Sharmila Karki is the founder, president, and Executive Chief of Jagaran Nepal, working for human rights, peace and good governance, especially with issues concerning women and children. She is also the president of the NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN) and the Women and Inclusion Department Chief.
Sharmila has over 20 years of experience in the fields of human rights, women's rights, networking, leadership, gender, peace, governance, advocacy, campaign, lobbying, and working experiences, especially for the capacity enhancement of political women leaders and grassroots level women. She has worked as a gender specialist, consultant and human and women rights activist for UNDP, UNICEF, ADB, ILO, IPEC, ITTG, UNCDF, DANIDA, FINIDA and Save the Children Norway.
Karki has a Masters degree in Anthropology with a post-graduate diploma on Gender and Women Studies from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. She also has a diploma in women's management and development from Lulu University in Sweden, a Professional Certificate in Management through Open University in the United Kingdom and she has also taken a short course on "Peace and Conflict Resolution" from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.