Mr. Saugat Pratap KC has always stuck by the words “in an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards”. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Rangsit University in Thailand in International Relations and development, after which he returned to Nepal with goal of working in a public health field.
While at Thailand, he had begun expanding his knowledge in the public health sector by working as an assistant policy maker at CARE Thailand, an organization striving to alleviate poverty and health care by empowering women, alleviating child marriage and working to provide social justice to the citizens of developing nations. Upon completion of his B.A degree from Thailand, he returned back to Nepal, where he had the opportunity to work at two renowned INGOs: FHI 360 and Save the Children. With his background in the field of HIV /AIDS at Care Thailand, he continued to work on this field at FHI 360, where his primary tasks were policy design to fulfill the millennium development goals and report writing. He was able to enhance his report writing skills by doing literature review on micro planning implementation. At save the children, he worked in a nutrition project aimed at alleviating malnutrition via evidence based interventions in 41 of the 75 districts in Nepal. After working at FHI 360 and Save the children, he wanted to pursue Master’s degree in Public health, where he was fortunate enough to get scholarship to renowned university “BRAC James P. Grant school of Public Health” where he found the platform to grow, learn and expand his skillsets to address challenges particular to Nepal.
He came back to Nepal feeling a dire need to do something about the challenges he has seen in his country. As a fresh graduate, HERD International gave him a platform for him to build a foundation for himself. He is hardworking, driven individual and strives to ensure that he is always paying close attention to detail and ensuring his work is nothing short of his best at all times.