Sameer SJB Rana

Cause Area

Cause areas:

Global poverty, Cause prioritisation, Mental health, Rationality

Giving Pledges Taken:
Giving What We Can
Available to volunteer


Areas of expertise:

Research, Movement building, Communications, Humanities, Public speaking, Education

Career interest areas:

Management, Operations, Research, Entrepreneurship, Math/quant/stats expertise, Economics/quantitative social science, Movement building, Psychology, Finance, Philanthropy/earning to give

Open to job offers


Organisational affiliations:
Centre for Effective Altruism
Topics I speak about:

See my website for now while I think about how exactly to respond to this -

Available as speaker


I’m the Founder & CEO of Sport Initiatives for Youth (SportIFY) Nepal.

My personal and professional passion for human rights, humanitarian policy, and peacebuilding stems from my background of growing up in Kathmandu and witnessing egregious human rights violations during Nepal's decade-long civil war.

Currently on an indefinite COVID-19 related Leave of Absence from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs—where I'm pursuing a Master of Public Administration—I'm professionally developing and establishing myself as a social and policy entrepreneur in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding spaces in Nepal and beyond.