MEMBERS AND OUR APPROACH

The Partners Nepal’s members have long time experience in serving mountain communities throughout Nepal. The members of TPN were the former employee of The Mountain Institute founded and registered The Partners Nepal in 2012. Since then, The Partners Nepal inspired those who love and care about the mountain communities.

TPN’s other approach is to work extensively through local partner organizations. Using local partner organizations yields many lasting positive benefits, including reducing costs, expanding impacts, enhancing program sustainability, and creating the local capacity to conduct conservation programs after projects completed. The Partners Nepal had the pleasure to nominate three international advisors and six general members to the board of The Partners Nepal as of December 2018 Annual meeting held at Indreni cafe.

The three international advisors include Peter Hillary, the son of late Sir Edmund Hillary, Brian J. Peniston, the former director of The Mountain Institute,  and Peter Nichols TPN’s continued supporter from the USA. The six general members are Shree Dhoj Rai (Sotang), Ang Temba Sherpa (Khunde), Sushila Thing (Sarlahi), Phurba Sherpa (Goli), Min Bahadur Rai (Phuleli) and Sovit Kulung (Chheskam).

Ang-Rita-Sherpa

ANG RITA SHERPA

Chairman

ANG RITA SHERPA

Chairman

31 years of experience in management of protected areas, eco-tourism, community-based tourism, and sustainable and livelihood development

+977 9851038386
bhim raj rai

BHEEM RAJ RAI

Secretary

BHEEM RAJ RAI

Secretary

worked in The Mountain Institute as Conservation and Livelihood Program Officer over the period before joining The Partners Nepal

+977 9851235266
bhala kaji kulung

BHALA KAJI RAI (KULUNG)

Treasurer

BHALA KAJI RAI (KULUNG)

Treasurer

Project officer of Himalayan Natural Fibre Foundation since 2008 and involved at The Mountain Institute’s Nepal programs from 1999-2008 in various positions including the finance and program officer

+977-9852058055
Karma Bhutia

KARMA BHUTIA

Executive Member

KARMA BHUTIA

Executive Member

over 18 years’ professional experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development of high value medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) cultivation and conservation

9813159443/9841224173
Shova Rai

SHOVA RAI

Executive Member

SHOVA RAI

Executive Member

involved at The Mountain Institute’s Nepal program before she joined the International Humanitarian Organization.She is a passionate advocate of peace, human rights and social development

+977 9841890144
Tsedar Bhutia

TSEDAR BHUTIA

Executive Member

TSEDAR BHUTIA

Executive Member

served as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at The Mountain Institute (www.mountain.org)before becoming the Programme Manager at Himalayan Natural Fibre Foundation ((www.hnff.org)

+977 9861563350
Dambar Thapa

DAMBAR BAHADUR THAPA

Executive Member

DAMBAR BAHADUR THAPA

Executive Member

over 20 years of experience in participatory natural resource management and community development program and Climate Change Adaptation

+977 9851054565
Chet Kumar Khatri

Chet Kumar Khatri

Executive Member

Chet Kumar Khatri

Executive Member

Chet Kumar Khatri has more than 17 years of experience as a development professional and an expert in the humanitar

9851205544
shushila thing

Sushila Thing

General Member

Sushila Thing

General Member

14 years of professional experience in International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and NGOs working on mainstreaming gender and social inclusion (GESI)

9851229960
Shree Dhoj Rai

Shree Dhoj Rai

General Member

Shree Dhoj Rai

General Member
9862809894/038410074
Min Bhadur Rai

Min Bahadur Rai

General Member

Min Bahadur Rai

General Member

Min Bahadur Rai, a native of Phuleli of Takshindu VDC-9 of Dudhkunda Municipality of Solukhumbu. Min Bahadur served as a teacher at Pangboche Primary School built by Sir Edmund Hillary

9842847806/9808087802
Sovit Kulung

Sovit Kulung

General Member

Sovit Kulung

General Member
9842803952
ang temba shepa

Ang Temba Sherpa

General Member

Ang Temba Sherpa

General Member

A native from Khunde village is the owner of Highland Resort Pangboche is the professional and is one of the most talented and reputed person in tourism business.

9841488807
Phurba Sherpa

Phurba Sherpa

General Member

Phurba Sherpa

General Member

Years of experience in Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture, Forestry and Biodiversity conservation projects with The Mountain Institute.

0451672676
Ang-Rita-Sherpa

Ang Rita Sherpa

Chairman

ANG RITA SHERPA, a native of Khunde village of Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality-4, is the Chairman of The Partners Nepal in Executive Committee since its inception in 2012. Mr. Sherpa was the former Senior Program Manager at The Mountain Institute (TMI) and has over 30 years of experience in protected area management, eco-tourism and community-based tourism, protected landscape management, and natural and cultural conservation projects planning and implementation, as well as sustainable development programs. Mr. Sherpa holds an M.Sc. in Protected Area Landscape Management from the University of Wales, the UK, and an undergraduate degree in Parks and Recreation and Tourism from Lincoln University, New Zealand. In 1987, he served as a volunteer in Park Service (VIP) in the United States, where he spent nine months working in Yellowstone, Grand Teton. Likewise, in 2002, he served as VIP in Shenandoah and Smoky Mountain National Parks both before and after he joined TMI in 1988.

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bhim raj rai

Bheem Raj Rai

Secretary

BHEEM RAJ RAI is the secretary of The Partners Nepal in the executive committee since the inception of the 2012 establishment. Mr. Rai worked in The Mountain Institute as Conservation and Livelihood Program Officer over the period before joining The Partners Nepal. Mr. Rai is a forest Ranger and has a graduate degree in Health Education and a Master’s Degree in Rural Development (RD) from Tribhuvan University. Mr. Rai’s work included Conservation of protected areas, Community Forest Users Group, Community-based ecotourism, alpine ecosystems in Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Park, community forest management training to Partners Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Government organizations (GOs), and line agencies and has experience in Community based project planning and livelihood program in far west Nepal with UN World Food Programme (WFP), humanitarian projects.

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bhala kaji kulung

Bhala Kaji Rai

Treasurer

Bhala Kaji Rai (Kulung) is the treasurer of The Partners Nepal since the inception of the 2012 establishment. Mr. Rai worked in the Himalayan Natural Fibre Foundation (HNFF) from 2008 to 2017 as a program officer and involved at The Mountain Institute’s Nepal programs from 1999-2008 in various positions, including the finance and program officer from 2004-2008. Mr. Rai comes from Chheskam 1 of the remote village of Solukhumbu, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tribhuvan University, Shankar Dev Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Rai has over 20 years of experience in financial management, manual accounting, training, and establishment of financial management systems for NGOs and partners, environment conservation, poverty reduction, and livelihood improvement, through participatory planning, implementation, and monitoring approaches.

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Ang-Rita-Sherpa

Ang Rita Sherpa

Chairman

31 years of experience in management of protected areas, eco-tourism, community-based tourism, and sustainable and livelihood development

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bhim raj rai

Bheem Raj Rai

Secretary

worked in The Mountain Institute as Conservation and Livelihood Program Officer over the period before joining The Partners Nepal

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bhala kaji kulung

Bhala Kaji Rai

Treasurer

Project officer of Himalayan Natural Fibre Foundation since 2008 and involved at The Mountain Institute’s Nepal programs from 1999-2008 in various positions including the finance and program officer

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