Nepali Emerging Leaders Program

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Nepali Emerging Leaders Program

The Nepali Emerging Leaders Program works with 28 emerging peacemakers from across each of Nepal’s 14 zones to more effectively and productively engage with government institutions. Working with its trusted local partner, the Leadership Academy, the project helps to strengthen the work of these individuals and create more robust connections between communities and the government institutions designed to serve them.

Engaging Government, Driving Community Solutions

Across Nepal, young people are driving positive social change. However, many young people in Nepal are unable to effectively work with government institutions and their political leaders. Lacking the knowledge of how to engage government actors, the legal system, and the media, and the connections for doing so, frustrated youth turn to protests, bandhs (strikes), and violence to get their concerns heard and to pursue the interests of themselves and their communities.

To address this challenge, the Nepali Emerging Leaders Program works with 28 emerging peacemakers from across each of Nepal’s 14 zones to more effectively and productively engage with government institutions. Working with its trusted local partner, the Leadership Academy, the project helps to strengthen the work of these individuals and create more robust connections between communities and the government institutions designed to serve them.

The Nepali Emerging Leaders Program does this through:

Training 

Participants receive training to more effectively work with government institutions and their community, participants will receive training in topics like listening and communication, media engagement, soliciting community feedback, and facilitation.

Mentoring

Participants are paired with a senior-level mentor who will offer advice and guidance throughout the project to make the work each individual more impactful.


Support

Participants have access to an on-call team of experts specializing in communication, the legal system, and the security sector, who will provide them personalized support.


For more information, contact:

Daniel Orth
dorth@sandiego.edu
619-260-4066