- Executive Director
Mr. Manandhar brings proven national and international exposure with leading positions in the management field of social and community development. He had over 30 years of experiences working in close coordination and networking with government and bi-lateral and multilateral development partners. While working with the organizations heads of different development organizations, Mr. Manandhar had successfully advocated with government to formulate and or/implement policies to benefit the most needy populations of Nepal. He had also leaded several research and evaluation related to different projects. He has worked in the field of Education, health, disaster risk reduction, child protection and youth development & promotion of livelihood in Nepal and South Asian Countries.
The Executive Director of the Alternative Foundation Mr. Uday Manandhar is an enthusiastic leader who has a great personality and has key strength in the various fields. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully managing and expanding community based child and youth focused development and emergency and disaster risk reduction related programs in Nepal, Afghanistan and other South Asian countries. He has excelled as a team leader and co-team leader in conducting project assessment, evaluation and developing strategic plans of community-based development projects. He has accomplished leadership role in successfully managing multiple donors (USAID, OFDA, Royal Norwegian Embassy, European Commission, Aus AID, Global Fund) funded programs, especially in the areas of improving access and quality of basic primary education, disaster risk reduction and education in emergency, child protection, HIV and AIDS, and adolescent development and organizational development and capacity building of partnering agencies. He also has worked in different international platforms years’ country strategic and annual plans and coordination with government line agencies and other development partners including UN organizations. He overally has a inspiring and motivating personality.
He has gathered the experience working in the various fields throughout the phase of 30 years. He worked as freelancer Consultant, Regional Program Manager, Assistant Country Director, Deputy Country Director, Program Manager, Field Co-ordinator, Training Officer in the well renowned organizations and institutions.
Talking about the Educational Qualifications, he achieved his Masters Degree in Political Science with first class from Tribhuvan University in 1985 and also he accomplished the Bachelors Degree of Arts in First Class from Tribhuvan University in 1975.
Due to his immense contribution and hard work he was also honored with various types of Special Awards. Similarly, he also have aided and assisted in the publication of different Books and Writings.