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Dhan Bahadur Air


Bagdole-4, Lalitpur, GPO Box 26582, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 1 5001241; Fax: +977 1 5540020 Cell phone: + 977 9851106792
Email: dhanbair@live.com, dhan.air@unraggiodiluce.org

1.0 Professional achievements


Management of local development activities through partnership with local stakeholders viz. government
bodies, private sector, NGOs and line agencies.
Project design, develop, implementation and monitoring & evaluation on rural livelihoods and sustainable
natural resource management for poverty reduction
Fund Raising and donor dealing in order to establish partnership with local NGOs and CBOs
Implemented micro-enterprise development project (Components: off farm and farm based enterprises, rural
urban and hill terai linkages, local planning support, local services providers development and operationalise
etc.) with multi disciplinary team of professional staff.
Promotion of market access to small holders through value chain strengthening of agriculture commodities.
Implemented Integrated development projects (Components: Agriculture, Forestry, Education (adult and
child), Micro-credit, community health) with diverse range of project staff.
Worked as lead agency and lead person of UNICEF Nepal supported family centered education program (Out
of school program – OSP, Parenting Education, Child to Child Program, Meena Communication and Early
childhood development program) and coordinated 13 district based NGOs of Bardiya in implementation and
management of the projects activities.
Supported and facilitated Peaceful Kamaiya liberation movement in mid and far western development region
to abolish the century old bonded agriculture labor system from Nepal.
Provided relief and rescue services to the victims of flood in Bardiya and Banke with the support of CARITAS-
Nepal in August 1995.
Prepared extension project proposal on “socio-economic rehabilitation programme for the victims of flood in
Bardiya for the period 1995 to 1998”.
Prepared project proposal for funding and implemented “the Food Security and Nutrition Support Program”
Bardiya for 1996 to 1999.
Prepared project Proposal on Public health and basic livelihood support programme (PHABLeS) and
submitted to OXFAM, GB project is under implementing by RRN (2006 to 2010).
Implemented participatory socio-economic situation analysis action research project in five VDCs of Banke
district in collaboration with plan international in 1997.
Prepared and submitted for funding Socio-economic rehabilitation projects to ILO, Kathmandu office and
European Economic Commission.
Implemented Kamaiya (bonded labor) rehabilitation projects in eight districts of Western Terai viz. Banke,
Bardiya, Dang, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Kapilbastu, Nawalparasi and Rupandehi.

2. Employment history
2.1 Nepal Programme Representative, Un Raggio Di Luce Onlus Fondazione (FURDL), Nepal, November 2008
to date
Overall responsible to annual planning of resources and services for the programme office in Nepal
Keep relationship with the concern authorities of Government of Nepal and international agencies operating
activity fields of the foundation.
Localize and implement the policies of the organization (programme, Personnel, and HR policies) of the
foundation in the context of Nepal.
Follow the strategies and directives in the Nepalese context and widen the space for collaboration
Ensure the regular assessment of local security situation, implementation of the Basic Operation Guidelines
(BOG) of international agencies working in Nepal.

2.2 Project leader of Livelihood Improvement for Vulnerable and Excluded (LIVE), Project Helvetas Nepal,
Birendranagar, Surkhet from February 2008 to October 2008, (project is implementing in Doti, Achham,
Jajarkot, Dailekha and Kalikot districts).
Implement and maintain policy of Helvetas Nepal in the project and partners level;
Overall programme management of the project activities: planning support to the local government bodies,
immediate livelihood support to the conflict affected households, planning and implementation of community
infrastructures, livelihood support to the vulnerable households through promotional activities of agriculture,

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NTFPs and skill for employment and strengthening local service providing system by capacitating the local
service providers and establishing local financing mechanisms;
Overall networking and coordination within Helvetas system and with local government, civil society
organizations, partner NGOs, line agencies and other development actors in mid and far western
development region;
Institutionalize participatory programme review and planning (PPRP), Livelihood Social Inclusion (LSI) and
Learning through monitoring (LTM) and information collection, analysis, presentation/reporting system;
Project personnel management their capacity development, technical support and monitoring and
supervision.

