Who We Are
Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD) bridges the gap. PSD aims to support the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Nepal, notably rural people, women, children, and those with disabilities. Functioning as an intermediary organization between the 'haves' and the 'have not's', PSD serves to link Nepal with international grants, donors, and fundraising projects. PSD is a non-governmental, social development organization
What We Do
PSD facilitates social transformation, development, and empowerment, and also provides consultancy for the execution, monitoring and evaluation of development project activities. With a vast network across Nepal and a depth of experience in its staff, PSD works in a host of communal settings; schools, women's groups, orphanages, child protection homes, community groups, and small scale social enterprises.
PSD Nepal envisions a Nepali society where all citizens achieve their full potential.
The mission of PSD Nepal is to forge partnerships and link communities with resources and opportunities to improve the lives of community members.
How We Do It
PSD´s founding beliefs is that all programs should involve local people in their own environment to secure a participatory and sustainable approach.
PSD is registered with the District Admistration Office in Kathmandu as well as with the Social Welfare Council (SWC) and closely cooperates with local partners in the respective program districts to ensure that project activities are conducted in the right location and manner. Hence PSD has been recognized by the government, collaborative NGOs, civil society and other key stakeholders as a reliable and successful operating organization.
PSD believes in three key principles regarding the execution of all of its programmes:
1. Sustainable development can be best achieved through active involvement and partnership of all stakeholders
2. Sustainability can be social, economical or ecological; all of these have to be considered when planning and implementing any development program
3. Development should be local, implemented by local people in their local environment
The long term aims of PSD Nepal are:
1. Education: To provide equal education opportunities to orphan children, street children, displaced children and underprivileged children, as well as Early Childhood Development (ECD) as a whole
2. Youth development: To capitalize on the strength of rural youth for their own development and that of the nation on a whole.
3. Health and sanitation: to increase awareness regarding health and sanitation issues, and improve basic health facilities and community access to these resources.
4. Environment: To increase awareness among society and especially the youth of Nepal, regarding their ability to influence the environment around them, by promoting sustainable, responsible and economically-viable environmental projects
5. Information technology: To introduce new technology in the rural areas of Nepal for use in local businesses and education, making information technology more accessible, by providing funds, education and specialized training
The objectives of PSD Nepal are to:
Engage local and overseas volunteers in the development and empowerment of rural communities in Nepal
Implement community-based projects to strengthen health, education, ECD and environment sectors in particular
Empower women, children and vulnerable groups to improve their lives and contribute to their societies
Build global partnerships to meet the needs of the rural communities in Nepal
Carry out necessary research to address the needs of poor and vulnerable communities
Enhance knowledge and skills of development practitioners to be able to work adequately at the grassroots level
Contribute toward bridging discriminatory gaps and eliminate all forms of discrimination in Nepal (e.g. urban-rural, poor-rich, high-low caste, modern vs. traditional technology)