Ms. Amatya is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Foundation for Development Management. She has a Master's degree in Rural Development from Tribhuvan University. During her four years of experience in research and development, she has worked extensively in issues concerning social development, gender - with focus on women empowerment - and child rights. At FDM, she has been involved in various research, and, monitoring and evaluation assignments for clients including British Council, ILO, Palladium, GIZ, Save the Children and United Mission to Nepal. Her additional competencies include data analysis, writing competent research proposals and reports.
Neha Uprety holds a master degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University. She has more than three years of experience in the development sector. Her areas of expertise lie in peacebuilding,
communicating with disaster affected communities, women’s economic empowerment, community engagement, human rights and others. She has coordinated a program for bringing youth and police together for addressing drivers of conflict and building trust between them for mutual cooperation and support through community activities that matter to them. Her competencies include extensive research and program experience. Prior to joining FDM, she worked as a program officer for Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative. She had also worked as a volunteer for Family Planning Association of Nepal(FPAN) on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH). Her additional competencies includes report writing and blogging. She has cowritten a blog for the LSE South Asia Center on ‘Reflections on researching women’s economic empowerment in post-earthquake Kathmandu’ and also co-authored a report titled ‘Are You Listening Now? Community Perspectives on Communicating with Communities During the Nepal Earthquake Response’.
Ashika completed her Master's in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, and Bachelor in Development Studies from Kathmandu University. Prior to working in FDM, she was involved as a researcher in various research projects pertaining to sociopolitical, socioeconomic, development, governance, and gender issues, in field level as well as coordination and analysis level. Involved in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of project interventions, and other research pertaining to economic, development and policy issues, especially employing the randomized controlled trial (RCT) method she is also competent in drafting proposals, designing quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and instruments based on program/project logical framework and/or the purview of the study, training enumerators, conducting qualitative fieldwork, coding and analyzing data, reporting, and providing inputs throughout the projects. An occasionally writer for The Kathmandu Post, Ashika exhibits proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools along with literature review, transcribing, translating, proofreading, social media outreach and storytelling.
Ms. Shakya completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Kathmandu University and has worked in different sectors such as women empowerment, children education, environmental protection, mental health as well as youth development. For the past four years she has worked as an intern in different NGOs and contributed as a volunteer as well. Ms. Shakya has also worked as an executive member in Youth of Shangrila for a year and is currently working as the President of Leo Club of Bagmati. She has knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research and has expertise in data collection, analysis and report writing.
Sajal Mani Dhital
Sajal is currently working as a Programme Associate for Foundation for Development Management. He was associated with Nepal Economic Forum as a research fellow for a year. He holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Economics from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He completed his high school from Budhanilkantha School, Kathmandu, Nepal, as a GCE A-Level graduate. He is looking forward to achieving greatness through Development Economics and Public Policy. With the knowledge and expertise that he aspires to gain, he aims to create employment opportunities in Nepal and contribute in lowering the number of job seeking out-migrants. He often involves himself in community services and achieves his public service ambitions by getting associated with various social service organizations. Besides, Sajal is a freelance writer, a social dancer and an avid music fan.