2.3 Team Leader of Elam plus Programme, Helvetas Nepal, Dhangadhi, Kailali; May 2006 to January 2008.
Main Responsibilities
Implementation and maintain of programme policy of Helvetas Nepal at project level.
Overall management of on farm and off farm based micro-enterprise development programme and its
personnel.
Strengthening high value agricultural products in Kailali and Kanchanpur districts of far west development
region
Facilitate the local partners viz. local NGOs, enterprises service providers, chamber of commerce, DDCs etc
in planning and implementation of the programme.
Coordination and collaboration with local stakeholders such as DDCs, line agencies, civil societies and
private sectors at different level.
Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation programme activities
Prepare half yearly and yearly progress reports; monitoring and evaluation reports
Support the local the DDCs in social inclusive local planning process by using coherent programme planning,
monitoring and evaluation (CPPME) tool to prepare the VDCs and DDCs profiles, and periodic plans.

2. 4 Senior Program Officer with Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) Program Division, Kathmandu; November
2005 to April 2006

Main responsibilities
Desk officer of World Education supported “Jivan ra Jivika Program (Life and Livelihood: scholarship support,
vocational training, psychosocial counseling, livelihood support training for youth and widows, school
rehabilitation and parent teacher association (PTA) promoting activities )” for the children in conflict in six
districts viz. Sankuwasava, Bhojpur, Jhapa, Morang, Rolpa and Surkhet.
Contributed to rights-based advocacy, lobby and networking on the issues of the child rights, human rights,
rights of minorities and rights of disadvantaged section of the society.
Identifying issues and developed project concepts and proposals on the issues of natural resources
management, food security; sustainable livelihood and biodiversity conservation.
Preparing periodical qualitative and quantitative monitoring and performance reports of natural resources
management sector.
Providing technical support to district level project staff in implementation and management of the project and
organized training and workshops
Providing monitoring and backstopping services to project activities and staff through regular field visits.

2.5 Senior Training Manager/Regional Coordinator (Based at Regional Office Nepalgunj) in EC supported and
RRN implemented “a rapid action program for peace and development in conflict prone areas: sustainable rural
livelihoods for ex-Kamaiyas and other vulnerable people in western Nepal”; Sep 2002 to Aug 2003

Main responsibilities
Delivered overall leadership for management and coordination of the European Commission-EC supported "a
rapid action program for peace and development in conflict prone areas: sustainable rural livelihoods for ex-
Kamaiyas and other vulnerable people in western Nepal".
Coordinated the relevant stakeholders through planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of the program.
Involved in networking, lobbying and advocacy for ensuring awareness, access to and control over the
relevant resources for socio-economic empowerment and sustainable livelihood of the marginalized and
vulnerable communities.
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Identify, design, plan, implement and monitor training for the beneficiaries and staff
Coordination and collaboration with the stakeholders at different level for conflict resolution peace building at
local, districts, regional and national level.
Managed multidisciplinary team of development professionals and development workers and financial
resources of the project.
Prepared periodical annual and overall achievement reports of the development projects and other activities.

2.6 Regional Program Coordinator (Based at Regional Office Nepalgunj) in ILO/IPEC supported and RRN
implemented “Program for working children of ex-Kamaiyas and alternative livelihood and rehabilitation initiatives-
PRO-KAMLHARI"; Mar 1999 to Sep 2002.

Main responsibilities
Provided overall leadership, management, and coordination of the International Labor Organization-ILO /
International Program on Elimination of Child Labor-IPEC supported project “program for working children of
ex-Kamaiyas and alternative livelihood and rehabilitation initiatives-PRO-KAMLHARI" implemented in eight
districts of western Terai (viz. Bardiya, Banke, Dang, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and
Kapilvastu)
Coordination with funding partner, project beneficiaries, government line agencies and other concerned
stakeholders for effective implementation and management of the project activities.
Planned, implemented and managed food for work activities of the project.
Managed multidisciplinary team of development professionals and development workers and financial
resources of the project.
Prepared periodical, quarterly, annual, final reports of the project performance and other project related
activities.

2.7 Project Coordinator and District Focal Person in "Food Security and Nutrition Management Programme,
Bardiya" and “Family centered education program” supported by the Caritas Netherlands and UNICEF-Nepal
office respectively and implemented/ coordinated by RRN; Mar 1995 to Mar 1999.

