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NCCR is organizing 2 days 3rd World Conference on Women's Studies-WCWS- 2017

Research Director, Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti is visiting Sri Lanka to attend 3rd World Conference on Women's Studies- WCWS-2017 as NCCR is partner organizer hosting the conference.

NCCR Team in Field Work

A team of four reserachers visiting Doti, Surkhet, Makawanpur and Dhankuta districts

FATE Internal workshop in Nepal 2017

NCCR organized FATE Project Planning and Training for PhD students for the year 2017 in Nepal.

NCCR organized International workshop on "Gender equity, peace and security: Gender dimension of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration


NCCR organized International workshop on "Gender equity, peace and security: Gender dimension of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration" on 23 November, 2016 at Hotel Himalaya. The programme was chaired by Associate Dean of School of…

Recent publications of NCCR

Some of the Recent publications of NCCR are given below:

NCCR Managing Director, Siddhi Manandhar's field visit


NCCR Managing Director and Research Director visited Ilam Bazar, Mangalbare, Barbote, Jirmale/Salakpur, Kakarbhitta and Birtamod from 22 to 27 December as a part of preparation of Nepal workshop. During their visit, they met Chief…

FATE Team Sikkim Visit


FATE Nepal Research Team members Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti and PhD student Ms Sony KC (KU/NCCR) visited Sikkim, India from 16-21 December 2016 to study the Cardamom value chin. During their visit, on 17…

Dr. Upreti's participation in Planetary Security Conference

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti, Research Director of NCCR attended the Planetary Security Conference at The Hague, the Netherlands from 5-6 December 2016. During his visit, Dr Upreti discussed with different stakeholders active in the field…

Participation of Gopikesh Acharya at SDC conference


On 08 December 2016, Gopikesh Acharya from SLRC Nepal and NCCR presented paper on 'Citizens’ engagement in local service delivery and governance: A case study of the LGCDP in post-conflict Nepal' in the panel…

Participation of Sony KC at SDC conference


On 08 December 2016, Sony KC from KU/NCCR presented paper on 'The Old Age Allowance and Perceptions of the State in Rolpa District of Nepal ' in the panel 'Interventions: What Works in Supporting…

National Workshop in Kathmandu

NCCR on 12th December, 2016, conducted a national level workshop with the objective to disseminate and share the research findings of NCCR/SLRC collaboration on Livelihood, Basic Services, Social protection, Governance in a conflict affected situation…

Conduction of District Workshops in Research Districts

NCCR conducted three district level workshops in Ilam (21 September 2016), Rolpa (26 October 2016) and Bardiya (23 October 2016) in the month of October and November 2016.

Abstract Open for Third World Conference on Women's studies 2017

NCCR as an academic partner is organizing Third World Conference on Women's studies 2017 in Colombo from 4th to 6th May 2017. The abstract for the conference is open to the researchers all over the…

View of Dr. Upreti on Bishnu Upreti on 11 KFPE principles

Transboundary and intercultural research in partnership is a continuous process of sound knowledge generation, building mutual trust, mutual learning and shared ownership. To know more about the 11 KFPE principles please click the link below:

The 3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies

Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR) as a collaborator with The International Institute of Knowledge Management is organizing The 3rd World Conference on Women's Studies - WCS 2017 which will be held on 4th -…

Dr. Upreti took part as a panelist on the programme entitled " Federalism in Nepal"

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti, ED NCCR was one of the panelists on the programme entitled "Federalism in Nepal – Major Discourses and Key Challenge"organised by White-House Graduate School of Management, New Baneshwor on 24 May…

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti(NCCR ED) and Ms Sony KC's (NCCR-KU PhD student) participation in the 2nd World Conference on women’s studies

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti(NCCR ED) and Ms Sony KC (NCCR-KU PhD student) participated in the 2nd World Conference on women’s studies (Empowering future generations of women and girls: empowering humanity) oorganized in Colombo from 5-6…

Dr. Upreti's visit to Oslo

Dr Upreti visited Oslo to attend the inception meeting of the collaboration project jointly implemented by Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Cin from Ar Yone Oo (social development organization), Burma and NCCR from 2-3 May…

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti's visit to Centre for Peace Studies (CPS)

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti visited the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) of the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway from 27-30 April where he had intensive meetings and presentations. He gave talk…

Dr. Upreti's interview

Dr. Upreti has been featured in an interview of Sagarmatha television's Sahabhagita program to talk on the issues of developing people's ownership towards the services provided by the state. To view the full interview please…

Research Project on Women's Peace : Gender Equality, Peace and Security in Nepal and Myanmar

Women's Peace is a 3 years project focused on the gender dimension of disarmament, demolization and reintegration (DDR) process in Nepal and Myanmar, and the post-conflict political participation of female and male ex-combatants.

Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Research

A training on Gender Mainstreaming in Research was conducted by NCCR for the staffs of NCCR on 21st and 22nd December 2015. .

Dr. Upreti participating in the Monitoring and Evaluation workshop at ODI

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director of NCCR is participating in the Monitoring and Evaluation workshop from the 3rd – 5th February 2016.

Dr. Upreti visiting the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director of NCCR is visiting the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Vietnam, Hanoi from 27 to 30 January

Dr. Upreti participating in the FATE project workshop

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director of NCCR is attending Feminization, Agricultural Transition and Rural Employment  (FATE)  project Workshop in Laos from 19th January to 27th January 2016.

Succesful Completion of the Panel Survey ( wave 2 )

NCCR team has successfully completed panel survey (wave 2) on Livelihoods, Basic services and users perception in Rolpa. Ilam and Bardiya district in support of SLRC. 

Perspective Sharing

Perspective Sharing on "Post-conflict market revival and women in export led agriculture: A case of cardamom marketing in Nepal"

Perspective Sharing

Perspective Sharing on "Shared water resource: Indo-Nepal conflict and cooperation"

Participation in the meeting

Participation in the meeting of Board of Trustee

Paper Presentation

Paper on "Transboundary water cooperation and conflict in Himalayan Mountain:Looking Indo-Nepal water resources"

Paper presentation

Paper presentation on "New challenges in land use in Nepal: Reflections on booming real-estate sector"

Succesful Conduction of Panel Survey in Rolpa

NCCR team has successfully conducted a panel survey (wave 2) on Livelihoods, Basic services and users perception in Rolpa distirct's Liwang Municipality, Budagaun and Thawang VDC. NCCR is conducting the same survey in Ilam and…

Participation in the Conference

NCCR staffs along with Dr. Upreti are attending public conference jointly organized by the SLRC and Nairobi Forum of the Rift Valley Institute from 12 to 15 June at the Regional Training and Resource Centre…

Earthquake devastation in Nepal

Currently, Nepal is at mourning from the 7.8 Richter Scale magnitude of the Earthquake. According to the Home Ministry as of May 5, 2015, so far 7557 people have died, 14536 wounded and still hundreds…

Field Visit on the study of LPC

In February and March 2015, a team led by Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti visited Kaski, Tanahun, Syangja, Parbat, Baglung and Myagdi districts to study the " Effectiveness of Implementation of Comprehensive Peace Agreement " with…

Field Visit to Ilam

A team of researchers Ms. Sony KC, Ms. Gitta Shrestha and Ms. Pratikshya Acharya is conducting research on " Feminization, agricultural transition and rural employment : Social and political conditions of asset building in teh…

Dr. Upreti's attended meeting on Women and peace building

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti , attended the " Women and Peace Building : A policy dialogue" organized by WISCOMP, New Delhi and Peace Research Institute Oslo from Februrary 21-22, 2015 at India International Centre ,…

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Ms Sony KC's visit to Rwanda

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Ms. Sony KC attended the FATE partners meeting at Rwanda in February 2015. During the Rwanda visit, Dr. Upreti also studied the " post genocide state building process in Rwanda".

Congratulation to NCCR staff Mr Annal Tandukar for Nepal Bidhyabhusan Award

NCCR would like to congratulate Mr. Annal Tandukar for being awarded Nepal Bidhyabhusan Award from the honorable President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav held at Sheetal Niwas on the auspicious occassion of the National…

Dr. Upreti's sharing on Land politics and It's implication in Socio political Transformation at TISS

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director of NCCR will be talking as a resource person at the Seminar organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on the topic of "Land…

Congratulation to our Board Member Dr. Pranil Kumar Upadhyaya

NCCR would like to congratulate Dr. Pranil Kumar Upadhyaya, Board of Directors of NCCR for being awarded the Nepal Bidhyabhusan Padak, by the honorary President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.

Successful participation and sharing at the Internatioanl conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa

NCCR Executive Director, Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Researcher Suman Babu Paudel, has succesfully participated and shared their research findings at the International Conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa, 2014,…

Ms. Sony, former researcher of NCCR formally enrolled at Kathmandu University

Ms. KC, former researcher formally enrolled at KU, School of Arts

Abstracts of the research sharing at Internatioanl conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa

Dear all viewers, NCCR informs that the abstract of the papers being presented at International Conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa can be found in the following address; http://cepasymposium2014.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/day-3-review-and-closing-plenary-2/.

