Nepal Civil Society (CIS)-Nepal

Nepal Civil Society (CIS)-Nepal

1. Registration

1.1. District Administration office (CDO):  Surkhet

  • Reg. Number: 278 /
  • District           : Surkhet
  • Date:              2060/11/03
  • Renew date: 2071/03 Last

1.2. Registration of Social Welfare Council (SWC): Kathamndu

  • Affiliation. Number : 15985
  • District                   : Kathmandu
  • Date                       : 2060/12/05

1.3. Registration office: Internal Inland Revenue Office (IIRO) :  Nepalgunj

  • Reg. Number    : (PAN) 301738112
  • District              : Nepalgunj
  • PAN Reg. Date : 2062/06/20

1.4. Address:

  • District   : Surkhet
  • VDC      : Birendranagar
  • Phone    : 083-522042
  • Email
  • Contact Person

 Kathmandu office

  • Name   : om prakash lamichhane

Post Box       :  15142 KPC 1010

  • 977-9741068261
  • Anamnagar , ktm
  • Email    :
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 Head office Surkhet

  • Name   : omprakash lamichhane
  • Phone   : 083-522042
  • 977-9741068261
  • Fax       : : 083-522042
  • Email
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1.1. Introduction of Organization

CIS founded over 10 years ago, is one of the community management organization. At present, it is a consortium of 13 members.CIS, mwdc working in far and mid-western development region in 2060. The early focus was on improving infrastructure in remote areas and agriculture extension activities. Today, its programs are wide ranging and promote equitable and sustainable livelihood by addressing the causes, rather than symptoms of poverty and social injustice. The programs include: improving people’s access to food, health, education, economic opportunities, natural resources, forestry and safe environment; promoting governance, peace and disaster risk reduction; and strengthening the ability of the poor and marginalized to exercise their rights ,women empowerment and participate in the decisions that affect their lives.


CIS Nepal works through both formal and informal collaboration at multiple levels: with local NGOs, CBOs, government agencies, communities, civil society groups, federations, networks and private sector. CIS Nepal is currently working in partnership with community level local CBOs, different networks and a range of community groups. Partnership with local institutions is an important means of increasing the reach and sustainability of CIS programs, while increasing the institutional capacity of CBOs. CIS collaboration with government line agencies ensures that it’s programs complement local level plans and policies.

Today, CIS Nepal operates in 49 VDCs of remote part of Districts mid & far western development region through 12 community development programs.

CIS Nepal is a non-political, non-governmental, and non-profit national level development organization working since 206O.


In the field of community and human resource development through a community based development approach to foster sustainable community development and is run by the funds made available through national and international agencies. The organization has been working with the poorest and most downtrodden people who are typically social outcasts, women, Children and disadvantaged groups in general consisting of different castes and races. Initially the activities of the organization were limited in mid & far western.


District and later it has extended its scope throughout the country and variety of community development areas. Since its establishment the organization has been working with the poorest and most marginalized people who are typically social outcasts, women, children and disadvantaged groups in general consisting of different castes and races and remote geographical locations of the country. We at CIS believe that sustainable community development is only possible when all the individuals and segments of community empowered and entwined in development initiatives from grassroots to national level.

CIS-Nepal conducts program related to peace and governance, conflict transformation, reconciliation, women’s empowerment, population and environment, water and sanitation, micro-finance, emancipator adult education, and micro hydro electricity. The organization also implements programs on agriculture, sericulture, skill development and income generation, survey and research in different aspects of community-based development. Currently it is guided by the theme of corporate responsibility and economic rights of civil society.

It is one of the pioneering NGOs that have adopted the Participatory Approach in working with marginalized families and communities in delivering developmental programs  mid & far western district of Nepal.


1.2. Vision

From the high Himalayas, mountains, mid Hills, to the remote of the villages, we seek a prosperous peaceful and harmonious society in which women, poor, vulnerable and socially excluded people live in dignity, and their rights are fulfilled. Knowledge based, equitable, participatory entwined communities for sustainable development. We will be a partner of choice and be recognized for our commitment to social justice.

1.3. Mission

We facilitate the empowerment of poor, vulnerable and socially excluded people to fulfill their basic needs and achieve social justice. This will be attained through:

  • Addressing social, cultural and political and gender discrimination .
  • Facilitating micro/macro linkages for policy influence
  • Local, regional and global alliances and partnerships
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Conflict sensitive programming
  • Capacity building of grass roots organizations and communities
  • Empowerment of the people through education, and fundamental infrastructure for livelihood
  • Exploration, conservation and optimum utilization of local resources
  • Poverty reduction through employment and income generation
  • Reduction poverty of the disadvantaged community
  • Creation  of social capital at different level

1.4. Goals

CIS Nepal work will lead to equitable and sustainable development resulting in greater gender and caste equity and improved livelihoods of the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded. Our work will contribute towards creating an enabling environment where they can fulfill their rights.

