Open Defecation Free (ODF) Campaign and Sanitation and Hygiene Behavioural Promotion in Bardiya District SGL-19

Start Date: December 7, 2011
End Date: September 30, 2012
Location: Bardiya
Donor(s): Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) / United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–HABITAT)
Budget: NRs. 12,271,062.60 (US$ 149, 283)

The overall objective of the ODF campaign is to ensure people’s access to improved sanitation facilities and to promote more hygienic practices in daily living. Through the processes of capacity building, community mobilization, mass sensitization and institutional strengthening, we can improve the overall health conditions of the communities. The campaign is conducted through the effective mobilization of schools, institutions, and communities with the inclusion of poor and socially disadvantaged communities.

Of the 31 VDCs in the Bardiya district, IDS Nepal has been working in every single one. It is with this tenacity that IDS Nepal aims to declare Bardiya an “Open Defecation Free” district. Of the 31 VDCs, 15 were selected for the Bardiya-I program.