Himalayan Community Development Forum (HICODEF) is a national non-governmental organization registered at Nawalparasi District in 1999. It is a pure social development and not profit making organization. As of now, it has been affiliated with Social Welfare Council, NGO Federation and National CBR Network. In addition, it is involved in various district level forums. It has decade long experience in development field and hundreds of thousands of community get benefited from its integrated community development programme. HICODEF is dedicated for the empowerment of the socially backward people (i.e. women, children, poor, disable and socially excluded) through participatory approach.
HICODEF began working in northern hilly areas of Nawalparasi district of Nepal since 2000. It initially implemented the integrated community development programme in partnership with ActionAid Nepal (an international NGO). It had successfully completed various development projects in association with NSMP, FINNIDA, ITDG, SPW, Handicap International, CPReC, BNMT, EU, DFID, BBCWST, Practical Action etc. It has covered all the area of nawalparasi district from 2013 as well as worked in some VDCs of 5 other district i.e. Rupendehi, Chitwan, Dhading, Myagdi and Parbat from its various integrated community development programs