Banaspati Gueetha Resource Centre Network Nepal (BG-RCNN) (Completed December 2010)

Start Date: July 2009

End Date: December 2010

Donor(s): UNDP / GEF / SGP

Budget: NRs. 1,604,460.00 (US$ 20,400)

IDS Nepal’s role in this project was to identify the potential partners to bring under BGRCNN, a network through loose membership, at central and regional levels. In order to retain a stable membership base for the BGRCNN, it was necessary to hold meetings with individual potential members as well as monthly network meetings.

So as to ensure knowledge sharing, information was disseminated from BGRCNN members through newsletters and a webpage. Moreover, a national workshop and two regional workshops promoting Bio-Briquettes were held with relevant stakeholders, including FECOFUN. A final product of this project was a published sectorial learning document on community-based biomass technology.