About Us

Introduction

Integrated Social Development and Research Institute (ISDRI) is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit institution registered in Nepal. The whole world can be considered as a small house due to globalization processes. Any human or natural event occurring in any part of the world has a direct or indirect effect on the rest of the world. Nepal is rich in natural capital as well as demographic and cultural diversity. The balanced and sustainable development has to be made to be felt by all ethnic and religious people residing in different physiographic zones of Nepal. Lots of unwanted human behaviours have been causing global warming which has been a great concern for the present as well as the future of our pristine earth, home of all living beings. The ever-increasing resource and environmental degradation has been making our earth more vulnerable for all but especially poor nations and marginal communities.

Due to long conflicts and political instability, Nepal is far behind in economic development and therefore lot of social, economic, and environmental problems need to be addressed. Nepal alone cannot solve such problems, therefore generous support from the developed nations and people has always been needed. Integrated Social Development and Research Institute (ISDRI) was established in 2012 to work for human rights, livelihood programs, environmental and climate change related works, empowerment of women and children, Dalits, Janajati, disadvantaged communities and deprived sectors in order to achieve the balanced and sustainable development of Nepal.

Vision 

ISDRI aspires to become a world leader in integrated social and economic development through an inclusive and sustainable development approach showing exemplary works in Nepal.

Mission 

ISDRI as a nonprofit non-partisan organization works for enhancing human rights, child rights, women’s rights focusing on resource poor, marginalized, and disadvantaged people to strengthen their livelihoods by generating external and internal resources and rendering balanced, inclusive and sustainable development activities in Nepal.

Core Values 

ISDRI is fully committed to improving the social lives and economic welfare of children, women and disadvantaged Nepali by partnering with donors, individuals, and organizations of Nepal and outside Nepal and using funds in a most effective, transparent, and responsible way.

Objectives

  • To work for ensuring child rights mentioned in the United Nations and International Child Right Charter,
  • To conduct research and development activities on the fulfillment of basic needs of children from deprived and marginal families in rural and urban areas of Nepal,
  • To fulfill the basic needs of children, specifically focusing on rural children.
  • To provide income generating skills, knowledge and activities to the parents of deprived children.
  • To provide education for children.
  • To fight against hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  • To work ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • To work for ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • To work for achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • To ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  • To help in promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  • To help to developed cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  • To conduct research and for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • To work for conserve and sustainably use the rivers, streams, lakes and marine resources for sustainable development.
  • To protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity
  • To work promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  • To enhance Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. in Nepal.
  • To help all kinds of victims and work for their livelihoods,
  • To work for ultra-poor, Dalits, marginalized, nearly extinct communities, aboriginal, Janajati people for their education, health, and economic empowerment through research and development, and
  • To do promotional activities for the tourism development in Nepal.
  • To sustain the organization through various income generating activities and utilizing the amount for the welfare programs.

 Major Activities

  • Research on human rights, child rights, women rights, aboriginal and nearly extinct people, deprived and marginal people, health, education, nutrition, food security, livelihoods, migration, eco-tourism, employment and income generation, and sustainable development.
  • Enhancing awareness programs on human rights, child rights, women rights, and all backward, marginalized, and resource poor people and areas.
  • Networking and developing partnerships with national and international communities and people as well as organizations.
  • Conducting Training to impart knowledge and skills to needy people.
  • Working for natural resource management, human settlements, development of tourism and sustainable development.
  • Doing Collaborative research and development works with various academic and development institutions for research, training, workshops, seminars, and any developmental activities related to Nepal.