About Us

PRC Team


Raju Pandit Chhetri : Executive Director

Raju Pandit Chhetri studied development and sociology. Raju has over ten years of experience in the field of climate change policy and sustainable development. In the past, Raju worked for United Mission to Nepal and Climate Action Network International. Raju has been closely following climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Green Climate Fund (GCF). Currently, he also serves as the member of the Climate Change Council and Climate Finance Technical Committee under the Government of Nepal. Raju passionately advocates on sustainable development and climate change issues. He enjoys football and tennis. Follow him on twitter @rajupchhetri

Prabin Man Singh : Programme Director

Prabin Man Singh is a strong advocate of environmental rights and justice. Over a decade, Prabin has been extensively working in the areas of climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR). He has lead and is associated with many national and international networks working in the areas of climate change and DRR. He has commissioned and authored many research studies primarily on climate change. Prior to joining PRC, he worked for Oxfam in Nepal where he led policy advocacy work. Follow him on twitter @prabinmansingh

Sarika Rai : Operational Director

Sarika Rai has a degree in Regional and Rural Development Planning and is specialized in Integrated Watershed Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She has keen interest in the area of research on climate change, gender, natural resources management, land rights advocacy and programme management system. In the past she worked on gender issues and land rights advocacy. Prior to joining PRC, she worked for Community Self Reliance Centre.

Menuka Acharya (Paudel) : Administration and Finance Coordinator

Menuka Acharya (Paudel) is a development professional with more than 12 years of experience. She has extensive skills and knowledge in financial management, accounting and administrative work. She is a self-motivated, highly enthusiastic, energetic, and development professional. She also has a warm and pleasant personality with evidence of a team player and high integrity. Menuka worked with several other organizations before joining Prakriti Resources Centre.

Shovana Maharjan : Programme Coordinator

Shovana Maharjan has more than 12 years of experience in the development sector in project/program development with excellent management, communication and report writing skills. She has good knowledge in advocacy, gender and social inclusion, promotion of green and renewable energy, women’s empowerment, public-private partnership, engagement and partnership with Local/National Government and Civil Societies / NGOs, budget preparation and management, community development, and capacity enhancement. She has a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (IWRM)and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Pradeep Bhattarai : Programme Officer

Pradeep Bhattarai has a degree in Environmental Management and is passionate about environmental conservation and climate change work. Prior to joining PRC, Pradeep led Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) as a Network Coordinator in the years 2015 and 2016. He also worked as a City Environment Volunteer at Kathmandu Metropolitan City in 2011. He is a member of the United Nations Youth and Students Association of Nepal (UNYSAN). He has rich experience of working with national and international youth networks on climate change. Follow him on Twitter @bhttrpradip

Pragya Sherchan : Programme Officer

Pragya Sherchan has a Master's Degree in Environmental Management. She has a keen interest in the area of climate change, environmental issues, conservation and mountain resilience. She is a member of LDC University Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) Adaptation Learning Group (LALG). Prior to joining PRC, she worked as an environmental researcher with several organizations. Pragya loves to travel and explore new places, faces and cultures and do adventurous activities.

Smriti Maharjan: Finance Officer

Smriti Maharjan has a degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lord Buddha Education Foundation with a specialization in Finance. She is familiar with MS-Office, Tally and Whetstone accounting software. She has an interest on the efficient management of accounting and financial systems for personal as well as professional growth. She has attended various workshops and training related to administration, accounting and financial management systems. During her college time, she has lead and supported in organizing various events and programme.

Board Members

Robert Dangol : Chairperson

Barsha Rana : Vice- Chairperson

Dhan Kumar Rai : Secretary

Sunaina Shrestha : Treasurer

Bhola Nath Dhunghana : Member

Jony Mainaly : Member

Binay Dhital : Member