Mr. Rajbhandari has an MBA degree in International Business from AIT, Thailand and has worked as a Consultant for the United Nations Environmental Program, where he was responsible for planning and managing the Poverty Environment Initiative program for Central Asian countries. He was also the Senior Program Officer at AIT Extension Thailand,where he worked on the training and capacity building program coordinator. He was responsible for developing training and capacity building need assessment reports, setting training objectives, and strategy.
A finance graduate from Modi Academic International Institute (MAII), Ms. Sigdel has more than two years of experience working in the development sector. She has been involved in projects related to Micro Enterprises, Organizational Development, Education and Financial Behaviour in districts like Accham, Doti, Rolpa, Banke and Morang. In the past, she has worked as business development executive for MAII. She is currently involved in a research entitled ‘Analysis of Budget preparation and implementation mechanism in Nepal’ under Alliance for Social Dialogue as a Junior Fellow. Besides her involvement in the development sector, she also writes articles on economic issues for New Spotlight fortnightly.
A political science graduate from Delhi University, Mr. Sharma has been involved in research and evaluation studies pertaining to areas of Education, Media, Financial Behaviour and Development. He is acquainted with both quantitative and qualitative methods of research, having conducted studies for projects under ITAD, Samarth NMDP, Mercy Corps, Nepal Police and SBFIC covering all five development regions. An avid writer, he contributes regularly to the New Spotlight fortnightly magazine.
Bijay Kumar Shahi
Mr. Shahi has been working in the public policy and research sector for past two years. He holds a Master's degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University. He has experience of working in areas of tourism, conflict, MIS, enterprise development and rural development. Besides being involved in the field of development, he also holds a strong passion for social work and written media. He is actively involved in various NGOs and often writes op-ed articles for various national dailies.
Jyoti Singh Bhandari
With a Master's Degree in Law from University School of Law and Legal Studies, India, Ms. Bhandari has over six years of experience of work in national and international organizations in Nepal and India. She has been involved in various research studies in the areas of Social Development, Education, Gender and Child Right. Her expertise includes Research and Advocacy. Before FDM, She had worked as Teaching Assistant in National and International Law Schools. She also worked as the Vice President of World Organization of Student and Youth (Delhi) and Secretary Law Students Society Nepal.
Deependra Bickram Thapa
Mr. Thapa has more than ten years of experience with different Government agencies of Nepal. He served as the Secretary for the Ministry of Education from 2008-2010. He facilitated and coordinated the School Sector Reform process which resulted in School Sector Reform Plan 2009-2014. It was under his supervision and guidance that the Literacy Program of Nepal was awarded the Confucius UNESCO award in 2010. A Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow in the year 2005, Mr. Thapa also served as the Secretary General (2008/9 – 2010) at National Commission for UNESCO Nepal, Ministry of Education.