Rajib Timalsina is assistant professor at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), Tribhuvan University. He teaches research methods at the university. He is country lead of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Research in Nepal which is part of People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network- Kenya (www.palnetwork.org). ASER is a citizen-led assessment of numeracy and literacy where hundreds of youths from local communities are mobilized to assess 5-16 years old children at household level. The ASER model tracks the achievement of SDG Indicator 4.1.1 (a) at households’ level in community which includes all school-going and out-of-school children.
Mr. Timalsina is affiliated and worked with several international research organizations and universities in different capacities. He is governing council member at International Peace Research Association (IPRA) from Asia-Pacific region. He has served Asia Regional Research Safeguarding Research lead for University of Leeds, and Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)- UK. He is also co-investigator in Mobile Arts for Peace Research project in Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and Nepal. He is supporting a ‘culture of peace in schools’ project in Kathmandu to contribute more peaceful teaching techniques.
He has served research, legal & policy review, evaluation work to different ministries of Government of Nepal, UN agencies, USAID, DFID, GIZ, SASK, ProFundo, LIVKOM and several other organizations. His major area of research are local governance, education policy, peace education, politics, negotiation and mediation, learning assessment, arts based methods, trade union and labour laws, core labour standards, international conflict and similar social sciences topics. Further details on his publication and research bio can be found at Google Scholar or Academia.edu.