Congratulations to these Nepalese who made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018.


    In its third year, Forbes annual 30 Under 30 Asia list features 300 young innovators and disruptors across 10 categories who are re-inventing their industries and driving change across this diverse region. Last year we had a number of youth making it to the list and YET Again we have these creative and innovative youth who have marked a spot for them on the list 2018. Check out these Nepalese who made it to the list published on Tuesday, 27th March 2018.

    1) Aayushi Kc

    Aayushi KC is looking to change the world by working towards a zero-waste goal in Nepal. The former USAID worker-turned-social entrepreneur founded Khaalisisi Management Pvt. Ltd. (Khaalisisi.com), which currently connects more than 13,000 recyclable waste-buyers to waste-sellers, helping to substantially increase the diversion of recyclable materials away from landfills. She is also active in trying to change public opinion when it comes to the importance of recycling and the waste-collectors who facilitate it.
    2) Anjal Niraula

    In Nepal, some 30{b304d51472d209143d14c39baa1658f61fef905d4e3526cb042f3ec8d1646d0b} of people live without electricity. As the general manager of Gham Power, Anjal Niraula focuses on addressing this problem by working with solar microgrids to provide a reliable electricity source to people who need it. So far, the private company has installed 2.5MW of solar microgrids across more than 2,000 projects, helping people to avoid using less environmentally friendly fuels such as diesel and kerosene. Anjal is a member of the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders program.
    3) Eco Cell Industries

    Eco Cell Industries is a startup devoted to manufacturing economic, environmentally-friendly, earthquake-resistant building materials. Spurred on by the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal, cofounders Nishan Shrestha, Sacheet Pandit and Subash Shrestha felt the need to use a fast, cheap way of reconstructing buildings. Together they utilized interlocking bricks that resemble Lego, made mostly of soil and 10{b304d51472d209143d14c39baa1658f61fef905d4e3526cb042f3ec8d1646d0b} cement, which are then compressed by machine. They also supply machinery and provide construction consultation services and training.
    4) Kanchan Amatya

    Kanchan Amatya is the activist and entrepreneur behind the Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative in Nepal. Her organisation specialises in solving food insecurity and poverty through sustainable aquaculture. By providing rural women with access to finance, technology, local assets and training they are able to create their own micro-enterprises. Amatya’s work has been recognised by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Government of Nepal, and the United Nations. She also serves as UN Women’s Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment.
    Congratulations and Well done on making Nepal Proud!

    Pradip Karki
    Pradip Karki
    A seasoned journalist with a passion for storytelling honed over 5 years, specializing in travel, food, and tech.

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