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Social Inclusion Research Fund
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Social Inclusion

A peaceful world is an inclusive world. – Judith Umbach

Social Inclusion

Inclusion is an umbrella that keeps us dry when the downpours of life occur. – Linda S. Wallace

Social Inclusion

Real development cannot take root on a sustainable basis, unless it is inclusive women. – President Pratibha Patil, India

Social Inclusion

Inclusion is a process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging. – Early Childhood Forum (2003)

Social Inclusion

Good ideas are borne, not by suppression but by inclusion. – State Rep. Roland Gutierrez, Texas

Social Inclusion

The preservation and promotion of tolerance, pluralism and respect for diversity can produce more inclusive societies. – Pope Benedict XVI

Social Inclusion

Children must be given the chance to speak out, be heard and participate in setting the political agenda about issues affecting their lives, if we are to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities. – Ross Hendry (Action for Children)

Social Inclusion

Being socially included means having the opportunities, the resources and the capabilities to participate in this way – to learn, work, engage in the community and have a voice. – Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Inclusion, Australia

Social Inclusion

Inclusion is the process of involving and valuing all people in an environment regardless of their differences. – Jamie Timmons, Sheila Fesko, Allison Hall

Social Inclusion

When we exclude someone’s perspective, we lose an opportunity to gain knowledge. – Dr. Andre M. Perry

 

 

The Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF) was established in 2005 to encourage scientific research that would contribute to understanding and enhancing knowledge in social exclusion and inclusion in Nepal.

The Fund supports and promotes original, competitively selected research through funding and capacity building of researchers. The Fund fosters collaboration with academic and research institutions in Nepal and abroad for creation of knowledge, innovation and development through quality research.

The Fund seeks to produce high quality and critical research on causes of social exclusion in Nepal and ways to accommodate and manage diversity, make social science research more relevant to the excluded and disadvantaged groups and their agendas, and ensure that research more effectively contributes to policy and public debate and a deliberative democratic process.

SIRF has been established by the Government of Nepal and the Norwegian Embassy and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation manages the Fund.

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