Full Name
Nimesh Ghimire
Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and Engaged Scholarship
Swarthmore College
Speaker Bio
Nimesh Ghimire '15½ returned to Swarthmore as Lang Center's Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and Engaged Scholarship after spending 3.5 years at Ashoka (www.ashoka.org), a global organization based in Washington DC that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs. As Renewal Manager for Ashoka's Changemaker Campus program, Nimesh led the design, iteration and implementation of institutional re-commitment to social innovation education for over 40 colleges and universities (in 10 countries) in Ashoka’s network. He was deeply involved in experimenting with – and learning from – grassroots engagement and innovation models during his undergraduate years, having co-led the design and implementation of two Innovation Labs in rural Nepal – a collaboration and resource space for community members to come together to design their own solutions to pressing local challenges, supported by Swarthmore's Lang Center, MIT, and USAID's Global Development Lab.