Executive Director ― Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform and Gender Equality Pvt. Ltd. (EMERGE)
Dr. Adhikari, wears the twin hats of Executive Director of Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform & Gender at Equality (EMERGE) and that of independent development consultant. She is a champion for equitable, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development and is passionate about women’s empowerment. Mona can contribute more than 25 years of experience working in the private sector, national and international non-governmental organizations and international organizations.
Among the organizations she has served are the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva; the Economic Policy Incubator project of Department for International Development (DFID)/Palladium Group in Nepal; and the Australian Red Cross Society. She also served as a Gender and Trade Advisor of South Asia Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (SARTFP), a project supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Government.
She has also worked with Action Aid offices in Nepal and Sri Lanka, Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public), on areas relating to education, child rights, trade and development, women rights and gender equality. Most of her work required working in close coordination with various ministries of the Government of Nepal.