Armed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community Security (AVRSCS)


Following the successful completion of the second Constituent Assembly Elections in November 2013, building on the accomplished peace milestones, like the integration of the former combatants and clearing known minefields, as Nepal moves ahead to consolidate peace and development gains, the task of violence prevention and strengthening community security in a selection of districts, identified as “hotspots” demands due attention. At the national level, forging wider political consensus and drafting a new constitution within the stipulated time is a major challenge for the new Constituent Assembly. At the sub-national levels, ethnic and political tensions and rising levels of criminal violence are evident including in the Kathmandu valley, Terai districts, Eastern Hills and the Mid-Western Hills. Given this trend of violence and unresolved political contentions, vigilance with regards to the prospects of violence escalation is required. This calls for an increased support to the Government of Nepal in making a measurable reduction in the risks and incidence of armed violence in Nepal. The AVRSCS project aims to cater to this need.

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  • A participant in the workshop (and a facilitator) present the outcome of a group discussion. Photo: Yogen Rai, UNDP Nepal

    Workshop leads to a draft strategy on crime and violence in Nepal

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly organised a workshop on Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting of Crime and Violencemore

Project Overview

Project Districts:
Morang, Saptari, Dhanusa, Bara, Parsa, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur

Project Period:
2014-2016

Implementing Partner:
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal

Project Budget:
US$7,026,512

Funding Partners:
UNDP, UN Peace Fund Nepal

For more information:

Peace Building and Recovery Unit (PBRU)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP Annex IV, Karmachari Sanchayakosh Building (1st floor)
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal Tel: +977-1-5523200
Email: registry.np@undp.org
Web: www.np.undp.org