Human Resources

  • Advocate Shanti Kumari Rai


    Advocate Shanti Kumari Rai is a lawyer by profession. She was a member of interim constitution  2007 drafting committee and  a member of  Nepal Law Commission  (2008-2010) of the government of Nepal. She  spent long time in teaching in Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuwan University, Nepal.

    She has  persistently been involving  in promoting the human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous peoples in Nepal since 1990. She has been serving as a legal advisor in various organizations.

  • Advocate Dinesh Ghale

    Vice Chairman

    Advocate Dinesh Ghale is a lawyer by profession. He has been involving in promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms of Nepalese IPs since 1995. He acted as a member of CERD promotion committee. He is Vice-president of LAHURNIP and  Chairperson of Lila Phang (Ghale Samaj), a representative organization of Ghale indigenous community. He is serving as  a legal advisor for various indigenous peoples´ organizations in Nepal. 

  • Advocate Shankar Limbu


    Advocate Shankar Limbu, a prominent indigenous layer of Nepal, is constantly doing activism in promoting human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous peoples at both national and international arena. He was a board member of United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, and executive  board member of  Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) foundation, Thailand .

    He has been publishing number of articles and journals  related to indigenous peoples'  rights and issues . He has been contributing a lot in promoting  human rights of indigenous communities whose land territories are disproportionately affected by development interventions through public interest litigation and advocacy.

  • Advocate Bhim Rai


    Advocate Bhim Rai is  highly experienced lawyer. He is continuously doing activism on promoting and protecting indigenous human  rights in Nepal since 1995. He is associated with number of indigenous peoples organizations as legal advisor. He is a trainer on human rights and advocacy. He is involving with various research work related to indigenous rights and issues.

  • Advocate Kashi Ram Chaudhary



    Advocate Kashi Ram Chaudhary is professional lawyer. He is from  Bardiya district, mid-western part of Nepal. He is defending and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples for long time at the local level. He is well equipped with workshop and seminar facilitation skills. 

  • Advocate Hira Bahadur Ghale


    Advocate Hira Bahadur Ghale is from Ilam district, eastern  Nepal, and belongs to Ghale indigenous  community. He has been investing his efforts in promoting indigenous human  rights at the local level for long time.

  • Advocate Makwan Subba


    Advocate Makawan Subba is a professional lawyer based in Morang district of Nepal. He has operated numerous indigenous rights campaign activities at the local level, and facilitated number of capacity development activities of indigenous communities.  He has been attending several regional, district and local level meetings and seminars on behalf of LAHURNIP.

  • Advocate Laxmi Rai

    Coordinators of thematic committees: Coordinator of Indigenous Women Affairs Committee(CIWAC)

    Advocate Rai is one of the established lawyers in Nepal. She has been working on the issues of indigenous peoples as well as  other general  human rights.  She has been facilitating several workshops and seminars related to human rights, particularly, on the rights of indigenous peoples. She attended several regional and national conferences. She earned  master 's degree in Rural Development  and LL.M from  Nepal

  • Advocate Santosh Rana Magar

    Coordinator of Human Rights Committee

    Advocate Santosh Rana Magar is well established lawyer of Supreme Court of Nepal. He has been investing his precious efforts  for promoting and defending  the  human rights of indigenous peoples for long time. He has conducted number of capacity building initiatives on promoting human rights across the country.

  • Advocate Buddha Shree Lama

    Coordinator of Public Relation Committee


    Ms. Buddha Shree Lama is lawyer by profession. She has been working with human rights issues including indigenous Peoples rights for the past one decade. She has been involving in promoting indigenous issues from local levels to international levels. She is working with LAHURNIP as an expert related to indigenous women.

  • Mr. Tahal Thami


    Mr. Tahal Thami has experiences working with indigenous related organisations for more than 15 years in different capacity. Prior to joining LAHURNIP, he has worked with NGO Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (NGO-FONIN) as programme officer and United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) as regional language assistant.

