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  • Board of Directors
  • Deepa Ghale
    Deepa Ghale
    Intern
  • Babita Bayalkoti
    Babita Bayalkoti
    Intern
  • Prakash BK
    Prakash BK
    Intern
  • Ravi Century
    Ravi Century
    Intern
  • Archana Maharjan
    Archana Maharjan
    Intern
  • Maya Shrestha
    Maya Shrestha
    Office Assistant
  • Sulochana N.P
    Sulochana N.P
    Program Assistant
  • Roshan Kumar Pariyar
    Roshan Kumar Pariyar
    Associate Admin and Finance
  • Sabita Koirala
    Sabita Koirala
    Research Officer
  • Bridhika Senchury
    Bridhika Senchury
    Program Development & Communication Officer
  • Tirupati pariyar
    Tirupati pariyar
    Program Development Officer
  • Bikash Rai
    Bikash Rai
    Program Coordinator
  • Ujjual Sundas
    Ujjual Sundas
    Managing Director
  • Pradip Pariyar
    Pradip Pariyar
    Executive Chairperson
  • Dr. Sumitra Manandhar Gurung
    Dr. Sumitra Manandhar Gurung
    Board of Director
  • Dr. Madan Pariyar
    Dr. Madan Pariyar
    Board of Director
  • Thakurnath Dhakal
    Thakurnath Dhakal
    Board of Director
  • Sarita Pariyar
    Sarita Pariyar
    Board of Director
  • Padam Sundas
    Padam Sundas
    Former Executive Chairperson
  • Dr. Purna B. Nepali
    Dr. Purna B. Nepali
    Senior Research Fellow
  • Ujjwal Sundas
    Ujjwal Sundas
    Managing Director
  • Sanju Tikhatri
    Sanju Tikhatri
    Admin and Finance Officer
  • Gopal Nepali
    Gopal Nepali
    Research and Advocacy Manager
  • Prakash Nepali
    Prakash Nepali
    Human Rights and Justice Manager
  • Arjun Kumar B.K
    Arjun Kumar B.K
    Communication and Publication Manager
  • Sunita Pariyar
    Sunita Pariyar
    Program Officer
  • Umesh Sapkota
    Umesh Sapkota
    Admin and Finance Manager
  • Maya Shrestha
    Maya Shrestha
    Office Assistant
Deepa Ghale
Intern

Babita Bayalkoti
Intern

Prakash BK
Intern

Ravi Century
Intern

Archana Maharjan
Intern

Maya Shrestha
Office Assistant

Sulochana N.P
Program Assistant

Roshan Kumar Pariyar
Associate Admin and Finance

Sabita Koirala
Research Officer

Bridhika Senchury
Program Development & Communication Officer

Tirupati pariyar
Program Development Officer

Bikash Rai
Program Coordinator

Ujjual Sundas
Managing Director

Pradip Pariyar
Executive Chairperson

Pradip Pariyar is Executive Chairperson of SAMATA Foundation. He is an alumnus of American University & Tribhuvan University, and is also a World Bank and IMF Youth Fellow. He specializes in youth empowerment, capacity building of media professionals & peace building. Pradip’s travels throughout the length and breadth of Nepal, witnessing diverse cultures and encountering his socially offended countrymen, has invigorated his dream fuelled by the unholy dogma of casteism. He dreams of a just Nepal; a cohesive society where individual potential, competence, edification and hard slog defines a person rather than birth.

Dr. Sumitra Manandhar Gurung
Board of Director
Dr. Madan Pariyar
Board of Director
Thakurnath Dhakal
Board of Director
Sarita Pariyar
Board of Director
Padam Sundas
Former Executive Chairperson
Dr. Purna B. Nepali
Senior Research Fellow

We are excited to welcome Dr. Purna Bahadur Nepali as Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Nepali association with SAMATA Foundation will be occasional. Combining his vast knowledge and experience in the field of land rights, livelihood and food rights with special focus on Dalit Community with the existing competence of SAMATA Foundation in research and evidence based policy advocacy with special focus on Dalit and marginalized Community, we expect to scale up, and contribute even more substantially to create knew knowledge on Dalit and marginalized issues.

