Bishnu Raj Upreti, PhD Executive Chairperson ,Policy Research Institute (Neeti Anusandhan Pratisthan)
PhD (Conflict Management)
During his 36 years of professional career, Bishnu Raj Upreti has been involved in organisational and personnel management, budget management, strategic planning, projects design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, resource conflict, community/rural development, gender mainstreaming, conflict analysis and management, security sector reform, unconventional security, small arms, social policy analysis, renewable energy issues, academic and action research, training and human resource development.
He is engaged with communities to national and international non-governmental organisations, government organisations, donors and private sectors. Bishnu is equipped different participatory methodologies and planning tools. He has experiences of working in multi-disciplinary, multinational, multi-cultural and diverse geographical settings.
He has teaching experiences in several universities i.e. University of Surrey, Guildford, King’s College London, University of London, and Kathmandu University. He is extensively engaged as a resource person in the training organised by Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Administrative Staff College, and Revenue training College for their senior officials.
He has published more than two dozens of books, several peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in anthologies. He is the Executive Director of Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR) as well as the South Asia Regional Coordinator of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR North-South).