    Mr. Thami has experiences working in leadership position in Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Students Federation -NINSF (Central Committee member and head of oganisational department), Association of Nepalese Thami Students-ANTS (Founding chairperson), NGO-FONIN (Secretary) and Association of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Journalist-ANIJ (chairperson, Kathmandu district chapter). He has also experiences working in the area of journalism. He has published books and articles in Thangmi, Khas-Nepal and English languages. 

    Mr. Thami holds MA in political science and economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.  He has LL.B. degree from Nepal Law Campus. 

    Mr. Thami can be reached via:


    Contact: +977 9851177681



  • Mr. Durga Mani Rai (Yamphu)

    Programme Coordinator

    Mr. Yamphu, earned Bachelor's Degree in Law and Master's Degree in Sociology,  is a development professional with more than 15 years of experiences. He has expertise on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Movement/Advocacy (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, and Women and Children) Research, Livelihoods, and Social Mobilization.

    He held different key managerial positions associating with different national and international non-government organizations. Despite his professional works, he has been involving in multiple social networks in order to amplifying the voices of indigenous peoples as human right activist. For instance, he has been playing a leading role  as the Vice-Chairperson of 'Yamphu Kirat Siciety' , a represenative organization of Yamphu indigeneous community.  

  • Mr. Asim Sunuwar

    Admin and Finance Officer

    Mr. Sunuwar has more than a decade long working experience in the field of admin and finance in various organisations. He holds MBS from Shankar Dev Camus, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

  • Advocate Manoj Rai (Aathpahariya)

    Project Officer

    Advocate Manoj Rai (Aathpahariya) is from  Dhankuta district, eastern, Nepal. He has more than 10 years of experiences  in field of  development. He worked with human rights issues (youth development, indigenous peoples rights, promoting participatory democracy and good  governance etc.).

     He is quite familiar with participatory tools (PRA, ReFLECT) and transformational approach to social mobilization . He has sound  knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation as well. He holds MA in Anthropology and political science, also done Master in Public Admistration and running LLM.



  • Ms. Anjana Shrestha

    Admin and Finance Assistant

    Ms. Shrestha has worked in the fiend of admin and finance in various organizations. She received BBS from Tribhuwan University, Nepal.

  • Mr Bishnu Kumar Rai

    Office Assistant


    Mr. Bishnu Kumar Rai (Kulung) achieved  BA in Nepali literature from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. He has been working in LAHURNIP as an office assistant since December 2012.

  • Ms. Sunita Chaudhari

    Office Helper


    Ms. Chaudhari is from Kailai District, far-western region of Nepal. She has worked as Office Assistanct in different organizations.

  • IPHRDs


    Regional Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders

    Advocate Juna Kumari Gurung, Kaski

    Advocate Makawan Subba, Jhapa

    Advocate Santosh Rana Magar, Kathmandu

    Mr. Devraj Chaudhari, Morang

    Mr. Gopal Dewan, Sunsari

    Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders

    Advocate Laxmi Rai, Kathmandu

    Advocate Nina Dangol, Kathmandu

    Ms. Agni Maya Meche, Jhapa

    Ms. Bina Devi Tamang, Sunsari  

    Ms. Dhan Kumari Sunuwar, Sindhuli

    Advocate Kashi Ram Chaudhari, Bardiya

    Advocate Ram Hari Shrestha, Kathmandu 

    Advocate Yam Prasad Limbu, Ilam

    Mr. Birkha Bahadur Waiba Tamang, Panchthar 

    Mr. Dal Bahadur Gharti, Kailali

    Mr. Dil Bahadur Thebe, Morang

    Mr. Karsang Temba Tamang, Rasuwa

    Mr. Khagendra Pun Magar, Dailekh

    Mr. Khem Jung Gurung, Lamjung

    Mr. Kiran Mukhiya, Ilam

    Mr. Prem Raj Ghising, Jhapa

    Mr. Raj Kumar Rajbanshi, Morang