Ramji Prasad Neupane
National Programme Manager, Micro-Enterprise Development Programme
Ramji P. Neupane is working as National Programme Manager with the UNDP supported Micro-Enterprise Development Programme, which supports rural poor below poverty line in entrepreneurship development and employment generation. He worked with International Alert Nepal as Director of Programme during January 2013 to February 2014. Prior to Alert, he worked with Canadian CIDA in Nepal as Program Coordinator and Program Advisor in development and implementation of Canadian development aid programs in Nepal for well over a decade (2001-2012).
He served with United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) as a UN Volunteer to help implement the Cambodian peace process during 1992/1993. He served as the Chairperson of Kathmandu Forestry College for 2 full terms (6 Years) and is associated with Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, a leading NGO in promoting agroforestry and community forestry activities in the country, since 1990. Ramji holds a Ph.D. (in Regional and Rural Development Planning) & M. Sc. (Agriculture Systems) Degrees from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
He has more than 20 years of experiences in natural resources management, rural enterprises development, agro-forestry, watershed management, conflict transformation and peace building. He has supervised Masters Students in agroforestry, agriculture, natural resources management and peacebuilding research activities in the past. He has obtained formal training on conflict transformation and peace building from the Responding to Conflict, UK and School of International Training, USA. He is involved in networks and organizations both inside the country and in Asian region for peacebuilding.