About ESDR

For the past 12 year KSL is successful in organizing International Winter Residential  School without fail, with new theme and concept every year. The program comprises of national as well as international participants from various countries to discuss on a common platform through interactive dialogues and discussions. The main objective of ESDR is to provide a vision of another country’s culture/ lifestyle, and understanding that the way you live in your house or community is not the way that rest of the world necessarily lives. This platform provides an opportunity to young scholars of social science background to deeply understand the significance of Economic, Social and Development Rights. This winter residential School is a 21 days long program whereby, at the end of the day the deserving participants are awarded with diploma certificates but the horizon of knowledge provided in this residential school is admired by all. Looking down at the history, upon completion of the residential school, ESDR helps student to develop independent opinions, make informed decision and strive to attain fresh goal.

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Common Core and Thematic Areas

Making Sense of ESDR

Interplay between Law and Development and between Human Rights and Economics, Politics, Business

Core Human Rights Treaties

Human Rights enforcement mechanisms

Breaking the generation theory of human rights

Law and Philosophy

Human Rights values thoughout human civilization and around the world

Contemporary Human Rights movement

Universalism and Cultural Relativism

Regional Development and Security

Regional security and development in South Asia and the Asia Pacific at large in retrospect, present and prospect

Foreign Aid and Assitance from ESDR perspective

Protection of  the Himalayas

Protection of the Himalayas

Himalayan ecosystem and biodiversity and contexual socio-economic issues

The Himalayas and Climate Change

Sustainable Development Goals in Himalayan context

Trans-boundary cooperation and regional connectivity for Himalayan protection

Himalayan Biodiversity

Meet Our Alumni

What does they say about ESDR

Antara Singh

Dr. Ramesh Parajuli

Narayan Chaulagain

ESDR in Numbers

13 Years in Figures


Resource Persons 30+

  • 9+ Countries
  • 20+ Professors
  • 9+ Universities
ESDR Participants

Past Delegates 560+

  • 7+ Countries
  • 9+ Universities
  • 12+ Themes/Areas

Meet our team

Meet some of our resource person who provided their valuable input till Thirteenth ESDR.

Prof. (Dr.) Yubaraj Sangroula

Executive Director - KSL

Prof. Geeta Pathak Sangroula

Prof. In-Charge -KSL

Prof. Kapil Shrestha

Prof. Zakir Hossain

University of Chittagong

DR. Mizanur Rahman

University of Dhaka

Prof. Nomita Agrawal

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