A new team to help continue our work in Nepal

20th June 2018

The managers, many of whom are Raleigh International alumni, will be supporting the planning and delivery of our five, seven and ten-week Expeditions. Their roles are crucial to ensuring young volunteers can work alongside rural communities and local partners to improve community resilience. Whilst making sure that everything runs smoothly on Expedition requires talented individuals with specialist operational, medical and communication skills, the ability to work together is paramount. The newly formed team started their journey together by exploring the backstreets of Thamel, Kathmandu, sampling local delicacies from street stalls whilst sharing stories over a cup of chiyaa. Let’s meet the team:

Country Operations Management

Alice, a West Ham supporter from London in the United Kingdom (UK), joins us from Raleigh Tanzania, where she has been Country Operations Manager for the past two years. Alice brings a wealth of experience in project, programme and logistics management. She will be supporting Pradeep, from Kathmandu, who has overall responsibility for the successful delivery of our Summer Nepal programme. Country operations management is a challenging role, which requires integrity in oversight of finance and logistics, managing and motivating staff, working with collaborative partners and ensuring safeguarding policies are in place. Country operations managers also need to be awesome problem solvers in order to confidently address the complexity of delivering Raleigh International’s strategy in Nepal.
Country Senior Management Team
(Left to right) Pradeep, Ram and Alice, Country Senior Management Team

Deputy Operation Management Team

Country Deputy Operations Managers
(Left to right) Samir, Lucy, Baibhav and Alastair,  Deputy Operations Managers
The deputy operation managers are responsible for overseeing all aspects of life on Expedition. With a passion for adventure, our four deputy operations managers oversee the preparatory logistics, field adventure operations and delivery of our community programmes for the five, seven and ten week Expeditions. This is varied and demanding role, which involves planning and logistics, as well facilitating the training and induction of our Volunteer Managers. Always on their toes, Lucy, Baibhav, Alistair and Samir are committed to engaging rural communities in transformational change. Samir and Baibhav both joined Raleigh Nepal as Volunteer Managers in 2016 / 2017. They have the combined experience of delivering more than ten Raleigh projects ranging from WASH, behavioral change, natural resource management, infrastructure and community resilience programmes. Joined by Lucy and Alastair from ICS Raleigh Tanzania they make a remarkable team.


James, Expedition Medic
James, Expedition Medic
On Expedition, our team of expert medics looks after the health and wellbeing of all of our Volunteers and Volunteer Managers. There’s a lot to do in advance, and James, from the Lake District in the UK, has taken on this challenge. James has been busy checking and rechecking all medical supplies. Versatile and resourceful, James takes the safety of volunteers very seriously and has been visiting local hospitals in the city to ensure that the necessary facilities are in place should they be required.

Communications Team

Rachael and Susie, Communications Team
(Left to right) Rachael and Susie, Communications Team
Rachael, Expedition Photographer and Susie, Communications Officer make up our Communications Team for the summer programme. They share a passion for discovery, creativity and youth engagement in civil society. They will be documenting the impact of Raleigh’s development work, capturing key moments of Expedition life, and portraying the voice of the community, project partners and youth volunteers in building a more sustainable future. Rachael, a freelance photographer from Edinburgh in the UK has previously volunteered for Raleigh International as Expedition Photographer in Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Operation Raleigh alumni Susie, joins us from Nottingham, UK where she worked as an academic and author. We will be hearing more from the Raleigh Nepal team and our intrepid Deputy Operations Managers in our next blog post as we welcome our Volunteer Managers to Nepal. Blog post by Communications Officer, Susie Hill. For more information and the latest updates, follow the progress of our programmes in Nepal on Facebook and Instagram.  

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Youth In Civil Society Raleigh Expedition Nepal