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Advisers Profile

Mr. Bhasker Kafle

Adviser

Bhasker Kafle has been working in the field of peace building and conflict transformation for more than 10 years now. Currently, he is working as Peace and Community Security Specialist with UNDP in South Sudan for its peacebuilding project: Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC). Before this, Mr. Kafle worked as Regional Dialogue Advisor with UNDP in Nepal for its Conflict Prevention Programme. His work at UNDP Nepal included targeting leaders of political parties, civil society and government at both central and local levels to strengthen collaborative leadership capacities including constructive negotiation, mediation, design and facilitation of dialogue processes, and consensus building. Previously he worked at International Alert in Nepal as Senior Programme Officer managing Alert’s work with the youth on public security challenges and responses in Nepal through various dialogue related activities and training on peacebuilding issues; and developing and implementing a theory of change (TOC) based monitoring and evaluation system for the organisation. Mr. Kafle did his BA majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and has his MA in Sociology and Anthropology from Tribhuvan University.


Mr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt Ph.D.

Adviser

He was born on 11 August 2072. He earned his Ph.D. in 2010 in International Relation (IR), South Asian Studies Division, School of International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Likewise, he obtained his Masters in Political Science (M.A.) 2003, DAV College, HNB Garhwal University, Dehradun, India. He is a member of advisory board of Forum for Nation Building (FNB).

He has earned ample of experiences from different field. He is visiting Professor of Armed Police Force Command and Staff College Sanogaucharan, Kathmandu, from June 2015; visiting faculty and member of Subject Committee at the Central Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies (DCPDS), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, from January 2012; worked as National Consultant, Danish Institute for Party and Democracy (DIPD), Kathmandu, October to December 2015; worked as a Consultant, The Asia Foundation, produced Compendium on National Security Policy, March-May, 2014;  worked as a member of Technical Committee formed under Special Committee for Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of Maoist Army Combatants, Committee headed by Prime Minister of Nepal, from March 30, 2009 to September 15, 2010; translated a book on “Globalization and Democratization” from English to Nepali, a NIGD publication, 2002 and editor of Nepali Weekly Sudur Paschim Tara, 1997-2001.

Likewise, he participated many seminars, conferences and workshops which includes Strategic Emergency Logistic Training (SELT), organized by World Food Program (WFP) and RedR India, 1-5, March 2015, Kathmandu; a workshop “Nepalese Army Military Doctrine”, organized by Army Command and Staff College (ACSC), Shivapuri, 28-29, January 2014, Kathmandu. Likewise, he presented paper titled "Inter-relation between National Security Policy and Democratic Control of Security Forces" in a workshop, December 10-13, 2011, Pokhara, organized by National Peace Campaign (NPC) and State Affairs Committee of Parliament; presented a paper titled ‘Nepal’s Security Challenges’ in a seminar, September 11-13, 2010, Kathmandu, organized by Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies (NCCS) and Embassy of India. Likewise, he published number of articles and interviews in the Nepalese, Indian newspapers; journals and magazines on democracy, security and defense related issues. Regarding language, he has command over English, Nepali, Hindi and Doteli language.


Ms.Sukti Dhital Ph.D.

Adviser

She earned her Ph.D. from North Eastern University School of Law whereas she earned her Master Degree from Boston University in 2006. Likewise, she got different experiences from different field. She has been Executive Director, Co founder of NAZDEEK New Delhi, India from December 2011 to present.  As Director and Co founder she designed and implementing Designed and implementing community legal projects in Assam, India on the rights of tea garden workers, and in New Delhi, India on rights of slum dwellers. Responsibilities include development of training modules & legal toolkits, conducting capacity building programs on issues human rights (fact-finding/documentation, grievance redressal mechanism, and monitoring of court orders and policies), and advising on advocacy campaigns. Engaged in building partnerships with universities, international and national human rights organizations, multi-media specialists, and private law firms. Similarly, she was Director of Reproductive Rights Unit of Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi from October 2009 to November 2011. Likewise, she was involved  as Staff Attorney Fellow in ACLU, Reproductive Freedom Project, New York from September 2008 to September 2009; Litigation Associate in BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN, LLP October 2006 to May 2008; buyer, Senior Business Analyst in Target Corporation, Mervyn's Hayward, CA from July 2000 to June 2003.

Apart from these works, she published some publication. Likewise, she participated in some conferences like participated in Open Society Foundation “Expert Meeting on Social Accountability and Legal Empowerment: Allied Approaches in the Struggle for Human Rights” December 2014; Lecturer, “Litigating Access to Matenral Health Entitlements” Global School on Socio-Economic Rights: Sexual and Reproductive Rights Litigation, Harvard University FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard Law School; Plenary speaker, Thompson Reuters Foundation 2013 Trust Women Conference, “Unintended Consequences of Health Care Policy”.

