Ankita Ghimire – Executive Director

ankita ghimire

Executive Director: ISDRI /Integrated Social Development and Research Institute Kathmandu  Nepal.


I have studied Masters in Rural Development (MRD) at Central Department of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, and have completed Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) from Kadambari Memorial College of Science and Management, Sankhamul, Kathmandu.

My academic background and work experience groomed me with knowledge and understanding on various social issues like HIV and AIDS, Gender, Correctional Home, Street Children, Rehabilitation Centers, Marginalized, Environment, rural development, youth issues, and geriatric issues. Similarly, I have good knowledge on Research, program development and designing, training facilitation, event management, PRA tools, communication and coordination. Also, my learning attitude and keen interest to understand the social issues; encourages me to work in any new issues for development and humanity.

Currently, I am working as a Technical Assistant of Restless Development in the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) under Youth Sector Support Program. This work helped me to practice my theoretical learning. I am exposed to the cross-cutting issue of youths.

Work Experience (March 2003 to sep. 2015)

Organization:     Restless Development                                                    Job Title: Technical Assistant

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working in the Government of Nepal (GoN), Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) under the Youth Sector Support Program.
  • Provided technical and programmatic support to MoYS and Model Youth Information Centers (MYICs)
  • Coordination and dissemination information to GoN, MoYS’ MYICs
  • Support in developing Programme design, timeline and targets
  • Communicating and Coordinating with Partner NGOs
  • Hold central level meeting
  • Facilitate session of workshop
  • Monitoring Visits in the MYICs


Institutions:         1. Golden Gate International College, Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal

  1. Thames International College, Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal from
  2. Kadambari Memorial College of Science and Management, Shankamul, Kathmandu, Nepal

Position:                Faculty supervisor for field work

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervised BSW trainees on Field Work
  • Supervised BSW trainees on community work at rural areas
  • Networking with social work organizations, and NGOs
  • Developed monitoring tools for field work
  • Facilitate sessions for group work
  • Research and development , Proposal and Report writing and Administration work


Organization: Youth NGO Federation, Nepal                                              Position: Core Member of Volunteer Department

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Mobilized Volunteers during Youth Festival celebrated on the occasion of International Youth Day, 2012.
  • Conducting workshops for Capacity Building and Skill Development of Volunteers.
  • Conducting capacity building workshop for young people.
  • Networking and Coordination between the stakeholders for organizing workshop.
  • Dissemination of youth focused information through social media


Organization: SAATH, Kathmandu, Nepal                                   Position: Working Member

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Handling Projects
  • Organizing and coordinate various programs for Youth mobilization
  • Writing Proposals and Reports
  • Volunteering on various programs by representing the organization

VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE (3 years as a part of Academic Qualification)

Position:               Social Work Trainee

 Organizations:   LUZZA Nepal, Manbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal

Key responsibilities:

  • Visited different Departmental Stores and Super markets for awareness raising for not to use plastic any more.
  • Involved in awareness program to community for waste management.
  • Conduct awareness programs and Inter-School Debate Competition.
  • Conduct Agricultural Training Program in Pharping.
  • Volunteered for “No more Plastic campaign” inside Central Zoo, Lalitpur District.
  • Volunteered in Bhoto Jatra 2009 inside Central Zoo, Lalitpur District.
  • Volunteered during the treatment process; “Tamara Healing” conducted in the sister organization Arogya Dham

Volunteered a workshop about “Tamara Healing” in the sister organization Arogya Dham.

Organization: Jagaran Media Center, Buddhanagar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Key responsibilities:

  • Worked in the resource center
  • Media analysis and reporting on Dalit’s issues
  • Participated in different trainings and programs of organizations
  • Worked in organizing committee to conduct training programs.
  • Initiate a program of interviewing Dalit prisoners and their status in prison

Visit and Interaction with Dalits of different Dalit communities on their social status.

Organization: Youth Vision Drug Rehabilitation Center, Gothatar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Key responsibilities:

  • Worked with the clients group.
  • Participate in rehabilitation’s in-house programs.
  • Participated in different programs during Drugs day, HIV and AIDS day.
  • Facilitate sessions inside rehabilitation home.

