The 53th episode of the monthly program Last Thursdays with an Entrepreneur was held on 27th February 2014 at United World Trade Center, Tripureshwor. The featured speaker was Mr. Udaya Chapagain, Tea Industry Agro- Entrepreneur.
The speaker Mr. Udaya Chapagain is Director at Gorkha Tea Estate and founder President –HIMCOOP (Himalayan Tea Producers Co-operative) 2003 to 2010, president HOTPA (Himalayan Orthodox Tea Producers Association) 2010 to 2013 and he is the entrepreneur who has taken Nepali tea to global markets.
He started his job as a teacher in a school and worked in a shoe factory with the idea in mind that “No Job Is Small” and today has developed a socially responsible value chain for harvesting Nepali tea.
His Gorkha Tea Estate in Illam has successfully implemented public private partnership models where farmers get fair prices for their labor and improved facilities, and his tea is continually exported to international markets. He has managed to set examples for Corporate Social Responsibility through his efforts.
Mr. Chapagain’s story was followed by Q&A from the participants. Around 70 people attended the event.