RaiseHandsNepal

Sunil Sapkota

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

MSc. Natural Resource Management

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholar(2019-Ongoing)

Royal University of Bhutan

College of Natural Resources

Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan

B.Sc. forestry

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholar (2015-2019)

Royal University of Bhutan

College of Natural Resources

Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan

Higher Secondary School (10+2)

Orchid Science College, (2007-2009)

Major Subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English.

School Leaving Certificate. (SLC)

Shree Kamal Devi Higher Secondary English School

EXPERIENCES AND ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION

  • Pioneer Snake Rescuer of Nepal, conducting awareness campaign in and around Chitwan (throughout Nepal) Volunteer Snake rescue in and around Chitwan National Park, Chitwan, Nepal since 2008.
  • Attained 10th Dendro Conference 2018 Thimpu, Bhutan.
  • Attained 23rd Conference of Parties 2017 Bonn, Germany.
  • Founder president at Raise Hands Nepal, Bharatpur-15, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Program coordinator for Plant-for-the-planet (Joined November 2017)
  • Secondary level Environment science Teacher at Paradise English School (2013-2015).
  • Snake Venom Consultant at Everest Biotech Nepal since 2014-2016.
  • Lead COP in MY City 2016/2018 in College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan with the grant from CliMates.
  • Cop In My City Asia Officer of international youth think and do tank “CliMates” from 2017 January
  • Founder Member at CNR Media Club, Punakha, Bhutan.
  • Initiated CNR Madanjeet Singh Mobile Video Competition for students of Royal University of Bhutan.

Paper presentation (2014)

Webinar on “Snake-Human Interaction, Conservation and Snakebite Management” on the occasion of World Snake Day and Naagpanchami 2020

Prevention of snakebite and pre-hospital care in Nepal

High Level Meeting and Workshop on Snakebite in Nepal: The Challenges and the Needs; 2-3 August, 2019

Knowledge of health workers on snakes and snakebite management and treatment seeking behavior of snakebite victims in Bhutan

National Workshop on Religious and Scientific Importance of Snakes (2019)

Need of conserving snakes in Nepal

Annual Kathmandu Conference (2018)

Assessment on Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of Students in Nepal and Bhutan about snakes and snakebite management

Jahrestagung / Annual Meeting DGHT (2014)

Pandey et.al. 2018. New records of snakes from Chitwan National Park and vicinity, Central Nepal. Herpetology Notes, volume 11: 679-696 (2018) (published online on 26 August 2018)

Poster presentation

Third annual research symposium Bhutan (2015)

Pandey et.al. 2018. New records of snakes from Chitwan National Park and vicinity, Central Nepal. Herpetology Notes, volume 11: 679-696 (2018) (published online on 26 August 2018)

Knowledge of health workers on snakes and snakebite management and treatment seeking behavior of snakebite victims in Bhutan

Program Contribution

Conference of Youth (COY13)

Why not My Idea?, Come lets go crazy with you

61 “Smile for Snakes” presentation in Nepal and Bhutan

Awards:

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholar 2019

SAF Bhutan

Asian Student Membership Scholarships 2017

Asia Nepal Himalayan Studies

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholar 2015

SAF Bhutan

Trainings

  • 10th world Dendro Conference Fieldweek  (2 to 9 June 2018)
  • Earth Charter Youth Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics Course (2018)
  • Capacity building on fresh water Biotaxa taxonomy (22 to 26 may 2017)
  • Basic Field Rangers Training Course organized by WWF Wildlife Crime Initiative (11 April-15 April, 2017)
  • Rhetoric and Project management Training from IPAM (Youth Summit 2017)
  • The 2016 Save The Frogs! 90 Days Challenge

Languages

  • English (Advanced)
  • Nepali (Native Speaker)
  • Hindi (Advanced)

Personal skills and competence

  • Conducting awareness campaign and studying people’s perception attitude and knowledge towards snake and snakebite management.
  • Experienced in working at inter cultural dimensions, ability to take initiatives and work independently or as a part of team and organization.
  • GIS, SPSS, R-studio, Movie Maker

Publications:

  • Sapkota S., Pandey D.P., Dhakal, G.P. & Gurung, D.B. (2020). Knowledge of health workers on snakes and snakebite management and treatment seeking behavior of snakebite victims in Bhutan. (in press; PLoS Neglected tropical Disease)     
  • Sapkota, S. (2019). Knowledge of health workers, health seeking behavior of snakebite victims and retrospective study of snakebites in Bhutan. (Under Graduate Thesis)
  • Sapkota, S. (2019). Need for Snake Conservation in Context of Nepal. National workshop on Religious and Scientific Importance of Snakes. (A Proceeding chapter)
  • Koirala, B., Koirala, J. & Sapkota, S. (2018). Retrospective study on epidemiology of snakebites in Sarpang District, southern Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(13), 12749-12754. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3882.10.13.12749-12754
  • Pandey, D.P., Jelic, D., Sapkota, S., Lama, H.M., Lama, B., Pokharel, K. & Kuch, U. (2018). New records of snakes from Chitwan National Park and vicinity, Central Nepal. Herpetology Notes, volume 11: 679-696 (2018)
  • Sapkota, S. & Sharma, V. (2017). Geographic Distribution: Oligodon juglandifer (Walnut Kukri Snake). Herpetological Review 48 (3): 590