What is Shaasan?
Shaasan is a citizen-led initiative that reinvents civic engagement in Nepal.
ENGAGING CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENTS
What Do We Do
Crowdsource citizen concerns
Shaasan is grounded in three key values that empower both the citizenry and the government
Through help of technology we aim to bring citizens and the government closer, granting power to the public through collaboration with the public sector.
Fundamental to our goal here at Shaasan is to bring about accountability in a country that relatively lacks it. Accountability is central to any well-functioning government and the need of each and every democratic society.
Giving public officials the knowledge, skill, and mindset necessary to be responsive to their citizens.
Much of citizen engagement efforts focus on the needs of the citizens without giving due consideration for the ability of public officials to respond to their demands in a manner that is suited to their needs.
Transparency of processes, of payments, of politicians, and of policies.
Our firm commitment to transparency, both in our work and in our organization, stems from our belief in its ability to create better citizens and governments.
How It Works
Support and Recognition
United Nations SDSNSelected as one of the top 25 youth-led "game-changing projects" globally by the United Nations SDSN from 4000+ applicants. Featured in the 2020 Youth Solutions Report. Selected for UN-SDSN Investment Readiness Program.
Feedback LabsSelected for the first Feedback Tools Accelerator cohort by Feedback Labs in 2021, along with support and funding of $25,000.
National Endowment for DemocracyGrant and support from the National Endowment for Democracy for promoting multilateral capacity enhancement for civic engagement and public accountability.
Accountability LabSelected as a national changemaker by Accountability Lab. The initiative was chosen in the 2020 cohort of the Accountability Incubator. Won their international COVID grant call.