Amuda Mishra is the Founder and Executive Director of Ujyalo Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on sustainable development in Nepal by conducting programs that promote innovation, encourage social enterprise, and increase capacity building through community based projects and cost effective technologies. One of the initiatives of the organization is to create lighting systems in rural communities by turning wasted plastic bottles to “solar-bottle-bulbs”.
Prior to Ujyalo Foundation, Amuda founded Project Ujyalo as a part of her Clinton Global Initiative- Commitment to Action program, which focused on lighting up underprivileged communities in Birgunj using recycled plastic bottles. The main goal of the initiative was not only to light up homes but also to push innovative and community focused ideas at the grassroots level. Amuda believes that the best way to create sustainable developments is by empowering communities to become self- reliant. This initiative is what led to the establishment of Ujyalo Foundation.
Amuda Mishra graduated with an M.P.H degree from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2013. Amuda also serves as one of the board members for another U.S based non-profit Udhyami Nepali.