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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.

Enabling Act

Published On: September 14, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Act of hope

Published On: August 13, 2017 12:42 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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!

Published On: July 17, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Published On: July 1, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Published On: May 20, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Published On: April 17, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Published On: February 6, 2017 12:25 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Reimagining development

Published On: December 21, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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


Published On: September 27, 2016 12:25 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Changing the debate

Published On: August 1, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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

Published On: June 25, 2016 12:21 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

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