  • Development of community based organizations at different level.
  • Organize and educate socially excluded segments and people of the communities
  • Conservation and use of natural resources .
  • Empowerment of women and their groups.
  • Development of enterprises and income generation
  • Development of basic livelihood infrastructures
  • Conduct participatory research activities and studies
  • Promoting humanright and community development

1.5. Objectives

The broad objective of CIS is to obtain sustainable development of the communities.

1.5.1. The specific objectives

  • Organize people to empower them to have access and control over productive resources as well as social services.
  • Create participatory conducive environment for the management and use of productive resources as well as social services.
  • Advocating for equity and good governance
  • Strengthen local infrastructures for livelihood
  • Educate people on different aspect of sustainable development.
  • Carryout different research activities
  • Strengthen and empower community based organization and cooperatives

1.6. Organizational Strategy

  • Knowledge based community based organizations /institutions are the fundamentals of sustainable development
  • Focus on equity, empowerment and education in the rural communities
  • Focus on poverty reduction through local enterprise development
  • Group formation and mobilization
  • Capacity building through training, research and documentation, demonstration, learning visit, networking and advocacy, and interactions
  • People’s participation and women empowerment
  • Infrastructure development and rehabilitation
  • Conservation and optimum use of local natural resources for sustainable livelihood

1.7. Strategic Directions

SD1: To integrate rights, equity and governance perspectives in all CIS -Nepal programs, to address systemic, structural and policy related causes of poverty and social injustice.

SD2: To promote and advocate for equitable and sustainable access of poor, vulnerable and socially excluded people to basic services and resources for secured livelihoods.

SD3: To mainstream conflict sensitivity into all CIS -Nepal programming in order to minimize its negative impact and position ourselves to engage in peace building.

SD4: To build strategic alliances and accountability of CIS -Nepal, partners and communities for disaster risk reduction and emergency response.

1.8. Enabling Strategies

ES1: To develop diversified funding portfolio to strengthen CIS -Nepal’s strategic program focus.

ES2: To develop and implement comprehensive transformation strategy that aligns the organization with strategic program focus and ensures program quality.

1.9. Focus Population

Remotely geographical area living people, Landless, Dalits, Janajatis,Haliyas, People Living With and Affected by HIV/AIDs (PLWHAs) and Conflict and Disaster-Affected People, who are poor, Voiceless vulnerable and/or socially excluded. Note that women, children and youth cut across all the categories.

1.10. Geographic Focus

Primary focus: Remote Areas of mid & Farwestern development region
Secondary focus:  With selected area and centers for pilot programs

1.11. Core Values


Respect: We affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff.

Integrity: We act consistently with CIS-Nepal’s mission, being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.

Commitment: We work together effectively to serve the larger community.

Excellence: We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact. We hold ourselves accountable for being consistent with these principles, and ask others to help us do so, not only in our programming, but in all that we do.

1.12. CIS- Nepal endeavors

  • As a non-political and forward looking organization, CIS-Nepal is committed to sustainable community development
  • As community based organization are the fundamentals for sustainable community development in this endeavor CIS involved in formation of groups and their capacity building
  • CIS Nepal is involved in development of local infrastructures like heath, education, drinking water and local transportation
  • As a facilitator with a role of motivating and creating awareness to the stakeholders for sustainable management of environment and resources concerning generation to generation

2.  Board Executive Committee

Name position qualification experience Subjective matters
Om prakash lamichhane chairperson M.A.,MED Since from 15 years working on NGO’s Leadership,and communication management
Sharmila tarami magar Vice -chairperson M.A Since from 4 years working on NGO’s Women empowerment
Shanty Prasad kandel secretary B.ED Since from 12 years workin on NGO’s Leadership and managment
Shova chapai General secretary I.ED From 4 years working on NGO’s Office management
Madan kumar sharma Treasurer B.COM From 5 years working on NGO’s Accountant and economic management
Dal singh  thapamagar members I.ED From 6 years working on NGO’s Janajati, adibasi
Tilak gandarbha members S.L.C From 8 years working on NGO’s Leadership , communication, management
Pramila majhi members B.ED From 3 years working on NGO’s Increasement of women empowerment
Mina rokaya members S.L.C From 4 years working on NGO’s Leadership management, child
Gagan chaudhary members BBS From 4 years working on NGO’s Youth mobilization
Radha  sharma members I.A From 3 years working on NGO’s Children ,women
Laxmi basyal members S.L.C From 5 years working on NGO’s Councilor of  dalit women
Dharma bhadur thapa members M.ED 7 years working on NGO’s Leadership of human right management

Equality of all membrs

dalit janajati women madhesi handicapped other
2 4 6 1 1 4


female male total
6 7 13

General members

dalit janajati women madhesi apanga others
8 8 10 4 3 11


Female male total
30 27 57

Phone : 083-522042
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