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Megh Ale

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2007

Transforming the way people understand the value and economic potential of Nepal’s rivers, Megh Ale is saving the rivers of Nepal through ecotourism, conservation, and cleanup through his organization, the Nepal River Conservation Trust. Megh is creating new opportunities for people in Nepal and all... Lire la suite

Jagat Basnet

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2007

Jagat Basnet is pursuing land reform in Nepal by linking the issue to social justice and economic freedom. Empowering and enabling poor farmers to gain access to land rights, education rights, health and basic services for social dignity, and freedom out of poverty. Jagat is changing the political,... Lire la suite

Meera Bhattarai

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1989

Meera Bhattarai is helping low-income women to develop high margined products to sell domestically and internationally. With these margins, she is demonstrating that it is possible for employers to provide a wide array of fringe benefits not common in Nepal today. Lire la suite

Dilli Chaudhary

Ashoka Fellow since fév 1992

Dilli Bahadur Chaudary, a member of the Tharu tribe who saw his father beaten for seeking schooling, is sparking the new generation of Tharus to organize their own night schools in village after village. Lire la suite

Man Bahadur Chhetri

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2006

Man Bahadur Chhetri is combating the tradition of impoverished families sending their daughters to work as bonded labor for landowners and wealthy families. Combining education, advocacy, and legal action, he helps girls and their families fight the economic and cultural dependency that reinforces... Lire la suite

Lucky Chhetri

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2004

Lucky Chhetri challenges stereotypes of poverty, ignorance, and isolation for rural women by harnessing the growing demand for female mountaineers and adventure tourism professionals. In a traditionally marginalized population, she creates opportunities for education, social influence, and economic... Lire la suite

Anil Chitrakar

Ashoka Fellow since mar 1990

Anil is a 28-year-old mechanical engineer who has (prior to his election) been serving with the Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology in the field of appropriate technology. Lire la suite

Rajendra Dahal

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1994

Rajendra Dahal is systematically exposing mismanagement and corruption in Nepal's hydropower, an industry that has the potential to be one of the country's greatest economic assets. He is also spearheading the process of organizing citizens and journalists to influence the way decisions are made in... Lire la suite

Badri Dahal

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1990

Badri Dahal, a determined agricultural missionary from Nepal's Shankhuwasava District, has adapted many of the most advanced ideas of the world's growing alternative agriculture and appropriate technology movements to serve both the practical needs of Nepal's small farmers and the realities of their... Lire la suite

Matrika Devkota

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2016

Matrika believes that the voice of the mentally ill is most powerful when voiced by them. Lire la suite