who are we ?

Our Mission

We facilitate the empowerment of poor, vulnerable and socially excluded people to fulfill their basic needs and achieve social justice.

Our Vision

From the high Himalayas to the plains of the Terai, we seek a peaceful and harmonious society in which poor, vulnerable and socially excluded people live in dignity, and their rights are fulfilled. We will be a partner of choice and be recognized for our commitment to social justice.

Our Goal

By 2020 CARE will support 3.95 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities in Nepal to overcome poverty and social injustice.

What do we do ?

CARE Nepal works in partnerships with state agencies, donors, NGOs, civil society organizations, research institutes, private sectors, and also closely collaborate with community members. We work across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs to address gender-based violence, women and girls’ leadership and voice, inclusive governance, sexual reproductive health, livelihoods, food and nutrition security, disaster risk reduction, and climate change.
CARE draws on its global experience to address the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice, with a distinct focus on the most marginalized and vulnerable women and adolescent girls.

Care's Reach

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Fifth National Summit of the Health and Population Scientists in Nepal

On the occasion of Fifth National Summit of the Health and Population Scientists in Nepal, organized by the Nepal Health...

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Third Triennial National Midwifery Conference

CARE Nepal was invited to present at the Third Triennial National Midwifery Conference organized on the first week of May...

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CARE’s officials killed in a bomb explosion in Kabul

It is with deep sadness that CARE confirms the deaths of three of our colleagues killed in a bomb explosion...

Our Team

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LORA WUENNENBERG

Country Director

Lora Wuennenberg is CARE’s Country Director in Nepal. She joined the CARE Nepal team in January 2016 and is responsible for CARE’s overall program operations and management. She has also worked for more than 25 years with CARE in a variety of country and regional senior management positions in Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Philippines. Prior to her assignment in Nepal, Lora worked in CARE USA Headquarters as Associate Vice President for Donor Compliance Assurance where she established a global grants management and training team to more effectively support CARE’s global grants and sub grants portfolio. Her program operations span the range of emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs as well as longer term development programs that benefit women and girls.

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MONA SHERPA

Assistant Country Director – Program Quality

Mona Sherpa joined CARE Nepal in August 2018 and is responsible for providing strategic, management and technical support to all the program teams of CARE Nepal. She brings with her close to 19 years of professional experience in diverse capacities across various countries in South Asia as well as countries such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland. She has largely contributed in the field of Women’s Rights, Governance, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and in the overall management of development interventions ensuring the feminist and human rights angle in all of her work. She also possesses expertise in tactfully working with various Government agencies and donors.

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SHIVANI DIXIT ADHIKARI

Assistant Country Director – Program Support

Shivani Dixit Adhikari joined CARE Nepal in September 2015. At CARE Nepal Shivani leads and manages departments like finance, procurement, logistics and warehouse, IT, administration and safety and security. She has more than 15 years of experience in the development and private sector and has handled multi-currency, multi-donor projects successfully. In the past she has worked with several big organizations like International Rescue Committee (IRC), Action Aid International and Population Services International (PSI).

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JULIE GURUNG

Senior Coordinator – Program Development and Impact Assessment

Julie Gurung has been actively engaged in the development sector since last 13 years. Currently, she is working as the Senior Coordinator for Program Development and Impact Assessment at CARE Nepal and her contribution to this unit has significantly supported in developing quality program and securing various grants. She also facilitates in streamlining the organizational processes of impact assessment in order to generate learning and strengthen knowledge management of the organization.

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SANTOSH SHARMA

Team Leader, Earthquake Emergency Response and Recovery Program

Santosh Sharma has been a part of CARE Nepal for more than two decades in various positions. In his current position as the Team Leader of Earthquake Emergency Response and Recovery Program of CARE Nepal, Santosh provides strategic and management leadership in the planning, managing and implementation. He works closely with the program team to ensure the Emergency Response and Recovery work is integrated into regular programming of the Country Office. He also participates in the design and leads key aspects of the implementation of CARE Nepal’s Humanitarian Program Strategy objectives including supporting robust Disaster Risk Reduction plans and play a key role in development of the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plans.

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BIRBHADRA LAMICHHANE

Finance Controller

Birbhadra Lamichhane is a qualified chartered accountant and has been part of CARE Nepal for the last three and half years in various positions. He has previously worked in different areas like: audit and compliance, sub grant management in CARE itself, Save the Children- Nepal and T.R Upadhyay & CO. (Correspondent firm of KPMG). He has been providing his controller ship role in the area of planning/budgeting, treasury management, accounting, reporting, and financial review and monitoring. His support in this role has significantly contributed to the country office to maintain financial indicators on track like: timely financial closing, donor reporting, resource utilization and etc.

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PRAJANA WAIBA PRADHAN

Human Resources and Organization Development Coordinator

Prajana joined CARE Nepal in 2013 as the Head of Human Resources department and has been engaged in facilitating change management and strategic organizational development. She has been a part of the development sector for the past 13 years in Nepal that included working with ActionAid and World Wide Fund for Nature. Besides, human resources and management, she also brings in experience of marketing and customer service from her prior engagement with ICICI Bank, India and Himal Media, Nepal. Her initiation of introducing software tools for Human Resource Management and online recruitment in CARE Nepal has been instrumental in maintaining an efficient system in the organization.

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INDU PANT GHIMIRE

GESI Advisor

Indu Pant Ghimire has been actively engaged in the development sector for the last 35 years. Currently, she is working as the Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor in CARE Nepal. She provides strategic leadership and guidance in mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion in the areas of program development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.  This includes capacity development of staff and partner’s staff on gender equality. In the past she has also worked with several organizations like UNDP Nepal, Plan International Nepal and Canadian Center for International Studies and Cooperation in variety of programs in senior positions.

Contact Us

Phone Number:

    • 01-5522800

Email:

    • npl.carenepal@care.org

Address:

    • 4/288 – Samata Bhawan
    • Dhobighat, Lalitpur
    • (Opposite to DAV School)
    • P.O. Box 1661, Kathmandu, Nepal