About the Governance Blog

Overwhelmed by the number of contributions and interests we received during our previous blog series, we have created yet another digital platform where people can share their opinions, experiences and recommendations on the systems and processes relevant to Federalism in Nepal, through the lens of conflict, especially, (1) Natural Resources and Climate Disputes, (2) Development Conflicts, (3) Political Conflicts and (4) Ethno-Cultural Conflicts.

What are the existing conflicts that may be hindering good governance in Nepal? Who can the involved actors be? How do you think these conflicts can be resolved or transformed? Through this blog series, we aim to provide readers with insights on the existence, actors involved, impacts and (possible) transformation of such conflicts in the Nepali governance systems and processes.

CSC, through different initiatives has been committed in creating public spaces for people to bring their voices to a greater platform and initiate much needed discussions. This blog series targets to add to that mission by connecting a diverse background of professionals, academicians and scholars, practitioners, government officials and emerging as well as established individuals from any walks of life through their ideas and opinions.


The proposed blog series aims to focus on the following themes related to governance conflict:

  • Natural Resources and Climate Disputes
  • Development Conflicts
  • Political Conflicts
  • Ethno-Cultural Conflicts


For your information, blog articles may include exemplary case studies, lessons learned or recommendations on the following topics:

  • Interlinkages between lives of indigenous people, natural resources and state
  • Impact of haphazard development on Natural resources
  • Role of state in development
  • Conflicts raised by development processes
  • Role of CSOs, media and local government in resolving local governance conflict issues
  • Conflicts raised by gender-based discrimination
  • Case studies and way forward for major human-wildlife conflicts
  • Constitutional provision and Intergovernmental conflict
  • Ethno- religious and cultural conflicts and constitutional rights
  • State’s role in abolishment of
  • Discrimination against Dalit
  • Women involvement in politic: Active participation or Quota fulfillment
  • Indigenous people and state suppression in name of conservation and development
  • Political conflicts and its impact on the governance process


The topic is not limited to above but open to periphery of governance conflict. We encourage photo blogs/stories or other creative ideas that highlights the above theme.

Guidelines for Blog Submission

Word count & language:

  • Word count must be limited within 800-1200 words.
  • Both Nepali and English languages will be accepted.
  • One visual aid (Photo, chart, table, graph etc.) to enhance the content would be better.
  • Sources of any data or visual aid used must be cited.


Submit your blog at: governanceblog@socialchange.org.np

The submission deadline is flexible, but we consider articles received before the 15th of every month for the following month’s publication cycle.

 Rules & conditions for blog publication:

  • Submissions must fulfil the process and requirements declared in the open call.
  • CSC reserves the right to select and publish submissions that best meet the declared requirements.
  • For the account of uniformity and quality assurance, CSC will follow its communication and quality guidelines.
  • Beside acknowledgement to the writer, CSC will also provide NPR 4000.00- NPR 8000.00 as an encouragement for the published blog. (Government tax will be deducted on it)
  • The blogs will be shared from original platform to every other media platform like websites, Facebook, Twitter etc.

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