Akash Shrestha is Research Coordinator at Samriddhi Foundation. He is engaged in conceptualising and designing research projects and overseeing the projects during the implementation. He also engages with the politicians, policy-makers, bureaucrats, and sectorial experts of Samriddhi’s research areas as part of Samriddhi’s advocacy efforts. He contributes to building networks with key stakeholders and identifying new research areas. His concentration is also on guiding, engaging, and capacity-building of other team members in the research department; guaranteeing continuous dissemination of findings of research; and promoting ideas of liberty through media platforms by preparing public consumption materials.

Prior to joining Samriddhi in 2013, he was a founding member of the Nepal chapter of Youth for Nepal. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Economics at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.