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Theme: Future Worth Creating

This event occurred on
April 22, 2022
Dhulikhel, Bagmati

TEDxKathmanduUniversity is an independently organized, completely non-profit TED event scheduled for April 22, 2022, in the central campus premises., Kathmandu University.

Kathmandu University
KU ring Road
Dhulikhel, Bagmati, 45200
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Achyut Wagle

Professor and Associate Dean (KUSOM)
He also held important public positions like the Advisor to the Prime Minister as well as to the Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of the country. An econo-political analyst, who also holds PhD in Economics (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India), MSc (Economics, University of Birmingham, UK), MA (Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal). He is widely published nationally and internationally.

Ashmina Ranjit

Nepal’s leading conceptual artist and activist. She is at the forefront of artivism (art+activism) in South Asia. Her artworks challenge and confront the status quo. Subversion of stereotypes, politics of gender and human rights are critical to her process. She expresses her attachment with herself and other women. She depicts the power of female body, and sexual and sensual joy of women’s experience.

Bipin Adhikari

Senior Constitutional Expert, Professor
Previously served with UN in Cambodia, Liberia and Timor-Leste who is also an expert in the area of institution-building, human rights, access to justice, infrastructure development, legal forms, governments and democratization process. A senior constitutional and a policy analyst of Nepal. He is counted as the leading voice of Nepal in the area of the Constitutional Law.

Bishal Bajgain

He is a student at Kathmandu University School of Law(KUSOL). His topic of interest ranges from literature, sports, politics, and music. He believes words are vital in transforming how we think, how we be critical towards society and how we operate.

Jiten Thapa

Research and Design Engineer
A graduate in ‘Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’ from Kathmandu University in 2018. who is also the winner of an oral presentation at the National Young Scientists Conference 2019. He was selected as Emerging Space Leader in 2021 where he presented about his work in International Astronautical Congress [IAF], Dubai.He is also one of the developer of SanoSat-1 which the fist satellite that is made in Nepal which was launched in 2022 January.

KU Theatre Group

Kathmandu University Theatre Group (KUTG) is a group of students at the University working together to promote performing arts

Manish Pokharel

Professor and Dean (KUSOE)
Had been appointed as a member of High-Level ICT Council under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Nepal who holds a PhD in E-Government from Korea Aerospace University, South Korea, in addition to which, also has post-doctorate from Korea Aerospace University, South Korea. He worked as a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Kathmandu University from February 01, 1996 to June 1, 2000 and now is the Dean of School of Engineering. He taught various graduate-level courses in Korea Aerospace University, Goyang City, South Korea from March 01, 2008 to June 30, 2010.

Mona Nyachhyon

Cybersecurity Professional, Management Consultant
A nominee for the IT award in Silicon Valley, USA, and in Asia for leading the IT team, as well as for women in IT of the year award in Asia, Singapore. She has played an instrumental role in growing the company to 150+ employees in the development center and led as CEO and director of software engineering. She has a double degree in Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Administration. She completed her bachelor’s in engineering with Merit List in 2006

Nilotpal Dhakal

Nilotpal Dhakal is an independent singer-songwriter from Kathmandu. He hopes to make music that people can relate to and call their own.

Sushil Adhikari

Youth/Disability Right Activist
A computer instructor, sound editor, blogger, positive thinker, writer, and the founder of a volunteer-based youth-led venture called, Bright Star Society. He is currently working to promote accessible and adaptive technologies for the persons with special needs advocating for the right to accessibility while consuming various digital equipment including hardware and the software. An inspiration among the young blood! He is a youth and disability rights activist currently working to raise awareness on disability rights and issue in Nepal and beyond.

Organizing team


Dhulikhel, Nepal


  • Abhishek Byanjankar
    Team member
  • Image Adhikari
  • Rajendra Ghimire
    Team member
  • Saugat Bastola
  • Siza Adhikari
    Team member
  • Soniya Bastola
    Team member
  • Srijana Shrestha
  • Sushant Subedi