Centre for Social Change Nepal (CSC)

Centre for Social Change Nepal (CSC)

Centre for Social Change Nepal (CSC)

 

Centre for Social Change (CSC) is a social think-tank based in Kathmandu that focuses on research, education, evidence-based advocacy and knowledge production through the adoption of innovative approaches and strategies. The organization builds its expertise in social science researches and has well qualified human resources as well as networks all over Nepal. CSC current focus of work is in peacebuilding, democracy, governance and migration

The Centre for Social Change will provide expert advice about engaging policymakers in Nepal and will work with MAP to engage girls and women in the identification of key challenges to their participation in civic and political life

Mandala Theatre Nepal

Mandala Theatre Nepal

Mandala Theatre Nepal

 

Mandala Theatre Nepal are working with MAP in Nepal to inform arts-based communications between young people and policymakers. These activities will include the development of child-friendly policy briefs informed by theatre performances. Mandala will also work with MAP Nepal to engage girls and women in identifying key challenges and barriers to their participation in Nepal’s civic and political life.

Mandala Theatre Nepal as an inclusive and open space that encourages and fosters dialogue, exchange and the celebration and strengthening of Nepal’s cultural diversity. Mandala offers a platform especially to young theatre artists and activists to explore and collaborate for innovative performances and art. Mandela is committed to developing and practicing a creative style that is strongly based on Nepali theatre and culture, as well as deeply rooted in the organisation’s desire to be a strong, yet, aesthetical, voice for social justice, political awareness and human rights.

 

Prof. Ananda Breed (University of Lincoln)

Prof. Ananda Breed (University of Lincoln)

Prof. Ananda Breed (University of Lincoln)

Ananda Breed is Professor in Theatre at the University of Lincoln and author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (Seagull Books, 2014) and co-editor of Performance and Civic Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) in addition to several publications that address transitional systems of governance and the arts. She has worked as a consultant for IREX and UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan on issues concerning conflict prevention and conducted applied arts workshops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda and Turkey. Prior to this, she was the Co-director of the Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD) at the University of East London (2014-2017) and former research fellow at the International Research Centre Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie University (2013-2014). She is currently Principal Investigator of AHRC GCRF Network Plus project Mobile Arts for Peace: Informing the National Curriculum and Youth Policy for Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal (2020-2024), Principal Investigator of AHRC project Ubwuzu: Shaping the Rwandan National Curriculum through Arts, and Co-Investigator of AHRC GCRF Network Plus project Changing the Story (2017-2021).

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Dr. Rajib Timalsina (Tribhuvan University)

Dr. Rajib Timalsina (Tribhuvan University)

Dr. Rajib Timalsina (Tribhuvan University)

Rajib Timalsina is assistant professor at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), Tribhuvan University. Mr. Timalsina is a non-violent communication practitioner and co-director of research projects regarding learning assessment in Nepal. He is supporting a ‘culture of peace in schools’ project in Kathmandu to contribute towards peaceful teaching methodologies. Rajib is Co-I of AHRC GCRF Network Plus Changing the Story project ‘Examining Civic Values in Nepal and Kenya.’

Mr. Bishnu B Khatri (Human Rights Film Center)

Mr. Bishnu B Khatri (Human Rights Film Center)

Mr. Bishnu B Khatri (Human Rights Film Center)

Bishnu Khatri currently serves as Chairperson of Human Rights Film Center (HRFC) and Director of the International School of Advanced Studies. HRFC is one of the leading human rights organization in Nepal that uses different art forms including video as a tool for education and advocacy regarding social and development issues.  

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