ILEP institutional fundraisers in Nepal have decided to work together and form an informal network. This network will help the international funders to overcome the possible perception of lack of accountability and the difficulty they may face in establishing credible references when dealing with outside funding agencies.
The network will be fundraising and implementing programmes or projects related to leprosy, other NTDs and disability throughout the country as part of their institutional responsibility to generate resources and implement joint programmes. The coordinator of this network is Paritra Tamrakar of NLR.
This Institutional Fundraising Network has the following participants:
- International Nepal Fellowship;
- NLR Nepal;
- Nepal Leprosy Trust;
- The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN);
- FAIRMED; and
- Damien Foundation Nepal.
The network has connected with Christine Fenenga, the Operational Excellence Working Group Coordinator of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, to discuss the opportunities and challenges for fundraising relating to the outcome of the GPZL Nepal Country Review.
This is a great example of ILEP Members inspiring the rest of us around country coordination!