Research works are crucial parts of undergraduate and graduate students, both in Nepal and at abroad. Though the Nepali universities have significant portions of research components into their research course curriculums, there exists major gap between the classroom teaching and the real-life practices. To fill this gap, the Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) has been partnering with the Ensemble for Bachelors (EnB) to train students on necessary theoretical as well as practical aspects of different components of academic and professional research.
Ms. Udisha Saklani is a PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge and the recipient of the Margaret Anstree Centre for Global Studies Scholarship at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her project focuses on India’s renewable energy investments in Nepal and Bhutan in the context of climate change mitigation and economic development in the Himalayas.
Udisha has over 7 years of policy research experience in water and energy governance. She has worked with institutions such as the Institute of Water Policy, Singapore and the UNDP India office.
Some of her past research includes:
- Water infrastructure and public-private partnerships
- The political economy of sanitation and water delivery
- Shared rivers and inter-state/international water cooperation
She has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and a BA (Honours) degree in Mathematics from St.Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Her work has been published on national and global news platforms such as The Times of India, Policy Forum, Business Times, The Strait Times, The Diplomat, The Conversation and East Asia Forum.
Date, Time and Venue
November 24 – 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Venue: Presidential Business School, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
About the Organizers
Ensemble for Bachelors (EnB): EnB is a Nepali social enterprise that acts as a governing body of student groups from across the country. The networks consist of more than 25,000 students currently pursuing undergraduate studies in management (BBA, BBM and BIM). In general EnB strives to provide complete solutions for students pursuing undergraduate studies in management by supplementing their learning through short courses and trainings on case study, research (methodology and communication). In addition, EnB has also created a platform through which it supports students in seeking internships and applying for employment opportunities.
Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe): NIPoRe is an independent and non-partisan think-tank based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It aims to generate evidence-based debates among citizens and critical actors of development in both the public and private sectors on contemporary policy issues. Our team members represent the diversity of academic disciplines, professional backgrounds, and geography. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach in our analysis of policies and research, supported by researchers trained at universities and professional environments (from) across the globe.