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Professor Yogendra B Gurung (PhD), currently head of Central Department of Population Studies, Tribhuvan University, is trained in Population Studies (TU) and Development Studies (ISS, The Netherlands). He was also trained in Demographic Techniques at Center for Population Studies (CPS), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Survey Research at Institute of Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan, USA, and Impact Evaluation research in a number of workshop/training organized/supported by the World Bank and others. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and social science research. He has been continuously updating his expertise through various training, workshop/ seminars and research activities.
Prof. Gurung has published a number of research articles in peer reviewed national and international journals. In addition, he also has a number book chapters, research monographs published at both national and international levels.
Prof. Gurung’s main area of interest is survey research mainly focused on impact evaluation, social inclusion/exclusion, poverty, education, child labour, migration and development. He is well acquainted with both quantitative and qualitative research methods including survey design, sampling, data collection and analysis. He has conducted several nationally representative household surveys mainly related to inclusion and poverty in Nepal. He is well aware of both paper based and CAPI based surveys. He also has an interest in education and its socio-economic and cultural correlates. He is equally versed in policy research. He was involved in a number policy researches on SDGs and Leaving No One Behind (LNOB), migration, child labour and child rights He was involved as one of the team members for preparing 13th Interim Plan of Nepal. He also conducted a policy research on the impact of COVID-19 on gender and social inclusion in Nepal for NPC and prepared a technical paper for the latest Population and Development Policy in Nepal.
He has good experience in collaborative research with national and international team and organizations. He has considerable working experience with government, the World Bank, UN organizations, USAID Nepal, CMI Norway, SDC, and a number of INGOs/NGOs.
Prof. Gurung has been associated with a number of professional organizations. He is life member of Population Association of Nepal (PAN) and member of Asian Population Association (APA). He has been Visiting Research Scholar at Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway four times during 2007 to 2014. He has served as an expert member in National Population Committee (2009-014) and National Population Council (2017-019), National Statistical Office for Census 2021, Government of Nepal. He is currently an expert member of a sub-committee on Research on Children in National Child Rights Council (NCRC), the Government of Nepal.
Prof. Mahendra Prasad Sharma (Baglung, Nepal) is Professor of Population Studies and affiliated with the Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. His field of expertise is Ageing, Fertility, Health and Development. He has a number of national/international publications on various aspects of population, ageing, fertility, health and development. He has participated and presented papers in the national/international seminars/workshops/conferences on various aspects of population and development, ageing, fertility, health, environment and development.
Prof. Sharma has about 27 years of teaching and research experiences in TU and has been supervising M.A, M. Phil. Theses in Population Studies. He has been a principal investigator and researcher in several research projects of the national level conducted by the CDPS, TU for the Ministry of Health and Population; Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. He was also the Deputy Controller of the Examination Controller Office, Balkhu, TU for one tenure from July 16, 2012 to 15 July 2014.
Prof. Sharma's professional involvement includes: Resource Person/Advisor for the GOs/NGOs/INGOs and National Universities; Executive Member (2012 - 14) Population Association of Nepal (PAN); Member Technical Committee of the National Population Census 2021 (2078 BS), National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal; Member (2017-2019) National Population Council Chaired by the Right Honorable Prime Minister, Government of Nepal; Member (October 18, 2011- 2022) of Standing Committee, Population Studies Subject Committee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal and Member of Population Subject Committee (2016 - 2022) at +2 level, Ministry of Health Science and Education, Government of Nepal, CDC, Sanothimi, Nepal.
Prof. Sharma was awarded Nepal's Central Bank fellowship to accomplish his Bachelor level, Full Freeship in MA; UGC Nepal Fellowship to accomplish his MPhil and also obtained Ph.D. fellowship from Tribhuvan University, Coordination Division Central Office, TU, Nepal.
Prof. Sharma has published several books in Population Studies (+2 Level to Bachelor and Master Level) and several articles at national and international journals.
Prof. Sharma has visited number of countries including Singapore, Hongkong, South Korea, China, and India.