Mr. Rajesh Ghimire, in his twenty years of career in the media and NGO field, has donned several hats from that of Media officer in United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) to a mainstream journalist, a photographer to writer, editor, project manager, event manager and documentary filmmaker, to name a few. His extensive experience of working with Nepali Media has resulted in a widespread network of contacts, which serves as an excellent resource.
Over the years, Mr. Rajesh has been engaged in numerous public health issues (reproductive health, HIV/ AIDS, tobacco cessation) in the capacity of a media advisor, manager and journalist.
1994- Law Graduate, Nepal Law Collage, 1998-PG Diploma in Environment Law, Center for Environmental law, India and 1991 Diploma in Journalism (10 months) Nepal Press Institute, Nepal
Work undertaken that best illustrates capability to handle the tasks assigned
National Housing Reconstruction Programme, Government of Nepal and World Bank funded project: This government led national survey envisaged to collect first-hand information from all the household of the 14 earthquake affected districts. As a core team member, Mr. Rajesh led the operational management of over 2500 engineers mobilised in the 14 districts and played a supportive role in standardized recruitment process, training and logistics management. 2016
National Enrolment Program, NRA/UNOPS, Mr. Rajesh led the operational management of National Enrolment Programme for National Reconstruction Agency (NRA) by recruiting and mobilising 3 enrolment staff in every VDC and wards of municipalities of 11 earthquake affected districts. The project also supported the Central and District Level Programme Implementation Unit for effective planning and implementation of enrolment programme by supplying 2044 human resources. 2016
Media Advisor- Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD): As Media Advisor, Mr. Rajesh’s responsibilities included drafting of media strategy, implementation of the strategy and media mobilization for the organization.
Project Coordinator: Mr. Rajesh worked as Project Coordinator for Sustainability Watch, an international network of 15 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It works towards monitoring and advocacy of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promotes the localization of MDGs through civil society participation. As the project coordinator, Mr. Ghimire was responsible for facilitating the international network. [Jan 2006-July 2007].
Mr. Rajesh also worked as a project coordinator of Rio+10 Project, which analyzed, lobbied for implementation of Sustainable Development Agenda in Nepal (Jan. 2001 to Nov. 2003).
Mr. Rajesh received the Best Environmental Journalists Award 1998 for a Video Report on Goru Baneka Manis (Humans working as ox) which deals on the relationship between environment and poverty by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ)
Nepalma Pardarsita ra Brastachar (2000) a book on transparency and corruption in Nepal. Co-Editor
Radio-A book on Community Radios in Nepal.( 2001)
Samudaik Radio- A book on operational guidelines for the community radios. (2003)
Environmental Justice, A book on situation of environmental justice in Nepal (2005).
Haka-Haki- A monthly magazine on environment and sustainable development/Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ). (2000-2006) (www.nefej.org)
Nikunja Piditharuko Sanghrsha (a book on conflict between national parks and people and their struggle) written by anthropologist Jailab Kumar Rai and published by Community Development Organisation. (2011)
“Sustainable Development and Nepal” (in Nepali) a book published by NEFEJ on 2002
"World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) 2002" (in Nepali) a booklet on the outcome of WSSD published by NEFEJ.1
Forth Estate-Strengthening Environmental Reporting in South Asia-A hand book on Air, Water and Land Pollution, (in English) published by Idma Foundation For Sustainable Development, Chandigarh India 2006 (Co-author)
"Village Education Plan- Road to enlightenment" (in Nepali and English) published By Nan-formal Education Center, Government of Nepal. (2006)
Climate Change: Understand and Communicate- Booklet, Synopsis of toolkit written in Nepali by renowned scientist Dr. Tirtha Bahadur Shrestha, and published by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Environment (2012).
Climate Change and Public Health- A book focusing on the issues of climate change and its effect on public health especially on the reproductive health of women. Published by NEFEJ on June 2012 for WWF-Nepal.
Hamro Pani Hamro Adhikar (Our Water; Our Right). A 27 min documentary on implementation of Melamchi Drinking Water Project and its effect on the rights of the local people. (2000)
Living in Harmony- a 20 min. film based on the experience of people living around the National Park and the protected area of the Country. (2001)
Life without smoke- a video on Improve Cooking stoves for Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC/HMG)
AIDS- a 20 min. documentary on HIV-AIDS victims and their Social status. (Produced by NEFEJ)