Nepal Development Initiative (NEDI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003. NEDI aims to uplift marginalized communities by promoting social entrepreneurship, responsible sustainable businesses, circular and social economy, and value-driven economic development. It strives to strike a balance between individual aspirations and the collective well-being of society. NEDI advocates for a socially equitable economy, where social enterprises and sustainable businesses generate both economic and social capital. By embracing the principles of circular economy and social solidarity, NEDI promotes sustainable development practices for the benefit of the community.
Nedi aims to create an enabling environment to build a just, equitable and self-sustain and prosperous society.
Our mission is to promote social entrepreneurship and responsible sustainable businesses thereby contributing to the realization of social solidarity economy, circular economy and sustainable development.
Contributing to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 agendas by engaging youth, women and marginalized community on social entrepreneurship
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Solidarity with the Poor
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NEDI is very active member of various national, regional and international alliances, networks and Federations. By virtue of this networking, they are involved in collective efforts to realize the objective of social entrepreneurship. NEDI has established network linkages with the medias, the academias and research institutions at national, regional and international levels, and seeks and obtains critical inputs from them. At the national level
NEDI has established close partnership and institutional linkages with NGO Federation of Nepal, Nepal SDGs Forum, Association of International NGOs (AIN), People's Vaccine Alliance (PVA), Human Rights Alliance, Fair Trade Group, Social Welfare Council (SWC) international level, Social Entrepreneurship Association of Nepal (SEAN), Social Entrepreneurs' Forum (NSEF), Ministry of Agriculture, National Planning Commission (NPC), Social Workers Association of Nepal (SWAN), ESCR Network, FIAN Nepal, Kathmandu University, KUSOM, Agro Enterprise Nepal, VSN Nepal, RDM Nepal, FNCCI, Cooperative Federation and also NEDI has strong collaboration and partnership with Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), World Rural Forum (WRF), Dan Church Aid (DCA), Heifer International, Care International, Restless Development Nepal, IM Sweden, FAO, APRCEM, ESCAP, UNDP, Catalyst2030 and EU.
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Volunteer Program Coordinator
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Youth Ambassador For Change
Volunteering is a meaningful way to contribute your skills, knowledge, and resources to help others in need. Whether you volunteer within your own country or in Nepal, NEDI offers various opportunities for you to make a positive impact.
Volunteering allows you to tap into your humanity and compassion as a human being. It is an opportunity to think beyond yourself and make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteering is not only selfless; it also offers personal benefits such as acquiring new skills, knowledge, and experiences. It helps you develop practical real-life applications of the theoretical education you have received. Moreover, volunteering is a chance to bring about significant change in someone's life, family, and society as a whole. It is a fulfilling and enriching experience that everyone should undertake at least once in their life.
If you are unable to travel to the field, NEDI provides opportunities to volunteer from your own country. Volunteers are divided into different categories based on the nature of their work. These categories include:
Help support poor and marginalized communities by contributing your resources, whether it's through personal donations or by mobilizing support from others and various organizations. NEDI ensures transparent and accountable distribution of the support to the grassroots level.
If you have a passion for journalism, communication, or want to assist people in poor countries, you can contribute by sharing information with NEDI through email and promoting its vision worldwide.
If you possess networking and relationship development skills, you can help NEDI in expanding its network and partnerships.To participate in any of these categories, simply fill out the NEDI form and submit it via email. NEDI will review your application within one week and provide you with an authorized letter to start your volunteer work.
Volunteering in Nepal offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture while making a difference. NEDI welcomes the following types of volunteers in Nepal:
Nepal is an agricultural country, and volunteers can contribute by sharing agricultural knowledge and techniques with local farmers. It's an exchange of knowledge, where volunteers also learn from the farmers and live with their families.
Help raise awareness about environmental issues and promote health and sanitation practices within communities.
Volunteer as a tutor in schools and teach English and computer technology to students.
Assist NEDI in managing organizational reports and information technology.
Engage in research work to further your educational qualifications or gain knowledge from institutions and organizations in Nepal.
Contribute to social entrepreneurship projects aimed at raising funds for communities.
NEDI is a transparent and responsible non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to providing services to people at the grassroots level. It is run by a diverse group of individuals, including poor people, farmers, youths, and laborers. NEDI believes in transparency, honesty, and responsible community-oriented service. The organization encourages innovation and welcomes new ideas and suggestions. NEDI aims to provide services with minimum or no charge, based on the interests of volunteers.
The Youth have made an appeal to create a youth-friendly ecosystem and commemorate International Youth Day on August 12, 2023, under the theme "Green Skills For Youth: Towards A Sustainable World." In Nepal, a week-long program has been declared by Nepal Development Initiative (NEDI), a pioneer organization promoting social enterprises, responsible business, business and human rights, circular economy, climate-smart enterprises, and social solidarity economy since 2003. They are collaborating with Youth Initiative (YI), a youth-led and youth-run organization since 1998, along with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Youth Council, National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF), Catalyst2030, Business and Human Rights Network, IM Swedish Development Partner, Good Shepherd International Foundation Nepal, and other like-minded development partners, youth organizations, and educational institutions. The kick-off event was organized on August 5th at the Pashupati World Heritage site, with the presence of Honorable Sujan Kirati, Minister of Culture and Tourism, officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Youth Council, Pashupati Development Trust, and representatives of CSOs, youth organizations, and students from universities and campuses. These programs involve activities such as cleaning, plantation, and raising awareness about cleanliness and hygiene in the Pashupati area. Throughout the week, various programs will be organized with a focus on enhancing youth awareness, acknowledging their values, fostering discussions on responsibility and accountability, participating in the review of the national youth policy, and providing recommendations for the 16th national plan. The programs also aim to promote entrepreneurship and employment, advocate for environmental conservation and climate protection, and encourage youth leadership and participation in issues related to inclusive democracy and youth civic space. All young individuals, activists, political parties, government bodies, and social organizations have been urged to cultivate a friendly environment among the youth, actively contribute to nation-building, and enthusiastically participate in the diverse programs to achieve these goals. On behalf of the coordinating organizations, Nepal Development Initiative (NEDI) and Youth Initiative (YI), we kindly request all of you to participate in informing, empowering, and involving youth in nation-building and sustainable development to achieve the vision of prosperity. If you want to join in this important mission of youth empowerment and engagement please feel free to communicate with us. On behalf of event secretariat Pawan Gautam, Secretary General of Youth Initiative, email@example.com, Mobile : 9861784805 Alisha Karki, Coordinator of Nepal Development initiative (NEDI), email :firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Mobile : 980001030
Nepal Development Initiative (NEDI) NEDI is registered with the government of Nepal as a nonprofit and non-political development organization in 2003. The organization coordinating to research, policy advocacy and development programmes focusing on sustainable agriculture, climate change.