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Anita Thapa

2017 Fellow

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Her Turn • Nepal

Anita Thapa is currently working as the Executive Director of Her Turn. Prior to joining Her Turn, she has worked with youth and adolescents in Nepal and South Asia. She has served as the President of a youth-led organization called Youth Initiative and co-founded a non-profit called Sambhawana. In 2011, she was awarded a Community Solutions Fellowship by the U.S. State Department and placed in Boston, Massachusetts where she worked in public and alternative schools. In 2013, Accountability Lab recognized her school initiative called “Civic Schools” as one of the best interventions in schools for civic education. Anita was also awarded an accountability incubator fellowship, known as “Accountaprenuer”. She is also a 2016 Asia Young Leaders for Democracy Fellow of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.