Anil Chitrakar is a noted architectural heritage expert, social entrepreneur, and cultural historian¬. He is a well-respected scholar, speaker, and writer on social, political, and environmental issues in Nepal.
Anil was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship in 1989. For 25 years, Anil has worked to improve the fabric of Nepalese society. He strongly believes that social projects should be designed for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. He also believes that systemic change happens only if local communities embrace and drive it themselves. He has used this philosophy to successfully mobilize Nepalese communities over and over again to act on initiatives ranging from preserving Nepalese history and culture to re-engineering energy and water supplies to reversing deforestation.