Akash Shrestha is Research Manager at Samriddhi Foundation. He also engages with the politicians, policy-makers, bureaucrats and sectorial experts of Samriddhi’s research areas as part of Samriddhi’s advocacy efforts. He contributes to building networks with key stakeholders and identifying new research areas. His concentration is also on promoting ideas of liberty through media platforms via different public consumption materials.
He studied Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong. He was a finalist in the Think Tank Shark Tank Competition held in Malaysia in 2016 and was the winner of the John Blundell Elevator Pitch Competition in Ney York in 2017. He has authored (and co-authored) books, policy papers and articles dissecting Nepalese economic policies.
Prior to joining Samriddhi in 2013, he was a founding member of Youth for Nepal.