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Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public)

Kathmandu, Nepal
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Nepal
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Governance, Peace-building

Background
PRO PUBLIC, a non-profit, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the cause of public interest, was founded in 1991 by a consortium of environmental lawyers, journalists, economists, engineers, consumers and women rights activists. It raises voice against corruption, red tapism and irregularities and makes the government bodies aware of their duties and responsibilities. Its focus over the years has been on good governance, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, protection of natural and cultural heritage, environmental justice, pollution control, gender justice and consumer protection. Pro Public has consistently succeeded in creating government accountability in Nepal through media campaigns, advocacy, negotiation, correspondence and public interest litigation.

Mission
Play the role of a social change agent to empower the Nepalese people through research, advocacy, litigation and capacity building.

Vision
Nepalese people’s basic rights are guaranteed through social, economic, environmental and political justice.

Objectives
•To act as watchdog in the areas of environment conservation, consumer rights, women rights and child welfare, by way of alternative dispute resolution, negotiations and litigation.

•To increase government and private sector accountability and transparency through good governance advocacy and judicial activities.

•To conduct research aimed at solving contemporary public interest issues.

•To enhance the capacities of local and grassroots organizations through training, seminars, workshops and other means of information dissemination.

People Associated With This Organization

Nripendra Basnet

Nepal  
Forum for Protection of Public Interest...
Joined June 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Peace-building
I am a law scholar who has just not given bar exams yet. I have been working in a non governmental organization for 3 years. I have been working as researcher in many public interest litigation cases. Also I have been assisting in conducting programs for community mediation and dialog facilitation programs. And I have organized various programs as coordinator of my organization's youth wing.
Nripendra Basnet is the network champion (main point of contact) for Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public).

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