Bishnu Upreti holds a Master in Sociology from Tribhuvan Univeristy, M.Sc. in Management of Knowledge Systems & PhD in Conflict Management (1998 - 2000) from the Wageningen University the Netherland. He did Post Doc (2001 - 03) from the University of London (King’s College)/Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Surrey, UK. He has 36 years of experience (in the field of development from 1980 - 96 and in research from 1996 to date). Until June 2013 he was South Asia Coordinator of a global research programme called National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South and engaged as senior researcher in South Asia and Africa focusing to conflict, peace and unconventional security (water, food, health, environmental security issues); governance and state building; small arms, and trans-disciplinary partnership. He is currently working as Executive Director of Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR) and teaching conflict related course and supervising PhD and masters students at Kathmandu University.
Msc and PhD in conflict management from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Development, Environment, Internally Displaced, Security
Bishnu Raj Upreti (2009) Impacts of Armed Conflict on Mountain Biodiversity: Experiences from Nepal. Mountain Forum Bulletin (in collaboration with the Mountain Research Initiatives-MRI and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment-GMBA). Volume IX, Issue 2, July 2009. Pp. 11-12.
Bishnu Raj Upreti (2009). Nepal from War to Peace.
Upreti, B. R. (2009), External Links of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal In: Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (eds.), Jaideep Saikia and Ekaterina Stepanova (2009). New Delhi: SAGE Publications. Pp.
Richard Matthew and Upreti, B. R. (2009), ………….. In: Global Environmental Change and Human Security (Eds.) Richard A Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald and Karen L. O'Brien. Arvine: MIT Press. Pp.
Upreti, B. R., Sharma, S. R. and Basnet, J. (Eds.) (2009) Nepalma Bhumi rajniti ra Dunda: Gramin Rupantaranka yathartha ra shambhanaharu (Land Politics and Conflict in Nepal: Realities and Potentials for Agrarian Transformation). Kathmandu: Community Self Reliance Centre, Human and Natural Resources Studies Centre, Kathmandu University and South Asia Regional Coordination Office of NCCR North-South.
Upreti, B. R., Topperwin, N. And Heiniger, M (2009), Peace Process and Federalism in Nepal: A Nepali Swiss Dialogue. Kathmandu: RCO SAS.
Upreti, B. R., Sharma, S. R. and Basnet, J. (Eds.) (2008) Land Politics and Conflict in Nepal: Realities and Potentials for Agrarian Transformation. Kathmandu: Community Self Reliance Centre, Human and Natural Resources Studies Centre, Kathmandu University and South Asia Regional Coordination Office of NCCR North-South.
Upreti, B. R. (2008), A paper entitled ‘post conflict reconstruction and development: Basis for socio-economic transformation and nation building’. A paper prepared to publish in the forthcoming book of kathamndu University (anticipated in late 2009).
Upreti, B. R. (2008), Logical Conclusion of the Nepal’s Peace Process: What, When and How? A discussion paper presented at Interaction programme on 'Logical Conclusion of Peace Process' organized by Nepal Public Administration Association on 22 August at Hotel Orchid, Kathmandu.
Upreti, B. R. (2008), Women's Role in Nepal's Peace Process with Special Reference to Inclusion in Peace Structures. A paper presented at the national seminar on 'Women in Constitution' organized by Women for.
Peace and Justice (Core Committee) at Hotel Yak and Yati, Kathmandu, 18-19 August 2008.
Upreti, B. R. (2008), Security Systems in Nepal: Immediate Concerns and Long term Perspectives. A paper presented at the national seminar on 'Security Issues in the Current Political Scenario of Nepal' organized by Human Rights Alliance on 22 August 2008 at Hotel Himalya, Kathmandu.
Upreti, B. R. (forth coming), 'External Links of the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal'. In: 'Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalisation' (Eds.) Jaideep Saikia & Ekaterina Stepanova. Delhi: Sage Publications. (Chapter submitted peer reviewed book).
Upadhaya PK, Upreti BR. 2008. Enhancing Women's Participation in Mountain Tourism, Prospects and Challenges. Mountain Forum. http://www.mtnforum.org/rs/ol/browse.cfm?tp=au&aty=i&fc=Bis...; 14 July 2008.
Upreti, B. R. (2008), Dispute Settlement at the Local Level: Observations and Lessons from Nepal (Chapter 7). In: David N. Gellner and Krishna Hachhethu (Eds.), Local Democracy in South Asia: Micro-processes of Democratization in Nepal and its Neighbours. Governance, Conflict, and Civic Action: Volume 1. New Delhi: Sage Publications. Pp.150-174.
Upreti BR. 2008. Moving ahead: From Transition to Transformation. In: Pyakuryal KN, Upreti BR, Sharma SR, editors. Nepal: Transition to Transformation. Kathmandu: HNRSC, NCCR North-South, pp. 201-222.
Bächler G, Acharya N, Dammann P, Rajbandhari R, Upreti BR. 2008. Nepal Building New Roads to Peace. Lalitpur: Jagadamba Press.
Pyakuryal KN, Upreti BR, Sharma SR, editors. 2008. Nepal: Transition to Transformation. Kathmandu: HNRSC, NCCR North-South.
