PODS by PEI

PODS by PEI

PODS by PEI is a podcast initiative of Policy Entrepreneurs Inc., a policy research center based in Kathmandu, that examines the state of Nepali politics, economy, and development and seeks to inform and enrich Nepal’s policy discourse. Every Tuesday, PODS by PEI brings to you thoughtful and in-depth discussions that will take you deep into the most pertinent issues in Nepal.

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सडक व्यापार - विस्थापन कि व्यवस्थापन ?
February 29, 2024x
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सडक व्यापार - विस्थापन कि व्यवस्थापन ?

#Ep.084 राजुप्रसाद चापागाई संवैधानिक तथा मानवअधिकार कानुनको क्षेत्रमा क्रियाशिल अधिवक्ता हुनुहुन्छ । वहाँ न्याय तथा अधिकार संस्था (जुरी नेपाल)को संस्थापक अध्यक्ष तथा संवैधानिक कानुन व्यवसायी मञ्चको पूर्व अध्यक्ष समेत हुनुहुन्छ । वहाँले राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायूक्तको कार्यालय नेपालको कानुनी सल्लाहकार तथा एम्नेस्टी इन्टरनेसनलको दक्षिण एसियाको अनुसन्धानकर्ताका रुपमा भूमिका खेल्नु भएको छ । सा...

Rebroadcast: Emiline Smith on Demystifying Cultural Trafficking and Nepal’s Quest for Restorative Justice
February 27, 2024x
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Rebroadcast: Emiline Smith on Demystifying Cultural Trafficking and Nepal’s Quest for Restorative Justice

Last month, in January, several stolen cultural heritage were returned to Nepal from the United States. Among them were sacred idols of the Hindu god Uma-Maheshwar that were stolen almost 50 years ago from Chyasal, Patan. They were identified recently in the storage facilities of the Brooklyn Museum, which began repariation, after the efforts of Newa Guthi New York. Locals welcomed their Gods w...

Promoting Free Speech or Imposing Censorship? Laxman Datt Pant on Nepal's New Social Media Bill
February 20, 2024x
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Promoting Free Speech or Imposing Censorship? Laxman Datt Pant on Nepal's New Social Media Bill

#Ep.082 Laxman Datt Pant  is the chairperson of Media Action Nepal and an elected co-chair of the Media Freedom Coalition-Consultative Network (MFC-CN) . He is also an adjunct Professor of Media Ethics & Journalism at the Tbilisi State University and the University of Georgia . He currently serves as the AMIC Country Representative for Nepal. Pant started his career as a journalist more t...

Bhupesh Adhikary on The Air We Breathe: Understanding Kathmandu's Air Pollution Problem
February 16, 2024x
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Bhupesh Adhikary on The Air We Breathe: Understanding Kathmandu's Air Pollution Problem

#Ep.081 Bhupesh Adhikary is the Senior Air Quality Specialist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) , Kathmandu. He is working on understanding the science and mitigation aspects of air pollution in the Hindukush Himalaya region using chemical transport models, in-situ, and satellite-based observations. He previously worked for the EvK2CNR Committee as their r...

Padma Sundar Joshi on Navigating Solutions to Kathmandu's Water Crisis: Hiti and Beyond
February 06, 2024x
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Padma Sundar Joshi on Navigating Solutions to Kathmandu's Water Crisis: Hiti and Beyond

#Ep.080 Padma Sundar Joshi is the Vice President of Madan Bhandari University of Science and Technology . He has more than a decade of experience in. urban planning and environment. He has worked with the city office on projects like. the Municipal Infrastructure Improvement Project and the Kathmandu Valley mapping program. He has published books and a series of articles on urban development, i...

हरि थापाको विश्लेषणमा नेपाल, राजनीति, र भ्रस्टाचार : पंचायत देखि बहुदल अनि गणतन्त्र सम्म
January 30, 2024x
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हरि थापाको विश्लेषणमा नेपाल, राजनीति, र भ्रस्टाचार : पंचायत देखि बहुदल अनि गणतन्त्र सम्म

#Ep.079 आजको भागमा पी. ई. आई. का अनुराग आचार्य, पत्रकार हरी थापा सँग “नेपालको शासकीय व्यवस्था, प्रणाली र अभ्यास” बारे संवादमा बस्दै हुनुहुन्छ | यो एपिसोडमा उहाँहरु नेपालको बिगत पाँच दशकको शासन व्यवस्थाको नालीबेली बारे कुरा गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ | हरि थापा बिगत तिन दशक देखि सुशासन बारे कलम चलाउने पत्रकार हुनुहुन्छ। उहाले नेपालको बर्तमान शासन र प्रशासनलाई न्यूज-रुम भित्रबाट नियाल्नु मात्र भएको छैन कि...

Jesselina Rana on Driving Policy to the Margins: Advocating for Dignified Periods in Nepal
January 26, 2024x
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Jesselina Rana on Driving Policy to the Margins: Advocating for Dignified Periods in Nepal

#Ep.078 Introducing and directing agendas in the policy sphere is a challenging task. Additionally, when the agenda in question is pushed to the margins with shame, stigma, and taboo, the pursuit becomes ever more demanding. Menstruation is one such topic repressed by societal norms of the global south, the stigma of which causes detrimental effects on the lives of innumerable individuals. How ...

Preeti Thapa on Dialogue for Strategic Peacebuilding: A Practitioner’s Insights
January 16, 2024x
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Preeti Thapa on Dialogue for Strategic Peacebuilding: A Practitioner’s Insights

#Ep.077 In this episode, Khushi and Preeti discuss strategic peacebuilding and the role of Dialogue in it. The two explore the core principles of dialogue as a conflict-solving tool and the wide scope of issues it has helped tackle professionals like Preeti in inviting resolution. They place the significance of dialogue & peacebuilding in the specific context of Nepal and highlight how unde...

Rebroadcast: Sagar Prasai offers a Political Economy of Electricity Market in India and Beyond
January 09, 2024x
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Rebroadcast: Sagar Prasai offers a Political Economy of Electricity Market in India and Beyond

Last week, Nepal and India signed a power trade deal during the Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishanker's visit. The agreement consolidates the bilateral understanding of electricity exports pushed during the PM's visit to India in 2023.  Given the Indian government’s conditions on cross-border electricity trade, which recognizes electricity as a strategic commodity of interest...

Raju Pandit on Evaluating COP28: A Nepali Perspective
January 09, 2024x
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Raju Pandit on Evaluating COP28: A Nepali Perspective

Ep#075 On the second of this month, Prime Minister Dahal hosted a high-level side event at COP 28 entitled “Call of the Mountain: Who Saves Us from the Climate Crisis?”. Nepal, from its first pavilion ever at COP, spoke of the disproportionate impact on its ecosystem and local inhabitants despite having near-zero emissions -finally gathering the world’s attention for an agenda it heralded for m...

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