Unlearn 3.0: Gender and Ethnic Inclusion in Budhanilkantha Community: Failures, Opportunities, and Way Forward
Moderator: Kanchan Jha
Panelists: Subina Shrestha and Nayan Pokharel
Kanchan Jha: Kanchan Jha is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, and Emmy-nominated journalist. He has a strong record of leadership in the not-for-profit sector, development, and media. Kanchan is the founder and CEO of Sano Paila (A Little Step), a member-based, development-oriented, non-profit organization that has a 14-year proud history of working towards youth empowerment, drug rehabilitation, health improvement and advocacy, peacebuilding, crime prevention and reformation, anti-trafficking and child protection, access to education, livelihood enhancement, and crisis response. His years of hard work and dedication as a social entrepreneur has earned him numerous awards and recognitions both nationally and internationally. Notably, in 2010 Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship, Hong Kong awarded him as Asia’s top 100 “most inspiring young entrepreneurs and social changemakers”. Mr. Jha is also an acclaimed freelance news producer and journalist contributing to international agencies like Al Jazeera English. He was nominated for International EMMY Awards 2016 in the category of News & Current Affairs for the coverage of Nepal Earthquake 2015 and its aftermath on Al Jazeera English. His articles and news reports have been published in various national and international media.
Nayan Pokhrel: Nayan Pokhrel is a researcher and translator with specializations in disasters, elections, and Nepali federalism.
Subina Shrestha: Award-winning, Emmy nominated journalist and filmmaker. From undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath, Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters. Nieman fellow 2017.
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
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