Upreti BR. 2008. Peace process in Nepal. Swiss Peace Policy, Publication of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs 2008(1): 4-13.
Upreti BR. 2008. Resistance Movements in Conflict Transformation and Social Change. In: Pyakuryal KN, Upreti BR, Sharma SR, editors. Nepal: Transition to Transformation. Kathmandu: HNRSC, NCCR North-South, pp. 15-48.
Upreti BR. 2008. The relationship between armed conflict, peace and tourism in Nepal. Presentation at the ICRD, International Conference on Research for Development. 2.7.2008-4.7.2008. Berne, Switzerland.
Upreti BR. 2008. Towards a culture of constitutional peace. In: Bächler G, editor. Nepal Building New Roads to Peace. Lalitpur: Jagadamba Press, pp 68-81.
Upreti BR. 2007. Addressing structural causes of conflict and promoting peace through conflict sensitive development: Some lessons from Nepal. In: Dhungana H, Logan M, editors. Sustainable Development in Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities. Kathmandu: Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), pp 53-66.
Upreti BR. 2007. Changing political context, new power relations and hydro-conflict in Nepal. In: Rotberg F, Swain A, editors. Natural Resources Security in South Asia: Nepal's Water. Stockholm: Institute for Security and Development Policy, pp 15-65.
Upadhaya PK, Upreti BR. 2008. Enhancing Women's Participation in Mountain Tourism, Prospects and Challenges. Mountain Forum. http://www.mtnforum.org/rs/ol/browse.cfm?tp=au&aty=i&fc=Bis...; accessed on 14 July 2008.
Upreti, B. R. (2008), Managing War to Peace transition in Nepal. Readings on Governance and Development, (XI), Pp.: 35-49. (July 2008).
Upreti, B. R. (2007), Restructuring Nepal Army: Conflict transformation perspective. Nepal Journal of Contemporary Studies, Vol. 7, No 1, Pp. 69-94.
Upreti, B. R. (2007), Sustaining Peace through Conflict Sensitive Development Approach. ‘Participation’, A Nepalese Journal of Participatory Development, Year 9, No 9, August 2007, Pp. 19-23.
Upreti, B. R. (2007). Nepal’s Pathway for Peaceful Transformation and Challenges Ahead. Readings on Governance and Development 8: 18-25.
Upreti, B. R. ( 2006). Framework for peace Process and negotiation in Nepal. Ahimsa Non Violence. Vol II, No 3 (May-June 2006), Pp-240-243. (Published by International Gandhi Institute for Non Violence and Peace.
Upreti B. (2006). People's Movement and Transformation of the State in Nepal: Challenges and Risks Ahead. Readings on Governance and Development, 7: 15-23.
Mathew R. and Upreti, B. (2005), Nepal: Environmental Stress, Demographic Changes and the Maoists. Environmental Change and Security Programme Report, Issue 11. Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars. Pp-29-39.
Shivakoti, Ganesh; Ghale, Yamuna; Upreti, Bishnu (2005) The ecological dynamics of low external input agriculture: A case study of hill farming in a developing country. The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Volume 12, Number 4, December 2005, pp. 385-397(13). Publisher: Sapiens Publishing.
Bharadwaj, Narad; Shiva K Dhungana and Bishnu Raj Upreti. 2004. Electoral Bottlenecks and Problems of Governance in Nepal. Kasarinlan, Philippine Journal of Third World Studies. 19(2):54-74.
Upreti, B. R. 2004. Nepal on Fire: A Tragedy of Triple Betrayal. South Asian Journal Vol. 7 2004, December. Pp. 136-146.
Upreti, B. R. (2004), Sangathanic Dunda ra Samadhanka Bidhiharu (Orgnaisational conflict and resolution methods), (bilingual). CAMAD: A Journal of Administration, Management and Development. Vol. 7, No. 1, Issue 13, April 04, Pp. 56- 64.
Upreti, B. R. 2004, Land Conflict in Nepal: Peasants’ Struggle to Change Unequal Agrarian Social Relations. Journal of Community, Work and Family, Vol. 7, No 3, Pp. 371-394.
Upreti, B. R. (2004). Dynamics of Resource Governance, Resource Scarcity and Conflict in Nepal, Journal of Forest and Livelihoods, Vol. 4(1), July 2004.
Upreti, B. R. 2004. Resource conflicts and their resolution practices in Nepal. Mountain Research and Development Journal Vol. 24.1 Pp.60-66.
Upreti, B. R. 2004. Conflict over biomass energy development in the United Kingdom: Some Observations and lessons from England and Wales. Energy Policy Volume 2, Issue 6, Pages-785-800.
Upreti, B. R. 2003b. Dunda Byabasthapan ma mahilaheruko Sahabhagita (Women's Participation in Conflict Management). Sahabhagita (A Nepalese journal of Participatory Development). Year 9, No: 4 Vol. 26, Baisak - Ashar 2060BS, Pp. 32-35.
Upreti, B. R. 2003. Bartaman Dundako Jatilata ra Nikasko bato (Complixity of the present conflict and ways of resolution) (In Nepali). Sahabhagita (A Nepalese journal of Participatory Development). Year 10, No: 3, Baisak - Ashar 2061BS, Pp. 6-9.
