Dr. Rohit Ranjitkar

Dr. Rohit Ranjitkar has drawn upon his experiences from the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in his conservation and heritage reconstruction projects, like Patan Durbar Square. He believes in collaborating to achieve the best results: “I try my best to bring the local community, government, stakeholders, and central government together in seeing some sort of common ground to conserve our heritage sites.” As the Director of Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust, Dr. Ranjitkar has managed over 12 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supported cultural heritage preservation projects in Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Squares, including the 16th century Char Narayan Temple, which is due to complete later in 2021. After the 2015 earthquakes, Dr. Ranjitkar played an instrumental role in coordinating the earthquake recovery efforts in cultural heritage sites around the Kathmandu Valley.