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5th Executive Committee (2014 – 2016)

Brabim Kumar KC

Brabim Kumar KC

President, AYON Board


A writer, youth activist and a communication person, I got elected as the President of AYON only months before the devastating earthquake of the century. AYON in this course remains central to a large-scale youth mobilization in relief and resettlement works in both urban and rural areas.

My involvement in this sector began with ‘Creative Youth Society’, a youth-led NGO, and a national radio show ‘Youth Vision’ at the age of 19.

The years 2004 till 2015 in was filled with national and international experiences. My works with communication sector includes Information and Outreach Officer for UN Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, national communication specialist for Ministry of Urban Development, Youth Radio Program Producer for Equal Access Nepal and UNICEF and as ‘Concept/Script Consultant Director’ for the Global Fund project.

My works also are targeted towards policy; in this regards I co-founded Nepal Policy Center, a youth-led think-tank.

Recently I have been selected as one of 20 young international researchers for a project on global youth policies.

Besides youth activism, I am serving as a Communication and Outreach Specialist for Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP), co-led by UN Habitat and IOM.



Brij Mohan Kushwaha

Vice – President, AYON Board




Arun Khadka

General Secretary, AYON Board


Rupa Upreti

Rupa Upreti

Secretary, AYON Board


I am a lawyer and advocate for peace, human rights, sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and gender. Having done LLM in Human Rights and Gender Justice from Kathmandu School of Law, an MA in Rural Development and Political science and LLB from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, I have also been an advocate for Human Rights Advocate Programme (HRAP) in 2013 at Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.

At AYON, I have led different capacity-building activities, campaign and also young women’s leadership forum and as a program management committee (PMC) coordinator looking after all projects implemented by AYON. I was engaged on SRHR project being implemented in partnership with Oxfam Nepal and also Youth Engaged project in partnership with Search for Common Ground in the year 2015.

Recently, I got elected as the Vice President of Youth Action Nepal (YOAC). Previously, I was engaged with YOAC at different capacities including as General Secretary (2011-2013), Secretary, and Coordinator since 2005. My works focused on coordinating coalition activists and facilitating training workshops on sexual reproductive rights and health. Similarly, with the Office of the Attorney General of Nepal, I was a trainee officer for six months and also worked as a researcher on Failure Cases of Criminal Justice System as a member of the research team led by Deputy Attorney General.

Besides these, I am co-founder of Forum for Nation Building (FNB) Nepal. FNB Nepal is working on the legal and development issues in the country.

I really believe that we all are the same, we are all human beings and we should all be treated equally. I love travelling, literature and reading novels.


Research Shrestha

Treasurer, AYON Board



Anil Simkhada

Member, AYON Board



Arjun Bam

Member, AYON Board


Arjun Dahal

Member, AYON Board



Bharat Badayar Joshi

Bharat Badayar Joshi

Member, AYON Board


What’s the boundary? What’s the base? For the dreamers with learning spirit, sky is not always the limit.

I am one of such dreamers who have always been participative through thought processes. I am an MSc in Physics from Patan Multiple Campus and BA in Psychology from Tri-Chandra College. My endeavors have always been thoughtful and beneficial for our organization.

During my student life at Tri-Chandra, I had had lots of felicitations and plausible achievements. I have leadership qualities proving myself in my organization.

I am a voracious reader and a keen learner, always fond of traveling, experimenting with the facts to draw concrete results, reading, writing, helping others and have sportsmanship as one of a prominent trait.

I am a person with such dynamics from one of the remote villages of Far-Western Development Region at Parshuram, Dadeldhura. I am a crunchy answer to all those who stereotype Far-Westerners as backward and incapable, not because of position but through my works.

Chandra Kala Sunar

Member, AYON Board



Jeewan Bhatta

Jeevan Bhatta

Member, AYON Board


I am an undergraduate in Public Health from Pokhara University. During my college days, I was involved in Youth Volunteer for Change focused basically on youth involvement in volunteerism. I have represented Nepal in SAARC Youth Leadership Summit 2014 in Chandigarh, India and also presented a paper there.

Though health-personnel by profession, I am actively into youth right movement. My articles on youth issues have been published in various online news-portals.

I am working as Program Coordinator of Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN): Reaching The Unreached (RTU) at Baitadi, funded by Save the Children International. I have also worked as Training Officer of Community Action for Nutrition Project: Sunaula Hazar Din at Parsa and Makwanpur district.

Personally I love travelling, reading nobles, writing, playing cricket and am a die-hard fan of Liverpool Football Club.

Narayani Gaha

Narayani Gaha

Member, AYON Board


‘Learning’ is an internal spark that keeps me alive. I’d call myself a person with a mix of disciplines – having tested my knowledge in science to working in development activities and now an MBA from King’s College, Kathmandu.

I have had learning experiences in coordinating youth empowerment and environment sustainability-related activities, organization management, conceptualization, supervision and monitoring of projects.

With leadership experiences in YATRA, I look at youth especially their engagements in programs and projects at AYON post the earthquake. I am also co-leading Female Leadership Forum in AYON to empower young female members. I am a keen learner and love to travel, test ideas, read books, cook and play games.



Satyendra Yadav

Member, AYON Board