Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Som Nath Aryal's work was prepared when Som Nath Aryal was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
To sustain citizen participation and entrench good governance, Som Nath Aryal is building a system of independent community radio stations. People—organized around common interests and community needs—communicate, advocate, celebrate, and provide a vital flow of information to develop their towns and villages together. This process accumulates social capital, holds government officials’ accountable, and gives citizens a voice.
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