Introduction to NTTPI

Who We Are

N
epal Transition to Peace Institute (NTTP-I) is a peace research institute founded upon the history of decade-long engagement in Nepal’s political transition as a credible and Track 1.5 peace process for mediation, facilitation, and dialogue among the political parties of Nepal since 2005. As a trusted forum for informal dialogues among the political parties, NTTP Forum has been functioning to resolve political standoffs, thaw stalemates and promote peaceful engagement among the political parties even in critical times in a low key and trusted setting.

NTTP-I has the capacity for local, sub-national, national, and regional dialogue process design and facilitation. Dialogues are supported by evidences generated from quality researches and analyses conducted by NTTP Peace Research Units as well as independent experts. Our research spans the issues concerning peace and conflict in Nepal and South Asia with the mission to prevent and transform conflict.

Envisioning a wider role in Nepal’s conflict transformation processes as a peace institute, NTTP Institute continues to conduct evidence-based, non-partial and informal dialogues at the NTTP Forum. In addition to the NTTP Forum, NTTP-I conducts dialogues at thematic level of five thematic groups: NTTP Young Political Leaders Group, NTTP Women Group, NTTP Madhesh Group, NTTP Janajati Group and NTTP Dalit Group.

NTTP-I has the capacity for local, sub-national, national, and regional dialogue process design and facilitation. Dialogues are supported by evidences generated from quality researches and analyses conducted by NTTP Peace Research Units as well as independent experts. Our research spans the issues concerning peace and conflict in Nepal and South Asia with the mission to prevent and transform conflict.

Our History

Nepal Transition to Peace (NTTP) Initiative was implemented since August 2005 at the request of Nepali polity and with the support of USAID and the Swiss government. At the end of its first phase in 2009, the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction and other stakeholders requested the USAID and the Swiss Government to continue to provide support to the peace building process. From 2009, The Asia Foundation (TAF) succeeded the Academy for Education and Development (AED) as the implementation partner for Nepal Peace Support Project (NPSP) until early 2015. With the institutionalization of the NTTP program, NTTP Institute (NTTP-I) has been implementing the NTTP processes independently from February 2015. NTTP-I is currently implementing the USAID-supported Inclusive Dialogue for Political Transition (IDPT, 2015-18) project and Supporting Inclusive Dialogues (SID, 2015-17) project supported by the Swiss government.

Recognition, ownership and desire to carry on the legacy of the significant role played by the NTTP Forum in Nepal’s political transition in the stakeholders led to the establishment of NTTP Institute in February 2015. The trusted convening ability of its senior facilitators, who were the official facilitators during the formal negotiations between the then governments and the CPN (Maoist) at the advent of the peace process, has made the NTTP Forum to be recognized as an integral part of the national peace process.

Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

Social and political exclusion gradually eliminated in Nepal and South Asia, paving way for peaceful coexistence, good governance and economic prosperity.

Mission

To become a trusted and credible institute to prevent and transform conflict.

Values

NTTP highly values the legacy and contributions of the two senior facilitators and the capacity of young facilitators. Our core principles are:

Diversity, inclusion and equity: We believe in inclusive and equitable peace process outcomes. We work to contribute to non-violence, democracy, respect for human rights, and life with dignity.

Impartiality and democratic values: We ensure that our approaches to conflict resolution and transformation are impartial, democratic and unbiased.

Passion, professionalism and partnership: We are committed to our mission combined with passion, professionalism, and accountability. We build our relationship with our stakeholders with trust and respect. We will collaborate and partner with like-minded organizations to build synergy.

Integrity and ethics: We promote integrity and ethics in our work and remain transparent in our words and actions, however, maintaining confidentiality on sensitive issues.

Approach and innovation: We apply appropriate technical approaches and innovate ways of peaceful engagement towards sustaining an enduring peace in Nepal and South Asia.