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Team CEN

 Members of the Executive Board

  • Mr Bhushan Tuladhar

    Bhushan Tuadhar has more than 25 years of experience of working on various urban and environmental issues in government, municipalities and NGOs. He has serves as Regional Technical Advisor South Asia for UN-Habitat’s Urban Basic Services Branch. Currently, Mr. Tuladhar serves as a Board Member of Sajha Yatayat, a leading public transportation in Nepal.  He has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.


  • Mr. Manjeet Dhakal

    Manjeet works with Climate Analytics as Head of LDC Support Team. He serves as an Advisor to the Chair of the LDC Group at the UN climate change negotiations 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

    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."

  • Mr. Rajendra Dahal

    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. Rajan Parajuli
    General Secretary

    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

    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. Her active role and dedication was also reflected through various recognitions, such as British Council International Climate Champions, US Embassy Youth Council member, Fredskorpset Norway exchange participant, 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 previously worked with Nepal Climate Change Support Program as a District Coordinator, and with Clean Energy Nepal as Program Coordinator. 





Staff Team 

  • 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
    Manager, 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 Admin and Finance Officer

    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.