Team Members Profile

Ram Chandra Silwal

Country Director

Mr. Ram Chandra Silwal, holds Master of Science (Tropical Medicine) from Thailand and Master of Arts (Rural Development) from Nepal. He has over 24 years’ experiences in public health, especially in maternal and child health, family planning, community development and research. He has worked from the community to national level in close coordination with the government of Nepal and NGOs.
Mr. Silwal started his career as a Health Assistant with the Save the Children and then served with several I/NGOs in Nepal such as JICA supported school and Community Health Project supported by Japan Medical Association and JICA; Health Sector Support Programme of GiZ, USAID funded Nepal Family Health Programme and ENVISION project of Research Triangle Institute. Mr. Silwal also has published several articles as author and co-author.

Tel: 9851016882
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  • Location: Based at GTN, Kathmandu

    Laxmi Bashnet


    Tel: 9851182761


        Pratik Adhikary

        Senior Researcher

        Pratik Adhikary holds a PhD in Public Health from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK and his Master’s degree in Public Health & Health Services Research from University of Aberdeen, UK. He also completed a Master’s degree in Population Studies and Bachelor’s in Physics and Health Education from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
        In Green Tara Nepal, Pratik is involved in planning and designing research, analysis and report writing and mentoring field workers. Currently, he is involved in a multiple research projects.
        Previously, he worked as a lecturer of public health, health promotion, research methods at St.Patricks International College, London, researcher at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, Scotland and Bournemouth University, UK.
        Pratikhas published a number of papers as Author orCo-author. He also has presented several papers at national and international conferences. His research interests include migration and health, women health, public health, health promotion, education etc.
        Tel: 9840552042

        • Location: Based at GTN, Kathmandu

          Sapana Basnet Bista

          Research Associate

          Sapana Basnet Bista has been working with Green Tara Nepal as a Research Associate since September 2016. She is a member of Research Unit and supports in research, publication and funding application including writing proposals, research protocols and supervising research projects. Sapana works closely with the Country Director in periodic reporting, communication and coordination, fundraising and project report and publication writing and reviewing tasks.

          Sapana is a PhD candidate at Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.  Sapana holds a MA in Children, Youth and International Development and another MA in Creative and Transactional Writing both from Brunel University, UK. She is a founding member of Global Consortium for Public Health Research and President of Nepal Study Society at Liverpool John Moores University. (more…)

              Salita Gurung

              PDHP/SD Project Program Coordinator

              Ms. Salita Gurung, has holds a Joint European Master Degree in Local Development from Trento University, Italy and Master in Education from Tribhuwan University of Nepal.  She has worked in health and development sector more about 8 years.  Her experience is in public health in the area of women health, mental health, and local economic development. She has begun a career as a project assistant in several NGOs/INGOs in Nepal.  Her proficiency is in project planning, coordinating, budgeting and administrating programs liaising with consortiums and donors.  She is responsible to manage overall program in Post Disaster Health Promotion/Health Promotion Projects.

              Tel: 9841-347108

              • Location: Based at GTN, Kathmandu

                Sujita Napit

                Senior Admin & Finance Officer

                Tel: 9841-759728

                    Siddhant Tandukar

                    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

                    • Location: Based at GTN, Kathmandu

                      Rajib Maharjan

                      DPO Ktm



                          Baby Sharma

                          DPO Bhaktapur


                              Tara Thapa

                               Office Assistant


                                  Kamal Gautam

                                  Field Manager

                                  Tel: +977-9860560452

                                      Kopila Shrestha

                                      Field Manager

                                      Kopila joined Green Tara from December 2013 to strengthen and support the delivery of maternal and neonatal health services in Nawalparasi. She works closely with local sub-health posts of Nawalparasi and district level government and non government stakeholders. Kopila has almost 7 years work experience in women empowerment, bottom-up planning, community mobilization and right-based advocacy. She is also trained as Auxiliary nurse midwife.



                                      • Location: Based at GTN project site Nawalparasi

                                        Bil Bd Shrestha

                                        DPO Kavre

                                        Mr.Bil Bahadur Shrestha, holds Bachelor in population education from Chaitanya Campus in Education faculty. He has over 15 years’ experiences in health related projects, especially in Women health, Family planning and community development region. He has worked from the community to district level in close coordination with the government on Nepal and other NGOs.

                                        Mr.Shrestha started his career as field facilitator with the JICA (School and Community Health Project) and then served with assistant Development officer in ADRA Nepal (Community Based Organization strengthening Project). He had also served with PSI Nepal as a District program Officer (Women Health project).


                                            Shyam Bashukala

                                            DPO Chitwan


                                                Tulasi Gautam

                                                DPO Makwanpur


                                                    Pinky Chaudhary

                                                    Training Officer

                                                    Pinky comes from one of the tribal ethnic groups of Nawalparasi. She has more than 5 years of work experience in community development, water-sanitation promotion and group mobilisation. In GTN, she facilitates group sessions, organizes public events, and makes home visits in the community.



                                                    • Location: Based at GTN project site Nawalparasi

                                                      Pratima Yadav

                                                      Community Health Promoter

                                                      Pratima Yadav comes from the working VDC of Nawalparasi. She is trained in REFLECT and participatory appraisal. In GTN, she is responsible in organizing and facilitating group meetings, making home visits and coordination with local stakeholders. She is assigned to conduct a regular meetings of mother in-laws, mothers and adolescents girls on several issues. Pratima joined GTN from January 2014 as a full time field staff.


                                                      • Location: Based at GTN project site, Nawalparasi

                                                        Juddha Bdr. Magar

                                                        Health Promoter. Nawalparasi

                                                            Sushila Joshi

                                                            Health Promoter, Dhading

                                                                Mansubhshna Gurung

                                                                Health Promoter, Dhading

                                                                    Kul Laxmi Parjapati

                                                                    Urban Area Mobilizer

                                                                    • Location: Women's Health Project - Field Based

                                                                      Rubina Shrestha

                                                                      DPO Lalitpur

                                                                      • Location: Lalitpur

                                                                        Amrita Karki

                                                                        Urban Area Mobilizer

                                                                        • Location: Women's Health Project - Field Based

                                                                          Sindhu Ghimire

                                                                          Urban Area Mobilizer

                                                                          • Location: Women's Health Project - Field Based