Disability In Nepal
Taking Stock And Forging A Way Forward
This paper by Disability Research Center at School of Arts in Kathmandu University presents a review on relevant literatures and policies related with disability issues and research in Nepal. In addition, the paper also tracks the progress that has already been made in the area of disability issues, and it also finds gaps that need to be acknowledged and covered in future research so that both appropriate recommendations and a way forward can be formulated for subsequent disability studies and policy formulations.
An agreement between Kathmandu University School of Arts and UNICEF Nepal has been signed on 18th February 2015. With this agreement a program called ‘Institutional Support to Enhance Research and Training Capacity on Disability’ has been implemented in Kathmandu University School of Arts. Under this agreement UNICEF Nepal agreed to support Kathmandu University financially and technically in the establishment of Disability Research Centre in School of Arts. The agreement is seen as a watershed in Nepal’s disability research. It introduces a new aspect to national and international effort in mainstreaming disability agenda in Nepal’s development process