Namit Wagley

Community Mediation in Nepal

Namit Wagley is a development professional and a UK trained lawyer. Currently, Wagley is working as Program Officer at The Asia Foundation (TAF), Nepal. He is a mediator and a Supreme Court certified master trainer in interest-based mediation. In his capacity as a Program Officer, Wagley works closely with various civil society partners along with donor agencies and key high-level government agencies to support the Government of Nepal’s efforts to implement key policy and procedural conflict transformation, mediation and peacebuilding strategies. His work for the conflict transformation, mediation and peacebuilding program also revolves around establishing and implementing a rigorous Monitoring and Evaluation system to capture the outcomes and impact of the program and ensuring that innovations and lessons learned can be transferred across the various programmatic efforts. Wagley has over five years of experience working for a public international organization, social sector (NGO) and academic institution. He has specialized knowledge of International law including extensive research skills in human rights, constitutional law, alternative dispute resolution, conflict transformation and peace building. At Kathmandu University School of Law, he contributes 12 hours every academic year to teach the BBM, LL. B students in his area of expertise. Most recently, Wagley has published a journal article titled Universalism in Human Rights: An Analysis in the Nepal Journal of Legal Studies and Research (NJLSR) in 2016. Furthermore, he has assisted in the publications of Working Politically in Practice Series -Case Study No. 4 – Beyond the Toolkit: Supporting Peace Processes in Asia (Nepal’s Case Study) by The Asia Foundation; edited Kathmandu University School of Law: Feasibility Report and Social Protection: Legislation and Policy.

Education: Master of Laws (LL.M), School of Law, University of Sussex, UK.