Mr. Tulasi Sharan Sigdel

Designation: 
Director of Studies
Area of specialization: 
Governance & development, research & development, conflict management, peace building, and negotiation, federalism and state restructuring
Education: 
PhD, MA

tulasi.sigdel@nasc.org.np

Qualification

 Master of Arts in Rural Development], TU [2004], Bachelor of Arts [English Literature and Economics], TU [2001]

Training and professional course

  • A week long Training on Adaptation to Change including Climate Change organized by ICIMOD and Alliance Nepal from 22-26 November, 2013
  • A week long Training on Research Methodology organized by NCCR South Asia Coordination Office from 2067/05/21- 2067/05/26
  • A week long Training on Research Methodology for Humanities and Social Science Teacher, Tribhuvan University from 2065/03/08 to 2065/08/14, organized by Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS)
  • A ten days long Residential Training cum Workshop on Restructuring the Nepali State and Research Methodology from 2006/02/15 to 2006/02/24  (followed by one month field work), organized by Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies, Kathmandu
  • One week long Training on Population Awareness at Regional Level from 2006/06/11 to 2006/06/16, organized by the Centre of Economic Development and Administration (CEDA), Tribhuvan University
  • Four days long Training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) from 2007/11/26 to 2007/11/29, organized by Oxfam GB, Nepal
  • Three days long Training of Trainer (TOT) on Civic and Voter Education from 2007/08/17 to 2007/08/20, organized by Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD)
  • Two days English Teacher Training from 2055/02/27 to 2055/02/28, organized by Byas Nagar Jyses
  • Three days English Teacher Training from 2055/10/14 to 2055/10/16, organized by Private and Boarding School's Organization District Committee, Tanahun

Work experience

  • Director of Studies (Faculty of Governance, Ethics and Integrity, and Development), Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Deputy Director of Studies (Faculty of Governance, Ethics and Integrity, and Development), Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Researcher: Democracy and state building from the grassroots
  • Researcher: Landscape of Democracy and cultural Politics of Governance
  • Assistant Lecturer: Central Department of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University
  • Program Coordinator [Disaster risk management, income generation and empowerment]: Rural Community Development Service Council-RCDSC

Research and consulting

  • Infrastructure of Democracy: State Building as Everyday Practices in Nepal’s Agrarian Districts
  • Landscape of Democracy: Cultural Politics of Governance in Nepal

Publications

Articles and book chapters

  • Nightingale, A. J., Bhatterai, A., Ojha H.R., Sigdel, T., Rankin, K. (2018). Fragmented public authority and state un/making in the ‘new’ Republic of Nepal. Modern Asian Studies, Cambridge University Press.
  • Rankin, K., Sigdel, T. S., Rai, L., Kunwar, S., Hamal, P. (2017). Political Economies and Political Rationalities of Road Building in Nepal, Studies in Nepali History and Society 22(1): 43–84. 
  • Rankin, K., Nightingale, A., Hamal, P., Sigdel, T. S. (2016). Roads of Change: Political Transition and State Formation in Nepal’s Agrarian Districts. Journal of Peasant Studies. DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2016.1216985
  • Rayamajhi, K., Pokharel, T., Sigdel, T., Adhikari, S. (2012). Impact of Professional Course on Management and Development on Performance of Class III Officers of Government of Nepal. Administration and Management Review 24(1): 73-102.
  • Sigdel, T. S. (2012) “The Challenges of Reflexive Governance and Sustainable Local Development in Rural Nepal”. In Aneel, S. S., Haroon, U. T., & Niazi, I (eds.) Redefining Paradigms of Sustainable Development in South Asia, Pakistan, Sang-e-Meel and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.
  • Upreti, B. R., & Sigdel, T. (2011). Political Economy of Conflict and Agrarian Change in Nepal. In K. N. Pyakuryal, & B. R. Upreti (Eds.), Land, Agriculture and Agrarian Transformation (pp. 231-252). Kathmandu: Consortium for Land Research and Policy Dialogue (COLARP)
  • Sigdel, T. S, & Shakya, N. (2009). Traditional Indigenous Technology of Mustard Oil Pressing in Nepal: A Case of Khokana, Lalitpur. Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies, 6(1), 94-112.
  • Sigdel, T. S., (2007). Development of Biogas Energy and its Impact on Users in Rural Nepal Socio-Economic Development Panorama 1 (2): 47-62.
  • Pradhan P., K. & Sigdel, T. S., (2064 BS). “Urban Rural linkage and Rural Development” (in Nepali), Kathmandu, New Hira Books Enterprises (for MA Rural Development Student)
  • Sapkota K. R., Sigdel, T. S., & Sapkota B. (2068 BS). “Rural Development in Nepal, Kathmandu, Bhundi Puran Publication (for class 11 students).

Research paper presentation

  • Rankin, Katharine; Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan; Lewison, Elsie (2018). Corruption, road building and the politics of social science research in post-conflict Nepal, paper accepted for the Seventh Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, Kathmandu Nepal, 25-27 July, 2018.
  • Rankin, Katharine; Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan; Lewison, Elsie and Hamal Pushpa (2018). Corruption, road building, and the politics of social science research: Navigating the blurred boundaries of state-citizen relations, paper presented at two-day International Workshop on Social and Political Transformation in Nepal at Aarhus University, Copenhagen, 14-15 May.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2017). Political Economies and Political Rationalities of Road Building in Nepal, paper presented at 2nd International Roadology Workshop SUSTech, Shenzhen, China, 9-11 November.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2017). Political Economies and Political Rationalities of Road Building in Nepal: Notes from the Archives, invited lecture at Center for Asian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada, 9 February.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2016). ‘How do culture and politics shape Nepal’s bureaucratic leadership’, lecture delivered at senior executive development programme (SEDP) at Nepal Administrative Staff College development, Kathmandu, Nepal, 9 August. 
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (co-leader) (2016). Research design, district research planning and designing research instrument for Infrastructure of Democracy Research Project. Workshop organized at Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, 24-25 July.
  • Rankin, Katharine & Tulasi S. Sigdel. (2015). ‘How and Why Should We Study Roads in Nepal’. Invited lecture at Nepal Administrative Staff College Kathmandu, Nepal, 4 August.
  • Hamal, Pushpa, Katharine Rankin & Tulasi S. Sigdel. (2014). What Brings the Road and What Does the Road Bring? Local Governance, Subjectivity and Cultural Politics in ‘Post-Conflict’ Nepal, paper presented at the Himalayan Studies Conference at Yale University, New Haven, March 14-16.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2012). Cultural Politics of Governance: Democratic Practices and State Building in Post-Conflict Rural Nepal, paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Research for Development, Bern, Switzerland, August 20 - 22.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2012). Bio-cultural governance: Local People involvement in common resource management in Nepal, Paper Presented at 3rd International Conference on Research for Development, Bern, Switzerland, August 20 - 22.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2011). Socio-political conflict, human agency and social change in rural Nepal, paper presented at 11th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF) in Kathmandu Nepal, May 16-17.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2011). Cultural politics of governance in post-conflict rural Nepal, paper presented at international Conference on Peace, Environment and Tourism, Pokhara, Nepal, September 20-21.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2011). Gender and social exclusion in local governance: a case study of rural Nepal, paper presented at international conference on Structures of Exclusion in South Asia, University of Delhi, New Delhi, November 23-25.
  • Sigdel, Tulasi Sharan (2011). Reflexive Governance and Sustainable Local Development in Rural Nepal, paper presented at 14th Sustainable Development Conference on Redefining Paradigms of Sustainable Development in South Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan December 13-15.