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Kalanidhi Devkota

Kalanidhi Devkota

Position : Executive Secretary
Email id : muan@ntc.net.np
About me : Kalanidhi Devkota has been working for MuAN as Executive Secretary since November 2008. He holds a Master Degree in Urban Management and Governance from IHS, the Netherlands. His areas of expertise include local governance, poverty reduction, urban resource mobilization, public policy and management.
Har Govinda Pandey

Har Govinda Pandey

Position : Programme Officer
Email id : hgpandey@muannepal.org.np
About me : For over 12 years, Har Govinda Pandey’s work has helped improve municipal and urban governance in Nepal. He has consulted as an Urban Governance expert for several programs; including UNDP and LGCDP run projects.

Har Govina has an in-depth knowledge of municipal operations, throughout his position with LGCDP he was stationed at Siddharthanagar Municipality, where he was responsible for all five municipalities in Rupandehi District.

Since a young age, Har Govina wanted to work in the development sector, to ensure Nepal became more sustainable and progressive. To support this goal, he completed a Master Degree in Regional Development Planning and Management. Currently, he is a Masters fellow in Philosophy, studying Public Administration at Tribhuvan University. He hopes his future work will enable municipalities to develop capacities for becoming smart cities.

Outside of work, Har Govina likes to spend time reading and writing articles, visiting new places, watching sport, and spending time with his family.

Pramod Aryal

Pramod Aryal

 
Position : Finance/Admin Officer
Email id : pramod@muannepal.org.np
About me : Pramod Aryal has been working for MuAN as Finance and Administrative Officer since March 2010. He has holdsa Master Degree in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University. His areas of expertise are urban finance, administration, accounts and resource mobilization in local governance.
Madhusudan Rijal

Madhusudan Rijal

 
Position : Member Service Officer
Email id : msrijal@muannepal.org.np
About me : Madhusudan Rijal has been working for MuAN as Member Service Officer. He has been working since March 2001. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from Tribhuvan University. He has also completed a 1 year diploma course on community development and more than 10 years of relevant working experience. His areas of expertise are local governance, community development, information, networking and administration.
Pramod Shrestha

Pramod Shrestha

Position : Information & Networking Coordinator
Email id : pramodshrestha@muannepal.org.np
About me :Mr Pramod Shrestha has been honing his skills in Information Management, Programming Languages and Computer Hardware, and Networking for almost a decade. His in-depth knowledge of new technologies has aided ICT capacity building across the development, women’s rights, and governance sectors in Nepal.

Pramod holds a Master Degree in Computer Application from Acharya Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India. As an Information and Networking Coordinator at MuAN, he strives to use his skills in information management to enable environmentally-friendly governance, and child-friendly governance at the local level. It is his hope that Nepal’s Municipalities will develop into smart cities through the adoption of innovative technologies in years to come.

Pramod is a travel and adventure-junkie, he recently did a bungee swing and trekked in the Annapurna Region. When he isn’t seeking out adrenaline-boosting ventures, he enjoys cooking, seeing live music, watching movies and spending time with his family. 

Muskan Shrestha

Muskan Shrestha

Position : Sanitation Advocacy Specialist
Email id : muskan@muannepal.org.np
About me : For over 9 years Mr. Shrestha has been working in areas of urban and Rural Environment, community development, Local Governance System and Project Management. Academically he is a graduate in Environmental Engineering from Kathmandu University and also holds a Master’s degree in Rural Development from Tribhuwan University.

He believes in learning through sharing and has experiences of sharing his professional knowledge and ideas in various international platforms in S. Korea, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh.

Ester Tapia

Ester Tapia

Position : Development Adviser
Email id : ester_tapia@yahoo.de
About me : Ester Tapia is an urban planner by profession. She earned her A.B. Philosophy from University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippines. She completed  post-graduate studies in Urban Planning from the University of the Philippines;  and post-graduate diplomas on Regional Development Planning and Management from Dortmund University in Germany; and  a Diploma on Land Management at the Institute of Housing and Urban Studies (HIS), Erasmus University in Netherlands. She has also completed her M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Southern Philippines. She has been a practicing urban development planner for more than 20 years now. She has worked with various international organizations including the former GTZ, UNDP, EU, World Bank, USAid, and Australian Aid. She has been working as a development adviser for the GIZ in Kathmandu, Nepal for 4 years now and in the last year she has been assigned at the Municipality Association of Nepal (MuAN). She is a published creative writer publishing works on poetry in her native language, Cebuano.
Lalit Mani Acharya

Lalit Mani Acharya

Position : Accountant
Email id : account@muannepal.org.np
About me : Lalit Mani Acharya has been working for MuAN as Accountant since December 1998. He has completed his Intermediate in Commerce from Tribhuvan University. His areas of interest and expertise include finance and accounting and issues related to local governance.
 
Roshani Shrestha

Roshani Shrestha

 
Position : Information Associate
Email id : info@muannepal.org.np
About me : Roshani Shrestha has been working for MuAN as Information Associate since March 2011. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Tribhuvan University. Her areas of expertise include information management, networking and administration.
Pawan Kumar Basnet

Pawan Kumar Basnet

Position : Office Support
Email id : pawanbasnet2009@gmail.com