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- 1 About Me
- 1.1 EDUCATION
- 1.2 EXPERIENCE
- 1.3 BRIEF CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- 1.4 LANGUAGES
- 1.5 PERSONAL
- 1.6 REFERENCE
- 2 My Links
My name is Damaru Lal Bhandari, and I work for CRSC Nepal.
- Three-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science, University of Bombay.
- Intermediate in Arts, K G Joshi College, Bombay.
- Schooling at St John The Baptist High School, Bombay.
Feb 2008- present
- Editor, reportersnepal.com, a bilingual news portal.
- Translator and editor at Community Radio Support Center (CRSC), Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), Kathmandu.
- The assignment involves translating community radio related reports, curricula and study reports while also writing proposals.
- Working under the guidance of Raghu Mainali, CRSC Coordinator.
Acting Bureau Chief of the Himalayan Times.
- My job was to lead, inspire, guide and motivate the 18 member reporting team and conducting newsroom meetings to decide new priority.
March 2002- 2004
- Senior Political Correspondent at the Kathmandu Post.
Dec 2000 - Dec 2001
- Senior Assistant Editor, Space Time Today, a daily newspaper, which has subsequently folded up.
Jul 2000 - Dec 2000
- Associate Editor of Image Nepal and Tourism News Digest.
Jul 1998 - Jun 2000
- Sub-editor at the Kathmandu Post.
Dec 1995 - Jun 1998
- Senior Correspondent, The Independent, a weekly newspaper, which has subsequently folded up.
- Bill Controller, Hotel Himalaya
BRIEF CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Was member of the 36-member prime ministerial contingent when Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala went on a state visit to India after the 2006 political change.
- Has received PME training as part of the arrangement with Free Voice from Colombo-based MDF South Asia in Kathmandu.
- Drew up a "Master Plan On Development of Wetland Surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve" after entering an agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal in 2002.
- Was a lead researcher for German Development Cooperation (DED) to conduct a survey of its clients' satisfaction.
- Have translated three (3) books on community radio from English into Nepali language for CRSC Nepal.
- Have edited two (2) doctoral theses.
- Have translated a book on Nepalese political developments which unfolded after February 1, 2005 for Columbia University.
- Have served as lead researcher/consultant for German Development Cooperation (DED) to conduct a survey of customer satisfaction.
- Have attended scores of seminars and workshops on development-related themes, including communication and development.
- Reading and creative writing
- Raghu Mainali, CRSC, Kathmandu, Nepal