Born and schooled in Nepal, Anil Chitrakar trained as an engineer and energy planner at the University of Rajasthan (India) and the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He started his career as an energy engineer for the Academy of Science and Technology when he traveled to remote areas of Nepal to transfer renewable energy technologies. Anil is an Ashoka Fellow recognized for his work in enabling school children to be the agents of change in conserving and managing Nepal’s natural, cultural and built heritage. In 1993 he was one of the 100 “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” awardees at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Recently he has also been awarded the Tech Award in Silicon Valley for his work on renewable energy technologies. He has also been awarded at the Development Marketplace at the World Bank for his design and scaling of solar technologies. He has headed the IUCN Nepal office, implementing the National Conservation Strategy, and worked with elected city leaders in urban regeneration projects. Anil continues to innovate and scale solutions that have long term positive impact on society and is currently President of Siddharthinc, a private initiative dedicated to unlocking markets responsibly. He has a regular column in the Nepali Times.