Nepal Development Initiative (NEDI) is a dynamic non-profit organisation established in 2003, dedicated to advancing social entrepreneurship and fostering sustainable businesses. Our mission centres on promoting responsible practices while our vision envisages an environment cultivating social solidarity, promoting green enterprise, circular economy principles, and sustainable development.
NEDI's approach is rooted in proactive engagement with contemporary national and global agendas of social Entrepreneurship, climate justice, green entreprises, circular economy and solidarity economy.
Our initiatives encompass research, publications, and lobbying to shape policies that fortify the growth and endurance of social enterprises.
By embracing the principles of circular economy and social solidarity, NEDI promotes sustainable development practices for the benefit of the community. Collaborations with esteemed entities like Kathmandu University School of Management and Care Nepal have led to profound insights into social entrepreneurship policy dynamics.
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.
In our pursuit of green enterprises and addressing environmental concerns, NEDI has exhibited fervent dedication to climate resilience. Post the 2015 earthquake, our impactful campaigns on climate-smart, disaster-resilient bamboo housing assumed critical significance. Furthermore, our empowerment-oriented rooftop farming initiatives, targeting women and youth, epitomise our ethos. Active involvement in the global Family Farming Campaign further underscores our commitment to sustainable agricultural practices. Our endeavours are intrinsically linked to social, economic, and climate justice. We have nurtured an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship through the acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Summit and international exhibitions, catalysing innovation and collaboration.
Considering our ethos and accomplishments, NEDI seeks partnerships aligned with our values. Collaborating with like-minded entities in the realm of promoting green enterprises offers a synergistic avenue for enhancing our shared impact on sustainability. We yearn to contribute our expertise, networks, and experiences to joint projects focused on climate-smart solutions, empowering marginalised communities, and fostering equity, we aspire to unite with partners who share our vision, driving us towards a greener, more equitable global landscape.
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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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.
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.