Digo Bikas Institute

Youth-led grassroots climate solutions

Digo Bikas Institute (DBI)
Nepal | Founded in 2015 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2018 |  Website 

Digo Bikas Institute (DBI) is a research and advocacy organization committed to promote ecological sustainability and social equity at policy and community level. Based in Kathmandu, DBI believes that Nepal (and the rest of the world) can develop meaningfully by identifying and applying alternative ways of meeting human needs without harming nature and fellow human beings.

Digo Bikas Institute’s programatic foci:

  • Rethinking Development
    DBI works on research and advocacy to bring forward concepts, frameworks, policies, processes, technologies and practical activities that promote ecological sustainability, economic justice, and social prosperity. 
  • Climate Justice
    DBI promotes real solutions and alternatives based on the ideas and experience from communities at the forefront of the climate change. Their work on climate justice program involves policy analysis, advocacy, outreach and networking with like-minded organizations and individuals at the national and international level.
  • Sustainability Watch
    The vision of modernization and development propagated and implemented by political, bureaucratic and technocratic establishment impact people’s livelihood and environment. As Nepal has entered into a new federal governance system, a number of environmental regulatory provisions are being revised or amended. In this context, DBI’s work around sustainability watch the monitor and track the enforcement of environmental regulatory regime and progress (or the lack) of policies and plans related to sustainable development in Nepal.
  • Sustainability Education
    Through sustainability education, DBI provides space for creation and sharing of knowledge that incorporates issues of ecological sustainability and social equity. Through awareness, education, and training, DBI helps people understand that environment and development are inseparable and that ecological devastation brings inequality and injustice.

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