The PAANI project is strengthening Nepal’s ability to manage critical resources in the Karnali, Mahakali and Rapti river basins. Funded by USAID as part of its on-going investment to strengthen the country’s natural resource management capacity, SNV implements activities, as a sub-contractor to Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) from mid December 2016 to December 2020.
PAANI means water in Nepali. The PAANI project is improving the capacity of local communities and authorities to properly manage river resources, as well as increase the resilience of local communities and degraded aquatic ecosystems. The project is targeting four goals to achieve these objectives:
SNV is contributing directly to the following activities:
Based on its long-term presence and sector knowledge, SNV is implementing several activities under this project focusing on three result areas: