My Republica

Simone Galimberti

The bigger cause

January 1, 2018 00:40 AM

Citizens should be regarded as the engines of local the government, the champions of active engagement.

Include them too

October 31, 2017 01:00 AM

One important element missing from the current framework is the role for emergency volunteers.

Enabling Act

September 14, 2017 01:00 AM

The definition of person living with disabilities has now been overhauled, overcoming, once for all, the paternalistic welfare approach to disability.

Act of hope

August 13, 2017 00:42 AM

On August 6, the Nepali parliament endorsed the Disability Rights Bill, potentially heralding a new era for persons with disabilities in the country. It was a great achievement for the National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFDN) and it was long overdue.

New mayors, hark!

July 17, 2017 01:00 AM

Involving citizens as decision makers and agents of change is not rocket science in a country noted for its social capital.

Alley-Oop for change

July 1, 2017 00:15 AM

Persons with disabilities face insurmountable challenges in Nepal and so far no advocacy work has been effective enough to bring about radical changes in their lives. With data from the National Census 2011 at the best debatable, there is no certainty on the exact number of persons with disabilities living in Nepal.

Knocking sense into CSR

May 20, 2017 00:35 AM

There is lack of understanding on benefits of CSR in Nepal as companies fail to understand how it benefits them in the long run

Mind shift

April 17, 2017 00:35 AM

Just as donors have pooled their strengths to establish Governance Facility, a similar Facility can be built to support NGOs committed to fight exclusion

Agents of change

February 6, 2017 00:25 AM

Is there a way to better support the civil servants who have what it takes to become social entrepreneurs?

Reimagining development

December 21, 2016 00:35 AM

The gap between NPC planning and implementation is rather big. So millions of Nepalis have been denied the right to participate in the shared national prosperity


September 27, 2016 00:25 AM

A national volunteering award could re-energize the sector and unleash the untapped power of volunteers

Changing the debate

August 1, 2016 00:15 AM

Issues related to over a billion people living with disabilities are often treated as stand-alone, isolated from other social problems

To a better society

June 25, 2016 00:21 AM

Social innovation entails designing services for citizens based on their needs and concerns