Anil Chitrakar
Anil Chitrakar

An Engineer and Energy Planner by training, Anil has been at the forefront of development dialogue in Nepal for more than two decades. He launched ECCA (Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness), and went on to head IUCN Nepal. An Ashoka Fellow and a recipient of Rolex Award, the World Economic Forum at DAVOS recognized Anil as one of the “Global Leaders of tomorrow” in 1993. A free-lance consultant and a columnist he regularly gives inspirational talks on development.

Anil Chitrakar is a veteran social entrepreneur and environmentalist honored with many awards. Mr. Chitrakar has worked towards improving the social and development fabric of Nepal.

Anil Chitrakar is Founder of the Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA), which aims to mobilize Nepali youth to be the link between the supply and demand sides of solutions by enabling hands on learning outside of the classroom.  He received both an Ashoka Fellowship and The Rolex Award for his work.  Anil has served as a member of the City Planning Commission of Kathmandu, where he focused his efforts on reviving the urban heritage, environmental management and social development within the city.  He also launched the Kathmandu 2020 campaign aimed at envisioning and attaining a better future for the Kathmandu valley by mobilizing its residents.  Today, Anil continues to mobilize Nepali society through Nepal Unites, a social media based campaign.  He has also managed venture funds for environmental groups throughout Nepal and has campaigned to change the country’s investment strategy in hydropower by funding the development of a local energy source.  In 1993, Anil was recognized as one of the 100 “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  He also received the Silicon Valley’s Tech Award.