Mr. Tara Prasad Kharel

Deputy Director of Studies
MSc in Water Resource Management, LLB


LLM Scholar, Masters in Public Administration, M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management, LLB

Training and Professional Course

May 22 – May 26, 2023                           Introductory Training on International Trade and Trade Policy Organized by EU-Nepal Trade and Investment Programme and Centre for WTO studies, CRIT, Indian Institute for foreign Trade

November 28 – December 02, 2022   ToT on ITC’S MARKET ANALYSIS TOOLS:  TRADE MAP AND MARKET ACCESS MAP organized by International Trade Centre, funded by The European Union

August 22 – 26, 2022                               Training on ITC Quantitative Market Analysis Tools (QUANTITATIVE EXPORT FACTSHEET ON NEPAL’S GOODS) organized by International Trade Centre, funded by The European Union

February 17 – February 28, 2020         Winter School on Federalism and Language organized by Eurac Research (Italy) and University of Innsbruck (Austria)

May 11 – 13, 2019                                    Training on Geographical Information System (GIS)

November 17 – December 01, 2018   E-Governance and ICT Training (Nepal) organized by KOICA (Currently in Training Period, Soongsil University, South Korea)

July 01 – 14, 2018                                     Climate Science and Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region – a Transdisciplinary Approach (HUC Academy, 2018) organized by ICIMOD

April 09 – 13, 2018                                    Training Workshop on Google Earth Engine organized by ICIMOD

July 03 – 14, 2017                                     Certificate Course on Integrity Building organized for Officers of Public Organisations of Nepal, Nepal Administrative Staff College, Lalitpur, Nepal

May 02 – 03, 2017                                    National Workshop on Urban Risk Resilience, Jointly organized by Center for Urban Planning Studies, K-Hub Nepal and IOE

April 12 – 13, 2017                                    Master Training of Trainers (MToT) on Campaign to Increase Women Participation in Local Level election, Election Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal

March 20  – 23, 2017                               Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence, Jointly organized by Nepal Administrative Staff College and National Planning Commission Secretariat

July 21 – August 16, 2016                       Induction Training and Training of Trainers (ToT), Nepal Administrative Staff College, Lalitpur, Nepal

April 04 – 05, 2016                                    Second Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development, Jointly organized by ISET, TU and MoPE

Work Experience

  • May 25, 2023 – Onwards: Deputy-Director of Studies
  • July 18, 2016 – May 24, 2023: Training and Research Officer, Nepal Administrative Staff College

Research and Consulting

  • February 5 – March 30, 2013: Study of Water Governance, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), Nepal
  • July 2012 – June, 2013: Need Based Short Term Consultancy, Integrated Solution for Environment & Engineering Consultant Pvt. Ltd
  • July 2004 – June 2008: Programme Monitoring and Evaluation, ACORN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Political Economy Analysis of Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal: An Assessment of Emerging Role of Local Governments (2018) - Trilochan Pokharel Mohan Das Manandhar Achala Dahal, Bishal Chalise Tara Prasad Kharel Rameshwor Bhandari
  • Nepal National governance Survey (2017/2018)
  • Political Economy Analysis on Political Autonomy and Legislative Autonomy of Local Government (Ongoing)
  • Developing Training Manual on Disaster Risk Management (2017)

Special Assignment

 NASC’s online platform preparation

Research and Publication

नेपाल राष्ट्रिय शासकीय सर्वेक्षण २०७४˸ प्रदेश नं. १ को प्रादेशिक प्रतिवेदन


Local Governments in Managing COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal: Beyond the Constitutional and Legal Limit.

Risk of COVID-19 for Household Waste Workers in Nepal

Challenges of Water Users’ Association on Irrigation Governance: A Case Study of Bijayapur Irrigation System, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal

Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Adaptation Practices in Eastern Terai: A Case Study of Gauradha, Jhapa, Nepal

Stresses on Water Availability Resulting From Climatic Variability in Eastern Terai : A Case Study of Gauradaha VDC in Jhapa District

Political analysis of post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal: an assessment of emerging role of local governments

नेपालमा संघीयताः तीन तहका सरकारहरूबीचको अन्तरसम्बन्ध र यसका आयामहरू

संविधान र संघीय इकाइको अन्तरसरकारी सम्बन्ध

सङ्घीय प्रणालीमा वित्तीय सङ्घीयताको कार्यान्वयन र चुनती

Area of Interest

Ethics and Integrity, e-Government, Water Resource governance/Management, Climate Change, WASH, Legal / Policy Review