Saurav Dhakal is the co-founder of the innovative digital platform, “Story Cycle” that uses impact-based storytelling to share and promote the stories of underrepresented people, places, and products. Prior to this, he founded Green Growth in 2014, which was an online market for locally sourced products. In addition, he founded Our Dream Cities in 2016, a camp designed to enable youth in specific regions of Nepal to engage in urban development issues. Recently, Saurav began working on the INNOCO changemaker program with the lenses of well-being (self), inclusivity (society) and resourcefulness (nature) by igniting individual and collective capacities to service humanity.
Saurav is an alumnus of the Professional Fellows Program and was placed at Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. There, he closely observed the Making Our Own Space (MOOS) program, which aimed to empower youth with skills to creatively transform their neighborhood public spaces.
Saurav is a 2011 International British Council Climate Champion and the 2012 winner of the South Asian Climate Change Award (SACCA). He has also completed a three-month, 1,555-kilometer trek through some of the highest Himalayan passes in order to assess the impacts of climate change on the environment and on vulnerable populations.