Our Team

Our Team

IAESTE Nepal, represented by Civil Initiative, is a proud associate member of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), established in 1948 at Imperial College, London. It was introduced to Nepal in 2013 by Bangkok-based Nepali academic Khagendra Dhakal with support from leading Nepali universities and the FNCCI.  

We have been pivotal in facilitating paid international internships for Nepali students and welcoming international talent. Inaugurated officially in 2017 by then Education Minister Hon. Gopal Man Shrestha, over 150 students have benefitted from our paid internship directly and many more supported through our other student empowerment programs, connecting Nepal with over 100 countries globally.

Guides our strategic vision and oversees the national committee’s goals.

Jeevan Karki – Exchange Coordinator – Former Intern (Germany)

Ensures enriching experiences for students and partners within the exchange program.

Prajwal Shrestha – Stakeholder Engagement Manager – Former Intern (Germany)

Cultivates and maintains partnerships to support our mission.

Sanjeev Dhakal – Digital Marketing Officer

Drives our digital engagement and community outreach.

Administrative Officer

We are currently seeking a dynamic individual (preferably a female volunteer) to fill this vital role and support our day-to-day operations.


Kabu Bhawan, opposite Chirayu Hospital, Basundhara, Kathmandu 03, 44600 Nepal

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