Enhancing Local Capacities for Building Peaceful and Cohesive Society in Nepal


Project Duration: February 2024 – December 2024

Funded by: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa, zivik Funding Programme), German Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Project Objectives:

  1. Strengthen the capacity and responsiveness of public schools in building trustful and cohesive society through proactive engagement of teachers and students.
  2. Make community-based stakeholders and institutions responsive and attentive to the reduction of emerging and latent socio-cultural and political conflicts and violence.
  3. Create knowledge and democratic space for the local, provincial, and national level stakeholders to explore peaceful solutions to conflicts and violence.

Project Sadbhaav 2024 Locations: 

project locations - project sadbhaav 2024

Project Description:

In response to Nepal’s persistent socio-political challenges, this project, Sadbhaav-III aims to address the key drivers of conflict stemming from longstanding social, economic, and political disparities. It employs a multi-faceted approach involving art-based dialogues, capacity building, storytelling, knowledge dissemination, and conflict transformation. By engaging diverse stakeholders such as youth, educators, community leaders, and government officials, the project aims to foster a wholistic approach to promoting trust and cohesion in Nepalese society and encourage empathy among the communities. As the project enters its third phase, Sadbhaav-III aspires to create democratic spaces to foster dialogues on peace, justice, and inclusion. Last but not least, the project emphasizes the importance of justice and inclusion as foundational elements for societal trust and cohesion. 

Building upon the successes and insights gained from previous phases, this project extends its interventions to include a wider range of actors such as schoolteachers, peacebuilders, and government officials. By integrating art-based dialogue into public schools and engaging various segments of society, the project aims to instill long-term positive changes and mitigate conflicts at local levels. Targeting youth, educators, government officials, and community leaders across four districts in Nepal, the project envisions to create lasting impacts on societal cohesion and peace. 

Scheduled to commence on February 1, 2024, and conclude on December 31, 2024, the project represents a strategic effort to address Nepal’s socio-political landscape and promote sustainable peace and harmony.

Contact Person for Project Sadbhaav 2024:

Kalpana Rana Magar


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