Aryal, Sadikshya, Nepal
1 No Poverty
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
10 Reduced Inequalities
4 Economy, Business, Finances, Trade, Employment
5 Environment, Agrigulture, Nature, Water
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The “Gaunbata Sanjal” is a collective platform aims to solve primarily two pertinent issue plaguing rural Nepal, especially among women smallholder farmers: 1. Access to urban market to sell high value agricultural products, 2. Access to meaningful finance i.e, Loans, donation, funding, investments. The primer product of Gaubata Sanjal is a "Daalo" meaning bamboo basket filled with artisanal local produces of smallhold women farmers.
Gaunbata Sanjal will use artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology to optimize the supply chain from the villages to the cities, while having clear records on the provenance of the products.
- To reach 180 women farmers the 1st year, 230 the 2nd year, 635 the 3rd year, and 1860 the 4th year.
- To train 3 women digital managers in the cooperatives the 1st year, 4 the 2nd year, 11 the 3rd year, and 31 the 4th year.
- To increase the monthly salary of women farmers by 113% the 1st year, 200% the 2nd year, 250% the 3rd year, and 300% the 4th year.
Himalayan Innovations is a for profit entity that works on introducing innovative , non-intrusive technology in Nepal. Focussing on Engineering, Technology and Design. Himalayan Innovations aims to bridge traditionally isolated sectors through cross cutting innovation projects. Himalayan Innovation focuses primarily on design, development prototyping and pilots and partners with other grassroots organisations for scaled implementation of the projects.
A member of Business and Professional Women International of Patan Chapter, Ms Sadikshya Aryal, is a women tech entrepreneur, co-founder of Himalayan Innovations . She is an engineer and a solar enthusiasts. Knowing the potential of solar technology, she has been working in the energy sector since 2015.
She has been working as Program Manager at Renewable Energy Confederation of Nepal since 2018.
Winner of the Yunus Center Social Business Challenge 2017 through its project, Agroshelter, Himalayan Innovations was also the winner of Youth Co:Lab Nepal and was among top 5 for scaling track at Youth Co:Lab Summit at Bangkok organized by UNDP Asia Pacific and CITI Foundation.
Sadikshya is also certified in ”Innovation and Readiness” from University of Texas, Austin. She was incubated by Nexus Hub at American Center, Delhi with the support from State Department of United States as an entrepreneur.
Her company works with community members to design solutions that are customized and suited to the local needs all the while creating frameworks that allow some form of scalability and replication as much as possible. It works across multiple sectors and involves a diverse set of individuals for each project it designs and partners with. It’s projects operate in a sandbox design style based on human centered design approach running along the lines of innovation, localization and invention.
She runs “Gaubata: products from the village”, that is a logistical solution focused on the nexus of energy, agriculture and women. Her social enterprise also runs “SOLAR FORWARD” carefully catering its service to the bottom of pyramid population.
Languages: Nepali, English