Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP)
Striving to empower resource-poor people, ISAP, a Non-profit non-governmental organization, came into existence in May 2013 by mobilizing entrepreneurial opportunities as the key element to achieve a self-reliant community.
For the last four years, ISAP has been exploring and initiating projects that would assist local people to comprehend and tap into the opportunities around them for their own and community's betterment. Through Udhyami (Entrepreneur) Fellowship, an apprenticeship program, aspiring enterpreneurs, are paired with established entrepreneurs, providing a real life practical training in their field of interest. Similarly, Agro-Fundamental Workshop supports small-scale entrepreneurs take commercial approach to theri farming. Likewise, Uncovering Opportunities documentary series inspires youths to discover business opportunities in Nepal while Udhyami Insight serves as a platform to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs find appropriate approaches to their business queries and challenges from established entrepreneurs and experts. The other projects, YouthPreneur and SchoolPreneur, that are targeted to education sector instill entrepreneurial spirit and creativity among youth and children where every problem is seen as a profit making business opportunity, whereas; Project Biswas offers Remedial Learning Courses to improve numeracy and literacy of primary level students.
ISAP diversified its scope of work in the area of reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in the aftermath of the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal, for early recovery. In partnership with various international NGOs, such as Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (APAD), ISAP has been training engineers and masons for reconstruction and recovery work, and also rehabilitating water supply systems in Sindhupalchowk.
Goal & Approaches
ISAP aims to improve the economic and social status of resource-poor people through skill enhancement, research, entrepreneurship, capacity building and infrastructure development utilizing innovative, participatory and market-based approaches.
- Enhance skills and knowledge that would help people seeking economic betterment increase their productivity and adapt to newer technology
- Strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Nepal through improved knowledge base, information sharing, story-telling and research as well as by instilling entrepreneurial spirits in children and youths
- Enhance learning in vocational and formal education
- Develop supporting social and physical infrastructure for local economic development and for early recovery from disasters