Subindra Bogati is the Chief Executive of the Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative. Mr Bogati has been working for conflict transformation and peace process in Nepal through various national and international organisations for the last several years. He has overseen and conducted several household surveys on peacebuilding issues in Nepal. He was a Chevening Fellow at the University of Birmingham on democracy, rule of law and security in 2009. He has MA in International Relations from London Metropolitan University.
Ankita Singh Rathour has been working in the field of gender and armed violence for the last several years. She has a significant experience of working on community security issues. She also has an experience of working in the conflict sensitive development programs with non-governmental organisations. Ankita holds MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies and MA in Sociology.
Riya Basnet has been working to promote liberal movement in around south Asian region for the last 3 years and a Founder member of SFL-Nepal. Currently she is one of the executive Board members for SFL south Asia. She has worked as a program-coordinator at Kathmandu Youth Network (amnesty International Nepal).
Dr Richard Bowd is a conflict transformation and peacebuilding specialist with over a decade of programming, analysis and research experience in the areas of conflict, peace and security. Dr Bowd has worked in various geographical areas including the Balkans, the Great Lakes region of Africa, East Africa, South-east Asia, South Asia and the Middle East covering a range of activities including: conflict transformation and peacebuilding; gender, peace and security; conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm (DNH) approaches; refugee, IDP and former combatant return and reintegration, civil society strengthening, peace education, armed gang mediation, community security, armed violence reduction, training in conflict management techniques and community mobilisation / outreach and reconciliation in fragile states. This work has been conducted while contracted to small and large INGO’s and the United Nations during which Dr Bowd has held management and advisory positions in projects and programmes ranging from low budget (40,000) to large budget ( 14,000,000), all within the post-conflict context and involving the engagement with and management of a number or national and international stakeholders. Dr Bowd serves as an advisor for the Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative.
Katie has recently graduated from her MSc postgraduate course in Development Studies at SOAS University in London. Prior to that, she studied for her undergraduate at Newcastle University, during which time she spent periods working in both Paris and Buenos Aires. Katie has worked for various NGOs and INGOs, most recently for Amnesty International in London, and is currently a blogger on development issues for Development in Action. Katie is new to the team and hopes to be with us for the foreseeable future.
Srijana Nepal is Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative's Programme Coordinator. She has been working in the field of human rights, armed violence and small arms issues for the last five years. Srijana worked as a Fredkorspet(FK) Norway fellow in Thai Volunteer Service Foundation, Bangkok for a year where her main focus was on youth development, human rights and peace. Srijana holds an MA in Social Work.
Jeevan Thapa has more than 10 years’ experience of Administration and financial management in the not-for-profit sector, mainly with international NGOs and NGOs working in the fields of human rights, security and development.
Sindhu Chand has worked for various national and international organisations covering a range of activities including gender / social inclusion, capacity building, institutional and public policy reform, natural resource management and livelihoods. In collaboration with professors from Japan, she was engaged in a research project in Nepal and Japan.
Sindhu is one of the executive board members of South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS) Nepal.
Ben Britton is Programme Manager at Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative. He joined the organisation in 2016 coming from Concordis International, a UK-based peacebuilding organisation where he was Manager for UK and International Operations. Before that Ben worked for another NGO focused on delivering innovative small-scale health and education projects in the West of Nepal. Ben studied at the University of Bradford Department of Peace Studies and holds a first class honours degree in Development and Peace Studies. Ben is also a Centenary Young Fellow of the RSA and holds a Masters degree in Politics, Development and Democratic Education from the University of Cambridge.
Neha Uprety works as full-time Program Officer at Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative. Her role includes quantitative and qualitative research, report writing and associated project proposal writing. Neha has been involved with the organisation since early 2015. Prior to joining us she worked as a volunteer in a youth group of a prominent international NGO in Kathmandu and is currently a member of the Leo Club of Bhrikuti. Neha completed her BBS and is currently pursuing her masters in sociology from Tribhuvan University in her spare time.