Mrs. Om Devi Malla
National Cooperative Federation of Nepal,
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Ms. Om Devi Malla a Nepalese cooperative leader, born in Gorkha district of Nepal, completed her master degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University Nepal. She is the first Nepali co-operative woman leader who had completed Diploma in Co-operative Education and Management from NCCE New Delhi, India.
Primary Cooperative Society
Malla has been participating as a national representative at International Cooperative Federation programmes from more than 10 countries. She is always concerned to exploit her experience and knowledge at national and international label for women empowerment and women leadership development in cooperatives.
Ms. Malla, who has commenced working in cooperative sector since 1997 from the District Association leadership to the first Vice-President of the National Co-operative Federation of Nepal (NCF). She has had the working experience in the executive committee of NCF for one term. She supported in the working of National Cooperative Development board for 2 times in the capacity of cooperative expert.
Attitude towards Cooperatives
Malla is the first person to become a parliamentarian working in the country’s policy making level, representing the area of cooperative in the legislative parliament. She played a constructive role in the making of constitution 2015, and raised voice in parliament for women empowerment in cooperative. He has been honored by commendation letters from the national and international organizations.By virtue of her commitment and dedication in the cooperative sector more than 20 years, she has been elected in the position of Global board members of the International Co-operative Federation (ICA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 17 November 2017, for the first time from Nepal. This is the great achievement for the cooperative movement of Nepal.
Om Devi Malla, who has been providing her special attention in women leadership development and inclusion in the cooperative sector and believed that poverty, can be eliminated through the cooperative in developing countries.