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Binita Shrestha

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Binita has around two decades of experience working as an international development practitioner and is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has worked in Nepal, Afghanistan, Laos, Cambodia and Yemen. Her expertise includes communication for development, social and behaviour change (SBC) programming, life skills and social norms programming.

She led a multi-award-winning communication initiative, Saathi Sanga Manka Kura, designed to impart life skills among adolescents in Nepal. This was a revolution in the youth-programming field in Nepal and was acknowledged as an example of best practice globally. In addition, she led the implementation of What Works programmes in Nepal, which is a multi-component SBC intervention combining research and community-based intervention, focusing on targeting harmful social norms that contribute to intimate partner violence.

She has also written a number of manuals and curriculums for the prevention of partner violence and women empowerment in Nepal and for preventing child sexual exploitation in Afghanistan as part of Bacha Bazi practice. Binita loves to travel, cook and try different cuisines when she is not working.

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