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Present Staffs


Mr. Anil Upadhayay

Director of Programs


Mr. Anil Upadhayay is a familiar name among the Youth and civil society activists in Nepal. He is also the human rights and democracy strengthening campaigner in Nepal. He has represented so many national and international events on democracy and human rights as a Youth activist. He was the fellow of Rise & Lead : Empowering Youth Leaders in Asia and Asia Young Leaders for Democracy. Being from a remote part of Nepal (Far – western Nepal),he aspires to become a social entrepreneur, evidence based human rights activist to eradicate poverty and create a peaceful and inclusive society.

 Mr. Upadhayay had contributed almost half of the decades in Main -Stream Media and a decade in the development sector of Nepal. Mr. Upadhayay also led the Localization of Sustainable Development Goals 16 (SDG 16) Project which is focused on Peace, justice, human rights and enhancing the capacity of CSOs in Nepal. Beside this he has also contributed as a secretariat focal person of Nepal SDGs forum a common platform of all Nepalese Civil Society organizations on implementing the SDGs in Nepal. He has been also involving directly in gender equality (SDG5) reduced inequalities (SDG10), Partnership for the goals (SDG 17) including Women rights and marginalized people rights and justice through the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal.

Mr. Upadhayay is well educated Youth Activist, He has already received three degrees in Mass Communication, Sociology and Law (LLM). He is also the member of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights National Network in Nepal. Mr. Upadhayay has proficiency on Project planning, management, designing and implementation of training activities, monitoring and human resource management.

Sushmita Shrestha

Senior Program Officer


I have received a B. A in majoring Sociology and Major English from Rainbow International College ( affiliated Tribhuwan University) from Nepal and pursuing a master degree in  Glocal -Community Development from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I am keenly interested to work on gender rights and gender equity in both rural and urban areas of Nepal.

Besides that I love traveling and experiencing their locality, reading novels.

Kritagya Chand

IT Officer / Designer


He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore. 

He is passionate about graphic designing.
AYON has given him a platform to showcase his expertise on various activities.

He enjoys working at AYON closely with other colleagues to design AYON’s outreach materials.

He loves sports, traveling to new places, watching movies.

Rishi Bhandari

Admin and Finance Officer