Nishchhal Kharal

Nishchhal Kharal is the Co-Founder and Secretary of Centre for Social Change, a social think tank that is committed to changing the socio-political dynamics of Nepalese society via research, education, and advocacy. Kharal is a member of IRI’s Generation Democracy and a former Leadership Board Member of the World Youth Movement for Democracy, where he demonstrated his passion for empowering the next generation of youth leaders and defending civic space.

His project will question how civic space for youth can be protected amidst the covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Therefore, his online discussions will focus on how young people are organizing in this global crisis to defend civic rights and spaces, the challenges in doing so, and how the international community can support youth-led civil society during and after the pandemic.