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Ekanath Khatiwada
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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"Thanks Pravez, I think you have touched a very important and sensitive issues of unpaid labor within the value chains. It has been a big debate that how we can account unpaid care work at enterprise level. I think this could be a bigger policy level…"
May 19, 2016

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"I totally agree with Georgie,"
May 19, 2016

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
"I think we have to relate meaningful participation in economic development activities by mobility and decision making pattern in agriculture and value chain activities.  We should also do a some level of market barriers assessment on how women…"
May 19, 2016
Taz Burwaiss left a comment for Ekanath Khatiwada
"Hi Ekanath, Hope you're very well. I was wondering if you would be interested in connecting with us on twitter? @leadint We’d love to be able to work together if possible. Cheers Taz"
Jul 17, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Business Action for Africa's discussion How can business tap into opportunities in Africa, while maximising its contribution to development?
"Most of the challenges mentioned in the other posts. I can point three key challenges here; increasing unemployment (especially youth unemployment), access to land issues, weakest trade links with the external world."
May 13, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Business Action for Africa's discussion How can business tap into opportunities in Africa, while maximising its contribution to development?
"There are number of business opportunities in Africa : Some of the key sectors are : agriculture, manufacturing , food processing, contraction/real states , unique tourism distinction, computers software engineering /design, trade related business,…"
May 13, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Christina Tewes-Gradl's discussion Changing Climate, Changing Behavior: How Can Agricultural Microinsurance Incentivize Adaptation to Climate Change?
"Thanks Christina , the project was phased- out in 2003 , I will have to check how the community are operating now. If  I find anything interesting I will certainly share with you soon. "
Apr 30, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Christina Tewes-Gradl's discussion Changing Climate, Changing Behavior: How Can Agricultural Microinsurance Incentivize Adaptation to Climate Change?
"Thanks Zahid, please give me some time i will share some of the documents with you , This initiatives was piloted very long time ago . This was more  of informal community based insurance system managed by the community group association…"
Apr 30, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Christina Tewes-Gradl's discussion Changing Climate, Changing Behavior: How Can Agricultural Microinsurance Incentivize Adaptation to Climate Change?
"Thanks Christina for sharing this mechanisms, In addition to this I would like to share few line below; Especially small holders are at risks with the unpredictable weather condition – from the crops plantation period to harvesting period.…"
Apr 30, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"Thanks Caroline, looks interesting  !!!"
Apr 10, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"Some of the challenges are trust, fear of mutual benefits and some time it will be a issues of patent rights..  in some cases it happens due to other external factors like serious structural problems or other policy related factors in getting…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Zahid Torres-Rahman's discussion Breaking Silos: How can social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs build great partnerships?
"There are multiple benefits of building partnership between social entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs like they can do the better and cost effective innovation that suite for a local situation (markets) like what is happening renewable energy…"
Apr 10, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Google Hangout with Paul Polak
"Thank you very much this for these insightful thoughts and innovative way of addressing the poverty issues "
Apr 3, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada commented on Meghan Ennes's blog post Meghan Ennes: What Is Shared Value?
"Inspiring video , sharing value for profits and for the social impacts are really good things to about .lets hope  the corporate world is gradually taking this route in future ."
Mar 14, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Sarah Montgomery's discussion Why consider small-scale, local enterprises in Private Sector Development?
"Thanks Alison, yes it is a complex issues, there are multiple direct and systemic issues around the trust questions. If we have a strong check and balance like explicit contract agreement that might minimise the risks at both level, after having all…"
Feb 27, 2014

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Ekanath Khatiwada replied to Sarah Montgomery's discussion Why consider small-scale, local enterprises in Private Sector Development?
"Based on the previous experiences, private sectors increasingly have a  bigger roles to play in supporting local economy, at the same time they have to gain fair profit margins by developing innovative inclusive business model or supply chain ,…"
Feb 27, 2014

Profile Information

Job Title
Manager, Market Systems
Organisation
worked with SNV, UNDP , HFHI ,NGOs, Private sectors in Nepal, Zambia and South Sudan
Sector
I work for a business organisation, I work for a non government organisation, I am an academic
About my work:
Value Chain ,M4P and PSD Specialist (more than 17 years) having worked in both Southern Africa and Asia with post-conflict experience. I have contributed and shared private sector and entrepreneurship development models in various national and international policy forums and publications, provided advisory services to various pro–poor rural agribusiness enterprises; public private partnership initiatives in South Sudan, Zambia, and Nepal.

Some Breakthroughs:
-Piloted Cardamom Value chain in Nepal supported by SNV and UNDP/GEF Nepal
-Implemented Ultra poor special package programme in Nepal implemented by UNDP/SAPAP Asia/Nepal
-Successful pilot on Gum Acacia Value chain in South Sudan ( SNV )
-Piloted Rice value chain in Zambia (SNV)
-Piloted Biogas program in Zambia(SNV)
-Provided consultancy services on market linkages and BDS services to the innovative project -Jatropha oil for lighting project in Zambia ( SNV)
-Implemented DANIDA funded integrated income generation project in Nepal (MRMG/RIGP)

Education:
MBA from TU Nepal MSc in strategic planning from EBS-Heriot Watt University UK and Diploma on BDS service from ILO .
Currently perusing a DBA study from EBS-Heriot Watt UK.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Technology, Trade, Women and Business, Youth Enterprise

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 15:59 on November 6, 2012, Ntatang Ayuk Etobi said…

Hi Ekanath,

Will be happy to be in touch with you, hope you will give me chance to share things about Africa and Cameroon with you.

At 17:04 on December 1, 2012,
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Ekanath Khatiwada
said…
sure,please get in touch
At 9:08 on December 16, 2012, Peter Rossi said…

Hi Ekanath,

Thank you for adding me as your friend. Nice Sunday & Regards. Peter

At 4:04 on January 18, 2013, Dr Siddhartha Sankar Dash said…

Dear Ekanath,

Many thanks for adding me as your friend.

Regards

Dr Dash

At 8:52 on March 6, 2013, Steve Morris said…

Hi Ekanath, will be appy t be your "friend" on this forum. Lots tpo share in support of smallholder farmers and their market linkage requirements. Steve

At 2:33 on January 6, 2014, David D. Laurel said…

Hi Ekanath, many thanks for your invitation.  Surely it would be great to have many friends on this site. Salamat!

At 15:54 on February 11, 2014, Marjorie Brans said…
Thanks for the invitation to connect! We have a lot of interests in common. Hopefully we can meet in person some day.
At 0:03 on February 12, 2014,
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Cam Jennings
said…

Greetings Sir,

May we work together as part of a global team to find the effective solutions that will be required to meet the future global challenges. Business can assist in poverty reduction and I would be most interested to learn more about the 2014-2015 initiatives that you are undertaking in Africa.

Sincerely,

Cameron.

https://www.facebook.com/ZimbabweProjects20122015

 

At 13:07 on July 17, 2014, Taz Burwaiss said…

Hi Ekanath,

Hope you're very well. I was wondering if you would be interested in connecting with us on twitter? @leadint

We’d love to be able to work together if possible.

Cheers

Taz

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