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Notice for IRDP pilot project research grant award

isms | 18 September, 2018 13:54



16 September 2018

Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP) of Nepal by Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University

Notice on KOICA-IRDP Pilot Project Research Grant Awardees Selection

Following applications have been recommended for funding based on the assessment of the evaluation committee. The Principal Investigators have been contacted for budget revision and other documentation. Final decision of funding will be confirmed upon the approval of KOICA Headquarter. All proposals and presentation that were submitted deserves the highest level of appreciation and will be kept in roster for future funding opportunities.



Principal Investigator


Project Title


Dr. Bijaya Pant

Annapurna Research Center

Screening and cultivation of commercially important orchids of Nepal for integrated rural development


PratisthitLal Shrestha

Kathmandu University, School of Engineering

Piloting of community based regular cold store for post-harvest storage of Agro Products



H Plant Pvt. Ltd.

Socio-economic improvement of rural communities via value addition and recycle of local resources and sanitary products development for deprived rural areas


Dr. Susanna Phoboo

Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital

Syaahaar Development and Women Empowerment Initiative


Prof. Hari Prasad Neopane

Kathmandu University, School of Engineering

Development of river water pump for drinking and irrigation purposes for rural areas


Dr. Rajani Shakya

Kathmandu University,

School of Science Department of Pharmacy

Formulation and evaluation of plant-based cosmetics


Dr. Gaurishankar Manandhar

Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Biotechnology

Evaluation of Contraceptive Properties of Medicinal Plants Dioscoreabulbifera and Artemisia vulgaris by in vitro Sperm Function and in vitro Fertilization Assay Techniques


Dr. Prabij Joshi

Tribuhvan University, Pashchimanchal Campus, Research Management Unit (RMU)

Design, development and implementation of Manual Rice Transplanter in rural community of Nepal


For further questions, please contact the IRDP team at irdp@ku.edu.np

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