About Dilip BK


Originally from Nepal, presently living in Japan; in love with Japan and Japanese people. Dilip was educated in Australia and the USA and studied social science and political science. Currently runs an NGO with his sister to educate poor children and build safe houses for girls who are victims of sex trafficking. He is also the founder/organizer/curator for TEDx in Sapporo Japan: a global initiative of the non profit organization TED.
After travelling for a year all over south East Asia, he settled in Tokyo and worked for advertising production company as a Cultural Curator. There he grew the love for film and production both business and industry. Later he moved to Northern Japan and start a NGO to support the social issues in his country, Nepal. There he learned how to combine networking, global connections and his passion for the film industry to pave his success in becoming one of the TEDx representatives outside the USA . Being a global citizen he has worked with The City of Sapporo creating awareness about centralized issues such as growing suicide rates, poverty, urban planning and immigration policy. The core of his passion lies in motivating and mentoring students, teachers and other creative souls. He has done this through bringing TEDx to Universities and consulting with various innovators, helping them create pathways. At the end of the day he is just a simple man whose inspirations are driven by his love for his son.


English, Hindi, Japanese, Nepali

Areas of Expertise

Globalization Leadership, Political Science (National and International), Preserve Child rights, Modern Philanthropy, Charitable trusts, Social Enterpreneurship, Mobilization of Change

An idea worth spreading

What can we share together to the world would be a key to save the earth. Lets begin with the simplest thing we see around.

I'm passionate about

"My vision is to create human connection and foster growth"

Talk to me about

Causes, hopes for an issue, connecting people, creativity, Social Entrepreneurship, Policy making, listen and strength local voices

People don't know I'm good at

Evaluation and finding solutions to a problem, Socializing with any community, Idea generating for a new project or goals, brainstorming intellectuals

My TED story

I found TEDx a right platform to bring local voices to public and regional.

Comments & conversations

Dilip BK Sunar
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can you help me organize a TEDx?
Hi Tung, You should check out the PB work files that TED gave you when approving your license. Or Join the TEDxSummit group on Facebook.., everyone there is willing to help you.
Dilip BK Sunar
Posted almost 3 years ago
What advice would you give a younger you?
you don't need to look the goal , just take a first step, Life is about success from failure and you have the found the right place to start this conversation as TED is also about it. However , Look before you leap!
Dilip BK Sunar
Posted about 3 years ago
As a TEDx organizers I wish there were this feature on ted.com/tedx. Please propose a suggestion or an idea around future functionality.
I would really appreciate if TED will be able to share the TEDx Map code or Find TEDx event codes ( which is listed on ted.com/tedx) to the organizers so that it can embedded in our TEDx events webpages which gives visitors the ideas when and how many TEDx are happening or coming we as a part of global community are sharing the same visions and one destiny to change the world.