DB Subedi

Senior Fellow

DB Subedi is an expert and researcher in conflict transformation, peacebuilding and community security.


His current and previous research has focused on post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding with particular emphasis on disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), security governance in political transition, community security and violence prevention, role of the private sector in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconciliation.

He possesses more than 12 years of long-term as well as short-term experience in project management, training, teaching and research in the field of peacebuilding and development from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Myanmar and Australia. He also specialises in the evaluation of peace and security programmes.

DB has a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England Australia where he conducted a research on reintegration and rehabilitation of Maoists ex-combatants and its impacts on post-war recovery and peacebuilding in Nepal.

Currently DB is a sessional lecturer/researcher in Peace Studies at the University of New England Australia and is also a visiting faculty member in the Institute of Crisis Management in Kathmandu and the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies in Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

He has provided consultancy services to a number of international agencies including United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, CARE Nepal, Government of Nepal, International Alert, and Peacebuilding and Development Institute in Sri Lanka.

His research interests include peacebuilding and statebuilding, community security and violence prevention, DDR and SSR, post-conflict reconciliation, social cohesion and conflict analysis. DB is an author of more than a dozen of journal articles, book chapters, policy briefing papers and is a co-editor of the volume Cultivating Peace published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK in 2014.