Whois going to Speakat the Workshop
Dr Dipendra Raman Singh
Mr. Bhogendra Raj Dotel
Mr. Chudamani Bhandari
Mr. Bhandari has wide expertise from policy program planning to effective implementation of policy programs. He is currently working as the chief of the environmental health and health care waste management section at the department of health service in the Management Division of the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP). Furthermore, he has worked as the district health officer to the director of epidemiology and disease control division and as a health officer to the director of leprosy control division. Mr. Bhandari has completed his master’s in public health from the Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj and has attended a variety of international trainings on international health, epidemiology and more.
Ms. Ruth Stringer
Sudan Raj Panthi
Prof. Dr. Ashok Agrawal
Mr. Froilan Grate
Dr. Lim Khankryka
Lim Khankryka was qualified as a Medical Assistant in 1996 and continued to be a General Doctor in 2011 from the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia. From 1997-2000 worked as a provider in province. From 2000-2005 she returned to central MoH office and worked as staff for Ethic and regulation office. In 2005, new office has been established as Quality assurance office and she was one among first three staff. To gain and contribute to health development partner, she moved to work as a trainer for few international health organizations in field of maternal child health, quality assurance and infection prevention control. In 2017, She has held her current position with Ministry of Health in Quality Assurance office as Vice Chief in the Department of Hospital Services. Dr. Lim is one among the seven participants from Cambodia who first received the master training of trainer from WHO HQ on Water and Sanitation Facilities Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) and she was actively contextualize this tool. She is main WASH in HCFs taskforce member to develop national WASH in HCF guideline which endorsed in late 2018.
Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak
Mr. Pathak holds a PhD in Geo-Environmental Engineering from Japan, a master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the Institute of Engineering at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the same institute. Dr. Pathak is theDirector of the Engineering Study and Research Centre and serves as a board member at thecenter of research for environment, energy and water (CREEW). He teaches GIS and Landfill Engineering as well asSolid Waste Management at Tribhuvan University, and consults for donor agencies, INGOs, and governments in the field of civil and geo-environmental engineering. His work has ranged from civil and geo-environmental engineering including municipal solid waste, healthcare waste, fecal sludge management, geotechnical investigation, GIS and groundwater management along with climate change, integrated infrastructures planning and policy development at local, national to international levels. Dr. Pathak was appointed as technical expert member by Government of Nepal for field verification and capacity assessment of different international bidders for Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) project of Kathmandu Valley in 2011 and 2014.
Dr Kumar Tapash Bhowmik
Dr. Ming Nan Lin
Dr. Ming-Nan Lin earned his M.D. from the College of Medicine at the National Taiwan University. He has been working as theDirector of the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Community Medicine at the BuddhistDalin Tzu-Chi General Hospital in Taiwan since 2008. Since 2015 he is additionally working as Assistant professor in the Family Medicine Department at the College of Medicine at Tzu-Chi University. He is an Executive council member of the Taiwan Association of Health Promoting Hospitals and has over 30 publications with a focus on the influence of vegetarian nutrition and diet on health conditions and overall well-being of the patients. Through his position as chair of the international network “Taskforce of Health Promoting Hospital & Environment (HPH)” he further promotes health through a holistic approach of keeping the patient, the hospital as well as the overall environment healthy.
Health Care Waste Management Specialist & Program Director, Health Care Foundation Nepal
Mahesh Nakarmi is a leading international expert in health care waste management , particularly in low resource settings.
In 1994, Mahesh Nakarmi and his colleagues founded Health Care Foundation Nepal (or HECAF), which developed the National Kidney Center. This Center expanded the number of dialysis machines from two in all of Nepal to 75 today. Via the establishment of the National Kidney Center, Nakarmi became aware of a critical problem—the disposal of infectious health care waste into municipal waste streams across Nepal.
In response, he designed and implemented HECAF’s pioneering Zero Waste based Health Care Waste Management System at the National Kidney Center in 1999. Since then, Nakarmi has led his HECAF team to replicate this Health Care Waste Management System model in 10 big hospitals and 30 small health clinics in Nepal. Under the leadership of Mr. Nakarmi his team had also developed a system on Zero Waste System for Immunization waste that eliminates the burning of safety boxes filled with which stops the burning of safety boxes filled with contaminated syringes
The model is now being presented as a solution across Asia and around the world via Nakarmi’s work with the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), USAID, and international NGOs. He has presented his model in Bhutan, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, UK, USA etc. Along with health care waste management in hospitals, most recently, Nakarmi has adapted his Zero Waste model for grade schools and high schools, monasteries and nunneries, a meditation center etc in Nepal. As anchor institutions, all of these have a part to play in today’s Zero Waste transformation.
Mr. Anders Bolmstedt
Chairman of the Board Health Care Without Harm - Europe, Sweden
Mr. Krishna Ram Yendyo
Dr Guillaume FAUVEL
Mr. Ambar Kumar Sharma
Mr. Vivek Singh (Thakuri)
Vivek Singh Thakuri, MBA graduate from Kathmandu University School of Management has also studied Social Marketing from University of South Florida, USA and Communication Strategies from Phoenix Institute for Professional Studies, London. He is a certified trainer and practicing professional for advocacy and networking from HeRWAI, Netherlands; and a trained photojournalist from International Institute of Journalism Berlin (IIJB).
He wears many hats – he is a practicing Development Professional, Social Entrepreneur, Educationalist, National and International Award Winning Actor and a Media Personality.
He has worked for more than a decade in the area of heath research and communication with a progressive track record of working for multinationals like A C Nelson (global leaders in market research), Family Health International (FHI), Population Services International (PSI), Britain Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) and currently leads MITRA Samaj as the Executive Director.
His brainchild “The Mitini Initiative” geared towards addressing their Menstrual Health Management issues is a fine example of truly sustainable approcah to development.
Vivek loves dogs – and says, “if I were a dog – I believe, I would be Pit Bull Aggressive and Persistent.
He has more than 10 years of professional experience in research and development projects in the field of urban development, migration, sanitation/WASH in schools and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM).
Mr. Schlenk received his M.Sc. degree from the University of Cologne. He did graduate work in Geography, Regional Planning and Political Science in Bonn, Cologne and at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
Mr. Rajeev Banjara
Mr. Ramon Pascal
Connie Cai Ru Gan