Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
RUNVAN (Returned United Nations Volunteer Association of Nepal) is a team of experts and specialists from Nepal in different disciplines experienced under the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Programme initiated by the UN General Assembly in 1970. The first Nepali UNV was recruited in 1973 and served in Iran. Since then more than 1000 volunteers had served as UNV in various parts of the world. All the Volunteers are now under the umbrella of RUNVAN and is accommodating the available opportunities, exploiting the expertise for the development of the country within the plan and programs of Nepal Government, international donor agencies, INGO's, local NGO's and others.
Nepalese professionals who had served worldwide as United Nations Volunteers (UNV) felt the need of a common platform, which could unite them together; where they could share their experiences, direct their energies and contribute their enthusiasm towards the development process.RUNVAN, established in 1995, is an association of professionals who have excelled in their respective fields. These professionals include specialists in various disciplines such as democracy and human rights, governance and civil affairs, humanitarian and relief works, management and technology etc. These disciplines cover almost all social, technical and management fields. From the establishment of RUNVAN, it has under taken many assignments from different organizations at par of International professional standards.
RUNVAN intends to establish itself as a Center for promoting volunteerism to meet the millennium development goal. RUNVAN carries out research, training, and advisory activities for development aiming at serving mankind without discriminating race, religion, gender, color and ideology through volunteerism. RUNVAN values free will, commitment, engagement, and solidarity by reflecting them in its attitude and actions under the core values of the United Nations: integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
• Promoting volunteerism for peace and democratic practices in the development process.
• Enhancing relations between / amongst RUNVAN and volunteer organizations including civil societies and I/NGOs for their participation in the peace building process.
• Establishing RUNVAN as a leading agency among voluntary organizations of Nepal and maintain a reputed image.
• Commitment towards protection, welfare, and rights of all RUNVAN members.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
All the developing countries of the world in all the continents
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Election, Peace and Conflict Management Advisor (Volunteer), Returned UN Volunteers Association-Nepal,PO Box 9660 Kathmandu, Nepal
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
French, Hindi, Khmer, Thai, Urdu
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Agriculture, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Anti-Corruption, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Development, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Refugees, Rule of Law, Social Entreprenuership, Transparency, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Evaluation, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
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