Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Strengthening Civic Engagement and Government Accountability through Technology
Public Summary: To strengthen civic engagement and government transparency and accountability through the use of citizen-centered technology. The organization will develop a crowdsourcing digital platform that enables citizens to submit local governance grievances to elected representatives in real time. The platform will be accompanied by a series of panel talks, townhalls, and workshops that will empower citizens and public officials to promote transparent and accountable government through technology-enabled solutions. Founded in 2019, the organization seeks to leverage technology to innovate engagement and public accountability. Over the past year, the organization has trained hundreds of youth on issues ranging from women’s political participation to youth leadership, and strengthened the capacity of civil society and the government to promote and implement good governance practices
Promoting and Protecting Dalit Rights
Public Summary: To advocate for the enactment and implementation of policies that protect and advance the rights of Dalits. Through research, advocacy meetings, and interactive discussion forums, the organization will monitor and analyze prevailing concerns among the Dalit community, identify gaps in policy, and provide recommendations to government officials to ensure inclusion and protection of marginalized communities’ rights.
Supporting Democratic Consolidation and the Bolstering of Independent Institutions
Public Summary: To support Nepal’s continuing democratic consolidation by strengthening and improving the effectiveness of constitutional oversight bodies. Through a process of collaborative appraisal, cross-commission discourse, and targeted coalition building, the organization will improve the functional coherence of constitutional bodies to enable them to perform their roles more effectively and, thereby, promote and protect constitutionalism and strengthen the independence, legitimacy, and public accountability of Nepal’s fourth branch institutions.
Pokhara Research Centre
Strengthening Youth Political Participation
Public Summary: To promote youth political participation that deepens their understanding and engagement with public policy making and the legislative process. Through a competitive and iterative process, 12 youth will be selected to participate in a comprehensive parliamentary research training program where they will learn the skills necessary to support provincial parliamentarians in pursuing informed, data driven, citizen-centered policymaking.
Promoting Transparency and Accountability by Strengthening Independent Journalism
Public Summary: To strengthen investigative journalism as a tool for reducing corruption in public institutions and enhancing government accountability. Under the mentorship of senior journalists, the organization will train journalists on investigative reporting and assist them in publishing reports exposing the mismanagement of public funds in an effort to increase public awareness and demand for more accountable and transparent government. Headed by a former editor, the organization brings together a network of editors and skilled reporters to promote and mainstream investigative journalism.