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KDM Advisor HE Dr Rishi Raj Adhikari

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2009

Name:                         Dr Rishi Raj Adhikari

Date of Birth:             June 15, 1952

Marital Status:           Married to Mrs Shanta Adhikari (June 15, 1959), have three children

Address: Permanent: Bagdole – 4, Lalitpur, Nepal

Current: Ambassador, Nepal Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Academic Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in 1992 from University of the Philippines, Los Banos with major in Horticulture (Agriculture)
  • M.S. in 1980 from Michigan State University in USA, with major in Horticulture
  • B.S. in 1974 from Punjab Agricultural University in India with major in Agriculture and minor in Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Management:  Develop and manage organizations; Conflict Management, Child, Women and Human Rights Defense, Network, Link and Liaise with Government; UN and other National and International and Grassroots organizations; Participatory Strategic Planning and Program Management; Personnel and Financial Management and Team Building; Program Design; Grant Proposal Preparation and Fund Raising and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Research/Investigation
  • Conflict Management and Peace Building from Below
  • Advocacy, networking, lobbying at national, regional and international levels for poverty alleviation; Human Rights and Sustainable Development
  • Agriculture and Livelihood Policy Development, Advocacy and Program Implementation

Professional Experience:

January, 2008 Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia
October, 2004 – December, 2007 Project Director, Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
January 2004-September 2004 Executive Director, Himalayan Research Institute (HIRI)
September 2002-December 2003 Project Director, Children International, USA in partnership with  national NGO, Bal Pahila (Children First)
1997-August 2002 Program Coordinator, Plan International
1995-1997 Campus Chief (Principal), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University
1995 Expert on Economic, Social and Development Issues to the Prime Minister, Nepal
1994-1995 Executive Director, Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
1992-1994 Technical Advisor, Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
1990 Onwards Associate Professor, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University
1984 Researcher, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC), Taiwan
1983 Team Leader, High Hill Mobile Campus
1981-1990 Lecturer, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University
1977-1981 Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Tribhuvan University
1974-1977 Assistant Scientist

Publications: Published books, dozens of journal papers and newspaper articles in the areas of agriculture and sustainable development.

Other Activities:

Participated and presented dozens of papers on national, regional and international forums on development issues.

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