Adaptive Capacity of Migrant-Sending Households in Udayapur District, Nepal: Process Documentation and Learning
The Action Research in Udayapur district of Nepal set out to assess the role of the gender-sensitive capacity building along with community level extension services in enhancing the adaptive capacity of migrant-sending households. The interventions were in the form of customized training events (e.g., financial literacy, flood preparedness, and livelihood diversification) and village-level extension services (e.g. weekly group meetings and household visits), and peer-learning (e.g. exposure visits and short-documentary) for women from migrant-sending households. The process took over two years of collaboration between stakeholders from various backgrounds. The process started in November 2014 and was completed by June 2017. This process documentation primarily serves two purposes: (i) to comprehensively and systematically compile the Action Research process and (ii) to present the reflections of the team members regarding their own practices. It offers an operational guideline beyond project boundaries, if replication of this research is sought. The intended audiences of this report are the government institutions, NGOs and development partners.