Basanta Adhikari is the founding chairperson of Bikalpa-an Alternative, an organization that envisions a Nepal where rule of law is supreme and all citizens can have an equal opportunity to prosper in their own country and enjoy their rights to life, liberty and property. Previously, Basanta worked with Samriddhi-the Prosperity Foundation, where he led “Gari Khana Deu” (Livable Nepal), a campaign that advocates three fundamental principles: rule of law, right to life and property, and freedom to enterprise. Basanta also served as a volunteer for three years at Youth Development Program in Biratnagar, Nepal, and joined Youth Initiative in 2007, where he worked with stakeholders to educate and train young people on civic leadership. He graduated from SungKongHoe University in South Korea with a master’s degree in Inter-Asia nongovernmental organization studies. Besides this, Basanta is an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, the Accountability Incubator Accountability Lab’s “Accountapreneur” program and an Asia 21 Young Leaders fellow.