PROPUBLIC

Nepal

About Pro PUBLIC

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.