Profiles

Name  -  Prakash A. Raj
Date of Birth  -  30th April 1943 (Bikram Sambat 2000 Baisakh 17th)
Father  -  Kesari Raj Pandey
Mother  -  Kiran Kumari Pandey
Grandfather  -  Bidwatshiromani Hem Raj Sharma (1878-1953)

EDUCATION

  • J.P High School, Kathmandu, NEPAL
  • Tri Chandra College, Kathmandu, NEPAL
  • Besant College, Varanasi, INDIA
  • University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA (Summer)
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA (Summer)
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (Graduate Student)
  • University of lowa, USA (one semester summer)
  • Institute of Social Studies, the Hague,NETHERLAND
  • Project Planning Centre, University of Bradford, BRITAIN
  • University of Oslo, Oslo, NORWAY
  • Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

COUNTRIES VISITED

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Austria
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Belgium
  5. Britain
  6. Canada
  7. Colombia
  8. Czechoslovakia
  9. Denmark
  10. Ecuador
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. India
  15. Iran
  16. Israel
  17. Italy
  18. Korea
  19. Norway
  20. Pakistan
  21. Poland
  22. Serbia
  23. Singapore
  24. Spain
  25. Sweden
  26. Switzerland
  27. Thailand
  28. Turkey
  29. United States of America

LANGUAGE SPOKEN

  1. Nepali- mother tongue
  2. English
  3. Hindi/Urdu
  4. French
  5. German
  6. Spanish

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  1. USAID
  2. UNICEF
  3. The Ford Foundation
  4. Norwegian Government

EMPLOYMENT

  1. Government of Nepal - Department of Hydrology, NEPAL
  2. Government of Nepal - National Planning Commission, NEPAL
  3. The Rising Nepal, Kathmandu, NEPAL (newspaper)
  4. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), FRANCE (Intern)
  5. United Nations Secretariat, New York, USA (Economic + Affairs officer)
  6. UNHCR, Peshawar, PAKISTAN (Program Officer)
  7. UNDP, Kathmandu, NEPAL(Consultant)
  8. IUCN, Kathmandu, NEPAL (CONSULTANT)
  9. GTZ, Kathmandu, NEPAL (CONSULTANT)
  10. Internatinal Labour Organization of UN (CONSULTANT)
  11. The World Bank (CONSULTANT)

MEMBERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Nepal Council of World Affairs (former Vice President)
  2. Nepal Engineer’s Association
  3. Pen/NEPAL (Nepal chapter of International PEN), Secretary
  4. Bidwatshiromani Hemraj Award Trust
  5. American Society of Journalists and Authors
  6. Australian Society of Authors
  7. Phl Sigma Alpha
  8. Linguistic Association of Nepal
  9. Management Assiciation of Nepal (MAN)
  10. Transparency International, Nepal
  11. Australian Society of Authors
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