About Social Science Baha


The Social Science Baha is an independent, non-profit organisation set up with the objective of promoting and enhancing the study of and research in the social sciences in Nepal. Established on 1 January 2002 with the primary focus of starting a social science library, the Social Science Baha was initially hosted at Himal Association, a non-profit organisation located at Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur. By the time of its formal registration as an independent entity on 15 January 2007, however, the Baha had diversified its activities and become involved in other areas as well, namely: i) conducting the four-month-long Immersion Course on Contemporary Social Issues; ii) hosting lectures, discussions, workshops, and conferences; iii) publishing books, occasional papers and journals; and iv) conducting research.
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Social Science Baha

Call for Papers

The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya
organised by
Social Science Baha, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council, Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS & Nepal Academic Network (Japan)

The Sixth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya
26-28, July 2017

Proposals are invited for stand-alone papers or three-paper panels. The papers can deal with any aspect of life in Nepal and the Himalaya from a social science perspective. Papers can also be comparative so long as Nepal or the Himalaya, broadly defined, is also included. The language of the conference is English.

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अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोगको प्रेस विज्ञप्ति सम्बन्धमा सोसल साइन्स बहाःको धारणा

अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोगले यही २०७३ साल असोज ९ गते यस संस्थालाई आफ्नो कुरा भन्ने मौका समेत नदिई एक पक्षीय रुपमा एक प्रेस विज्ञप्ति प्रकाशित गरी सोसल साइन्स बहाःले समाज कल्याण परिषद् मार्फत २०७३ साल असार २२ र २३ गते अख्तियार दुरुपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोगलाई उपलब्ध गराएका कागजातहरुमा उल्लेखित तथ्यलाई तोडमोड गरी खर्च शीर्षक तथा रकमसमेत गलत अर्थ लगाउन मिल्ने गरी बङ्गयाईएको छ ।

यस्तै गरी, आयोगले सोसल साइन्स बहाः अन्तर्गत सञ्चालित एलायन्स फर सोसल डायलग नामक कार्यक्रमलाई छुट्टै संस्थाका रूपमा चित्रण गरेको छ जुन सरासर गलत कुरा हो । एलायन्स फर सोसल डायलग नामक कार्यक्रम सञ्चालन गर्न सोसल साइन्स बहाःले प्रचलित कानुन अनुरूप समाज कल्याण परिषद्बाट पूर्व स्वीकृति लिएको छ । (संलग्न समाज कल्याण परिषद्को स्वीकृति पत्रहरू ।)

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Statement by Social Science Baha on the press release issued by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority

In a press release dated 25 September 2016, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), without seeking clarification from Social Science Baha (SSB) even once, used the documents provided to it by SSB via the Social Welfare Council to distort facts and present expense headings that would be open to gross misrepresentation.

In addition, the Commission has characterised Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) to be a separate organisation, which is completely inaccurate since ASD is a programme that has been run by Social Science Baha since 2007. Social Science Baha has received pre-approval under the prevailing laws to run the programme called Alliance for Social Dialogue and the letters from the Social Welfare Council attesting to this are appended below.

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