Main responsibilities
Overall management, coordination and leadership of the Caritas Nederland/Menson in Nood supported project
"Food Security and Nutrition Management Programme, Bardiya".
Led the project team in designing, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, supervising and reporting of
the project activities.
Coordinated and developed linkages with government line agencies, NGOs/CBOs, local leaders and other
stakeholders to implement the UNICEF supported family centered education program (components: Out of
school program – OSP, Parenting Education, Child to Child Program, Meena Communication and Early childhood
development program).
Managed human resources and financial resources of the projects.
Organized training, workshops and exposures visits for the project staffs, partner NGOs representatives and
beneficiaries.
Managed multidisciplinary team of human resources and financial resources of the project.
Prepared monthly, half yearly, annual and final performance reports (narrative and financial) of the
development projects implemented in the districts.

2.8 Project coordinator in “Integrated Peasant Women Development Project” Bardiya supported by Caritas Nepal and
implemented by RRN; May 1993 to Feb 1995
Main responsibilities
Provided overall management, coordination and leadership of the Caritas Nepal supported project “Integrated
Peasant Women Development Project,” Bardiya.
Led the project team in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring, supervising and reporting of the
activities of project.
Coordinated and developed linkages and relationships with government line agencies, NGOs/CBOs, local
leaders and other concerned stakeholders at the district level.
Organized training, workshops, exposures visits for the staffs and beneficiaries.
Managed human resources and financial resources of the project.
Prepared monthly, half yearly, annual, and completion reports of the projects.

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2.9 Research Assistant in Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur Chitwan, Nepal; May-Oct
1990
Main responsibilities
Involved in collection of germ-plasm of naked barley from high altitude of far western region including
Dadeldhura district.
Conducted field trials, data collection and analysis.

2. 10 Math and Science Teacher in Siddha Bhagawati Lower Secondary School, Dobata Dadeldhura; Mar 1987
to Feb 1988
Main responsibilities
 Taught Mathematics and Science in lower secondary classes.

3.0 Training participated


SN Training course Organizer Place Duration
1 Professional writing British Council, Kathmandu, Kathmandu March 16 to April
Nepal 17, 2009
2 Introducing Adaptive Collaborative Nepal agro-forestry foundation- Kathmandu, 19-23 Dec 2005
Approaches to Natural Resource Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
Management In Nepal
3 Professional skills for managing Organization Development Center Kathmandu 8-16 Aug 2002
projects ODC/ ILO Nepal
4 Organizational development South Asia Partnership - SAP Nepalgunj 8-14 Feb 1999
management Nepal/UNICEF Nepal
5 International Course on Food and International Agriculture Center- Wageningen 19 Oct – 29 Nov
Nutrition Program Management IAC Netherlands 1997
Wageningen, the Netherlands
6 International Course on International Institute of Rural Silang, 4-29 Sept 1995
Regenerative Agriculture (ICRA) Reconstruction –IIRR, Philippines Cavite,
Philippines
7 Participatory Organizational RRN, Lazimpat Kathmandu, Kathmandu July 1997
Development and Management Nepal Nepal
training
8 Training on Participatory Rural RRN Bardiya and Forum for Gulariya, 13-19 April 1997
Appraisal-PRA Community Empowerment- Bardiya
FORCE Nepalgunj Nepal
9 National Leadership Training on Nepal Rural Reconstruction Dhulikhel, 10-25 April 1995
Participatory Management of Rural Association-NERRA Kabhre,
Development Projects Nepal
10 Training on Animation for Social CARITAS Nepal Godawari, 27 July to 6 Aug
Change Lalitpur, 1993
Nepal
4. Workshop/seminar participated
1 Workshop on development of policy and coordinating mechanism for Nepalgunj, 2-3 Sep 2002
effective rehabilitation of former Kamaiyas, organized by ILO/IPEC and Banke
Ministry of land reform and management HMG/N
2 Time bound action program (TBP) to protect agriculture bonded labor Mahendranag 9-11 Sept 2001
and working children and combat and eliminate child and bonded labor, ar,
organized by ILO/IPEC Kanchanpur
3 Two days planning workshop on time bound workshop (TBP) to protect Nepalgunj, 28-29 Jan 2001
working children and bonded labor, organized by ILO/IPEC Banke
4 Regional workshop on participatory approaches, organized by FORCE, Nepalgunj, 12-14 Oct 1998
Nepalgunj (workshop facilitated by Prof. Robert Chambers of University Banke
of Sussex, UK)
5 Two days planning workshop on integrated pest management- IPM of Kathmandu 16-17 Sep 2000
chick pea in Nepal, jointly organized by International Crop Research
Institute for semi-Arid Tropics-ICRISAT Hyderabad, India and Nepal
Agriculture Research Council (NARC).
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5.0 Training provided/facilitated


