Samita Thapa

Samita Thapa

Researcher, Santiago
Specialisms:
I believe in aligning efforts from the public, private, and civil society sectors to fulfil our global goal towards a more sustainable world. My experience in various small and big organizations around the world have only solidified my conviction in the need for all of us to work together, leveraging technology and social innovation, while always keeping people and planet at the centre.

Background:
I have a masters in development studies from The Graduate Institute of Geneva (IHEID) during which I had the opportunity to contribute to the digital identity project at the World Economic Forum and conduct in-depth research on localizing UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for the International Organization for Migration. Prior to my masters, I was part of the U.S. State Department’s Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps Fellowship in Washington, D.C. where I managed global communications and engagement for TechChange – a tech for good company – after which I moved to Nepal where I managed an incubator program for social entrepreneurs for Accountability Lab.

Person I most admire:
Women around the world taking risks in their own communities to push boundaries in our patriarchal world.