We believe we are UNIQUE organization as we try our best to bring Women, Children, Community, Culture and Innovation Together to create a brighter tomorrow. When marginalized women, young girls and children are UNITED through education, their families and communities will flourish. 

Our Mission

To strengthen our community’s most disadvantaged & underserved populations (women & children) through powerful programming that brings culture & innovation together to enrich learning opportunities creating a brighter tomorrow.

Our Vision

To make a meaningful impact in the lives of disadvantaged and stigmatized women and children by increasing access to healthcare, civil rights advocacy, quality education, and employment opportunities.

Our Goal

By 2030, we aim to improve living conditions and create opportunities for at least 10,000 marginalized and stigmatized women and children through our powerful programs and services.

The organization operates through its central office in Pokhara, Nepal


Currently, we operate in four districts (Kaski, Syangja, Okhaldhunga, and Jajarkot) within Gandaki, Koshi, and Karnali Provinces of Nepal.


We prioritize three population groups: Women & Girls, Children & Youth, and Persons with Disabilities.

We recognize that within these key groups, people are further marginalized if they are Dalits or are Indigenous.

How do we work?

Through our inclusive and participatory approach, we try our best to address Micro, Mezzo, and Macro issues faced by the communities: by identifying needs and priorities, promoting community-led and community engagement initiatives and advocating for rights and policy changes that promote social and economic equity through education and community development.

Organizational Structure

UniCoN is structured with a 7-member Board of Directors (BoD) and a 5-member Senior Management Team. By-laws underpin the function and roles of its members. The BoD provides strategic guidance and oversights, while the day-to-day operations are managed by management team.

The organization has established several program-specific departments, Human Resources, Admin and Finance, Program and Research. These departments prioritize community engagement and participation so that ownership and sustainability of development initiatives is ensured.

90% of UniCoN’s staff and volunteers are from marginalized communities. We therefore have a nuanced understanding of the needs of our target groups ensuring our initiatives are localized, targeted and effective over the short and long term. This also means the team have a deep understanding of the local areas cultural, socio-economic, and political context. Furthermore, 70% of women are in leadership positions challenging gender stereotypes.


Binod Neupane

Founder & Executive Director

Deva Fernández

Technical Advisor

Bishnu Kumar Malla

Co-Founder & Program Coordinator

Sundevi Shahi

Finance Manager

Debendra K.C

Aviation Expert & Resource Person

Prem Kala Ale

Office Assistant

Nabina Gurung

Community Facilitator