AMOD KARMARCHARYA | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Amod Karmacharya is one of Clean up Nepal’s board members and heads Clean up Nepal’s operations as its Executive Director. After living in the US for ten years, Amod Karmacharya recently returned to Nepal for good. He has experience in various fields of work including customer service and hospitality. He worked for DHL Nepal, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Centre in Orlando, IKON Business Solutions in Boston, and Charles and Keith in Dubai. At a personal level, Amod believes in sustainable change that supports the earth’s ecology. He took part in Occupy Boston and the Venus Project during his stay in the United States. He has a certificate from Southern New Hampshire University on Microenterprise Development and plans to implement these concepts in Nepal.
Bringing in a philanthropic approach to business, he recently coordinated a farmers market that provides individuals a platform to showcase their products or skills. All fees obtained from the vendors were donated. He is also working on social enterprises that focus on recycled arts and handicrafts. ‘It is never about money, business is based on principle. My principle is to run a socially responsible enterprise. An enterprise dedicated to sustainable development with economic prosperity, social inclusion and cohesion, and environmental sustainability’ says Amod.
RIJA JOSHI | WASH PROGRAM OFFICER
Rija Joshi has joined Clean up Nepal as its WASH Program Officer in June 2015. She is also involved in assisting the Clean up Nepal research team with a study on ‘Developing a Conceptual Model for Spatial Integration of Waste Management Data in Kathmandu’ in collaboration with La Trobe University, Melbourne. Rija holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University. After graduating, she worked at Welink Associates, a civil engineering firm in Kathmandu undertaking design and drawings of roads, a resort and a stadium over a six-month period. Rija has volunteered for Astra Development Network, an engineering consulting firm, and was also an active and diligent volunteer with Clean up Nepal during the Household Waste Management Survey, Trash-free Tudikhel Campaign and during Clean up Nepal’s post-earthquake relief activities. Rija has a keen interest in heritage preservation, environmental conservation and sustainable development.
JYOTIR NISHA | LITTER-FREE NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM OFFICER
Jyotir Nisha holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuwan University. She has earned a 4-course specialization certificate in Introduction to Project Management Principles and Practices by the University of California, Irvine on Coursera and has received trainings on Energy Audit, Quality Management System and Boiler Safety and Operations Management. As a Trainee Production Engineer at Varun Beverages (PepsiCo Nepal), she worked on a project to analyze crown yield with improvement measures. Jyotir has been an active volunteer for promoting youth/women empowerment for economic development for Nepal Fisheries Society.
Jyotir represented Nepal at the Hansen Summer Institute of Leadership and International Cooperation 2015, University of San Diego, California and won the Social Entrepreneurship Venture Pitch Competition. She has been selected as the Youth Scholarship Recipient to attend the Women Deliver Conference 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark. The desire to see a prosperous Nepal motivates her and she wants to spend her time, energy and knowledge towards lasting impact in our communities and helping to make Nepal a progressive place to live in.
BINITA SUBEDI | ASSISTANT PROGRAM OFFICER Binita Subedi is currently pursuing her masters’ degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Tribhuvan University. She joined Clean up Nepal as Assistant Program Officer in September 2015. She has previously worked as a sub-editor in the Himalayan times and as a program officer in Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Nepal. She has a five years experience working as a program presenter in one of the leading FM stations in the Kathmandu Valley, Times FM 90.6 MHz. Binita has previously volunteered in organizations that promotes community development (ASC, Pharping), women empowerment (Manasabacha, Gwarko), and tourism development (TUDE, Baneshwor). She plans to do her masters’ thesis research on the adverse effects on climate diplomacy with the rise in populist political culture. She firmly believes that there is a dire need to protect the environment and small efforts from individuals united can create a big difference. She has a special place for greens in her heart and sees herself actively working towards making Kathmandu a greener city through Clean up Nepal. She wants to keep working for a better environment all her life as an environment activist.
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