Ujjwal Amatya (Chair)B Forestry Sc (Pakistan) , B Bus Mgt (Tribhuvan Uni.) M Rural Dev (Tribhuvan Uni)
Ujjwal has extensive background over 20 years in humanitarian and urban-rural development and scientific/social research. He has directly managed bilateral , multilateral and private foundations and Nepalese projects including Community Based Disaster Preparedness, Water and sanitation, agriculture, forestry, environment, climate change, , HIV/AIDS, education and accountability.
Currently, he is Country Director for INGO Mission East Nepal. He previously worked for Rural Education and Environment Development Center, World Vision International, Japan International Cooperation Agency and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development in Nepal.
Dr. Laxmi Tamang
Dr. Laxmi Tamang is a Nepal trained nurse and Australian trained public health specialist having more than 18 years’ experience in diverse settings ranging from clinical to community, academic to development sector. She holds a PhD on Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Knowledge and Use among Youth in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Influence of Gender–Power Relations from the University of Sydney (2011-2015) and Master in Public Health from the University of New South Wales (2004-2006) under the Australian government prestigious scholarships. Under her leadership initiation midwifery professional association of Nepal was formally established in 2010 named Midwifery Society of Nepal in which she has been elected as a President in 2019 for three years’ tenure. She has been actively involving in different non-profit organizations to make her voice heard in order to contribute in women health and rights matters. These include Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) as a Life member and was a Vice President (2017-2018), Association of Nepalese Alumni from Australia (ANNA) as a Vice President (2019-2021), and Beyond Beijing Committee Nepal as an Executive Board Member (2021-2022). As she belongs to a marginalized socio-culturally and economically oppressed, suppressed and humiliated indigenous people of Nepal from the state structure almost two centuries she believes in the reparations for the historical injustice experienced by her ancestors and empowering them through education and economic development. She is passionate about midwifery in order to contribute in improving sexual and reproductive health and gender politics related problems that girls and women are experience in Nepal.
Rewati Raman Dhakal
Rewati Raman Dhakal is a Director of Community Leadership Nepal Foundation (CLNF). He has more than 15 years of experience in the philanthropic sector in Nepal and South Asia. Dhakal is also the founder of the Nepal Center for Philanthropy and Development (NCPD) and is involved in promoting philanthropy.
He is a Country Leader of international philanthropic and fundraising organizations like the Giving Tuesday Nepal, Worldwide Initiatives for Grant Makers(WINGS), and alumni of the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Rewati is also a columnist for a philanthropic newspaper www.mangopost.org and served as one of the youngest Vice-Chair of Asia Philanthropy Award Judging Committee 2019
Binjwala Shrestha , PhD
Binjwala Shrestha is Public Health Sociologist, a full-time faculty at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuwan University. She holds a PhD on Public Health from Gothenburg University and a Master’s degree in Sociology. Dr. Shrestha has worked in the health and medical sector for over 30 years in diverse capacities as academician, project implementer evaluator, researcher, analyst and activist in with multisectoral government and non-government (national and international) agencies. Dr. Shrestha is a champion of gender justice and as an indigenous woman who grew up in one of the most remote parts of Nepal, her worldview has always been accompanied her feminist lens.
Mr. Uttam Niraula is a renowned Humanist activist internationally. He is a central committee board member of Humanists International based in London. He is currently doing Ph.D. on Conflict, Peace, and Development. He formed a Humanist Organization in Nepal called ‘SOCH Nepal’ which is an expert on the issue of harmful traditional practices, untouchability, sustainable livelihood and governance. He has contributed a significant role on drafting policies on Witch-hunting, Dowry and Harmful Traditional Practices in Nepal. He has published 7 books on Humanism in Nepal. Also organized four international conferences on Humanism and untouchability. Recently, he played significant role together with Ministry for Health and Population, Nepal to fight COVID-19 pandemic by making official dashboard to make people well informed about health services in an emergency. He is currently working with major bilateral organizations for the cause.
RN Diya Bhandari
Diya is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience on maternal and children’s health.
Ms. Malati is Human Rights/Women Rights Activist and Knowledge, Policy and Management Practitioner with more than 18 years of experience in programme and partnership management, grant management, policy advocacy, campaigning including more than 10 years of experience working in the remote area of Nepal. She has ample of experience in project management, partnership management, financial management, resource generation and management, designing and facilitating training, design and implement research work, capacity building training, social mobilization and working with social movement. She is very close with rural women network called Mahila Adhikar Manch (Rural Women Network) have more than 500000 members spread in 55 districts of Nepal and Human Rights Defender Network too. She is currently working as Thematic leader and Programme Manager of Active Citizenship for Inclusive Governance Programme of DCA. Beside this she is an active member of Protection Cluster, AIN GESI working Group, AIN Governance and Federalism group, Women Human Rights and DRR Platform.
Sagar Pokhrel, Information Technology Advisor
Sagar is an Educator, EdTech Trainer and Tech Entrepreneur from Kathmandu, Nepal. He’s also working as a country ambassador for PrestaShop Inc. (Open Source E-commerce Solution) and manages Microsoft in Education Nepal community. He believes in the philosophy of “Sharing is Caring” and have trained more than 1500 teachers and IT administrators from 47+ school/colleges from around Nepal to integrate hybrid classroom experience.
With his keen interest in Web Application Development cum Digital Transformation and having worked as a freelancer for 7 years, he founded an IT Firm “illionSo Technologies” back in 2020 which is at Nayabazar, Kathmandu.