These are the members of the Restless Development Nepal Board of Trustees.
Anil Chitrakar – Chair
Born and schooled in Nepal, Anil Chitrakar trained as an engineer and energy planner at the University of Rajasthan (India) and the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He started his career as an energy engineer for the Academy of Science and Technology when he traveled to remote areas of Nepal to transfer renewable energy technologies. Anil is an Ashoka Fellow recognized for his work in enabling school children to be the agents of change in conserving and managing Nepal’s natural, cultural and built heritage. Anil continues to innovate and scale solutions that have long term positive impact on society and is currently President of Siddharthinc, a private initiative dedicated to unlocking markets responsibly. He has a regular column in the Nepali Times/You Tube.
Lum Singh Gurung
Lum Singh Gurung is a motion graphics artist for Innovate tech, working mainly on digitalizing education material. After completing a Master’s in Rural development Lum joined as volunteer for Restless Development. Since then Lum has been a Facilitator in various programs, like leadership program, Dance for Life, Local Level Planning Process, Evidence Based Advocacy and Result Based Management at Restless Development. Lum then worked as VFX artist with a Idream Animation Studio and is now involved with Innovate tech.
Sahadev Mahat is an organization and management development consultant/facilitator. As a facilitator and coach, he has acquired a range of work experience in Nepal and abroad. His expertise covers designing and facilitating multi-aspect leadership/management development, capacity building, coaching, mentoring, team building, TOT and various change management programs based on Appreciative Inquiry, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness and innovative and transformational approaches leading to individual and organizational transformation and leadership development.
Mr. Gautam is currently working as the Legal Specialist in DOJ – OPDAT at Kathmandu. He is also adjunct faculty as Associate Professor at Kathmandu School of Law. He used to be National Project Manager of UNDP Project on Access to Justice over three years. Beside this, he had worked over 17 years in Nepali NGO called Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd) which the pioneering organization conducting research on Criminal Justice System and Court System in Nepal. He had served in various positions in the organization such as “Legal Aid Lawyer”, “Researcher” Program Coordinator” and ultimately over six years of as “the Director”. He had co-authored a book on Business Law of Nepal.
Sharmila Thokra Tamang
Sharmila was born and raised in western part of Nepal. Graduated from Pokhara University in Management she has been engaging in the youth development sector for more than 5 years now. Additionally, she is a highly committed professional with a result driven work ethic. Sharmila is very passionate towards working on social development as it aligns with her personal and career values. Throughout her career, she has engaged, partnered and worked together with local and central government.
Rajendra is a development activist born in the eastern hills of Nepal. He is the Executive Director of ‘SOLVE-Nepal’ a NGO, which is involved in economic and social empowerment of women in different districts of Nepal. Rajendra graduated in Economics from Nepal and Helisinki School of Economics and further completed a NGO management course from Denmark. He has 32 years of knowledge on community need identification and managing project implementation.