Understanding Sustainability - Creating Local Leadership for a Sustainable Future: A 3-Day-Online Course

Course Dates= (3 Days) (5th - 7th October 2020)
Time= 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

* What you'll learn after completing this course:

a. Why sustainability is the most pressing issue that humanity is facing and why it matters the most to our generation.
b. How unsustainable Human behavior is the root cause of crises like COVID-19 and upcoming crises
c. Why do some groups of people suffer more compared to others during any crisis?
d. Your Role in Creating Local Leadership for a better future

Certificates available upon successful completion.
Paid Green Fellowships with Local Government available for selected, successful Graduates.

Course Fees= Rs. 1,000/- (The amount should be deposited by 5:00 pm, 3rd October to secure your place in the course)
Limited number of need-based scholarships available for Students.

Course Instructors:

Ms. Shilshila Acharya is the CEO of HCI- a youth-driven Nepali non-profit organization committed to building a Climate Smart world. She pursued Masters in Environmental Science in Kathmandu and Norway.
Being a strong believer of Sustainable Development, Ms. Shilshila co-founded and run ‘Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels Social Enterprise’ in 2013 that has since created 1300+ respectable jobs for disadvantaged Nepali women. She led the ‘No Thanks I Carry My Own Bag’ campaign to change policy to get plastic bags banned in Nepal and is leading the ‘No Thanks Sustainability Movement’ that is promoting minimalistic lifestyle and circular economy among different stakeholders, particularly youth.
She believes in devoting her time and knowledge to convert her passion into concerted action to create impact. She has been recognized as a promising Young Social Entrepreneur by the Global Good Fund- a US based Leadership Development Enterprise. She was awarded the ‘Conservation Awards 2018’ by WWF Nepal for her work on fighting plastic pollution.

Sushil Khadka: Serial Entreprenuer
Mr. Sushil is trained as a Chemical Engineer (University of Maine) and an Economist (Vanderbilt University). But at heart, he is a serial entrepreneur with a particular interest in food. He has founded four successful food businesses in the last 6 years. Of these, he is most proud of Dhaulagiri Foods, which connects farmers in his hometown with markets in Kathmandu. He is interested in applying his skills as both a chemical engineer and entrepreneur and his deep ties to rural Nepal where he spent his childhood; to bring local as well as global perspectives into the sustainable discourse in Nepal and beyond.

Hardik Subedi: Mr. Hardik holds degrees in Arts and Law from the prestigious NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He played a crucial role in banning plastic bags in Kathmandu in 2015 and has a deep interest in environmental law and sustainable policymaking. He regularly contributes his articles on environmental law and constitutional law for The Kathmandu Post, Republica, Oxford Human Rights Hub, London School of Economics Human Rights Blog, The Wire, among others. 

For any queries related to the course: 980-181-9071

Esewa Account No: 9801819071
Bank details:
Bank Name: NIC ASIA Bank Ltd.
Branch: Lazimpat, Kathmandu
Account Name: Himalayan Climate Initiative
Account Number/IBAN: 6341050528352406
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