Alliance for Social Dialogue

:: About Us Mission and Objectives
Mission and Objectives


  1. To be an open forum for reasoned and informed debate in order to contribute to building an open, democratic, inclusive, equitable, just, peaceful and prosperous Nepal;
  2. To help create a more critically aware and better informed citizenry who will contribute to the development of Nepal;
  3. To make academia, media and social activism more inclusive and representative of Nepali society; and
  4. To work with socially diverse individuals and institutions in pursuit of the above goals.


The overall objectives of the ASD is to promote dialogue within Nepal on a variety of issues as reflected in its vision statement. In particular, ASD

  1. Facilitates social dialogue as a means of promoting greater public participation in social and political affairs;
  2. Organises orientation programmes, workshops, conferences and informal discussions on issues of education, human rights, media and political transition, and publishes policy documents on the same;
  3. Creates a platform to facilitate policy debates on contemporary issues facing Nepali society;
  4. Supports innovative local initiatives through different levels of networking and alliance building;
  5. Encourages democratic actors, civil society and the media to take an active role in strengthening an open society; and
  6. Facilitates grant-making by OSF in Nepal with respect to specific projects and initiatives by providing analysis, guidance, and recommendations with respect thereto.