Who We Are


Our mission

Ensure economic mobility and livelihood enhancement for all citizens in Nepal.

Our Vision

A Nepal of prosperity, parity, and progress.

Our Team

The ones who make it happen

Pranit Budhathoki

Program Manager

Pranit Budhathoki is a Management and Political Science graduate. He has previously worked for Amazon and PNC Bank. He has also worked with the UKAID-led VSO/ICS program, where he served as National Team Leader of 18 youth volunteers from Nepal and the UK.

Sara Belbase

Strategy Innovation Officer

Sara Belbase completed her undergraduate in International Relations and Economics from Agnes Scott College. Prior to joining CEI, she worked as a Project Officer and Research Consultant for Civic-Engagement and Governance related initiatives at Daayitwa and Governance Lab in Nepal. She was awarded Project for Peace Scholarship to design and implement a storytelling workshop in Rwanda, and Hubert Scholarship for a financial literacy workshop in Nepal. Sara has also worked at Edelman, and Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C..

Richa Gyawali

Community Outreach Officer

Richa Gyawali is an undergraduate of Environmental Science from Kathmandu University. She is currently pursuing a Masters's in Sustainable Development at Kathmandu University. She started her career as a Research Assistant & Business Development Officer at a startup Jiva Urban Agricultural Services Pvt. Ltd (JUAS). She has also been involved with WWF and Caritas Switzerland assisting in their programs in Nepal.

Tejash Parakram Bista

Research Officer

Tejash Parakram Bista studied International Relations and Political Science from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. He has also interned in projects such as “World-Week” in Japan. Apart from this he also has experience in the hospitality sector through work in traditional Japanese inns such as “Hana no Sho” and “Atarashiya”. He has also volunteered with “Happy Homes” and works as a freelance photographer.

Vishal Pandey

Graphic Designer

Vishal is a graphic designer with around 4 years of graphic design experience. He currently handles CEI’s design output for its projects. Vishal has in the past also worked as a Design Tutor and has released his own design course aimed at beginners titled “Detailed Graphic Design Theory".

Ekta Chitrakar

Finance Officer

Ekta Chitrakar is a graduate from Shanker Dev Campus, Kathmandu. Her experience as a Finance Officer is extensive. Prior to joining CEI, Ekta was the Sr.Accountant at Vacker 360 IT. She has also worked with Accountability Lab and Suvida Sewa in their finance department.

Simran Silpakar

Strategic Research and Partnership Officer

Simran has served at various non-profit organizations and enterprises since 2014, assuming diverse responsibilities ranging from management and coordination to liaison and planning, and research and communications. She has directly worked with women entrepreneurs and marginalized women from multiple districts of Nepal and victims of violence through numerous organizations namely Hattihatti Nepal, SAATH Nepal, South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF), Burns Violence Survivors Nepal, Danfe Works Enterprise, and Didi- Bahini.

Ramkrishna Danuwar

Administrative Assistant

Ramkrishna Danuwar works as an Administrative Assistant at CEI and is in charge of ensuring smooth administration procedures and requirements. He has more than two years of experience working in the hospitality sector.

Ankit Budhathoki

Volunteer Officer

Ankit works as a lead volunteer at CEI.

Binita Thapa Magar

Training and Development Officer

Binita has been working in the development sector since 2014 with organizations including People In Need, World Vision International, and VSO Nepal. She is focused on working for women empowerment and promoting women entrepreneurship. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Tribhuvan University.


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