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Founder of ALDM

Dr. Chandi P. ChapagainDr. Chandi P. Chapagain is the founder of this organization Appreciative Learning and Development Management (ALDM). He was a teacher at the outset of his career in his home district, Dhankuta, Nepal. Later he began his career in development-related field during 1989-1997 for the Makalu-Barun Conservation Project (MBCP) of The Mountain Institute, USA. He later worked with CARE International Nepal from 1997 to 2000 as a Training Specialist and from June 2000 to October 2009, he was with Plan International Nepal as a Country Training Coordinator and later as Human Resource Development Coordinator (HRDC).

Dr. Chapagain is the first person in Nepal to receive a Ph.D. in Appreciative Inquiry (AI), relating to human capacity building and development, from Madison University, USA. He is one of the founders of Imagine Nepal and worked as General Secretary and Executive Member as well as life member of it. He is also a life member of Nepal Participatory Action Network (NEPAN) and is the national advisor of Nepal Appreciative Inquiry National Network (NAINN). He is one of the founding members of Facilitators Association of Nepal and Founding Advisor of Texas International Education Network and Premier International College.

Besides intensive experience, knowledge and skills on Appreciative Inquiry, Human Resource Development, Peace Building, he has extensive experience of facilitation and presentation in national and international level trainings and conferences, and has produced various publications.  He is currently working as Managing Director of Appreciative Learning and Development Management (ALDM) and has published a new book on "Appreciative Inquiry to Spiritual Wisdom" (a Distinctive Combination of Theories, Principles, Research, Innovations and Practices of Positive Approaches for World Renewal). His revised second edition of "Appreciative Inquiry" in relation to Development Trend, Visionary Planning and Action, Human Resource Capacity Building, Inspirational Leadership, Stress Management, Business Promotion, Education, Wellness Health, and Spiritual Inquiry has gained a height. He also has published another valuable book titled "Human Value Based Education" targeting secondary and college students and anyone who are interested to study value education. These books are the outcome of his decades of experience and research on development, positivity, spiritual wisdom and value based education.

Dr. Chapahain is a person of 'Open Mind', positivity and common good thinking. In the word of Prof. Dr. Govinda Prasad Acharya, (former Dean) of Tribhuvan University, "He is a Cosmic Thinker …."

For more details, please see Dr. Chandi Chapagain's biodata.


His professional journey has outreached to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Belgium, Australia, Russia, USA etc. His involvement in Nepal is utmost.

Major areas of his professional involvement are:

  1. Appreciative Leadership and Development Visioning (ALDV)
  2. Appreciative/Positive Inquiry and Spiritual Wisdom for Human and Humanity Development
  3. Design and Facilitation of Training, Workshops, Summit and Conference
  4. Training of Trainers Module /Curriculum Design, Learning Cycle and Pedagogical Application
  5. Human Resource Development/Management
  6. Research, Project Design, Planning, Monitoring and Impact Evaluation
  7. Participatory Community Development 
  8. Conflict Management and Peace Building
  9. Human Value Based Education
  10. Youth Mobilization and Development
  11. Translation (English to Nepali and Vice Versa)
  12. Books Writing and Publication
Chandi Prasad Chapagain, PhD
Managing Director
Appreciative Learning and Development Management (ALDM)
Kathmandu Municipality – 35,
P.O.Box.: 26545, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Tel.: +977-1-4484146/4488406
Mobile: 9841-496162
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