Advisory Committee

DB Subedi, PhD.

Dr. Subedi is a Member of Advisory Committee of CSC. He has an interdisciplinary academic background, specialising in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies. Currently, Dr. Subedi is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of New England in Australia.

His current research interest focuses on how authoritarian and illiberal regimes, including populist and nationalist, respond to violent conflicts within their territories and beyond and how these responses have shaped current discourses of post-liberal peacebuilding. One strand of this research focus aims to study how political and religious extremism intersect with social conflicts and what this intersection means for conflict transformation and violence prevention in the age of multiple crises. His research interest has an empirical focus on Asia, especially Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Prior to academia, Dr. Subedi worked with various international organizations for more than ten years. He has also provided consultancy services to a number of peacebuilding and development agencies including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women, and International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, International Alert UK, Care International, Mercy Corps and Asian Academy for Peace Research and Development.

Punam Yadav, PhD.

Dr. Yadav is a Member of Advisory Committee of CSC and a Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Gender and Disaster at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. She was conferred a highly Australia Leadership Award and the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Postgraduate Fellowship Award to complete her doctorate.

She completed her first Master’s in Education (Mathematics) from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal and second Masters in Gender and Development Studies from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand with the full scholarship from the government of Japan.

She has over ten years’ experience in the development sector, working with various I/NGOs and UN agencies. Besides it, she has a book and several journal articles in highly ranked international journals.  Some of her publications include “Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective” and “Can Women Benefit from War?” where she has examined the transformative effects of war on women. On co-authorship, she has published “Unruly wives in the household: Towards feminist genealogies for peace research” which highlights on a concept called ‘wifesization’.

Mr. Fatik Bahadur Thapa

Mr. Fatik is currently serving as a Member of Advisory Committee of CSC and Secretary at Toni Hagen Foundation, Nepal. He holds a Master Degree in Regional development Planning and Management from Purbanchal University and Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Kathmandu University.

Mr. Fatik has decade long experience of working as lead person in various developmental sector. He has served as an Executive Director in NEPAN (2008-2018), Executive Chair in Kathmandu Training Centre (2002-2012), and Member of Parliament, Gulmi (1991-2001). His extensive research experiences includes a Baseline Study on numbers of Indigenous Nationalities Administrators, Professionals, Managers and Technicians (in central and local level offices), and in Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Board (2011), Traditional Economies in Nepal (ILO Convention 169, Nepal 2010), Roles of Political Leaders from Indigenous Communities in the Development of their Communities (2007) and Desk Study on Services Delivery System provided to persons in intellectual disabilities (2021). He has published articles in journals and books. 

Anuj Tiwari, PhD.

Dr. Tiwari is currently working as Member of Advisory Committee of CSC. Dr. Tiwari’s educational trajectory has largely been in the field of international relations and security studies. His has been keenly observing Nepal’s political developments over the past decade and the role of the international community in it.

He holds a doctoral degree in International Relations from University of Warsaw, Poland. His dissertation was on “Securitization on South Asia”. Prior to that, he completed his Masters in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Dr. Tiwari has eight years of professional experience in the areas of International Relations and Security Studies.

He has conducted several types of research on conflict assessment, terrorism, and leadership development, labour migration and so on. Currently, he is a researcher at King’s College, Kathmandu and a faculty member at Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University.