A water project includes a gender, caste, and minority ethnic strategy to promote the rights of marginalized groups in Nepal.
Laxmi is with the South Asia Urban Development and Water Division. An engineer with over 20 years of experience on integrated urban planning and development, water and sanitation, solid waste management, inclusive city development, urban transport sector, and infrastructure and service financing models, she is skilled in multi-stakeholder driven development; project design, processing and management; and application of technologies. She has multi-cultural working experience in multiple countries—Georgia, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Thailand.
Community involvement in planning, operation, and maintenance has been key to the successful provision of water and sanitation services for more than 700,000 people living in remote and poor regions in Nepal.