World Bank Group Nepal/National Paralympic Committee of Nepal
After growing up at SOS Children’s Village in Nepal, Deepak KC was driven to use his expertise and personal experiences to build better opportunities for others with disabilities. He became the first wheelchair user in his country to obtain a degree in architectural engineering and is now seen as a Nepalese pioneer of universal design, as well as a leading disability advocate across a range of sectors. Among his many accomplishments, he co-founded the Independent Living Center Kathmandu, which leads Nepal’s efforts for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Deepak is the short-term accessibility consultant for World Bank Group Nepal’s Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project, where he ensures homes are fully accessible for people with disabilities. He is also deeply involved in the promotion of accessible sports. In 2016, he was recognized as an emerging leader in sport by the U.S Department of State through the Global Sports Mentoring Program, where he had the opportunity to strengthen his leadership role in Paralympic Sport. He currently serves as Deputy Secretary General in the National Paralympic Committee of Nepal.