 Organization: Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu. Nepal

 Key responsibilities:

  • Social Case Work and Social Group Work with the street girl children.
  • Participated in different programs of organization.
  • Organized documentary show and sports program.

Organization: Victim Support and Rehabilitation Program, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal

Key responsibilities:

  • Social Case Work
  • Proposal Writing
  • Worked in building library in Prison through the
  • Visit to Prison
  • Group Counseling to Ex-Prisoners
  • Formal classes to prisoner’s children

 Organization: Nepal Aradhana Samaj, Nakhu, Lalitpur, Nepal

Key responsibilities:

  • Social Case Work and Social Group Work with the children and HIV contacted women and children (clients)
  • Formal classes for HIV contacted children.
  • Participated in different rallies in HIV/AIDS day and women’s day.

Worked in building library of the organization


  • Household Survey as enumerator at Sindhuli district on Research done on Poverty and Vulnerability Assessment Tool (PVAT) under ICIMOD and National Development Research Institute (NDRI), 2012.
  • Family Resilience: Study of Displaced Families Residing Squatter Settlement along Manahara River” as principal researcher, 2009.
  • Prevalence and Trend of Drug, Alcohol Use and Selective High Risk Behavior among Higher Secondary Students inside Kathmandu as an assistant researcher of Dr. Ashis Sinha, 2010.
  • Interviewed various households of Kavre District in Research on “Uses of Water and Irrigation patterns” as surveyor, 2010
  • Contributed on planning a research entitled; Strengthening Urban Governance in Nepal: opportunities and Challenges, initiated by Kadambari Memorial College and funded by UGC, also prepared report and presented the first phase activities of the research.


Masters in Rural Development from Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur

Major subjects: Rural-Urban linkage in Rural Development, Rural Development – Policies and Strategies, Development Theories and Planning in Rural Perspective, Local Governance and Political Economy of Nepal, Social and Cultural Dimensions in Rural Development, Research Methodology and Statistical Methods, Rural Tourism, Rural Technology and specialisation in Natural Resource Management.

 Bachelor of Social Work from Kadambari Memorial College of Science and Management, Purbanchal University, Nepal                                         

Major subjects:: History and Philosophy of Social Work, Sociology for Social Work, Nepali, Academic English, Human Growth & Development, Social Case Work & Social Group Work – I & II, Introduction to Nepali Society, Psychiatric Social Work, Community Organization, Social Welfare Administration, Social Action, Child Rights, Social Work Research, Rural & Urban Community Development, Family & Social Work, Development Communication, Social Development, Management of Voluntary Organization, Law & Social Work, Introduction to Gender Studies, Social Work in Industry, Juvenile Justice and Social Work Field Practicum & Skills Lab.

 Intermediate in Management from Centre for Innovative Technology (C.I.T), H.S.E.B, Nepal          

Subjects Studied: English, Accounts, Economics, Nepali, Business Mathematics and Business Organization and Office Management

 Secondary School Education from Kamal Netra Chunna Muna Secondary School, S.L.C Board, Nepal

Subjects Studied: Optional Mathematics, Accountancy, English, Nepali, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Health, Population and Environment          

PERSONAL DETAILS:                                       

E-mail address:

Contact:                                977-9851142652

Nationality:                          Nepalese

Language Proficiency:       English, Nepali and Hindi (spoken and written)

Profession:                           Social Worker, Development Worker


Social and Rural Development, Human Rights, Media and Social Work, HIV and AIDS, Environment with major focus on Solid Waste Management; water and sanitation, Children, Youth, Social Work and Education, Gender, Skill Development, and Displaced Population. Most focus on research, and field and community work.


  • Ability to take initiatives
  • Skillful in carrying out team work
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability in building good relationships
  • Interested in traveling field sites
  • Interested in field works
  • Self-Confident
  • Supervision, Monitoring and evaluation


Mr. Ravindra Shakya

Country Director

Restless Development

Mobile: 977-9841 438 595

Residence: 977 (1) 4670638

Office: 977-1- 55 48 192,


Mr. Mahendra Paudyal


Government of Nepal

Ministry of Youth and Sports

Mobile: 977-98550569986

Office: 977-1-4200454