ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTANABILITY MANAGER
Sujata holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Science and works as the Environment and Sustainability Manager at CREASION Nepal. Her prominent assignments at CREASION include the conceptualization of multiple projects of diverse nature in tight deadlines and their successful implementation all over Nepal. She has been actively working on the field of environment and garnered vast experiences through professional undertakings and personal interests in the field of environment and society. In academia, she has explored and researched about air pollution, land encroachment, water-related issues and climate change through institutional and personal endeavor.
HEAD OF EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY
Born and brought up in Birgunj, Vikram Upadhyay spent 7 years as a Physics researcher around the globe. He graduated in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Chicago, a leading research university in the U.S. He worked on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, the largest particle physics lab in the world located in Geneva, Switzerland. He also holds a master's in Astrophysics from some of the leading universities in Europe. Sensing a responsibility to serve his homeland, he returned to Nepal and hopes to find innovative solutions to some of the social issues that plague our communities. He is focused on making quality education accessible to all, creating jobs for women and youths, and performing socio-economic research. With this mission in mind, he currently serves as the Head of Education and Advocacy at CREASION. He also brews some delicious beers.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kiran Kumar Dhakal is currently working as the Program Development Manager in CREASION. He is a Law graduate with Master’s in Political Science who has worked in the field of social development for over 20 years as a project planner, designer, trainer, facilitator, and manual developer. He specializes in training and development, manual writing, and building organizational capacity. He has worked with UNDP in Access to Justice (Rule of Law) programme, Child Centered Teaching Learning Programme (UNICEF-IFCD), Organizational Capacity Bulding Programme (ngocbo-DFID), Human Rights (INSEC-Husec) and Education in Emergency (ADRA-IFCD).
RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Pratik Bajracharya is the Research and Knowledge Management Officer at CREASION. He is responsible for generating research, knowledge and innovation in the field of environment. He is involved in data management, proposal development, and raising resources for the organization. He has contributed to several researches in the field of environment and is the lead author on Waste Pickers Research in Nepal. Prior to joining CREASION, he has experience of working for several organizations including International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Swiss contact Nepal, Nepal Energy and Environment Development Service (NEEDS), Department of Environment (DOEnv), and Kathmandu College of Technology (KCT). He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. In addition to research, he also has hands on experience in teaching GIS.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Shyam Subedi is the Finance and Administrative Office whose core interest lies in finances and the economy. He is an alumni of Nepal Mega College where he studies Masters in Business Studies. He is an enthusiastic learner and has a passion in mathematics. Besides, having an interest in the financial sector, he is an adventure lover who loves to hike and do various outdoor activities.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICER
Ram Maya Shrestha has been the Community Outreach Officer since February 2019. She has core interest in building healthy and green communities and works with schools in waste management through Waste Smart Club and strengthening PET bottle recollection on solid waste management in Chitwan. As a post-graduate of Environmental Science specializing in wildlife and has previously working experience as a Thematic Biodiversity Expert at Rural Reconstruction Nepal.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Mr. Yunish Ghimire works as a Program Development Officer in CREASION. He holds a Master's degree in Human and Natural Resources Studies from Kathmandu University (KU). He did his undergraduate from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, USA. Previously, he worked with CESIF as a researcher in the thematic area of 'National Security and Climate Change'. He enjoys writing and has published his articles on different national and international media platforms. He is passionate about climate justice issues as well.
Phurpa Sherpa is an environmentalist who holds an M.Sc from Tribhuvan University Nepal. She is currently the Innovation Coordinator in CREASION Nepal. Before joining the team, she worked for Greenhood Nepal (a science-driven conservation organization). She has worked as a program coordinator at GRID Nepal, a communication consultant at Dawa Sherpa Foundation, and an intern at ICIMOD. She was also a recipient of Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship Fund, a sponsorship provided to conservationists from Nepal to pursue their higher studies in the conservation-related field, WWF (2017-19), and a Daayitwa Innovation Leader, campaigning for the importance of involving youths in the policy-making process (2017-18). She is an alumni of U.S. Embassy Youth Council Nepal (2019-2021), Asia-Pacific Youth Forum (APYF) 2016, and an active member of BPW (Business Professional Women), National/International. Her interest peaks in speaking her heart out for better social and environmental causes.
INNOVATION LAB ASSOCIATE
Deepak Jha has worked in the development field for more than 15 years. He has expertise as a Water and Sanitation Sub Engineer having humanitarian experiences in the design, implementation, rehabilitation, and management of water and Sanitation (WASH. He is skillful in managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams, resource mobilization, project management, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and community need assessment.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE
Thinley Doma Ghale is the Program Development and Communications Associate at CREASION. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu. She loves to travel and experience new ideas, places, meet people and learn from them. She believes just like actions, words are just as powerful in expressing one’s thoughts, feelings and emotions. Besides working for the environment, she is an educational enthusiast and loves to work with children and youths. She is also a social media enthusiast who believes that creativity has no limit, and also works for effective communications and building partnerships with organizations for the greater good.
Sushila Shrestha is an early environmental professional with a keen interest in sustainability issues and campaigns. She has prior experience in microbiological research, teaching, and volunteering for environmental/social causes. Due to her passion for the environment, she joined an international master's program in Marine Plastics Abatement at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Her interest lies in learning various strategies, technologies and interventions to abate plastic throughout the plastic supply chain and its end-of-life management in the context of Nepal.
“Do what is right, not what is easy”, a phenomenal quote with multitudinous interpretations is what has helped me to go on for eighteen years and counting. Lived in Kathmandu most of my life, with a fraction spent in Jaipur, I have gained much of cultural manifestations with a touch of independence. This science enthusiast has a meteor to his discovery list, appreciable to JPIS Astro-Search Program, and has eyes full of dreams for pursuing Architecture, along with a heart full of values to give back to the society. From having written countless high school research papers to philosophical essays, accompanying minimal design and writing skills, I have found myself to be ameliorating every second, not just as a student but as a human being.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH INTERN
Chiranjivi Yadav works as the Community and Outreach Intern at CREASION Nepal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in BSc Environmental Science from Saptagandaki College. He previously worked as a volunteer for CREASION and entities such as UNDP Nepal, European Union, and Forward Nepal. He was the vice president of CESS club of Saptagandaki College and has participated in programs such as cleaning campaigns, plantation, social awareness, and wild life conservation.