FORWARD Nepal is a non-profit, service-oriented non-governmental organization established in 1997 to help disadvantaged groups and the rural poor. It is registered at the District Administration Office, Chitwan, and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council, Nepal. The organization aims at reducing poverty of rural communities through integrated and sustainable development interventions. FORWARD’s program activities are focused towards improving food security, household incomes and resource conservation to contribute to sustainable rural livelihoods. It integrates social mobilization, agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, farm forestry, biodiversity conservation, value chain and market development in a multi-stakeholder approach in partnership with government, non-government organizations and private sectors both at national and local levels.
The organization has its head office in Chitwan district of Nepal and project offices in various working districts. FORWARD implements projects focusing on target groups such as poor households, women, Dalits, Janajatis, and children. Over the past 20 years, it has implemented 84 projects in 55 districts involving a total of 0.4 million households.