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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Dichotomy private versus public education: Let’s use the Stick and Carrot Approach ( ARTICLE II)

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Does make it sense to talk about private versus public in the educational sector? Generally speaking the stereotype about “public” is that we refer to something entirely designed, planned, delivered and owned by state actors where the service users, i.e. the citizens are passive recipients. The reality on the ground in Nepal proves that the contrary is also possible and should be praised if...

Reforming the National Education System: challanges and possibilities. ( Article I)

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In a upcoming series of articles, I would try to draw some considerations on existing status of educational system in Nepal, starting some laud reflections on i) private versus public dichotomy, ii) the importance of “soft” infrastructures like School Grading Assessment and SIP/ASIP, iii) the role of District Education office and iv) the role communities and local stakeholders.

Nepal Needs Election

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The article underlines the existing scenario attributed by deficit of trust among the leaders of the political parties. It offers a new perspective in assessing and examining the political situation attributed by deepening crises and lack of trust deficit. It also explores how the political leaders are squabbling over petty issue sidelining their key roles and responsibilities.

Evolution of an Idea - 2

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This is series of the article that was published before. Previously, I discussed about creating awareness or informing (KNOW HOW). KNOW HOW might not be sufficient to influence or motivate community. Through SHOW HOW they understand how it's done by observing. ;evolusun

Aid industry in Nepal: lot of things to be improved but also something moving on in the right direction

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Changing the way aid for development is delivered requires a bold engagement both from the Government and donor community. Despite some positive progress, including an ongoing attempt of making development more inclusive, there is a long way to go for a real accountable and transparent aid delivery. Both Government and donors have clear responsibilities.

Incentivizing public funding to national and local CSOs: something not that impossible

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A recent workshop gave me the opportunity to think about ways for national government to start supporting financially local and national non state actors, offering a new way to bypass or at least diversify their total dependency on external development actors.

Local Governance in Peril: Context and Way Forward

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The article highlights the existing situation of local governance in Nepal. It not only underlines the flaws and other constraints that has severely affected the service delivery at the grassroots but also hints the possible measures to overcome those obstacle to consolidate the local democracy. The article is expected to provide a insightful on issues related with local governance in Nepal

Village Land Rights

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Why can't everyone have a small piece of land?

Towards a new Accountability Framework

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Can we dare to think development aid in a different way? Can we create a supportive environment for all the major players to be able to forge a no-nonsense consensus on how development assistance can be delivered in a better way? It is going to be daunting and challenging but it's worthy give a try. Donors can encourage the process.

Evolution of an Idea

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It's about level of social change of a starting idea till how it gets institutionalized. The article will continue as a series talking about one step at a time with some experiential learning of self or from other inspiring people all around the globe. ;evolusun

Social Work- A global Profession? : Case of Nepal

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Social Work today is truly an international profession. In this blog I discuss the evolution of social work in the south Asia region briefly and particularly in Nepal.Imparting social work education and training in Nepal and the South Asia is a challenging task due to the ongoing political instability, multi cultural issues ..

CNN Hero 2012: Congrats to Pushpa, Indira and many other social workers

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Great news from the CNN Hero Award: Pushpa Basnet won the 2012 edition. It is fantastic news for all Nepal. At the same time this kind of event have some "side" effects. What's about other thousands of hidden heroes? Persons like Indira Rana Magar, a pioneer social worker in the jail system, deserve special considerations like many others.

An Award to celebrate best practices among CSOs, NGOs and INGOs? Why not?

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Is it a stupid idea to think about a national award ceremony for the best CSOs, NGOs, INGOs? Maye not at all. A bit of sound and healthy competition can help highlighting the projects and programs who deserved to be scaled up

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