Mackinlay, J. and Upreti, B., 2003. The King and Mao. World Today Vol. 59, No 2, Feb 2003. London: The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Upreti, B.R. 2003.Interactive Conflict Management: An Alternative Methodology to Address Social Conflict at Local level. International Journal of Development Issues, No. 2, Vol. 2, Pp.77-90.
Upreti, B. R. and Van der Horst, D. 2003. National renewable energy policy and local opposition in the UK: the failed development of a biomass electricity plant. Journal of Biomass and Bio-energy. 26:1, Pp. 61-69.
Upreti, B. R. 2003. People's participation in Peace Process in Nepal. Participation. 5(5) Pp 9-11.
Upreti, B. R. 2003. Dunda Byabasthapan ma mahilaheruko Sahabhagita (Women's Participation in Conflict Management). Sahabhagita (A Nepalese journal of Participatory Development). 8: 4 (26).
Upreti, B. R., 2002. The Management of Natural Resource Conflict: Case Studies from Nepal. European Bulletin of Himalayan Research. Spring 2002 (22) Pp 37-60.
Upreti, B.R and Upreti, Y. 2002. Factors Leading to Agro-biodiveristy Loss in Developing Countries: The Case of Nepal. Biodiveristy and Conservation. 11 (9) Pp. 1607-1621.
Upreti, B.R. 2002. Conflict analysis and impact assessment of development programmes and projects, Participation: A Participatory Development Journal 4(4) Pp. 13-17.
Upreti, B. R. 2001. Contributions of Community Forestry in Rural Social Transformation: Some Observations from Nepal. Journal of Forestry and Livelihoods. 1 (1) Pp. 31-34.
Upreti, B. R. 2000. Resource Use Negotiation as an Alternate Strategy for Sustainable Water Resource Management: Experience from Nepal. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, International Journal on Changes in Knowledge and Action Systems 7(1) Pp. 11-20.
Upreti, B. R. 2000. RAAKS an Alternate Approach to Research and Development. Participation: A Participatory Development Journal 2 (2), Pp 5-10.
Upreti, B., Y. Ghale and B. Shrestha, 1999. Alternate Approach for Sustainable Agriculture: A Permaculture Perspective in Hill Farming Systems in Nepal. Sustainable Agriculture Journal 1(1) Pp. 1-20.
Upreti, B. R. 1999. Managing Local Conflicts over Water Resources: A Case Study from Nepal. AgREN, ODI Network Paper No 95, July 1999. ODI, London.
Upreti, B. R. (2009), Nepal from War to Peace: Legacies of the past and hopes for future. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
Bächler G, Acharya N, Dammann P, Rajbandhari R, Upreti B.R. (2008), Nepal Building New Roads to Peace. Lalitpur: Jagadamba Press.
Pyakuryal KN, Upreti BR, Sharma SR, (Eds.) (2008), Nepal: Transition to Transformation. Kathmandu: HNRSC, NCCR North-South.
Upreti, B. R. and R. Nepali (2006) (eds.) Nepal at Barrel of Gun: Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons and their Impacts. Kathmandu: South Asia Small Arms Network-Nepal.
Upreti, B. R. and Muller-Boeker, U. (forthcoming) (eds.) Livelihoods insecurity and Conflict in Nepal. Kathmandu/Bern: Swiss national Centre of Competence in Research North-South.
Aditya, A., Upreti, B. R. and Adhikari, P.K. (2006), Countries in Conflict and Processing of Peace: lessons for Nepal. Kathmandu: Friends for Peace.
Upreti, B. R. (2006), Armed Conflict and Peace Process in Nepal: The Maoist Insurgency, Past Negotiation and Opportunities for Conflict Transformation. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
Upreti, B. R. (2005) Dwndwa Byasthapan (Conflict Management). Kathmandu: Bhrikuti Academic Publications (in Nepali language).
Upreti, B. R. (2005) Nepal ma Maobadi Sasastra Dunda: Karan, Ashar ra amadhanka Prayashhru (Armed Maoist Conflict in Nepal: Causes, Consequences and Efforts for Resolution) (in Nepali language). Kathmandu: Bhrukati Academic Publications. 2005, Pp 440.
Upreti, B. R. (2004) The Price of Neglect: From Resource Conflict to Maoist Insurgency in the Himalayan Kingdom. Kathmandu: Bhrikuti Academic Publications. Pages 446.
Upreti, B. R. (2004) Dunda Byabasthapan Ka Sidhanta ra Byabahar (Principles and Practices of Conflict Management) (Nepali language). Kathmandu: Enabling State Programme.
Upreti, B. R. (2002) Management of Social and Natural Resource Conflict in Nepal: Reality and Alternative. Adroit Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 81-87392-32-0, Hbk, Pages 371.
Upreti, B. R. (2001), Conflict Management in Natural Resources: A Study of Land, Water and Forest Conflict in Nepal. Published PhD Dissertation. Wagenignen University. ISBN 90-5808-429-9, Pbk, Pages 196