KDM Advisor Dr. Arzu Rana-Deuba
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2009
Arzu Rana Deuba is Member of the Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal representing the Nepali Congress Party since 2008. She serves as member of the State Restructuring and Distribution of Powers of the State Committee of the Constituent Assembly. She is also member of the Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Relations Committee of Nepal’s Parliament. Dr Deuba is executive board member of the Poverty Alleviation Fund of Nepal which is chaired by the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Dr Deuba was elected Regional Councillor of IUCN – The International Union for Nature Conservation in September 2008 for a four year term. She is a member of the Steering Committee Member of IUCN’s CEESP. Dr. Deuba is also Chair of the Taskforce on Gender and Biodiversity and Co-chair of the Theme Group on Environment, Conflict and Security. Dr Deuba is also an elected board member of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood headquartered in the USA.
Dr Deuba is President of the Safe Motherhood Network Federation of Nepal which is Nepal’s largest issue based NGO federation comprising of more than 600 NGO members with a presence in over 65 districts of Nepal. She founded and has been volunteering with this Federation since 1996. She is also the President of the Rural Women’s Development and Unity Centre which is working on peace building, access to justice, health and education in remote areas of Nepal.
She has served and serves on the board of a number of voluntary organizations in Nepal and abroad in different capacities. Dr Deuba has a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India where she was a Senior Research Fellow of the UGC of India. She is Nepal’s first woman president of the Management Association of Nepal (from 2002 to 2006).
Dr. Deuba is also associated with the Kathmandu College of Management and the Ullen’s School in Nepal. She is also a member of the Parliamentarian Group for Action and serves as its secretary in Nepal.