9. Rabi Shah

Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Kathmandu North East, Nepal, District 3292

Host Club: Pine Rivers, Daybreak, District 9600

Rabi started his career as a volunteer in a rural village of Nepal, where he worked with International Volunteers to develop the leadership skills of local youth, as well as initiating environmental campaigns. During the recent period of armed conflict in Nepal, he undertook a research study on the local peace agendas of people affected by the conflict in order to contribute to more sustainable peacebuilding.

Rabi has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kathmandu to support the transition of combatants from military cantonments to civilian life by providing them with career counseling, linking them to vocational skills training and micro-enterprise development service providers and program monitoring. His work focused mainly on social inclusion, the rights of women and marginalized groups, peacebuilding and advocacy. Rabi is particularly interested in community mediation, social inclusion and analyzing the role of national and international actors in the resolution of conflict. Rabi has a Master’s degree in rural development from Nepal.