I got an opportunity through CSC-Nepal to represent Nepal in International Training on Dialogue and Mediation (ITDM) in Sweden organized by Uppsala University in collaboration with Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on June, 2018. ITDM brought together a group of academicians, practitioners, policy makers and researchers with their own learning and experiences in the field of conflict & peace research, dialogue and mediation from around the world including Lebanon, Syria, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Colombia, DRC, Nigeria, Afghanistan, South Africa, Bosnia and Mexico. Reflecting upon my personal experience during the period. I felt privileged to become a part of a global platform that allowed people to come together and reflect upon what it feels like to belong to a war torn country, what keeps our aspirations for peace alive and what are the means of attaining sustaining peace. Equally enriching was to hear from experts and professors with their years of conflict and peace research experience and education from the university. The continuous exchange of perspectives and knowledge building made the duration highly valuable.

I am thankful for CSC-Nepal for encouraging me to seek new frontiers like ITDM 2018 where I could learn from the expertise and experience of professionals across the world. CSC is always committed to promote personal as well as professional growth of its employees.

I joined Center for Social Change-Nepal as an intern in 2015. Later I was offered to work as Research Associate at CSC in 2017. Since, my days of internship to present, I have experienced both personal and professional growth in the stimulating environment at CSC. Working under the guidance of experts has helped me to groom my research skills and analytical thinking. In these past two years, I have been actively involved in the project “Migration Watch” which is related with the foreign labor migration. I have also been part of other research about nonviolence and gender, war trauma, and peace building. All this work have tremendously helped me to expose to stimulating environment where I had to push myself to build my confidence, communication, writing, networking and  critical analysis skills. Besides I have had opportunity to go to different platforms to represent CSC. Working with family like colleagues and meeting new people in field and other places have molded me as a good team player. Every day I am being able to discover and learn new things at CSC.

The journey from intern to an employee at CSC has been very fruitful and amazing experience for me. It has not only helped me to develop my abilities but has also helped me to identify and work on my drawbacks to reach my full potential. It shows CSC is committed to promote young scholars like me in their professional development. I am proud to be associated with CSC. It has provided me a platform to work and learn simultaneously.