Nibedita Shrestha is from Nepal. She earned a Masters of Philosophy in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen, Norway in 2004. Prior to that that, she earned a Masters in Sociology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s Studies from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. She began her career doing social research that was followed by work experienced in pre-adolescent female education promotion, women entrepreneurship and labor issues. She is most interested in the elevation and empowerment issues of women and marginalized groups. She has extensive background in I/NGO sector working at the grassroots level. Nibedita has developed skills to facilitate education for young girls from marginalized communities and implemented various capacity-building training for potential and existing women entrepreneurs. She has done extensive research on labor issues afflicting hydro power development in Nepal.