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NFN has been implementing the project titled "Strengthening Accountability and Governance of NGOs in Nepal (SAGON)" since 15 November 2015 in support of Government of Switzerland and completed on last December 2018.  The three-year project aims to improve governance and management capacitates of NGOs, consequently further enabling them to contribute in national development process effectively. This report primarily presents information of progresses and achievements made in the periods from 17 July 2016 to 16 July 2017 (Year Three).

In Year Three, Project Management Committee meetings took place 14 times and they took several operational decisions and reviewed the progresses and achievements. Similarly, 2 meetings of Project Steering Committee were also concluded and they had taken some important policy decisions. The Project Steering Committee meeting approved selection of the service provider for ICS and Institutional Governance training and Capacity Development Training of NFN District Chapters.  

In Year Three, several activities were executed to achieve the outcome one. One of the important activities i.e. Training on Internal Control System and Institutional Governance was conducted in 72 districts. 2113 NGOs were directly benefited from those trainings. Solukhumbu, Bara and Mustang district could not conduct this training. An orientation programme was organized on Code of Conduct, Istanbul Principles and BOGs in Dolakha district. NFN published two issues of Sachetak and one issue of Pro-Action.  NFN was able to collect data related with workforce diversity, ICS and management of NGOs, from 1766 NGOs of 72 districts.  

Under the outcome two, 124 resource persons have been developed in the country, who are now able to facilitate training on ICS and Institutional Governance of NGOs. IBGM was introduced in 5 districts, namely Rupandehi, Morang, Makawanpur, Dang and Bajhang. Similarly, hotline service system has been introduced in 5 districts namely Kaski, Udayapur, Rautahat, Banke and Kailali. First phase capacity development training was organized in Dolakha, Udaypur, and Gorkha district. Similarly, second phase capacity development training has been started in this year. One TOT has been completed in central development region on 16-18 July. As in last year, monitoring of Code of Conduct, Istanbul Principles and BOGs has been conducted in 140 NGOs of 13 districts namely Taplejung, Dhanding, Ramechhap, Lalitpur, Sarlahi, Baglung, Gorkha, Palpa, Jajarkot, Rolpa, Jumla, Kanchanpur, and Achham. Sharing and review workshops were organized in 5 development regions this year. A national civil society conference was convened in Bharatpur Chitwan on 13-14 December 2016, which was concluded with 13-point Chitwan Declaration. In the conference 5 best performing districts were awarded. On the other hand, two coordination meetings were held, which were remained very important to discuss on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. A half-yearly review meeting was organized on 16 March 2017 in Kathmandu.