Anurag Acharya

Job Titles:
  • Director of Practice at Policy Entrepreneurs Inc
Anurag Acharya is a Director of Practice at Policy Entrepreneurs Inc (PEI). He has a decade-long experience, working formerly as a journalist and currently as a researcher. Anurag has written extensively on Nepal's governance, politics, and foreign policy. He has a Bachelor's degree in Development Studies and a Master's degree in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

Devi Ram Sharma

Devi Ram Sharma has served the National Investigation Department (NID) for 31 years. He has worked as Chief Officer of NID for eight years, and has also worked as an active member in several commissions and investigative teams formed by the Government of Nepal at different times. He has contributed to the work of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and other probe commissions. Sharma holds M.A. (Political Science) and B.L. degrees from Tribhuvan University. Besides formal education, he has received training from several national and international agencies during his career in NID. He got trained in Advance Intelligence Operation Training conducted by the CIA in 1992. He visited China for a study on Security and Cross Border Crimes in 1996. He has successfully completed the Senior Conflict Management Course run by the State Department of the United States. Besides these, he has also received various training run by several intelligence agencies of the world. He is decorated with U.N. Peace Walk Medals and American Medal and Honour for outstanding contribution. He is a recipient of national medals such as Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu-IV, Bikhyat Trishakti Patta-III and Suprabala Gorkha Dakchhinbahu-III. He has also been honored as a Peace Ambassador by Universal Peace Foundation.

Dr. Begüm Burak

Job Titles:
  • Independent Researcher
Dr. Begüm Burak is an independent researcher. In 2015, Ms. Burak got her Ph.D. degree. During her occupation as a teaching assistant, she got engaged in short-term academic activities in Italy, the United Kingdom, Bosnia, and Spain. In 2018, she became one of the founding members of For her twitter visit: @begumburak1984

Dr. Preeti Raghunath

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer
Dr. Preeti Raghunath is a Lecturer (Communication and Media Studies) at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia. She is the author of ‘Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach', published by Palgrave Macmillan, in 2020. Her work has focused on the interlinkages between media technologies and associated policies and their making, historically and in present times, placing people at the center. She currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Global Media Policy Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

Dr. Shauli Mukherjee

A passionate academician, global thought leader, and internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, Dr. Shauli Mukherjee has been awarded for being among INDIA'S TOP 50 WOMEN LEADERS IN THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY & TOP 20 REVOLUTIONARY EDUCATION LEADERS as well as recognized among 99 WOMEN ACHIEVERS OF INDIA FOR THE YEAR 2021. She is currently working as the Director - School of Education at Adamas University Kolkata, India.

Dr. Tara Prasad Pokharel - VP

Job Titles:
  • Vice President
Dr. Tara Prasad Pokharel is the Vice President of Cement Manufacture's Association.

Lal Shankar Ghimire

Job Titles:
  • Secretary
Lal Shankar Ghimire has been a Secretary (Revenue) in the Ministry of Finance and served as an economic advisor to then prime minister KP Sharma Oli. He has worked in the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers as Secretary responsible for Economic and Infrastructures and also worked with the National Planning Commission Secretariat in the capacity of a Joint Secretary and Chief of the Economic Management Division -- a Division charged with the responsibilities of preparation of periodic plans, annual programs and budgets. He was also involved in managing the macro-economic affairs of the Government of Nepal.

Mr. Binoj Basnyat

Job Titles:
  • General and a Political and Security Analyst
Binoj Basnyat is a retired Nepali Army Major General and a political and security analyst. He is an independent Strategic Analyst, and a Columnist. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK and a graduate from Command & General Staff College, the USA, and a Graduate from National Defense College, India. He is devotedly involved in political and security analysis, advising, writing, editing, and participating in intellectual capacity in Geopolitics and National Security. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Defense and Strategic Studies with first class from the University of Madras.

Mr. Kamal Raj Dhungel

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Kamal Raj Dhungel is involved in research works as a research scholar of Tribhuvan University. He has written various books on Economics for different levels and has published more than two dozen articles on Economics in reputed journals and newspapers of Nepal. He has also worked in the National Planning Commission as a consultant and advisor. His area of interest among others, is energy analysis, poverty and human development.

Mr. Lal Shanker Ghimire

Job Titles:
  • ECONOMIC ( Former Secretary, Former Economic Advisor
He Ghimire has published copious articles in leading newspapers and journals mostly on economic development, planning and aspects and dynamics of foreign aid.

Mr. Rabiraj Thapa

Job Titles:
  • Law Enforcement Expert

Mr. Rohit Gupta - VP

Job Titles:
  • Vice Chairman
  • Vice President
Mr. Rohit Gupta is the Vice President of CNI and the Vice Chairman of Ramesh Corp.

Mr. Suresh Sharma - CEO

Job Titles:
  • CEO
Suresh Sharma is a retired Brigadier General of the Nepal Army. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies. He is an alumnus of APCSS (Hawaii), NESA (Washington DC) and George C Marshall Center (Germany). He has a fellowship at NDU (China). Having a Master's degree in Defense and Strategic Studies (Madras University) he has published several articles in Sipahi Annual and in national dailies. He has participated in various national as well as international seminars. He served as Brigade Commander, Nepal Army Spokesperson and Military Assistant to COAS. He has a wide range of experience in UN missions as well.

Prof. Ganga Thapa

Job Titles:
  • President of the Center for Democracy
Prof Ganga Thapa is the President of the Center for Democracy and Conflict Analysis Nepal (CEDCAN) with the fundamental aim to promote political science discipline, and democracy in Nepal. His areas of interest include democracy, election, and conflict and party studies. He has analyzed various shades of Nepali politics in the form of articles, book chapters, lectures, colloquia, and conference deliberations in Nepal.

Prof. Kapil Shrestha

Prof. Kapil Shrestha is a passionate human rights activist and a civil society leader who has been at the forefront of Nepal's democratic movements. He has been advocating for human rights in the country. He is also a Senior Visiting Professor, Central Department of Political Science, Tribhuvan University, and also a Steering Committee member of one year Asia-Pacific Master's program on Human Rights and Democratization (MHRD/APMA) and a visiting faculty at the Mahidol University, Bangkok. He has experience of serving in the National Human Rights Commission as a member and as a member of the National Monitoring Committee on Ceasefire Code of Conduct, 2006. Prof. Shrestha has penned numerous publications in scholarly journals in Nepal and abroad, in both Nepali and English Languages.

Rabi Raj Thapa

Rabi Raj Thapa has a long career in policing in Nepal. He is a noted expert in Law Enforcement and Narcotic Drugs Prevention and Control. He has worked as Director of the Drug Advisory Program at the Colombo Plan Secretariat from 1996 to 2000. He was the Chief of the UNDCP Master plan in 1990. He has also played a key role in the establishment of the Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal. He was deputed as Head of the APF during the formative years of the National Security Council Secretariat. He also acted as Chief of the Immigration Office of Nepal from 1987 to 1988. Thapa has participated in several national and international training, seminars and conferences on control of Narcotics Drugs, organized crimes and money laundering. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University.

Thakur Mohan Shrestha

Job Titles:
  • Retired AIG of Armed Police Force / Retired Additional Inspector General of Armed Police Force and Security Expert Thakur Mohan Shrestha at the Program Held at Pavilion Hall in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu