Curriculum Vitae of Krishna Kandel

 

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Postal Address: Kathmandu Municipality-16, Banasthali Bhrikutitole, Kathmandu, Nepal

Post Box: 12790,  Phone: 014881825(R),Cell:9851104697 Email: Krkandel1@gmail.com

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DATE OF BIRTH :   28 December 1960

 

BIRTH PLACE :   Baglung, Nepal

 

SEX:    Male

 

NATIONALITY:  Nepali

 

MARITAL STATUS: Married with two children

 

KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGE:

 

  1. Nepali
  2. English
  3. Hindi

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor Degree in Law from Tribhuvan

 

University, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

CURRENT POSITION:

 

  1. . Founder member of Human Rights and Peace Society(HURPES)
  2. General Secretary of World Vision Advocacy forum.(WVAF)2015 to 2017
  3.     Freelance Journalist/writer

 

 

INVOLVEMENT IN HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT:

 

  1. Press Officer in Amnesty International Nepal(1992)
  2. Director of Amnesty International Nepal(1995-1996)
  3. Elected as Chairperson of AI Nepal(1999-2001)
  4. Participated in various international and regional meetings/conference of human rights including United Nations Human Rights Commission meeting in Geneva(Switzerland)
  5. .Member of first executive committee of Human Rights & peace society (HURPES)1996-1998 and General Secretary of second executive committee(1998-2000)
  6. Moderator: Transitional Justice Resource Centre(TJRC), Anamnagar,Kathmandu(2012-2013)
  7. Consultant Transitional Justice Resource Centre(TJRC) since 2013 December to 2014 May

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE AS JOURNALIST:

 

  1. Involved in journalism since 1979.Associated with Rastra Pukar and Nepal Vani weeklies from1979 to 1989
  2. Associated with current affair program of Radio Nepal named ‘Ghatna Ra Bichar'(1993-1994) and also headed this program for one year
  3. Executive Editor of Janamanch Weekly( 1996-1997)
  4. Sub-Editor of Rajdhani Daily(April-November,2001)
  5. Chief Editor of ‘Rajya Ko Rupantaran’ a monthly publication of CPJS (2007)
  6. Produced and presented ‘Rajya ko Rupantaran’ TV program of CPJS (2008)
  7. Executive Director of Center for Professional Journalism Studies Battisputali, Kathmandu, Nepal
  8. Founder member of Nepal Press Union( 1990)
  9. Editor of ‘YOSAATA’ weekly (May 2010-September 2010)

 

 

INVOLVEMENT IN HUMAN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY AND PEACE

MOVEMENT OF NEPAL:

 

  1. Involved in democracy and human rights movement of Nepal. In this connection arrested several times in the past( including ‘Satyagraha’)
  2. Fast unto death (28 January to 2 February 1997) opposing human rights violation( abuses) and demanding formation of independent institute( National Human Rights Commission) to protect and promote human rights. The fasting was organized by Human Rights & Peace Society.

 

  1. Asan artist associated with renowned Drama group SARWANAM since 1980’s to 2002 and performed in various Dramas throughout the country & abroad .

 

AUTHOR:

 

writer of six books as follow:

 

  1. Thought on Democracy(1990)
  2. Poem Collection( Buddhaka Ankhama Des-1996)
  3. Article collection(Focus on human rights and politics-2011)
  4. Amnesty International and human rights(1994)
  5. Travelouge( Patal Britanta-2013)
  6. Transitional justice in Nepal (2014)

 

 

SERVED AS AN EXPERT IN PRIME MINISTER OFFICE:

 

Appointed as an expert by the then Prime Minister S. B. Deuwa in his

 

advisory team (January 2002- May 2002)

 

OTHER INVOLVEMENT:

– . President- Lions Club Kathmandu(District 325A1) Peace & Education L/y 2015/2016

-Life member, Nepal Red Cross Society

 

FOREIGN VISIT:

 

Five Continent- India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Hongkong, Macau, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Austria, France, Senegal, The Netherlands, Belgium, USA and Australia