Further…

Dr. Upreti departed for attending 13th Annual CEPA Symposium on Internatioanl conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director of NCCR, has departed from kathmandu for Srilanka where he will be sharing his research findings on Conflict and contestation in the war and post war development: Reflections from…

Gitta shrestha is presenting at OKD Institute of Social Change and Development


Abstract on 'The Changing face of Leadership in Nepal : Women and Ideology',  has been accepted for presentation in a conference ' Ideology and Social Change' 27-28th November 2014, OKD Institute of Social Change…

Dr. Upreti's research sharings at Internatioanl conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director of NCCR, is sharing his research findings on Conflict and contestation in the war and post war development: Reflections from Nepal, at theInternatioanl conference on War and Post War…

Selection of Mr. Suman Babu Paudel's abstract at Internatioanl conference on War and Post War Development in Asia and Africa

Mr. Paduel, Research Associate at NCCR has had his abstract selected for the symposium which is being conducted by Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Srilanka. The topic of Mr. Paudel to be presented at the…

Nomination of Ms Sony KC as a PhD Candidate

It is to inform that PhD Research Committee of the School of Arts (SoA), Kathmandu University (KU)  held on the 15th of August, 2014 has formally endorsed the candidacy of Ms. Sony KC to do…

Interview with Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Mr. Mahashram Sharma

An interview was conducted with Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Mr. Mahashram Sharma, on basic services in the post conflict period. For details please go to the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOa59wx8GQ

Interview with Dr. Kailash Nath Pyakurel and Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti

An interview was conducted with Dr. Kailash Nath Pyakurel and Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti on several aspects of Land Research and it's importance in Nepal. For details Please go to the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Sp2EnKOic

Interview with Dr. Rachel Slater

An interview was conducted with Dr. Rachel Slater of Secured Livelihood Research Consortium on the implications of the SLRC's research in Nepal. For detailed interview please log click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6QryoC2deU

Interview with Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti

Interview with Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Mr. Dhan Bahadur Tamang on Avenues Television (20th March 2014). For details please follow the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HTs9oscGkI

Conference paper presentation

Ms. Sony KC is presenting paper

Conference paper presentation (SASON, Nepal)

Ms. Sony KC and Mr. Prabhat Uprety, on behalf of NCCR are presenting paper

Conference Paper in Islamabad

Ms. Sony KC, Programme Officer of SLRC, presented SLRC related findings

Conference paper presentation in Istanbul

 Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Ms. Sony KC is attending the International Conference on “Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses”

Pre-Test of the SLRC Qualitative Research in Lele VDC, Lalitpur

SLRC team of NCCR conducted a qualitative pre-test field work on 9th September, 2013 at Lele VDC, Lalitpur.

Dr. Upreti's interview in Avenues Television

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti's interview on Avenues Television dated 25th March 2013, on the issues and research findings conducted in three districts of Nepal through Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC). For details please follow the…

NCCR staff Gitta Shrestha's presentation at the workshop

Gitta Shrestha presented a paper titled "Governance without Government: The difference betwen the discourse and the reality" in a workshop organized by University of Zurich, Switzerland titled "Lost in Transition? Negotiating Local Governance in Nepal"…

Executive Director's meeting in UK

Executive Director of NCCR, Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti will attend series of meetings at International Centre for Taxation and Development at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and Overseas Development Institute in London while…

Closing of the South Asia Regional Office

NCCR-North South has been officially phased out from the 30th June 2013 and the South Asia Regional Office is also closed from the same day. However the Swiss National Science Foundation and  Swiss Development Corporation…

Dr. Upreti's Return

Dr. Upreti has returned to Nepal

Dr. Bishnu Upreti's Visit to Switzerland

Participation in Science Policy Event and Transnational Research Partnership Meeting

Staff Capacity Building Training on "Scientific Writing"

NCCR recently conducted Capacity building training on "Scientific Writing" to all it's staffs.

NCCR Researcher returns after 3 month Capacity Building training in London

NCCR Researcher Sony KC has returned to NCCR after a three months capacity building training at Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. Ms. Sony has been nominated and will also be contributing as a Gender Secretariat…

Basic First AID Training for NCCR staffs

NCCR in the support of SLRC,  organized a basic first aid training for it’s staffs by highly professional and expert team of Nepal Red cross Society from 3-5 May 2013.