More about Dr. Purna Bahadur Nepali (Nepal):  Dr. Nepali is Research Fellow (non-resident/part-time), Harvard Kennedy School and Hutchins Center, Harvard University, US where he Is undertaking his research on Political Economy of Inclusive Agrarian Transformation: Comparative Analysis of Race-Caste of US and Nepal/South-Asia. He has recently completed his Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow in Global Development and Sustainability at Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, USA. His research was on Reorienting Political Economy of Agrarian Transformations, focusing on marginalized communities in Nepal. Previously he was the Regional Project Coordinator, Regional Food Security Governance Project in South Asia and East Asia (Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar) at DanChurchAid (DCA), funded by the European Union. For the past decade he has researched land rights and food rights, and advocates for evidence-based policy and reform in South Asia from a civil society perspective.
Dr. Nepali did his Ph.D. at the Human and Natural Resources Studies Centre (HNRSC), Kathmandu University, and the Human Geography programme, University of Zurich. In 2011, he completed his Ph.D. research on ‘Landlessness, Livelihood Insecurity and Social Conflict with special focus on Dalit Community’ with financial support from the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), North-South. He was a founding member and executive director of the policy think tank called Consortium for Land Research and Policy Dialogue (COLARP) from 2011-2014.  In addition, he teaches graduate courses for masters and PhD students as an adjunct professor at Kathmandu University and Agriculture and Forestry University, including classes such as dynamics of rural society, agrarian transformation, land governance, land policy and management. He has gained various grassroots experience and exposure while working with UNDP, DFID, IUCN and national NGOs and policy think tanks such as the South Asian Institute for Advance Studies (SIAS) etc. As lead editor, he recently edited a special issue of the  peer reviewed journal New Angle called Agrarian and Land Issues.

Ujjwal Sundas
Managing Director

Ujjwal Sundas is the Managing Director of SAMATA Foundation. He’s an MBA (Human Resources) graduate from Kathmandu University. He has professional experience of over two decades in various corporate houses. He has proven acumen in multiple fields from Engineering, Lecturing, Business, Management Consulting (HRM), and Project Management in Social Science. His areas of expertise are organizational management and system development.

Sanju Tikhatri
Admin and Finance Officer

Sanju Tikhatri is a Admin and Finance Officer in SAMATA foundation. She has completed Bachelor in Business studies (BBS) from Tribhuvan University. She’s efficient at logistic and administrative support involving an inexhaustible list such as keeping staff’s personal records, inventory of stock and assets, procurement process, managing petty cash, regular correspondence and office management.

 

Gopal Nepali
Research and Advocacy Manager

Gopal  Nepali is a Research and Advocacy Manager   in SAMATA Foundation. He has attained Masters and Mphil in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University. He is a development Professional and has expertise in Research and ethnography. He is currently involved in the project entitled “AAWAZ – Collective Voice for Human Rights and Dignity”.

Prakash Nepali
Human Rights and Justice Manager

Prakash Nepali is a Human Rights and Justice Manager of SAMATA Foundation. He holds Master Degree in Laws from Kathmandu School of Law (Purbanchal University). His specialization is in Corporate & Human rights Law. He has years of experience as a legal advisor, legal practitioner and lecturer of Business law.

 

 

 

Arjun Kumar B.K
Communication and Publication Manager

Arjun Kumar B.K is a Communication and Publication Manager in SAMATA Foundation.  He is doing his MPhil in Anthropology and holds a Masters in Rural Development. He has been involved as a researcher on several research works in SAMATA. He has been involved at SAMATA in capacity of co-author and editor in several publications.

Sunita Pariyar
Program Officer

Sunita Pariyar is a Program Officer in SAMATA Foundation. She is pursuing Masters in Sociology under Tribhuvan University. Communication, Facilitation, Coordination, Resource Management, Public Relations, Computer Skills, and Report writing are her forte.

Umesh Sapkota
Admin and Finance Manager

Umesh Sapkota is a Admin and Finance Manager in SAMATA Foundation. He has attained Bachelors in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University. His specialization is in account and finance sector. His areas of expertise are budget planning & monitoring in multiple currencies, financial analysis, management and reporting, tools development for financial analysis, multi country budget and finance, procurement and documentation, external and internal audits, operation management, due diligence assessment, coordination and communication with various donor agencies, etc.

Maya Shrestha
Office Assistant

Maya shrestha is responsible for housekeeping and canteen. She has been giving her service to SAMATA since 2011.She is one of the honest and hardworking member of SAMATA Foundation.