Programs & Projects
1) Policy advocacy to improve public accountability, transparency, right to information to improve governance.
2) Capacity building on ‘CSO Self-regulation’ to improve overall governance.
3) CSO enabling environment through ‘self-regulation and policy advocacy’.
4) Annual public of the ‘Civicl Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI)’ since 2014.
5) Provide expert service to the nat’l/int’l organizations including their partners on wide range governance issues.
Project-1: Our Education Project (Strengthening CSO Role in Governance and Accountability of Nepal’s Education Sector Project), funded by the European Union, 2016-2019. Project implemented in the Siraha, Saptari and Mahottarai District, Madhesh Province of Nepal. The specific objectives of the project were:
i) To increase key education stakeholders’ awareness and skills about legal provisions and requirements, and their roles and responsibilities for school governance and accountability;
ii) To build the capacity of local CSOS and school governing bodies to apply social accountability (SA) tools to improve compliance, transparency and accountability of public schools;
iii) To promote dialogue among all education stakeholders to improve citizen’s engagement in governance and accountability of the education system; and
iv) To strengthen local CSOs capacity in programming, operations, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational development.
Project-2: Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI) Project, funded by the MSI/FHI360, USA from 20214 to 2022. This index provides valuable resource for donors, local CSO advocates, development partners, researchers and academic for better policy formation on civic space. It also provides cross-country comparison on civic space of the South/East Asian countries. The objective of the CSOSI Project were:
i) To prepare annual draft country report on ‘CSO Sustainability Index’;
ii) To prepare the country score through wider expert panel consultations.
Project-3: Media Advocacy on Right to Food (RtF/Sovereignty) Project (funded by CARE-Nepal: This project aimed to stimulate member of parliament and policy makers to advocate incorporating RtFS as a ‘fundamental right’ of the people. It has also aimed to make aware and capacitate larger general public public to advocate and lobby among their constituency representatives to defend RtF issues at the Constituent Assembly. In this project GoGo Foundation develop and produce television, radio programs and IEC materials using based information on RtFS issues and on aired through national television and FM radios.
Project-4: Earthquake Response-2015 (provide relief packages and awareness on health and hygiene) Project (funded by the Human Appeal International (HAI), UK and the Asia Foundation Nepal. GoGo provided relief package to the earthquake victims for more than 4 thousand earthquake victims (food, clothing, first aids, kits, blankets, mattress and zinc sheets to the temporary shelters for their families. GoGo also broadcasted ‘health and hygiene’ related messages through 20 FM radio stations of the earthquake affected districts (Nuwakot, Dolakha and Ramechhap districts).
Project-5: Building Capacity of Local Stakeholders to Implement Social Accountability Tools (Public Hearing, Social Audit and Public Audit) Project (funded by the PACT Inc. USA) under Sajhedari Bikaash Project – Partnership for Local Development), February-December 2016. The implemented in 15 districts of Nepal (Banke Bardiya, Dang, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Surkhet, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Dhading, Gorkha, Lamjung and Makwanpur). The specific objective of the project was:
i) To foster positive, constructive and critical engagement of local citizens to hold public officials accountable through applying social accountability tool (SATs)s -specifically public hearing, social audit and public audit;
ii) To build capacity of the Master on SATs and build the capacities of the local CSOs, village supervision and monitoring committee and representative of political parties, ward citizen forums, social mobilizers for SAT application, monitoring and evaluation;
iii) To increase key local stakeholders’ awareness and skills about legal provisions requirements and their roles and responsibilities for local service providers;
iv) To promote dialogue among stakeholders to improve citizen’s engagement in governance and accountability the local service providers.