My Republica

Simone Galimberti

Volunteerism for development

July 14, 2018 02:10 AM

December 5 is celebrated as International Volunteer Day (IVD) every year to commemorate the achievements of volunteers toward creating a better planet with their contributions stemming from the programs relating to poverty eradication to fight against HIV/AIDS and climate change and many others.

Sports for empowerment

June 2, 2018 00:24 AM

Each youth with disabilities has an innate potential that in most of the cases goes unexpressed and under-utilized.

Education for all

May 6, 2018 00:29 AM

Guardianship and special assistance to vulnerable families started by the Prime Minister marks a noble beginning but it won’t be enough

They will succeed

March 24, 2018 01:02 AM

Few months ago we had the opportunity to welcome two new interns in our organization. These committed young social work students who, besides studying and being engaged in the internship, also work part time in the evening in a customer service of a major cable television network.

Sports for inclusion

February 21, 2018 00:30 AM

Professional sports have a large, untapped potential for development. Cricket is perhaps the best hope for Nepal

Together for service

January 27, 2018 00:40 AM

Supporting each other, coming together in the moments of need is what makes a nation stronger and resilient

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