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Thakur Thapa Magar (Nepal)

Thakur

Senior Planning, Information and Monitoring Officer

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Nepal

 

Master of Integrated Water Management
(with Australia Awards Scholarship)

Graduated in 2014

Career path

Before taking on his current studies, Thakur studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He has since been working in the design and implementation of drinking water and irrigation systems, helping to provide access to safe drinking water or irrigation facilities for more than twenty thousand people in eight hilly districts of Nepal.

Thakur's story

"I knew that this program would teach me to improve policies and implementation modalities for boosting economic prosperity for Nepalese people through integrated approaches of sustainable and equitable use of water in Nepal."

My Background
When I was doing a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, I came to realise that Nepal, in spite of having huge potential for economic growth through effectively using available water resources, is not able to capitalise on the opportunity. I decided then and there to devote myself to working in the water sector to help change that.

Professional experience
Since then, I have been working in the design and implementation of drinking water and irrigation systems, helping to provide access to safe drinking water or irrigation facilities for more than twenty thousand people in eight hilly districts of Nepal. 

My goal
However, I wanted to do more than this. I wanted to help bring economic prosperity for Nepalese people by becoming a leader in the water sector, locally and internationally. To do this I needed more knowledge, and I found the perfect way to gain it, in Australia.

Master of Integrated Water Management
The International WaterCentre Master of Integrated Water Management was what I found. I knew that this program would teach me to improve policies and implementation modalities for boosting economic prosperity for Nepalese people through integrated approaches of sustainable and equitable use of water in Nepal, so I was overjoyed to receive an AusAID scholarship to go to Australia to study it.

Future
I sincerely believe that the integrated water management program will add great value to my professional career and have profound impacts on the lives of population I serve. I would like to thank all those who were involved in designing such a pertinent program, and to thank AusAID for allowing me to be part of it.

 

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