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Jeevan Baniya

Assistant Director

Jeevan Baniya has an MA from GSIS Ajou University, South Korea, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo, Norway. He has been serving as a faculty member at Tribhuvan University where he teaches master’s and PhD degree courses and supervises students in dissertation work.

He served as an expert in a task force on migration, formed by the Ministry for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Government of Nepal. He also provided technical support as a Social Inclusion and Grievance Advisor to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Government of Nepal. He has also supported the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Nepal, as an expert member. As a member of the international advisory board for ILO’s projects: From Research to Action: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labour and Force Labour (R2A) and Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP16), he has provided technical and strategic advice and guidance in child labour and forced labour-related research, and engaged in wider policy dialogue on these issues.

His academic interests include public policy, democracy and development, state-society relations, labour and migration, disaster, and gender and social inclusion (GESI), among others. 

Publications

Journal Articles
Disaster Financialization: Earthquakes, Cashflows and Shifting Household Economies in Nepal‘ (co-author), Development and Change, 2020.

‘Liberal Democracy, Governance and Civil Society in Nepal’, Yonsei Journal of International Studies, 2009. 

Book/Book Chapters
‘Civil Society, Social Movements and Democratization: A Case Study of Nepal’, PhD diss., Faculty of Social Science University of Oslo Norway, 2014. 

‘Living in Limbo: Tibetan and Bhitanese Refugees in Nepal’ (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report 2019: Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless, South Asia Collective, 2020. 

‘A Country of Minorities’ (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016: Mapping the Terrain, South Asia Collective, New Delhi, 2017.

‘The Journey of Civil Society on the Road of Social Movements in Nepal’, in From Unity to Multiplicities: Social Movement Transformation and Democratization in Asia, edited by Cho Hee-Yeon, Andrew Aeria and Song-Woo Hur, SIRD Malaysia, 2012. 

‘Disaster, Deceptions, Dislocations: Reflections from an Integrated Settlement Project in Nepal’, (co-author), in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. 

‘Humanitarian Responses of I/NGOs in Nepal’s Post 2015 Gorkha Earthquake: Empirical Evidence from Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Southern Lalitpur’ (co-author), in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.   

‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Law, Construction and Finance as Domains of Social Transformation’ (co-author), in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. 

Selected Research Papers
Children in Emergencies: Situation Analysis and Policy Review (co-author), Social Science Baha and Save the Children, Kathmandu, 2020.

Reconstructing Nepal: Bhaktapur – Heritage and Urban Reconstruction (co-author), Social Science Baha, Kathmandu.,2020.

Nepal Labour Migration Report 2020 (contributing member), Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Government of Nepal, 2020.  

Advancing Workers’ Rights under SDGs: Policy and Situational Analysis of Decent Work in Nepal (co-author), Solidarity Centre and Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, 2019.

Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction Research: A Scoping Study (co-author), IMC Worldwide/DAI, 2019.

Reconstructing Nepal: Post Earthquake Experiences from Bhaktapur, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk (co-author), Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, 2019.

Returning Home: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Migrant Workers in the Nepali Labour Market (co-author), UN Women, 2018.

Gender and Nepal’s Transition from War (co-author), Conciliation Resources, London, 2017.

Labour Migration and Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact (co-author), Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Social Science Baha, and The Asia Foundation, Kathmandu, 2017.

Migration of Health Workers from Nepal (co-author), ILO, 2017.

Torture and Ill-Treatment: Perceptions, Experience and Justice-seeking in Kathmandu’s Squatter Communities (co-author), Dignity, the Danish Institute Against Torture, Social Science Baha and University of Edinburgh, 2016. 

Disaster, Disabilities & Differences: A Study of Challenges Faced by the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Post-Earthquake Nepal (co-author), Social Science Baha/UNDP, 2016. 

Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal’s Earthquake (co-author), Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Social Science Baha, Kathmandu, 2015.