State of dichotomy: Being a Safeguard Specialist in conservation sector, belonging to natural resource dependent indigenous community in Nepal

I belong to Chepang community; one of the marginalized, disadvantaged community in terms of access to education, health care services, basic infrastructures and other basic requirements for day-to-day living. Majority of Chepang’s are found to be living in 4 districts of Nepal: Chitwan, Makawanour, Gorkha, and Dhading. Still, a large number of percentages of Chepang community do not have citizenship card of Nepal. Hence, they lose the chance of being member of their own country officially. When one does not have citizenship card they will not be having lands in their own name where they have been farming passing from … Continue reading State of dichotomy: Being a Safeguard Specialist in conservation sector, belonging to natural resource dependent indigenous community in Nepal

The power of Network!

It was a around 2015 , when I had an informal conversation with Tilak dai; SEBSer from Budhanilkantha School. The conversation was based on the projects carried out in my community. The discussion further continued to abroad education that I wanted to pursue after Bachelors degree. So, I started to talk about scholarship in European countries for Master’s degree in Social Work. Then he started sending me some links that he knew. The first one that he sent me was Erasmus Scholarship links. He also sent me MA in advanced development in social work course. This link intrigued me and … Continue reading The power of Network!

Life above clouds

The only time when I feel life is meaningless is when I am up in the sky. Which means when I am on aeroplane. This is the time that I feel the real value of human life. I feel worthless as I go higher and start seeing those tall buildings as small as ants from the sky. I start dreaming about the relatives who passed away when I am above the clouds. The question that comes to my mind as I go higher about the capability of pilot.There is no life if a pilot fails to control the direction of … Continue reading Life above clouds

Indigenous Affairs and Securities during Pandemic: The Discourse of Rights and Realities for Development

By: Biswash Chepang Several studies claim that indigenous people are almost three times more likely to live in severe poverty and are more likely to suffer from infectious diseases as a result of negative outcomes.  Indigenous people are affected by all the dimensions; social, economic, livelihoods, health care, and other environmental aspects. An individual with disabilities, old age groups belonging to the indigenous community faces greater inequalities and are particularly vulnerable to pandemics. Women within indigenous communities face a disproportionately high rate of poverty and are subjected to discrimination, domestic violence and several other multiple forms of discrimination.  Three in five employees lost their jobs due to COVID-19 in Nepal. Several of them have had their salary cuts among the ones who are still employed in respective organizations. This has adversely … Continue reading Indigenous Affairs and Securities during Pandemic: The Discourse of Rights and Realities for Development

Unlocking the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Socioeconomic Integration: A study based on Nepali entrepreneurs in Lisbon, Portugal*

Unlocking the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Socioeconomic Integration Abstract This research project uses immigrant entrepreneur’s perspectives on how entrepreneurship has influenced or facilitated in integration processes in the host country. The study is based on Nepali immigrants engaged in entrepreneurship in Lisbon. A semi-structured interview was used to interpret the narratives of the conversation with the respondents, which is coded into themes using thematic analysis. Twelve Nepali entrepreneurs were interviewed who owned small or medium scale business ventures in Lisbon. Being Nepali as well as migrant here in Portugal, enabled the researcher to reflect, analyse and interpret insider perspective for … Continue reading Unlocking the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Socioeconomic Integration: A study based on Nepali entrepreneurs in Lisbon, Portugal*