NEMAF implements its initiatives both at national and local level. At national level, it engages itself in the research, dialogues, publications and advocay activities whereas the local intiatives are implemented in partnership with local partners situated in the districts of Madhesh/Terai.
As NEMAF mission is to strengthen social harmony to promote and hence ensure socio-economic uplift of Madheshi community, it is important that the local civil society organizations are strengthened.
Capacity development of the partners, both in terms of organisational development, where required, and issue-based capacity building measures are being undertaken. For the latter, specific issues within governance, education, empowerment of youth and other marginalised and disadvantaged, among others, have been identified.
After identification of the issues, local partners and, through them, informal groups of local stakeholders have been trained in different parts of the Madhesh/Terai to engage with the issues identified. These local partners and groups initially are provided with analysed facts and figures on various identified and researched issues to prepare discussion paper and interact among themselves. They are being trained so that they can analyse the facts and figures on their own and write and publish the articles in local newspapers and magazines and, organise social dialogues, interactions and other advocacy activities at the local level.
This, in turn, has been aimed to contribute to develop a critical mass of civil society at local level.