- Nimesh Dhungana gained a combination of research and management experience working for a Nepal-based development management firm, Organization Development Center (ODC). At ODC, he led assignments related to human resource development, HIV/AIDS prevention, water governance, refugee resettlement, monitoring and evaluation, among others. During his graduate career at Clark University, Dhungana held positions in two research projects: aids2031, a multidisciplinary project that examines key political, social, and economic "drivers" behind the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and an action research project that addresses youth gang violence. He also served as Research Assistant for Thomas Robertson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in an NSF-funded project that examines the social and environmental impacts of US overseas development programs in Nepal from 1952-1980. A native of Nepal, Dhungana continues to engage in the issues related to inclusive development, peace building, and youth empowerment in his home country. He joins the Center on Health, Risk and Society at AU with an interest in understanding the impacts of community-led initiatives in HIV prevention.
DegreesMA Clark University, USA
MBA Kathmandu University, Nepal