|English||National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN)|
|Local language||आदिवासी जनजाति ऊत्थान राष्ट्रिय प्रतिष्ठान|
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The main goal of the organization is to contribute towards creating an equitable, egalitarian, prosperous and inclusive Nepalese society by empowering indigenous peoples through policy advocacy, training and implementing different programs to enhance their capabilities. NFDIN acts as a bridge between the state and indigenous people so as to make them feel included. NFDIN main objectives are:
To provide assistance in the making of an equitable society through the social, economic, religious and cultural enhancement of the Janajaties.
In year 2002, NFDIN was registered under the NFDIN Act-2002 by Government of Nepal to work for the welfare of Indigenous Nationalities for their overall development. According to census 2011, there are 125 distinct languages spoken and 123 different ethnic groups in Nepal. NFDIN Act 2002 has identified 59 indigenous groups in a country which constitute 35.4% out of the total population of nearly 26.5 million. In lack of proper information, deprived and marginalized communities and groups including indigenous nationalities are still not able to benefit from nation’s inclusion policy.
NFDIN’s major goal is to ensure the satisfaction of present and future generations and the availability of better quality of life for all indigenous people of Nepal without any discrimination. NFDIN has tried to draw attention on several important issues of indigenous people working along with Government of Nepal and indigenous people’s organization to preserve, promote and improve the livelihood as an integral part of their economic and social development.
In contrast, Government has put up less effort on protecting, preserving and providing equity on social justice to deprived communities including indigenous people of Nepal. Even so we are still hopeful that we still have a long way to go and only through a joint effort will we be able to reach our fundamental goal.
The major activities of NFDIN are:
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||P.O.Box 14385 Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Nepal|