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  • Mr. Suman Basnet, 
    Executive Director

    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.

  • Deependra Dangol,
    Admin and Finance

    Deependra joined CEN from the year 2011 and has been managing the Administration and Finance team. He provides oversight to all admin and finance related work and is also responsible for implementing and controlling the accounting management, supervising financial management of projects and accounts, employee benefits, legal incidences and other issues about work relations. He has good knowledge in accountancy, budget management and computer applications. He has Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Tribhuvan University. Before joining CEN, he was the member of the management team of Bhotebahal Saving & Credit Cooperative. He loves sports and is actively participating in games. In future he is interested in engaging in social activities and promote sports for the youth through the club. Mr Dangol serve as founder member of Bhotebahal Youth Club.

  • Ms.Mangleswori Dhonju
    Program Coordinator
    Program Development and Partnerships

    Mangleswori Dhonju has joined CEN from January 2019 and is responsible for program development and implementation of plans and programs related to climate change, air pollution, urban mobility and other environmental issues. She is coordinating with CEN team members on currently running projects relating to clean air and engaging in program development in participatory and inclusive climate change policy, plan and program. She has keen interest in scientific research related to water management and conservation. Ms. Dhonju holds a double Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands with specialization in Limnology and Wetland Ecosystems. Before joining CEN, Ms. Dhonju was involved in area of water research, environmental monitoring of transmission line project, sustainable agriculture with respect to environmental protection and conservation while working with national and international academic, governmental and non-governmental institutions. She likes to see herself as Environmental Scientist.

  • Mr.Bimal Chhetri
    Senior Officer
    Admin and Finance

    Bimal has been facilitating all outreach related to administration and organizational management. In additional, he also coordinates procurement process, project approval and banking procedures. Bimaljoined Clean Energy Nepal in the year 2007 and has been working as Admin and Finance Officer in Clean Energy Nepal. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Management and is responsible for assisting in fulfilling all the administrative, financial and logistical needs of the organization. In the future he wants to be an expertise on different facets of accounting and finance systems.

  • Mr. Shankar Prasad Sharma
    Senior Program Officer
    Advocacy and Communication

    Mr. Sharma is responsible to coordinate the research and evidence based advocacy and communication related work of Clean Energy Nepal and coordinates different networks of which CEN is the Secretariat. He led and assisted different projects and programs of CEN in the past in climate change, energy, air pollution and environment sector. He was engaged in advocacy and capacity building of multiple stakeholders focusing on climate change, energy, air pollution and environment and has nearly a decade long professional experience. Before joining CEN he was engaged in youth led climate momentum since 2010 through Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) and led NYCA as the National Network Coordinator from August-2014 to August-2015. Mr. Sharma studied Master’s Degree in Environmental Science with specialization on energy, climate change and environmental conservaiton from Tribhuvan University – Golden Gate International College. His core area of interest is research based advocacy  on environment and climate change sector with its linkage to development and economy.

  • Mr. Lal Mani Wagle
    Senior Program officer
    Research and Knowledge Management

    Lal Mani coordinates action research and implementation related work focus on climate change adaptation in urban context of Nepal and climate change adaptation options for landless and smallholder people. He contributed to prepare Municipal Adaptation Plan of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City and Birendranagar Municipality focusing on adaptation options for urban poor of Western Nepal. Though his primary focus is climate change, he has also been engaging on research and policy discourse of water pollution, air pollution and other environmental issues. Mr. Wagle holds the Master’s Degree on Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University. Before joining CEN, Lal Mani worked as a Policy Coordinator for Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Wagle endeavor to be an environmental researcher sensitized with policy and application aspects.


  • Ms. Elina Shrestha
    Research Associate
    Research and Knowledge Management

    Elina joined CEN in July 2018 and has been working in air pollution and urban mobility researches. She holds a Bachelor’s in Environment Science from Golden Gate International College. In the past she was engaged in Clean Air and Urban Mobility, Climate Change issues, research project to increase resilience to landslides and flooding in Far Western Region and earthquake relief project in Nepal. She wishes to be an environment researcher and make impactful contribution through her work.