clean energy nepal

Board members


Mr. Bharat Basnet, Chairperson  
Eco-entrepreneur and a
 renowned advocate of clean environment, Mr. Basnet is a Chairperson of Clean Energy Nepal. He is also a Managing Director of The Explore Nepal Pvt Ltd and has an experience of over 30 years in the field of tourism and hospitality industry. A tourism entrepreneur, Mr. Basnet is the G.S.A Austrian Airlines, G.S.A Lauda Air, owner of Bhojan Griha, Inner Nepal Treks, Kantipur Temple House, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp, Himalayan Nature Tours, Victoria River Tours, Victoria Travels, Gaida Wildlife Camp and Gaun Ghar Bandipur.

Mr. Manjeet Dhakal, General Secretary
Manjeet serves as an Advisor to the Chair of the LDC Group at the UN climate change negotiations. He works with Climate Analytics as LDC Senior Climate Policy and is the LDC Group Support Coordinator. He has been participating in the UN Climate Change negotiations since 2009 as a member of the national delegation of Nepal, and was a key part of the LDC efforts that led to the Paris Agreement in 2015, taking part in many of the high level processes in that negotiation in support of the LDC Chair. He is a member of the Managing Committee for the Environment Protection Fund at the Ministry of Population and Environment, Government of Nepal. He is also associated with Pokhara University, School of Environmental Science and Management, Kathmandu as Faculty for Climate Change Diplomacy. Manjeet was Program Director at CEN and also served as the functional head of the organisation from 2011 to 2013. 

Ms. Eliza Stapith, Treasurer  
Ms. Stapith has over 7 years of professional experience in fundraising, designing, development and implementation of conservation and development projects in Nepal. She is currently the Regional Fundraising Officer – South and Central Asia at ICCO-KIA, a Dutch Development Cooperation. An environmentalist by academics, Ms. Sthapit holds a Masters Degree in Sustainable Resource Management from Germany and has pursued her career in environment and nature conservation and humanitarian relief."

Ms. Renchin Yonjan, Member
Ms. Yonjan is an active social architect working in the development field to make a difference in the society.  She is currently involved as a consultant to the Danish Cultural Program under small grants that utilize the medium of art (painting, theatre, music, film and literature) for development. With a group of friends, Ms. Yonjan established the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal in 1987. Since then, she have been involved in pioneering many new activities - organizing skills upgrading trainings for new women's businesses, establishing a pickle industry, trainings to upgrade the skills of weavers, women in floriculture and agriculture and lately have trained indigenous women to document through film and video empowering cultural practices of the indigenous people. 


Mr. Rajendra Dahal, Member
Mr. Dahal, is a professional senior journalist. Elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 1993, he wrote on the issues of clean water and hydropower, an area in which he is still engaged with. He has also served as the Chair of the Press Council in Nepal, through which he identified the need for a magazine for school teachers which ultimately led to the creation of SHIKSHAK. This SHIKSHAK is now reaches to 20,000 teachers, almost 10 percent of the workforce. Mr. Dahal  served as Press Advisor to H.E. Ram Baran Yadav, the first President of Nepal. He still publishes articles and teaches classes and seminars for young journalists.


Mr. Suman Basnet, Member
Mr. Basnet has many years of experience working as a Social and Environment Director at SN Power Nepal. Mr. Basnet had been the Senior Manager, CSR, SN Power Nepal and Director of  REPSO Nepal and Winrock International. He has many years of working experiences in renewable energy sectors. Mr. Basnet has MBA on Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -The Lally School of Management and Technology  (1999 – 2001), attended on a Fulbright Scholarship.


Mr. Rajan Parajuli, Member
Rajan Parajuli is a prominent and internationally acclaimed journalist, media trainer and communication activist of Nepal. He has more than a decade long experiences in implementing innovative and impactful work on radio and television program production, organizing mass awareness campaigns in pro-poor and marginalized communities and training to upcoming young journalists of Nepal. For his courage, creativity and commitment for Democracy and executing innovative media projects to promote democratic practices in Nepali Politics, Rajan was rewarded as one of the 30 "Inspiring Youth" around the Globe by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a non-profit foundation from America working in more than 90 countries of the world I 2013.


Ms. Amita Thapa Magar, Member 
Ms. Amita Thapa Magar is currently working with United Nations Office for Project Services as M&E Advisor. She has worked extensively, nearly a decade, on the issues related to environment: Air Quality and Climate Change, community engagement and development along with the projects management. In her early years, she has been engaged in and led work for youth programs and networks. Her active role and dedication was also reflected through various recognitions, such as British Council International Climate Champions (2009), US Embassy Youth Council member (2011/12), Fredskorpset Norway exchange participant (2010/11), Chandra Gurung Memorial Fellowship and International Visitor Leadership Program – US Department of State. She garners her experience from working in Nepal, at Kathmandu, Karnali region and Earthquake affected areas and the Philippines. She has proven record of working with various partners, government and non-government stakeholders through the strengthened collaboration. She has previously worked with Nepal Climate Change Support Program as a District Coordinator, and with Clean Energy Nepal as Program a Coordinator. 


Mr Bhushan Tuladhar, Member