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Social Ecology Defense (Nepal)

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Project Mission:

To promote sustainable development, efficient management of natural resources, and environmental protection through institutional strengthening, training workshops, fund-raising for environmental projects, and the facilitation of information exchanges between all levels of government, NGOs, private and state run companies, academia, and the general public, in order to foster democratic decision-making.

The goal of the organization is to ensure a sustainable quality of life for residents in Nepal, particularly, and across the region in South Asia. To reach this goal, Social Ecology Defense promotes conservation and preservation through voluntary and cooperative stewardship by individuals, communities, and economic enterprises.

The organization directs its efforts at all fronts – environmental quality, resource management, public health, economic and cultural development. Humans both benefit from the productivity of and pose the greatest threat to health and sustainability. The organization's belief is that only through awareness, understanding, and stewardship can natural resources be conserved and nurtured for the benefit of future generations. We believe that greater and more strategic participation in the democratic process is the key to environmental progress.

With a focus on integration and sustainability and a multi-track approach, we will work on projects pertaining to globalism, including politics and governance, hydropower and major development efforts of funding agencies, as a watchdog to specific carbon control projects. We will be particularly interested in green roofs, reforestation, cooperatives for the poor as micro credits, youths and development, health, water supply, sanitation, and irrigation, and product development.

We also concentrate on projects that could strengthen the bureaucracy and control corruption of the country by conducting workshops in conflict management and democracy, both in urban and rural areas.

Current Projects:

  1. Coordinating a joint venture between University of Sweden and RECAST of Tribhuvan University on "Green Roofs". Plans to design 40 to 50 buildings in Kathmandu city with the central theme of green roofs, which will take into considerations carbon sequestration, cooling, environment and aesthetic appeals.
  2. Planning and applying a regional seminar between Kathmandu University and the University of Sweden, funded by the Government of Sweden on "Vegetation and Urban Planning".
  3. Assisting in the formation, appraisal and facilitation of Engineers Without Borders (EWB): Kathmandu University, with the assistance of EWB – University of San Francisco.
  4. Promoting Engineers without Borders EWB – Australia as volunteers. Projects are concentrated in sanitation, water supply, and road building.
  5. Collaborating with various research organizations, foundations and international NGOs for further joint ventures in the development works of the country.

Contact:

Nabin Rimal
Asia Director – General Secretary
Social Ecology Defence
P.O.Box 12405
Kathmandu, Nepal

nabinrimal92@yahoo.com
Cell: +977-9841215646

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