Welcome Cohort Four! ECPAT International, Neha Gauchan

The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program seeks to develop a robust pipeline of leaders who possess not only subject matter skills and expertise, but also the soft leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace, and who understand and value the importance of collaboration for humanitarian and development organizations to increase effectiveness throughout the sector. 

This year the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Neha Gauchan is one such Fellow joining Coalition member ECPAT International, a global network of civil society organizations combating all forms of child sexual exploitation. 

Read on to meet Neha and learn how she will plug into ECPAT International in order to grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of her fellowship. 

WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE AT ECPAT International? 

My role at ECPAT International is to be a Research and Policy Fellow. My main tasks include drafting country reports through desk-based research and supporting the research and policy team with other program-related work.

WHAT ABOUT ECPAT INTERNATIONAL’S MISSION APPEALS TO YOU?

ECPAT International is a global network of organizations working to combat sexual exploitation of children in all forms. Through its partnership with various civil society organizations all over the world, ECPAT has been working endlessly for children’s right to live free from sexual exploitation and abuse.

YOU ARE A PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANITARIAN LEADERS. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO LEAVE A MARK AT ECPAT INTERNATIONAL?

I am privileged to be a part of the Hilton Prize Coalition and join the next generation of humanitarian leaders. As a humanitarian leader, I hope to contribute fully and work endlessly through my role as a Research and Policy Intern at ECPAT International. I hope to maximize my skills through the tasks that I have been assigned to. Hopefully, I will be able to work in ECPAT groups and member organizations in Nepal and continue to work for children’s rights  for the betterment of every human being to live their life freely and without coercion.

About the Hilton Prize Coalition

The  Hilton Prize Coalition  is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. The Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat,  Global Impact.

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