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NGF Staff

Lubha Raj Neupane is Executive Director of GoodWeave Nepal. Prior to joining GoodWeave, Mr. Neupane worked as National Program Coordinator for Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal and Executive Director of Humanitarians’ Trust for Children Nepal. With extensive leadership experience, Mr. Neupane is seasoned in developing social auditing procedures, coordinating and consulting with diverse stakeholders, facilitating labor standards processes, and has technical expertise in implementing education programs within brick kilns where his efforts saw significantly reduced dropout and child labor rates in target brick factories. Mr. Neupane holds dual Master s degrees from Tribhuvan University (rural development) and Tri-Chandra Multiple College (sociology and anthropology) in Nepal. He also earned a Bachelors of Education from Gramin Adarsha Multiple College, focusing on economics, as well as a Bachelors of Arts in economics and sociology from Tri-Chandra Multiple College.
Kushum Sharma is Programme Manager of Nepal GoodWeave Foundation (NGF). Mrs. Sharma has acquired Master in Social Work (MSW) from Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi University, Delhi, India. She has achieved more than seven years professional work experiences in child rights sector and academic field. Prior to joining NGF, she worked as a Programme Manager at the Consortium of Organization working for Child Participation. Consortium is a loose network of 54 organizations (UN, INGOs, NGOs and CBOs) working for Child Participation. Her major responsibilities at Consortium include facilitating communication between Steering Committee Members, member organizations and the donor organizations. Other responsibilities include work in close collaboration with the government ministries; facilitate seminars, workshops, consultations and trainings for the member organizations, different stakeholders and children. She was actively involved in program planning, monitoring, publication of resource materials and preparation of progress report. Besides these, she was involved in process documentation of Children Led Report on The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and in developing Child Participation guidelines and tools. Also, she involved in research study on Mapping of Child Protection and Social Services for Children without parental Care and preparation of the curriculum of specialized training course on “Child Protection within the perspectives of Social Work”. Additionally, she has experienced of working as a Lecturer for BSW program in different colleges. She has achieved training in human rights, child protection, child participation, HIV/AIDS and others.

Accounts and Administrative Officer of GoodWeaveNepal

Samjhana Pradhan, Head of GoodWeave Nepal’s Inspection Team has been with GoodWeave Nepal for seven years, and has led the inspections team since 2011 and has held various positions within Nepal GoodWeave Foundation since 1999. Ms. Pradhan directs a team of inspectors who conduct ongoing surveillance to ensure importer licensees, distributors and retailers adhere to the GoodWeave’s Standard and terms of license agreements. Ms. Pradhan also develops inspection schedules and quality control measures to ensure all inspectors are effectively carrying out GoodWeave’s mandate. Ms. Pradhan holds the Graduate Degree in English Literature and Sociology and Special course in English as a Foreign Language from Greenwich College, London United Kingdom. Ms. Pradhan severed as a volunteer work in GoodWeave UK and Anti-Slavery in United Kingdom during her stay in United Kingdom. As Ms. Pradhan interested in the pharmacy field, she also holds the pharmacy diploma degree from The College of Pharmacy Practice, London, United Kingdom and worked in the Pharmacy at Pestle and Mortar, Kensington, London, United Kingdom.

Programme Officer

Rekha Bhandari is Program Coordinator at Nepal Goodweave Foundation (NGF). Ms. Bhandari has completed her Bachelor degree in Social Work from St. Xavier’s College and Master’s degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University, School of Arts. Before joining NGF, she has worked at Forum for Wildlife and Environment Preserve (FOWEP), Kavre district based organization as a Program Officer. She has experiences working with NGOs at both national and local level focusing on the area of child right to education, livelihood support to poorer household and economic empowerment of women at local level. She has extensively carried out her work engaging with a wide range of stakeholders from grass root level to national government.

Drona Pd Adhikari is GoodWeave Inspection Supervisor of Nepal GoodWeave Foundation (NGF) since 1996, the initial phase of GoodWeave Nepal. Originally from Nuwakot, he has earned intermediate level from Tribhuvan University of Nepal. He has participated in various trainings and workshops organized by different institutions and organizations working in the field of child rights and education such as Intensive Leadership Training on Human Rights, Environment and Development and Professional Capacity Building for Social Analysis and Development and so on. Further he has participated Capacity Building Sessions delivered through Participatory Training Methodology on ISO IEC Guide 65, GoodWeave International (GWI) Policies & Certification System and Social Audits & Reporting conducted by Ask Verite and Imentor. In the long journey at NGF he has succeed to remove more than 700 children from carpet factories and supported them for their education up to Grade 10 under School Sponsor Education and Community Based Rehabilitation Program. Holding a position of Inspection Supervisor he has been actively involving in the process to make Nepalese Carpet Factory Child Labour Free.

Bahadure Sherpa is Inspection Supervisor of GoodWeave Nepal. He has been serving at GoodWeave since 1996, the initial phase of NGF (former Nepal RugMark Foundation). Originally from Solukhumbu, Mr. Sherpa holds intermediate level from Tribhuvan University and has participated in many trainings and workshops related to Child Rights and Education. In the long journey at NGF he has succeed to remove more than 700 children from carpet factories and supported them for their education up to Grade 10 under School Sponsor Education and Community Based Rehabilitation Program. Holding a position of Inspection Supervisor he has been actively involving in the process to make Nepalese Carpet Factory Child Labour Free.

