A committed politician and researcher, dedicated to the field of evidence based policy making and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) for more than 20 years. Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Health and Related Research (SCHARR) at Sheffield University, U.K. and a Visiting Professor at Kagawa University Japan and Visiting Professor for Ehime University, Japan. Accredited by Doctoral Degree in Disaster Risk Reduction, Master’s Degree in Arts in Sociology, Rural Development, and Master’s Degree in Science in Regional Development Planning and Management. Founder Chairman of the Himalaya Conservation Group, Nepal. He was a member of the Parliament of Nepal and served as Minister of Education, Science & Technology, and Local Development. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, evidence synthesis, policy and politics are major research interests. He spearheaded a loose forum of parliamentarians aptly named National Campaign for Disaster Risk Reduction (NC forDRR) for lobbying to get an updated ACT 2017.