Jagdish GhimireSouth Asia Area RepresentativeJagdish Ghimire is the founder and chair of an award-winning non-governmental organization (NGO) in the remote Ramechhap District in east central Nepal.
Founded in 1983 with support from World Neighbors
, Tamakoshi Service society (TSS) combines reproductive health with community organizing, women's empowerment, access to safe drinking water and sustainable agriculture.Jagdish
has more than 25 years experience in family planning and community organization.He received a Master's Degree in Sociology from Patna University (India) and a post-graduate diploma in Population Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K.He has served as assistant director of the South Asia Region for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), London, 1984-90; Acting Chief Executive Officer, Family Planning Association of Nepal, 1980; consultant, United Nations Population Fund, Nepal; and visiting lecturer, Centre for Population Studies, University of Wales. Jagdish Ghimire founded NGO Federation in 1991 and led Nepal's NGO movement as its chair until 1994.Before joining World Neighbors as area representative, he was consultant to World Neighbors' South Asia area.Jagdish
is also a published author in Nepali and has written poetry, play, novels and short stories.