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Who we are

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) is a Nepali non-government, not for profit, social development organisation, initially set up as a small organisation in 1989 by a group of graduates of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) with its preceding name as 'Grassroots Institute for Training and Services-Nepal' (GRITS-Nepal). By subscribing to the basic principles of the International Rural Reconstruction Movement, GRITS-Nepal was renamed and officially registered in 1993 as Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN). With the passage of time, RRN has been able to expand itself into one of the fastest growing NGOs in the country together with its diverse development programmes covering vast geographical area and population.

Since its inception, RRN has been working with the poor and marginalised people in rural Nepal to empower them in the process of meeting their basic needs, improving livelihoods and building their own institutions. It substantially contributes to rural people's empowerment and socio-economic reconstruction process, by embracing the rights-based approaches to development. RRN is also committed to creating an enabling environment for building a just, equitable, peaceful and prosperous society through social, economic and political empowerment of the rural poor, particularly the poor rural women, peasants, landless people and other disadvantaged and socially oppressed strata of Nepalese society. Therefore, besides implementing integrated community development programmes at grassroots, it is also extensively engaged in advocacy, lobbying and networking at local, national and international levels to protect and promote human rights and social justice.

Employees
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59

Projects so far
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66

Beneficiaries
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100000

In the post-conflict context of Nepal, RRN has positioned itself to facilitate conflict transformation initiatives by adopting the approach that strongly focuses on institutionalising democracy and peace building through reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation - RRR process. In order to ensure success throughout this significant process, RRN considers the following key aspects - people's genuine participation, gender equality and social inclusion, transparency, accountability, social justice, coordination and collaboration, community's demand, and community ownership over the interventions and sustainability as its strategies.

Offices and Institutions

Brief history of RRN

RRN has been granted the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 1997. It is also accredited to the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Employees at the central office

Dr. Arjun K. Karki
Dr. Arjun K. Karki

Executive Director

Ratna Karki
Ratna Karki

Chief, Programs and Projects

Bhanu Parajuli
Bhanu Parajuli

Project Manager

Laxmi Karki
Laxmi Karki

Project Manager

Shyam Upadhyaya
Shyam Upadhyaya

Chief of Finance, Admin and Procurement

Nirajan Pokhrel
Nirajan Pokhrel

Project Manager

Madina Paudel
Madina Paudel

Project Manager

Munu Shrestha
Munu Shrestha

Account Officer

Shankar Sapkota
Shankar Sapkota

Account Officer

Prahlad Karki
Prahlad Karki

Account Officer

Prabesh Karki
Prabesh Karki

Documentation and Monitoring Officer

Alina Shakya
Alina Shakya

HR Officer

Priyanka Basnet
Priyanka Basnet

Entrepreneurship Development Officer

Kusum Karki
Kusum Karki

HR and Procurement Officer

Tikaswari Rai
Tikaswari Rai

Program Officer

Dr. Sadhana Chalise
Dr. Sadhana Chalise

Documentation Officer

Sadhana Limbu
Sadhana Limbu

Monitoring Officer

Kishor Sharma
Kishor Sharma

Storekeeper

Prabha Rana
Prabha Rana

Receptionist

Bhojraj Ghimire
Bhojraj Ghimire

Office Assistant

Rajendra Gopali
Rajendra Gopali

Driver

Mohan Dhakal
Mohan Dhakal

Driver

Mira Thapa
Mira Thapa

Cook

Laxmi Dahal
Laxmi Dahal

Office Assistant

Advocacy Team

Reshma Shakya
Reshma Shakya
Anup Chaudhary
Anup Chaudhary
Praman Adhikari
Praman Adhikari
Bhawana Khanal
Bhawana Khanal
Kusum Dhungel
Kusum Dhungel
Sugat Bhattarai
Sugat Bhattarai
Sudhir Shrestha
Sudhir Shrestha

Organizational structure of RRN

Executive Committee

RRN's basic operating principles

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