She is fluent in Nepali and conversational in Hindi and Spanish, and member of Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice, South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). She is member of advisory board of Forum for Nation Building (FNB) Nepal.


Mr. Hari Phuyal

Adviser

Mr. Hari Phuyal was born on 10 October, 1970 at Rajghat Morang, Nepal. He completed his Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, the UK, 2004/2005 on International Human Rights Laws, Laws of Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, International Refugee Law and Laws of Peace Keeping operations. He is a member of advisory board of Forum for Nation Building (FNB).

He has gained several experiences in several field. He worked as the National Legal Adviser at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal since November 2005 to December 2006. Not only this, he was also involved in publication of magazine called NYAYADOOT published by Nepal Bar Association of Nepal from 1995 to 1998. Similarly, he worked as a consultant to FAO, Nepal Office to review legislation relating to agriculture and to harmonize them in the context of WTO standards from 1 April to December 2002.

Likewise, he participated in number of seminars and trainings. He presented a paper on the "Electoral Practices and the Analysis of Election Laws of Nepal' in the seminar, 'remodeling of Indonesian Election Laws' organized by Asian Network for Free and Fair Election (ANFREEL) in Jakarta, Indonesia, 1998, December, visited for study of complaint handling and procedures of court cases of National Human Rights Commission of India, Delhi, from June 1 to 7, 2003, participated in ‘Techniques of Effective Investigation of Human Rights Violation Cases’ by the Trainers of the National Human Rights Commission of India, 2004 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Similarly, he published numerous research and publication like Book on ''Refugee Law'' published by Pairavi Publication, Nepal, in 1996 as a course book to LL.B. second year's student of Tribhuvan University, etc.


Mr. Bruce Mosley

Adviser

It is expected that Mr. Bruce Mosley will complete his Master of Interdisciplinary Studies within 2016 from West Texas A& M University in Educational Leadership, Criminal Justice and Psychology. Likewise, he earned Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2007 from St. Mary's University School of Law on Global Legal issues at University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Likewise, he gathered diverse experiences from different fields. He has been teaching legal specialty courses and manage department in Amarillo College from January 2009 to present. Further, he taught Legal Environment to Masters of Business Administration Students in Wayland Baptist University. Apart from this, he also practiced law focusing on intellectual property and commercial litigation as Associate Attorney from 2007 to 2009. Similarly, he was involved in community service. From 2009 to present, he has been working as a board member of Pro Bono Advisory Board of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Not only this, from 2013 to present, he has been a member of Scholarship Committee of Amarillo Area Bar Foundation, from 2012 to 2013 became Youth Leader and Teacher of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Similarly, he served in different capacities at Amarillo College like President of Faculty Senate, Founder, Advisor of Legal Society of Amarillo College from 2011 to present. He published his opinions and articles in different website, newspapers and book.

Likewise, he gave his presentations on different topic like on "Medical Law and Ethics" at Amarillo College Health Professionals on February 2015. He is also Professional Member of many association, organization like Clinical Legal Education Association (2015), Global Alliance for Justice Education (2014-Present). Likewise, he got many awards and distinctions like Pro Bono Award-Legal Services Corporation/Texas Access to Justice Foundation (2014), Amarillo Citizen's Academy-City of Amarillo (2014), John F. Mead Faculty Excellence Award from Amarillo College (2011-2012), Top 10 National Sales Award-Verizon Communications (2001).


Professor David W. Tushaus

Fulbright-Nehru Scholar

Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Social Work

Missouri Western State University

Adviser

Access to justice has been a career-long pursuit for Professor Tushaus, who for 14 years worked as attorney and managing attorney for Legal Aid of Western Missouri where he handled government benefits, health care, consumer problems, domestic violence, disability issues and farming cases. Awards for his advocacy include a 1995 Missouri Health Law Advocacy Award for state-wide work toward consumer protections.

Dr. Tushaus became a professor in 1999 and chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Social Work in 2005 at Missouri Western State University. He developed service learning approaches to teaching legal research, legal drafting and election law. He has formed and worked with international research teams to study access to justice issues in Asia. He received the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education in 2011 and the Distinguished Professor Award in 2009. Publications include articles on service learning and access to justice topics. He received the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence in 2011 for an article co-authored with several others, “An examination of contextual and police training influencing police use of force.”

Professor Tushaus earned a J.D. and M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa and a B.A. from the University of Missouri, Columbia.