Jyoti Raj Nepal is Inspection Supervisor of GoodWeave Nepal with 9 years of professional work experience in factory inspection and monitoring system of NGF. He holds Master’s Degree in Rural Development. He has achieved 15 days Participatory Training on PRA, LFA, Research, Social Mobilization, Leadership Development and others from Patan Multiple Campus. Further he has achieved the SA8000® Introduction and Basic Auditor Course and Examination from Chennai, India in 2009. Prior joining GoodWeave he worked as a teacher in different renowned schools and institutions.

Rajendra Manandhar is Program Monitor of GoodWeave Nepal since 2002 and his main responsibility is to provide educational support to needy children by following monitoring and evaluation technique prescribed by NGF. Also, he is fully responsible to plan and implement Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program and Sponsor Education Program (SEP). These programs are running by GoodWeave from its initial phase to provide educational support up to Grade 10 to those needy children who were identified at carpet factories. Mr. Manandhar has acquired MBA degree from Tribhuvan University of Nepal and has participated in various trainings and workshops from different renowned institutions. Professional Writing training from The British Council, Proposal writing training from The Capital Social Service and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation training and Presentation Skill training from ELD, are some examples that he has achieved recently. Also, he has received various training on Child Rights, Child labor and Child Protection Policies from various institutions and organizations. Prior joining NGF he worked for 3 years as Emergency Shelter Manager at Concern for children and environment Nepal, an organization working for child rights, child labor and child protection.

Umesh Kuinkel is Program Monitor of GoodWeave Nepal since August 2015. Before joining GoodWeave, he has worked for STD/AIDS Counseling and Training Services (SACTS) as a senior counselor cum HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Trainer for almost 13 years. After SACTS, he joined Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG) as a training officer in a USAID funded Suaahara project. As a training officer he has designed and developed training programs, managed and conducted masters Training of trainers in various Suaahara implemented districts. Mr. Kuinkel has experience of working in development sector for more than a decade specially focused on the issues of women and children. While working in various organizations, he has received various TOTs and training on mother, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN), HIV/AIDS, psychosocial counseling, proposal writing, etc. He has obtained Master s degree in Sociology from Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus. He is pursuing Maste s Degree in Gender studies from Tribhuvan University soon.
Rami Shrestha is Accounts Supervisor of GoodWeave Nepal since April of 1999. She has earned MBA from Nepal Commerce Collage, Minbhawan, Kathmandu affiliated with Tribhuvan University. Holding a position of Accounts Supervisor her main responsibility is to run day-to-day financial transaction and other administrative works. To keep herself up-to-date she has recently acquired training on TAX and VAT from very well renowned institution named, Management Association of Nepal (MAN). Besides, serving at GoodWeave she has been involving and holds a position of Member at Kujya Mahila Samuha, which is a society of women in our local community affiliate with Lalitpur Sub Metro Municipality.The objective of this society is concerned to develop education, health and economy of women of local community.

Susmit Sunuwar is Counselor of Child Development Section of GoodWeave Nepal. Originally from Okhaldhunga, she has been serving at GoodWeave since April of 2013. She has earned Bachelor in Arts of Social work with major subject Psychology and Social work. Holding a position of counsellor she is responsible to interact and counsel them by understanding children s psychology who were rescued from carpet factories moreover she counsels the children’s parents too. Also, she is responsible to counsel the women who are taking weaving training running by GoodWeave itself. Prior joining GoodWeave she worked as a volunteer in different organization including Youth Action Nepal where she devoted her service by utilizing the theoretical knowledge practically into the various sector of social issues within a society related to children, gender, home-based workers and youths. She boosts up her career from social work and she is continuing at GoodWeave as a counselor.

Administrative Assistant of GoodWeave Nepal
Sushila Baral is Office Assistant under Inspection, Monitoring and Certification (IMC) Section of GoodWeave Nepal since 2009. She is responsible to issue Goodweave Labels and day to day data entry. Prior to joining GoodWeave, Ms. Baral worked as an Admin Assistant in Paramount Carpet Industries, one of the licensees of GoodWeave Nepal and then completed an internship at Prime Commercial Bank in Nepal. She has completed higher education in Accounts and Economics.
Madan Bahadur Tamang is serving as Support Staff at Nepal GoodWeave Foundation (NGF) since 1997. Originally from Bhaktapur, he has earned more than three decades of working experience at different organizations and this is a great achievement of his life. Prior to join NGF, he worked as a support staff in different government offices for more than 15 years. His main duties at NGF are to support the senior official in administrative and finance as well as program department.
Mrs. Sanu Nani Acharya is serving as Support Staff at Nepal GoodWeave Foundation (NGF) since 2014. Originally from Dolakha, she has earned more than three years of working experience at different organization. Prior to join NGF, she worked as an admin staff in different renowned private companies. Her main duties at NGF are manage all kitchen tasks and keep surrounding neat and clean.
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