What We Do
A free flowing exchange and sharing of ideas is vital to maintaining a healthy dialogue between concerned stakeholders. The CS Center mediates between parties with conflicting interests as well as organizes interaction programs and round table forums to encourage discourse.
Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist and a principal founder of the discipline of Peace and conflict studies, Ian Martin, head of UNMIN, and many senior diplomats, politicians and academics participated in an interaction program organized by the CS Center in 2006.
Human rights and the rule of law must be known before they can be respected. The CS Center conducts orientation programs, academic courses, seminars, workshops, as well as human rights training for both sides of the current conflict. It has also published several works on the subject of conflict transformation and human rights, and has more on the way
- In 2008 the CS center conducted human rights trainer trainings for Maoist Combatants from all but one devision of the Maoist Army (PLA). It was the only organization un-aligned with the Maoists entrusted with the task
- The CS Center has published several volumes on the subject of human rights and conflict transformation, including "TRANCEND Transform" translated into Nepali. In the pipeline are "Peace for Human Rights" and "Global Experience of DDR and SSR: Implications in Nepal"
Policy Research and Advocacy
The CS Center was established to provide policy makers and implementers with the academic and research resources necessary to address critical issues related to peace, development, and security. Its Research and analysis has been specifically requested by senior security personnel and political actors, including the top levels of government and It has written and distributed over 80 situation updates providing analysis and policy recommendations on a broad range of issues.
- Policy / Action Research: data collection and interpretation services as well as assessment and evaluation projects.
- Policy / Action: Advocacy: promoted through consciousness raising, material development, dissemination through networking and media relations.
- Technical Support and Consulting: to national and international institutions for programming, monitoring and evaluation, research, training and materials development."