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Simone Galimberti

Simone Galimberti is the Co-Founder of ENGAGE, an NGO partnering with youths to promote social inclusion in Nepal.
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Dreaming of a Government of Technocrats

Published On: September 12, 2021 06:45 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Even if such a move won’t go far, it is a gamble worth taking because it would give a strong message to the entire nation: at times of crisis, when the leadership of political parties falls short, then other options can be made available.

Distinguishing bad intent from bad management and good intent from human fallacy

Published On: August 8, 2021 02:27 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

I am not only referring to the players’ and their coaches’ sacrosanct right to demand better working and training conditions but I am also thinking that the lack of provisions or even mismanagement or alleged corruption should not preclude them from training even informally both at individual and group levels.

Nepal must be ready for Kunming and Glasgow

Published On: July 8, 2021 04:30 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Two upcoming key global summits should be adequately prepared with a strong inclusive public engagement at home and smart diplomacy around the world.

Making The Net 2030 Truly Real

Published On: June 4, 2021 12:49 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Before the second wave of COVID-19, the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) had unveiled a bold vision document. Now we need a new sense of purpose and a new type of leadership to make it a reality.

Ideas with the ‘underdogs’

Published On: April 14, 2021 08:15 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Some practical ideas on how to change the conversation on social inclusion and empowerment in the country

Investing in youth

Published On: March 28, 2021 07:23 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Big employment generating programs must be carefully evaluated while small innovative pilots should be supported.

Let women lead

Published On: March 16, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Men must be part of the equation but women must be prepared and assert themselves.

Local actors matter most

Published On: February 27, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The mayors and other locally elected officials are going to make the difference in Nepal’s politics.

Plan well for Nepal’s graduation from LDC

Published On: February 6, 2021 06:45 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Prospect of graduation from LDC status offers Nepal a unique opportunity for change. Recently released National Human Development Report of the UN suggests so.

The legacy of Martin Luther King

Published On: January 22, 2021 07:15 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Martin Luther King’s struggle for a better and fairer America should also resonate in Nepal.

Human rights matter

Published On: January 2, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Recent events show how important it is for the countries in the world to uphold human rights.

Some optimism about volunteerism

Published On: December 5, 2020 05:19 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The country is moving towards an inclusive policy to formulate a National Volunteering Policy, an essential tool to enable the sector.

Rely on youth

Published On: November 27, 2020 07:38 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Enabled by youth, local forums can help generate a new sense of civic engagement focused on achieving the Agenda 2030.

Musings on democracy

Published On: October 22, 2020 06:10 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The fact that I, a foreigner, can write this article and it is published is an example of how democratic norms have been rooted in the fabric of Nepali society.

What SDGs mean for Nepal

Published On: October 7, 2020 06:16 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Decade of action to achieve the SDGs has just started. It's time to think big for Nepal.

Reimagining social work

Published On: August 24, 2020 11:41 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

In times of an emergency like the one we are currently experiencing I am wondering about the role social work as a profession can play and how it can better contribute to the inclusive development of Nepal. There is a common understanding that social work as such is not much of value and it is easily overlooked within the society despite the innumerable socio-economic challenges faced by the nation.

Volunteerism during Covid-19

Published On: August 4, 2020 08:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The forecasts are gloomy and the worst might yet to come.With thousands of people entering the valley, with the government more preoccupied with its own survival than coming up with effective measures aimed at effectively curbing the infection rate through better surveillance, tracing, testing and isolation, the Kathmandu Valley could become the next epicenter of infections.

Why Nepal needs to localize SDGs

Published On: July 18, 2020 06:05 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Nepal was one of the countries putting forward its latest update, the second so far, in its quest for the SDGs. Branded as Voluntary National Review, this reporting was envisioned as a tool to keep all state signatories of the Agenda 2030 from which the SDGs stem accountable.

A foreigner’s take on citizenship law

Published On: June 28, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

With the passing by the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the Citizenship Bill, many are thinking: Will the country come up with a progressive piece of legislation that can truly be in the best interests of the nation and its people?

Time for national awakening

Published On: June 8, 2020 12:16 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Murder of  Nabaraj BK and a group of his friends all belonging to the Dalit community, a gruesome act of violence driven by discrimination and racism, is again bringing up latent patterns of social exclusions, structural patterns that are still dominant in the society.