Full Name: Basu Dev Kafle
Marital status: Married with two children
Qualification: M.Ed.: Gold Medalist (First class first) -Tribhuvan University (TU) Nepal
M.S.: Western Oregon State University (under American-Nepal Education Foundation Scholarship), USA.
PhD: Banaras Hindu University, India (under the SAARC Fellowship award).
Post-Doctoral Study/ Research: University of Delaware, USA (under the Fulbright research scholarship program, USA).
Post: Professor of inclusive education, the first and the only in Nepal, TU.
Chair: Founding Chair of the Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education, TU
Experience: 35 years of teaching and research at the Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal.
Supervisor and external evaluator: A number of M.Ed., M.Phil. and PhD and Post-Doc research students from both in-country and abroad.
Publications and research: A number of books, research papers and articles written and published in national and international journals and publications.
Editorial experience: Working as Chief Editor and Editor to professional Journals as Distance education, teacher education (NCED), teacher educators’ society etc.
Advisor: Working as an advisor to a number of educational and professional organizations dedicated to professional growth and development of their employees.
Consultant/Researcher: Worked and provided research and consultancy services as Team leader and senior researcher to a number of organizations: UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, PLAN International Nepal, Room to Read, Save the Children, World Bank, Action Aid Nepal, Ministry of Education, Department of Education, Asian Development Bank, National Center for Educational Development-NCED(Teacher Education Project, Secondary Education Project) Basic and Primary Education (BPE Master Plan1991-2001) and several other organizations.
Visiting Professor: BRAC University, Institute of Educational Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011, in the capacity of a Professor of Inclusive Education.
Ludwig Maxmilian University, Munich, Germany, 2016, in the capacity of Professor of Inclusive Education.
Awards: Best teacher educator award, Ministry of Education, Nepal
SAARC fellowship award: For Doctoral study, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, 1998-2001.
Observational study award: Denmark, Norway, Kenya, Uganda
Teacher education study award: Government of Japan-2008, 2009, 2010
Fulbright research award, Government of USA, 2012-2013.
UNESCO Laureate: Awarded as one of the ten best educators of the world for outstanding achievements and innovations in the field of teaching and educational research with Jan Amos Comenius medal and a Diploma to be the first Nepali teacher educator to receive such prestigious UNESCO award, Geneva, Switzerland 2008.
Expert Member: Global Alliance for Literacy, UNESCO, Paris, 2016 representing the government of Nepal.
Expert Educationist: Member of National Education Commission of the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education, 2017-18 Kathmandu, Nepal
Affiliation with professional organizations:
Founder President: Teacher Educators Society Nepal, 2003
Founder Chair: National Center for Inclusive Education, 2006
Life Member: Nepal University Teachers’ Association
Founding Member: Center for Research and Social Development
Language proficiency: Nepali: Mother tongue
English: Competent in reading, speaking and writing
Hindi: Reading- good, Speaking- Good, Writing-Fair
Contact-Mailing address: P O Box: 8509, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: 977 1 4484451, Cell: 98510 99498
Email: [email protected]