BIKALPA, AN ALTERNATIVE

BIKALPA, AN ALTERNATIVE

Morang, Nepal

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ABOUT

The mission of Bikalpa, an Alternative is to defend the fundamental rights of citizens and to spread the ideas of freedom and prosperity through research, education, and public engagement to create a free and open society that is based on democratic principles.

Major programs for this organization include: Last Thursday's Friday Discussion; Civic Leadership Workshop; Why is Nepal Poor?

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The Lights, Camera, Liberty! program is a grant and training opportunity that Atlas Network offers to U.S. and international partners, helping organizations transform the way they market messages through online video. This year’s winner will be announced at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, November 7-8, 2017. The three finalists...

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