Basanta Bista, has completed Master’s degree in Rural Development and has working experience of different project’s management, implemented by a national level NGO and other organizations as a social mobilizer, research assistant and community development officer. Basanta has a good knowledge and working experience in result-based management, project cycle management, right-based approach to development, conflict sensitivity, safety and security, capacity/team building and is well aware about gender sensitivity and accountability and other cross cutting issues of development. He joined PEEDA as community development officer in July 2011 and has been working as Assistant Manager – Community Development since July 2017.