Pukar Malla





Mr. Pukar Malla has been leading a parallel career as a community organizer and an innovation specialist. As Co-Founder of Nepal Ko Yuwa, he has been organizing youth to lead change in Nepal through enterprise and policy innovations. As a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, he is investigating and piloting frameworks for young leaders to accelerate change through their innovative solutions. As a Senior Innovation Policy Specialist at World Bank in last 3 years, he supported the governments of India, China and Ghana to promote innovation and inclusive growth. In prior engineering career, he led design at Intel, AMD, Silicon Graphics and a Silicon Valley start-up, and secured 2 US patents.

He received his Bachelors from Swarthmore College with a focus on engineering and economics. He spent 3 years at Cornell, where he attained MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Business Management. He earned his MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, he also led the Harvard Graduate Student Government as its elected President.

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