Global South Initiative (GSI) is an independent, non-profit making, non-governmental, advocacy and campaigning organization based in Kathmandu. It was founded by Mr. Hansha Sanjyal. It is registered with the Government of Nepal and have affiliation with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu and the Social Welfare Council, Nepal as well as with other international civil society networks and United Nations entities.

At Global South Initiative, we put people and the planet first. We are promoting participatory, pro-poor and environment friendly sustainable development through advocacy, campaigning, community awareness and social mobilization.


Global South Initiative envisions an ecologically sound world, free from poverty and injustice, where human rights, peace and prosperity for all citizens are guaranteed and environmental sustainability is well respected and strengthened. 


Global South Initiative’s mission is to improve the lives of the people for a just, peaceful and sustainable world by addressing the issues of poverty, inequality and injustice. 

Core Values & Principles

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Equity
  • Integrity
  • Inclusive social justice
  • Fairness
  • Environment-friendly
  • People-centric


  • To bring positive change in the lives of people by bridging the widening gaps.
  • To facilitate civic participation in global decision-making process.
  • To encourage north-south, south-south, multilateral collaboration and dialogue at all levels.
  • To develop and promote innovative ideas, campaigns and life changing experiences to widen people’s potential.
  • To inform, empower and encourage people to take responsibility and become involved, concerned and organized citizens.
  • To provide a platform to new generation leaders for discourse and innovation.
  • To generate publications based on research, innovation and experience.

What We Do?

  • We conduct research and study, and carry out policy intervention. 
  • Building capacity, skills and knowledge of the concerned stakeholders through training and field visits.  
  • Lead transformative projects, campaigns and actions.
  • Foster global partnership for ecological sustainability.
  • Evidence-based advocacy for meaningful global south participation in global decision- making process.
  • Create opportunities for the socio-economic empowerment of all people, promote sustainable behaviors and educate them on social equity and developmental issues.
  • Help in shaping the future of the world as peoples’ wish by empowering a younger generation in action oriented change making activities.
  • Facilitate and take part in talks between government officials, UN Agencies, experts, civil society groups and the individuals throughout the world.

Key Working Areas

  • Climate Change
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Development Effectiveness
  • Tax Justice
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Good Governance, Peace & Social Justice
  • Democracy & Human Rights

Key Working Strategies

  • Advocacy & policy engagement with policy makers and the government based on research and information/knowledge sharing. 
  • Partnership and networking with other organizations, governments, development agencies and the private sector for the effective implementation of our programs.
  • Mobilization and campaigning from local to national level for the equal participation of citizens in decision making. 
  • Capacity building through trainings, field visits, research and information/knowledge sharing. 


Leading social, non- governmental, advocacy and campaigning organizations from all around the world.

Leadership Structure

The General Assembly is the ultimate decision-maker of the organization, which held every two years and elect an executive committee for a term of 2 years.

Mr. Hansha Sanjyal is the Founder/President of Global South Initiative.