swisspeace has conducted research on Nepal with a focus on Business & Peace, including within the frame of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research North-South (NCCR) project. swisspeace has also gained expertise in Nepal through a number of consultancy mandates on conflict sensitivity and Dealing with the Past.
The Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) has organized regular roundtables on Nepal, bringing together representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as academia, to share experiences and lessons learned from the field.
Latest Activities and Publications
swisspeace, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Bishnu Sapkota, 2017
Case Study on Nepal - Observations and Reflections on the Peace and Constitution-Making Process
Berghof Foundation, swisspeace, 2017
Handbook National Dialogue
The National Dialogue Handbook is the result of a two-year project (March 2015 – February 2017) by the Berghof Foundation, in cooperation with swisspeace, and supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. swisspeace contribute its research to the Handbook and commissioned two in-depth case studies on Nepal and Guatemala, produced by local researchers. Other case studies which inform the Handbook’s findings include Libya, Mali, Sudan and Tunisia. Link.
Facilitation, Mediation and Dialogue Training in Nepal
The Centre for Security Studies at the ETH Zurich (CSS) and swisspeace organized, under the framework of the Mediation Support Project (MSP), a five-days training for facilitators in Nepal. The ‘Facilitation, Mediation and Dialogue Training for Young Facilitators’ aimed at preparing a new generation of facilitators within the Nepal Transition to Peace-Institute (NTTP-I) for their future role in facilitating dialogues between conflict parties on all levels of society in Nepal.
12 June 2015
KOFF Roundtable on the Politics of Natural Disasters: Reflections from Nepal
with the participation of Pushpa Bhusal, former member of the Constituent Assembly from the Nepali Congress Party and advocate at the Supreme Court of Nepal. More information.
Dipendra Jha and Anna Leissing, 2014
Challenges for Human Rights Defenders: Reflections from Nepal
Critical Reflection following the KOFF Roundtable from 19 September 2014. Download.
03 - 07 November 2014
Asian Exchange Meeting
swisspeace, together with Impunity Watch and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), organised an Asian Exchange Meeting on “Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary Transitional Justice Measure – Exchange and Policy Development in Asia” in Bangkok, including civil society organisations and victims’ groups from several Asian countries. More information.
19 September 2014
KOFF Roundtable on Human Rights Defenders in Nepal
KOFF roundtable on "Challenges for Human Rights Defenders: Reflections from Nepal" with the participation of Dipendra Jha (Advocate of Supreme Court of Nepal, Chairman of Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance), Anna Leissing (Programme Officer, KOFF) and Martin Stürzinger (FDFA).