YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14
The YEP fellow is responsible to establish and lead the aQysta Nepal team, and inspire and direct the local team in scaling a renewable energy based water technology in the agriculture sector. Coordinate a research and engineering team focused on the agricultural and water sector. Perform research at farmer field level, gaining understanding of farmer's lives, crop cycles and local challenges. Gain expertise on water-technology transfer and adapt it to the local context. Contribute to the development of a finance mechanism which allows smallholder farmers to access irrigation technology which supports them to practice year-round farming, which will enhance income level and food and nutrition security of the people, without damaging the environment. Scale suitable finance mechanisms to other renewable energy technologies in agriculture and water sector.
- Energy System Planning and Design
- 3D Modeling and Design
- Strategy and Business Development
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team
- Good Communication.
- Adaptability in multicultural work setting
Education: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. MSc. Engineering in Energy Systems Planning and Management
Experience before YEP
- Worked as an engineer at aQysta Nepal and oversee the tasks of product assembly, experimenting with the product variants and also managing the localisation, which includes designing and fabrication of parts, of the hydro powered irrigation pump i.e. Barsha Pump in Nepal
- Worked as an intern engineer in Practical Action Nepal’s Agriculture Program under Securing Water For Food (SWFF) Project funded by USAID.
- Worked in Nepal Airlines Corporation as an intern and learnt the various tasks performed in Tribhuvan International Airport during Line and Base Maintenance (Part of Organisation Engagement Program during Undergraduate).