Surath Giri

A graduate Asia Institute of Political Economy at Hong Kong University and currently a student of economics at Tribhuvan University, Surath currently works as a Research Associate for Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation where he is passionate about contributing to bringing freedom and prosperity to Nepal. Surath has co-authored different studies and policy briefs in various sectors. He has published more than 22 articles on political and economic issues and also works as a reporter for Khabar South Asia, a South Asian news portal. He is also a prominent Nepali blogger and has been blogging regularly on political, economic and social issues since 2009.Surath is one of the key resource persons for the organization's flagship program Arthalaya -the school of economics and entrepreneurship, which teaches university level students about entrepreneurship and economic policy reform. Besides Samriddhi, Mr. Giri works as a part-time lecturer on entrepreneurship development and hotel accountancy. Surath is also a co-founder of Onion Films Nepal, a group dedicated to promotion of movie-making among young people. The group regularly conducts movie-making workshops for college-level students along with producing short movies on its own.Surath was awarded the Grand Prize for “What Milton Means to Me,” an international video contest organized to commemorate the 100th birthday of Nobel Laureate Economist Milton Friedman in July 2012. He also won the 3rd prize in the 3rd Annual Fundamentals of Freedom: 2011 – 2012 Asia Essay Contest organized by The Fund for American Studies. He was recently awarded 2nd prize in Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) international youth essay contest for his essay titled “Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Fostering Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Nepal.” Adding to this, he also currently serves as a council member in the US Embassy – Youth Council Nepal. [+]