Nirmala works part-time to deliver our program in Nepal, along with Program Advisor Shruti Karki. She provides technical support and mentorship to our partners in the country, while informing our understanding of the context, opportunities, and challenges in relation to child marriage and philanthropy.
Nirmala is an indigenous woman from Nepal who is passionate about Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and young women’s leadership. She brings unique perspectives gained from her extensive experience of working from remote places in Nepal to various countries in Asia-Pacific.
Nirmala has been engaged with various research initiatives and work related to young women’s leadership and its linkage with advocacy. She loves exploring and engaging with communities, which is where her passion for community upliftment is most visible. She advocates for the creation of inclusive and accessible spaces with supportive tools for everyone.
Nirmala holds an M.Sc in Medical Microbiology and an M.A in Rural Development from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.