contesting the Daring Debates Global Finale on 16 November 2020, during the Awards Week of the Global Sustainability Film Awards 2020:

Prashamsa Ghimire

National Law College FOR the motion

Saugat Pokhrel

Kathmandu School of Law AGAINST the motion


The first-ever Nepal Chapter of Daring Debates hosted online in partnership with Youth Thinkers' Society on 26 September 2020 saw 12 shortlisted contestants debating the motion:

Democratic Politics is inadequate

to address Climate Change

photo: Pokhara, Nepal by Ritvik Singh


Roshni Khatri

Roshni Khatri is Miss Nepal Earth, 2016 and who likes to call herself a media personality. She is currently working as the Creative Head for KathaNepal.com/ Dekhapadhi.com, where she creates content and ideas for videos and documentaries.


Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala is a celebrated award-winning actress, activist, author and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. She is also the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards. In 2001, the Government of Nepal awarded her with the 'Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu', the second highest honour of the country. Manisha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. But after winning the battle against the disease, she committed herself towards raising awareness about cancer and is actively involved in various humanitarian works.


Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit is the editor of the Nepal Times newspaper in Kathmandu, he has also authored several books on the South Asian region, climate change and technology.


Sheeba Shah

Sheeba Shah is from Nepal and has been a columnist for The Himalayan Times and The Kathmandu Post. She is a fiction writer and her novels include Beyond the Illusions, Facing My Phantoms and The Other Queen. She lives in Goa, India where she runs a theatre group and is currently writing her next novel.

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