Mr. Nirakar Kumar Acharya holds a Master degree in Human Ecology from Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium and Master Degree in Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has received a number of international trainings and actively participated in several international seminars and workshops. Mr. Acharya has led a number of large scale National Survey covering more than 5000 samples and participatory research projects in various sectors in socioeconomic fields. He has also carried out a number of researches and evaluation studies in different field as such health, nutrition, socioeconomic, gender and Dalit issues, agriculture, Environmental Impact Assessment, rural poverty, natural resources, and other Community Development Projects. Mr. Acharya has been with New ERA since 1996.