Our board of directors is democratically and inclusively elected through a general assembly of members every two years. Anybody who has served in the organization in the past two decades as a staff is eligible to become a member and has voting rights to select the board of directors.
YOGI KAYASTHA, CHAIRPERSON
Yogi Kayastha has over 25 years work experience working for national and international and multilateral development agencies in the field of monitoring, evaluation, research, reporting and documentation. His specialized areas of work are renewable energy, rural tourism, education, sustainable agriculture, climate change and disaster risk reduction. He worked at Equal Access in 2007-8. He has been working for a Norwegian INGO as Country Coordinator since 2009.
SAROJ KC, VICE CHAIRPERSON
Saroj KC is a multimedia storyteller and SBCC practitioner who began his career as a drama writer at Antenna Foundation Nepal at the age of 19, in 2008.
Throughout his 14 years career he has worked with national and international communication and media related organizations including Antenna Foundation Nepal, DBI EA, BBC Media Action and EAI, in different capacities ranging from producer, mentor, drama production manager, drama production consultant and multimedia consultant. He has been trained on ‘Soaps and Society’ at Radio Netherlands Training Center in Netherlands in 2014. He is fond of writing songs and poetry. He has penned some popular Nepali songs and is known as a lyricist.
PRAKASH LAMICHHANE, GENERAL SECRETARY
Prakash Lamichhane has worked in the development communication sector for 20 years, mainly in the areas of Radio/TV program and PSA production, survey and research, training and capacity building. Prakash has worked in the various thematic areas of development communication like; governance, transitional justice, civic engagement, gender equality and social inclusion, participatory development, peace building, political rights and voters education with various organizations. He worked at Equal Access from 2009 to 2018.
KAMALA POKHAREL, TREASURER
Kamala Pokharel has over 13 years of professional experience working in various areas such as governance, advocacy, gender and social inclusion. With her studies in social science majoring in gender she brings the knowledge and awareness of various social issues from the gender and ethnic perspective in Nepal. During her working experiences in Nepal, she has worked well and built good rapport with different NGOs, INGOs, other funding partners and local level stakeholders. She has been engaged with DBI EA since 2014.
BARSHA PRADHAN, MEMBER
Barsha Pradhan has worked in the development sector for 20 years, mainly in the areas of planning, monitoring, research, reporting and evaluation. She has worked in the thematic areas of development communication, education, child rights, gender equality and women empowerment, labour rights, peace building, earthquake recovery and reconstruction with various INGOs, bilateral and UN. She worked at Equal Access in 2007.
ROJITA ADHIKARI, MEMBER
Rojita Adhikari has over 15 years of professional experience extensively covering gender, health, migration, conﬂict/war, trafﬁcking, climate, and other social justice & political issues. Since 2014, she has been focusing on reporting on gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and
Rights (SRHR), climate, migration/trafﬁcking and mountains as independently. Her documentary ﬁlms have appeared on Al Jazeera, France3 TV etc. Her words have been published in TIME Magazine, The Guardian, BMJ, News Deeply, Paciﬁc Standard, SciDevNet, and Nepali Times amongst others. Also, her work has been published on CNN, and The New
JIWAN TIMALSINA, MEMBER
Jiwan Timalsina has over 15 years of experience working in the development sector as a media professional.