Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values

SNASEA 2012 Top 15 announced


The definition we use for a social entrepreneur/ social enterprise is very simple:

Social Enterprise = Impact + Sustainability (Profit)

Social Entrepreneur = Intention = Impact + Sustainability (Profit)

From 84 to 77:

Based on this definition, SNASEA 2012 invited applications/ nominations from all over Nepal receiving 84 in total from 13 zones and 29 districts. After weeding out, 77 applications were then handed over to the jury members. Mentioned below is the process of how we reached the semi finalists.

From 77 to 15: The Process 

1stStep: 2 rounds of evaluation by juries

2nd Step: Compilation of evaluation by juries and internal evaluation by CFN & Expert

3rd Step: Grouping of the 77 applicants by Growth Cycle

4th Step: Grouping of the applicants according to scores from 2 Jury members, CFN & Expert

5th Step: Narrowed down the 77 applicants to 34 based on the scoring

6th Step:  Analysis of the applicants based on (also, keeping in mind their location- urban, semi- urban or rural & access to resources):

  • The problem addressed
  • The Solution
  • Sustainability
  • Social/ Environmental Impact

7th Step: Drilled down the 34 applicants to 27 semifinalists

8th Step: The 27 semi finalists were then evaluated further by our Advisers and drilled down to 15 Finalists

Final Step: Each of the Finalists’ ventures will now be visited for a reality test and 5 of them will be rewarded and recognized during the Award ceremony on 18 December 2012.

The 15 Finalists are: 

Sl. NO Names Venture
1 Khom Raj Sharma IEC Cyber
2 Dr. Bishal Dhakal Health at Home
3 Shanti Shakya Dolma Kakani Himalayan Natural Dyes.
4 Kumud Singh Alpine Coffee Estate
5 ChiranJeevi Poudel Seeing Hands
6 Sanu Kaji Shrestha Foundation for Sustainable Technologies (FoST)
7 Nishesh Rai PANN Brick Pvt. Ltd.
8 Prachanda Shakya Nepal Traditional Handicraft Training Center
9 Jasmaya Pun Hampaal Allo taha Kapada Bunai Udhyog
10 Tara Banskota Adhikari Shangri La Agro World
11 Thaneshwor Bhusal Samudayik Khaad Prashodhan Udyog
12 Amrit Ratna Shakya A.R. Fashion Design and Sewing Institute
13 Som Prasad Gauchan Everest Chiya Bagan Pvt. Ltd.
14 Govind Ghimire Altenative Herbal
15 Bishnu Thakali Solid Waste Management and Community Mobilization Program


Juries & Advisers:

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This entry was posted on October 17, 2012 by in Award, SNASEA, SNASEA 2012.
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