I have spent 25 years in fair trade and development helping out set up several micro enterprises in rural parts of Nepal. I set up one of the prominent craft based sustainable organization in Nepal(Mahaguthi) where I worked as executive director for 16 years till 2001 AD. I was one of the founder member of Fair Trade Movement in Nepal. I have spent last ten years in teaching e-commerce to many SMEs in Asian and African countries. Many SMEs around the world doing now e-commerce that helped them lot in bringing economic opportunities. Many artisans groups in Nepal have appreciated my contributions to them specially developing export based marketing opportunities to them.
I love my country and I would like to be in Nepal. My passion is to work with artisans communities as I have spend more than two decade working with them not only in Nepal but, many other parts like India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Phillipoines, Kenya ,Tanzania, Mexico, Haiti etc.
When artisans or produces get the most value of their creative work, I feel very happy about it. I want to see the changes in conventional trading system where producers are receiving only 10% of the final value. I would like to bring the changes to maximize the value they receive from 10% to 50% . I do not say strictly there should not be intermediary in supply chain but, the role should be changed to give more value to the producers.
I have done master in business administration (MBA) from Nepal. I have worked as executive director at Mahaguthi ( Fair Trade Organization) for 16 years. I have been joint secretary at Fair Trade Group Nepal from 1996 to till 2000 AD. I have served as executive board member at Sana Hastakala( Fair Trade organization). I was one of the founder chair of Artisans Fair Trade Network Nepal. I have worked as in capacity of consultant to many national and international agencies in the field of non-formal education, product design and developments in handicrafts and e-business development. I have been employee of PEOPLink/OpenEntry since 2001. I have traveled to North America, Europe , Africa and many part of Asia to conduct training, to participate in Gift Fairs and to attend training in SMEs development. I have gained deeper insight into e-commerce that will be beneficial to SMEs.