What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

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Crowd Democracy: how civic innovation can transform the decision making system.

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We should wonder why liberal democracy has not been able to offer new and legitimate “venues” to hear and accommodate different opinions. Is the street the only viable option to raise your voice and hopefully influence a desired change? Civic Engagement and Innovation show other ways are achievable.

Mike at the Movies

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I watch a lot of movies and thought I would try my hand at telling you about them. Hope you enjoy

MANY SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

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Every issue has many sides to it. Through discussion with people we can educate ourselves to the various perspectives that a single issue can have.

KINDNESS ALL AROUND

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There is kindness all around us. All we have to do is just be be aware of it.

POVERTY AS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE.

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Poverty has since long been considered  the cause of deprivation  of  human rights around the world.   It is often argued that the “have nots” of the world do not have basic human rights because they are poor. However, the discourse on poverty would  be  incomplete if we  do not discuss the other aspect of the argument, ie: Why are people poor.

CSR, cross sector collaborations and Shared Value

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CSR is too often confused with charity. No doubt charity or philanthropic efforts are part of it but actually the concept is much broader.Shared Value can help: it encourages companies to pursue innovative market based strategy and innovation that can address persistent problems faced by the humanity. Clearly profit has a great role in it but it is not the only factor.

Kathmandu Farmers Markets

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An article about farmers' markets in Kathmandu

DO SOMETHING to FIRE HOUSES BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE

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FIRE HOUSES AND OTHER STRUCTURES IN KATHMANDU VALLEY ARE VUNERABLE TO EARTHQUAKES. THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED THROUGH PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION STRATEGIES

Winne Divests Monsanto Holdings...Company's Stock Tanks

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Ever wonder what's hidden in your investment portfolio? Ever struggle to earn a respectable financial return while also trying to "do good?" Here's my story of how I've tried to prepare for retirement while also investing responsibly.

Lessons Learned by a First-time Fundraiser

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Days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, a small group of women banded together to raise funds for women survivors. The outcome was a reasonably overwhelming support from friends, family and acquaintances from different parts of the world.

Preservation on Shree Panchami | Veneeta Singha

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Preservation on Shree Panchami, February 2014, Kathmandu

A team of volunteers articulate a transformative vision of spatial preservation on Shree Panchami at the Swayambhu Nath with paper and guidance. The tradition of writing on Saraswati temple walls on this festival of learning is now given a critical conservation dimension.
 

Nepali Sweetness

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Amidst the pollution that constantly spews black from buses and the persistent dust that one can taste when riding in the back of a  tempo, lies in an incredible sweetness something like the juice from a fresh  mango or the  delight that one gets from eating a really good piece of chocolate or being in the arms of your best friend or lover. 

Request for solidarity and pressure building for the representation of persons with disabilities in Constituent Assembly Nepal

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We need to ensure a fair representation of persons living with disabilities in the Constituent Assembly.The universal declaration of human rights has secured the right to take part in the government directly or through their representative as one of the important human rights of each human being. National Federation of the Disabled-- Nepal, NFDN is strongly campaigning for this to happen.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

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What can one say about this incredible talent? I'm both angry and sad that he is not longer part of the earth

A right step towards inclusive health

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Recently the Ministry of Health and Population has issued a new directive to offer financial assistance to poor people with chronic diseases (cardiovascular, kidney diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Alzhaimer, spinal and head injury). Through this directive, the Government will provide support till 100.000 NRS for patient with one of the above mentioned conditions. The initiative has the potential to be a steppingstone towards a welfare state that can take care of the health of the most disadvantaged citizens.

ACCESS DENIED

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Article that appeared in the Kathmandu Post regarding disabled access at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.

Brand Ambassadors and Ethics

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The recent row between Oxfam and Scarlett Johansson caused me to think a bit about principles.

Photos from Sunday February 2, 2014

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I consider photography to be my art form, a way in which I express myself.  I always carry my camera hoping to find that perfect photo.  These are a few today which I really like.

In-depth, Trusted Relationship Building

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How do we as human beings build relationship, especially those that are trusted and in-depth

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