Krishna Gahatraj

Program Officer, Nepal

Krishna is an experienced development practitioner with more than 10 years of expertise on human rights, disability-inclusive development, inclusive humanitarian action, and inclusive project cycle management. Krishna is a person with physical impairment belonging to the Dalit community of Nepal.

Before joining DRF, he worked at United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Nepal country office as a monitoring and evaluation officer for disability inclusion under the National Specialist category for United Nations Volunteer Program. Previously, he did his fellowship with International Disability Alliance for Inclusive Humanitarian Action focusing on supporting the capacity building of humanitarian actors and organizations of persons with disabilities. He had served at the Christian Blind Mission for 4 years and 5 months as a program officer for disability inclusion.

Krishna has pursued his Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Development from Mid-West University of Nepal and is currently pursuing another Master’s Degree in Gender Studies from Tribhuwan University of Nepal. He has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Social Science, majoring in sociology, anthropology and rural development.