Safety and Security Training for NCCR staffs

NCCR by the support of SLRC organized Safety and Security training for NCCR staffs on 24th April 2013 at the meeting hall of Embassy of Switzerland, in Kathmandu. The training was facilitated by the Senior…

PAMS tourism project formulated and launched Codes of Conduct and CSR guideline for peace responsive tourism in Pokhara

The partnership actions for mitigating syndromes (PAMS) project titled ‘Meeting the challenges of Peace-building in Tourism in Pokhara – Strengthening the corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Business Operation’ as executed by Pokhara Tourism Council in…

Field Research Visit of TLGYW Project

Research team of TLGYW Project completed their field work in far west Nepal, in Doti district from 1 March to 10 March 2013 and in eastern part of Nepal, in Ilam district from 24 March…

Dr. Fiona Samuels' visit to Nepal

Dr. Fiona Samuels, Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Team Leader, Nepal for Transforming the Lives of Adolescent Girls and Young Women visited Nepal for pre field workshop, piloting of tools and…

NCCR office SHIFTED

NCCR office shifted around 250m north from its old location. From 18th March 2013, the office is running smoothly. All contact details remain the same.

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Pravat Uprety in London

Dr. Bishnu Raj Upreti and Pravat Uprety visited ODI, London from 25 February to 1 March 2013 to attend Secure Livelihood Research Consortium Partner's Merting. During the meeting they presented the Year 2 report on…

Safal Ghimire left NCCR

Safal Ghimire, Senior Research Associate of NCCR, left the organization at end of January 2013 for further PhD research. He received scholarship from University of New England, Australia at School of Arts and Sciences. He…

Sony KC is in London

Sony KC is in London for her secondment. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London had invited her for series of meetings, seminars and conferences between January 2013 to April 2013 as a part of the…

CSR on Tourism: Capacity Building

NCCR, PTC and NTB jointly organised a half-day event titled 'CSR on Tourism in Pokhara: Interaction and Capacity-building Program' on 20 November 2012 in Lakeside, Pokhara.

Human Security in Nepal

Research publication on HUMAN SECURITY IN NEPAL: CONCEPTS, ISSUES AND CHALLENGES, to be published by Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research and Nepal Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS), has been sent to the press.

Tourism & Peace

First draft of the RP6 research book CONFLICT, PEACE AND BUSINESS: REFLECTIONS FROM NEPALESE TOURISM SECTOR has been ready. The editors are scheduled to finalise the book by the first week of December and send…

Workshop on Statebuilding

Right-now: Rachel Slater, SLRC Research Director, is facilitating a half-day workshop on Analytical Framework on State-building.

Transforming the Lives of Girls and Yound Women

Transforming the Lives of Girls and Yound Women completed  its  report on background study on the status of adolescent girls and young women in Nepal. It will be out for sharing in a few weeks!

Women and Conflict

The chronological reflections on ‘Women’s Movement in Nepal’ with a special focus on women’s participation in politics in Nepalese political history is undergoing revision.

Sustainable Land Management

The project on ‘Sustainable Land Management in Mountain Regions of Bolivia and Nepal in the Context of Out-migration, Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction’ is currently undergoing first phase of its discussion.

Women and Conflict

Gitta Shrestha presented a research paper on ‘Women in Post-Conflict Nepal: Engendering the Issues of Women IDPs in National Regimes’ in 10th Winter Course on Forced Migration organised by Calcutta Research Group.

SLRC Director in Nepal

SLRC Research Director, Rachel Slater, will be visiting NCCR office on 30 October 2012. She will be visiting the fields in Ilam district from 31st of October where survey is being conducted.

SLRC Field Survey

Six supervisors and 20 enumerators departed for Ilam district to conduct survey on livelihoods, basic services and social protection.

Research Dissemination

Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti, Executive Director, is in Jakarta, Indonesia in a research dissemination at 'The Second International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia'.

Conflict, Peace and Business

Meeting of RP6 leaders and researchers from Switzerland and Nepal is scheduled to be held in Sauraha, Chitawan, Nepal in January 2013, where revision of the progress and obstacles will be realised.

Partnership Action: Tourism and Peace

Executive Director, Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti, and Senior Research Associate, Pranil Kumar Upadhayaya, are in Pokhara in a planning meeting of Partnership Action for Mitigating Syndrome Project on Tourism and Peace.

Oritentation to SLRC Enumerators

NCCR has been conducting an orientation programme to SLRC enumerators from 19-21 September 2012 at Local Development Training Academy, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.

European Conference on South Asian Studies

Dr Bishnu  Raj Upreti and Mr Safal Ghimire presented their papers in post-conflict  business and peace in Nepal and India in European Conference on South Asian  Studies in Lisbon, Portugal.

SLRC Piloting Survey

NCCR  researchers went to Rolpa and Bardiya districts of Nepal from (6-19 August  2012) during the pretest of the of survey of SLRC research programme in Nepal  on livelihoods, basic services and social protection.

Happy Dashain!!

Festive season has blanketed Kathmandu! NCCR will remain closed from 22-24 October 2012. Happy Vijaya Dashami and Tihar!!