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WHO WE ARE

ALIN is a social impact company that works in various sectors to address the unjust walls of power and privilege in Nepal and beyond. We do this through:

  • research and policy work in health and education sectors; and,
  • leadership training and workshop in organizational spaces

It was founded to bring the program and community benefits to more participants, primarily but not limited to, those in the South Asian region.

Our Mission

The long-term vision for ALIN is to help address larger leadership gap in for-profits, non-profits and in government sectors; and to develop it as a transdisciplinary research and policy think tank, aiming for social, economic and environmental sustainability in Nepal, and around the world.

Know Our Team

Pratik Chhetri

Founder, Director

Pratik is a global health policy enthusiast– a scientist, an entrepreneur and an unapologetic global justice fighter. Originally from Nepal, Pratik has worked with leaders from over two dozen countries, primarily on health justice and policy interventions. He is the Founder/ Director of Authentic Leadership Institute Nepal (ALIN) that focuses on research and policy interventions to mitigate health and economic disparities of marginalized communities in Nepal, and around the world. He has received several awards and recognition including recognition as ‘Extraordinary Ability’ individual in global health and biomedical research by the US Immigration Services in 2015. He has been an invited speaker to events and conferences in Brazil,  South Africa, Switzerland, India, Nepal, and the US, including keynote speaker in Under30Changemakers Global Summit in 2015. Pratik has a Master of Public Health degree from University of California- Berkeley, and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Central Michigan University.

Pratik also serves as Director of the Accelerator Ventures in India, and as Senior Advisor for Growth and Leadership at the BP Eye Foundation in Nepal.

Neha is a Registered Pharmacist and Community Nutritionist working in
the sector of primary health care, maternal child health and nutrition
for the past four years. Fun loving and research oriented, she enjoys
direct interaction with the community and working with children. She is
passionate about bridging the gap between people and their right to
basic health care services, especially in rural areas. Having travelled
extensively across the six provinces of Nepal and observed the similar
status and problems in the health, education and gender sector, she is
driven to contribute as a social changemaker to make a difference in
these social facets.

Neha Malla

Co-Director, Gender and Diversity

Niroj Bhandari

Research Associate

Niroj is a young and aspiring multidisciplinary problem solver. His major focus has been on health, education and technology. He has actively been part of several policy discussions and has co-founded few profit and non-profit organizations. Currently a medical student he has authored a number of scientific papers and reports. He is a growing leader always looking for ways to enhance his learning abilities and looks for inspiration and beauty in seemingly trivial things. He believes in combining different forms of human knowledge to solve wide range of problems. Peaceful most of the time he loves to get involved in art and music whenever he can. He also does competitive powerlifting and long distance running.

Nura has been working towards providing equality and dignity to freed but still vulnerable Kamalari women and girls through education for the past 10 years. She accidentally found her passion while attending lectures in her college. She was woken up with the thought that she doesn’t know her own country well at all, and that there can be so much more done. Since then, she has volunteered and provided various workshops and training to the youth, helping them bring the best, primarily in Banke district. She has a Masters degree in Rural Development. She is an alumna of Hive Global Leaders Program, and has served as a group leader for the Hive GLP in India, September 2019.

Nura Basnet

Co-Director, Gender and Diversity

Busan PKD Prasain

Director, Policy & Governance

Busan is passionate about civic collaboration seeking interdisciplinary solutions to address some of the pressing problems of our times. He served as Governance and Partnerships Director with Possible, a healthcare organisation working in rural Nepal. At Possible, he led the rebuilding of 18 health institutions in Dolakha, one of the worst-hit districts in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, and co-led the management of Charikot Hospital, a government institution, in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) model. Busan co-founded and administered Daayitwa Public Service Fellowships, the first program of its kind in the country, that strives to identify innovative solutions to the most pressing public policy issues. During his three years with Daayitwa, he collaborated with two former Prime Ministers, 21 parliamentarians, 16 government agencies, and with 56 policy innovators trained in 14 countries in addressing pressing issues in various sectors –  including enterprise development, education, environment management, and sustainable development, among others.

Busan is also founding faculty member of Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) program at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Busan has postgraduate level training in public policy (UK) and international relations (India). He has also received training in adaptive leadership (Nepal), civic engagement (US), and enterprise development (UK).

Ms. Deepa Shakya has two MAs in English Language and Literature, including one from Central Michigan University (CMU), USA. She has worked in two university writing centers in the US, at CMU and at Mid-Michigan Community College.

Ms. Shakya has currently been focusing on guiding college-level writers in Nepal to enhance their critical and analytical reading and writing skills. Previously, she has served as a non-fiction editor for a US-based literature journal, Temenos, and as a copy-editor for Wordpool Press, a publishing house. She is also an alumnus of Hive Global Leaders Program.

Mibusha Ghimire

Mibusha Ghimire

Director, Peace & Reconciliation

Mibusha has an experience of working with the Government of Nepal in the Country’s Peace Process and has gained several years of know-how in the development and humanitarian sector, with Non-government organizations, working for the conflict affected and earthquake affected population of Nepal. Having travelled widely across the most remote districts in seven provinces, she has diverse knowledge in Transitional Justice, and Mental Health and Care Practices, with the women conflict survivors, and earthquake survivors. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Social work and graduate degree in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies from Nepal. She brings immense passion and sensitivity while working with the survivors of conflict basically women.

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