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Abin Prajapati

GIS Technician Abin is currently engaged as GIS Technician in COMMITTED for Local Governance and Service Delivery (LGSD) program. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics Engineering from Kathmandu University. His expertise are in GIS and Survey, yet his focus lies in web mapping, aerial photographs mapping and remote sensing. He worked as GIS Engineer for few months in NEA Engineering Company and also in Dordi-1 Hydroelectric Project as Survey Engineer fora year. Outside of work, Abin loves spending leisure time reading novels, internet surfing and watching sports channel. He loves challenges, trying new things and to trek breathtaking destination.

Anirudra Neupane

Deputy Team Leader Anirudra Neupane is a development professional having more than a decade long experience in program and project management. He has good background of evidence based advocacy to promote Right to Information, transparency and accountability in Nepal. Budget and aid related research and advocacy in national and sub-national government context are his other areas of strength. He holds Master's degree in both Economics and Management from Tribhuwan University. Mr. Neupane is currently working as the Deputy Team Leader for Enhancement of Local Government-Service Delivery and Economic Governance (EnLoG-SDEG) project at COMMITTED.

Ayush Jung Thapa

Program Coordinator/ Urban Planning Currently involved as Program Coordinator for Urban Planning and Governance projects at COMMITTED, Ayush has a postgraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. Bringing in professional planning expertise from during his time at town planning firms in Australia and through various urban planning project works and research at UQ, Ayush has a long held passion for this field. Ayush holds special knowledge, interest, and dedication in statutory and policy planning, transport and infrastructure planning, land use planning, urban governance and management, disaster and urban risk management, heritage protection, regulatory frameworks for environmental management, and integrated, inclusive and resilient planning for safe and sustainable communities.

Bhimasen Rayamajhi

Program Coordinator/ Legal

Having an extensive eighteen years of work experience in the development field (both governmental and non-governmental sectors), Bhimasen Rayamajhi is currently involved in COMMITTED as the Program Coordinator, for COMMITTED’s Local Governance and Service Delivery (LGSD) program, overseeing and advising legal aspects and policies required by the organization. He also supports in the mitigation and coordination of any legal issues that arises in our filed activities. With his extensive knowledge in legal issues and policies in the federal, state and local level, his role is instrumental in the smooth running of our project activities. Bhimasen holds a Post Graduate Degree in Sociology and is a registered advocate of Nepal Bar Council. Apart from his professional life, Bhimasen enjoys travelling.

Bikesh Bade

GIS Technician Bikesh Bade is the GIS Technician for COMMITTED’s Local Governance and Service Delivery (LGSD) program. He has Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Engineering from Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. He holds strong passion for the Spatial Data Management and Geographical Information Science (GIS). In addition to his crave for technology, Bikesh is a big fan of athletic sports, mainly football and also loves travelling and hiking.

Drabin Pradhan

Finance & Administrative Officer Drabin Pradhan holds a Master’s degree in Management from Sikkim Manipal University. He has more than nine years of professional work experience in the field of management and about five years of experience working with finance in NGOs. He has been working with COMMITTED since 2014 as a Finance and Administrative Officer and manages the project’s daily finance and administration duties. Drabin loves to work in a team.

Gautam Lamichhane Magar

Program Officer Gautam is COMMITTED’s Program Officer and has been working with the organization since 2015. He looks after projects in Sindhupalchowk District related to school improvement, social business and school governance. He started his NGO career in the year 2014 as a volunteer in International Citizen Service (ICS) program from Restless Development followed by his job as a Project Coordinator under Social Empowerment and Economic Development Assistance project in Gorkha District. Gautam is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Sociology from Tribhuwan University. Apart from visiting field sites, he enjoys travelling to new places, reading novels and watching cricket.

Khechar Nath Acharya

Program Coordinator/ Governance Having amassed an extensive seventeen-year experience in child-right, child-protection, anti human trafficking and local governance, Khechar Nath Acharya is currently working at COMMITTED as the Program Coordinator for Governance. He possesses a Master’s in both Business Administration and Sociology. He is fully immersed in COMMITTED’s Local Governance and Service Delivery projects, assisting local governments address and find solutions to local issues and educating local bureaucrats.

Monika Waijoo Pradhan

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant Monika Waijoo Pradhan is COMMITTED’s Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant. She previously worked as an Account Assistant at V.S Niketan School for ten years and as an Admin Executive at Nepal Placement Agency for four years. She is currently pursuing Bachelors in Business Studies and loves cooking  as well as travelling.

Ritima Pradhan

Executive Director Ritima has been associating with COMMITTED since inception as a Board Member. She is also one of the founding members of both COMMITTED US and Nepal. As of July 2017, she is the Executive Director of COMMITTED (Nepal) and manages the daily operations of the organization. Ritima has an extensive professional career of more than 25 years working in the fields of management, finance and IT. She started her career in Nepal selling computers for almost a decade. She then worked in the US specializing in federal accounting and US payroll system for about a decade and finally moved back to Nepal and worked at Swisscontact as the Sr. Administrative and HR Officer for almost 3 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Decision Science and Management and Information Systems (DSMIS) from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Apart from managing the office, she also likes to manage her garden and has a passion for cooking.

Sanjit Parajuli

Office Driver Sanjit is COMMITTED’s intrepid driver. While he is not navigating his way through or around dangerous roads and highways in the countryside, he is indispensable in the office in Kathmandu ferrying others staff on scooter.Sanjit has a very good sense of humor.

Shobha Khadka

Program/ Office Assistant Shobha is one of the oldest staff members of COMMITTED and has helped the organization since the starting days of 2006. Being a local of Sindhupalchowk, she has been a vital connection for our projects in Sindhupalchowk district and has helped coordinate many projects in the local level. Currently, she is the Program/ Office Assistant at COMMITTED and supports the program staffs. She is a graduate of Shree Thangpaldhap Secondary School and continuing her further studies at Ratna Rajya Campus in Kathmandu, pursuing Bachelors in Arts degree.

Susma Rasaili

Communications Officer Susma Rasaili is COMMITTED’s Communications Officer and her current position includes handling social media, website, printed and online communications. A graduate of Bachelors of Science, she has also worked as an International Communications Advisor at FEBC Cambodia and Marketing, Communications and Administrative Assistant at Trans World Radio Nepal. In her spare time, Susma loves travelling, watching inspirational movies, connecting with family and friends and treasuring every single moment of life.