Sustainable agriculture, social forestry, IPM and natural resources management training for beneficiaries and field
staff.
Community development workers training on participatory approaches, organizational development, planning and
reporting to RRN and partner NGO staff.
Coordinated several program related training, meetings and seminars.
6.0 Affiliation/ Membership
Life Member of Nepal Red cross Society, Nepal
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) Alumni Association
International Agriculture Center (IAC) Alumni Association, The Netherlands
International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Alumni Association, The Philippines
President of Forum for Community Empowerment (FORCE), Nepalgunj from 2000-2002.
Member Secretary of Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice, Regional Chapter, Nepalgunj (2001-2003)
General member of FORCE Nepalgunj, Nepal
General member of Nepal Agriculture Association (NAA)

7.0 Exposure tour:


MS University Baroda and Baroda Municipality to observe the early childhood development activities jointly
organized by the Tribhuwan University and UNICEF Nepal, 1-10 Oct 1999.
CARITAS Bangladesh to observe the impacts of animation process on social change, organized by
CARITAS Nepal, 27 Nov 1993 to 6 Dec 1993
Academic tours to Germany, Italy and France, October 2003 to September 2005

8.0 Language proficiency


Fluency in written and spoken English, Nepali, Hindi and Tharu dialects

9.0 Computer knowledge


Basic knowledge on MS Word & Excel, PowerPoint and operation of email and Internet

10.0 Personal Description


Name: Dhan Bahadur Air
Father's Name: Late Bahadur Singh Air
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 02 June 1966
Marital Status: Married (2 Daughters)
Permanent Address: Jogbuda-8, Dadeldhura, Mahakali, Nepal
Shikshya-nagar, Campus Road, Dhangadi-8, Kailali, Nepal
Phone: +977 91 525099

11.0 Academic Qualification


SN Degree Name of university campus/School Year Main Subjects
1 M. Sc. Mountain University for Natural Resources 2005 Ecology, Biodiversity,
Forestry and Applied Life Sciences-BOKU, Forest Policy and Economics
Vienna, Austria Management tools
1 B. Sc. Agriculture Institute of Agriculture and Animal 1991 Principles of Plant Protection,
Science (IAAS) Central campus Extension, Communication
Rampur Chitwan Nepal Rural Development, Rural
Sociology
2 I. Sc. Agriculture IAAS Central campus Rampur 1987 Basic Sciences and Agriculture
Chitwan Nepal
3 S.L.C. Siddhanath Secondary School 1984 Agriculture, English, Biology,
Jogbuda / SLC Board of Nepal Math, Science
4 Diploma Research Laboratory for 1993 Biotechnology
Biochemistry and Biotechnology

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12. Publications and documentations


1. M. Sc. Thesis: Contribution of Rattan Resource in Rural Livelihood: A Case of Satti Karnali
Community Forestry, Kailali, Nepal, September 2005, Submitted to University of Natural
Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.
2. Field Survey of fungal diseases of rice crop in Mangalpur Village of Chitwan, Nepal; 1990,
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur Chitwan, Nepal.
3. Various study report on agriculture products, markets, impacts of the projects etc.
4. Prepared various project annual, and accomplishment reports for the RRN, Helvetas and FURDL
5. Prepared project documents for donor funding.

13.0 Country visited

Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, the Netherlands, and the Philippines

14.0 Professional referees

1. Sarba Raj Khadaka, PhD


Director, Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
Tel: +977 14422153; Fax: +977 14418296
Cell phone: 9841606000, Email: sarba@rran.org.np

2. Renato Libanora, PhD


Association Amici di Raoul Follereau (AIFO) (AIFO)
Programme Manager of CBR Project in Liberia, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia (West Africa)
Email: r.libanora@libero.it
Website: www.aifo.it

3. O. Univ. Professor DI. Dr. Peter Glück


Institute of Forest Policy and Environment Science; Department of Economics and Social Sciences, The
University for Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna,
Email: peter.glueck@boku.ac.at ; www.boku.ac.at

4. Professor Dilliram Baral, PhD


Department of Horticulture Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur Tribhuvan
University of Nepal
Tel: +977 56-591141; Fax: +977-56-591021 Cell phone: 9851094890
Email: baral_dilliram@hitmail.com; website: www.iaas.edu.np

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