Bhuwani Paudel, M.Sc.

Bhuwani Paudel, M.Sc. Bhuwani Paudel: Mr. Paudel has a B.Eng. degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee, India and M.A.Sc. degree in Geotechnical Engineering in Carleton University, Canada. He carries a long and distinguished experience from Nepal in irrigation sector and is working in landslide prevention research with Natural Resources Canada. He is interested in combining his geotechnical research interests with his long experience in irrigation to come up with novel solutions to meet Nepal’s drinking water and irrigation challenges.

Sudeep Dhakal

Sudeep Dhakal is in the library sciences, TU, KTM. He handles all logistics for volunteers from KTM to Sarkuwa for CFFN and catalogues Open University media news in Nepal.

Larry Wood

Larry Wood is the President of Wizzy Digital. He offered technical assistance and consultation for setting up equipment in Baglung, Nepal. Mr. Wood sent Kelsey Wood to Sarkuwa on Wizzy’s behalf in 2007.

Kelsey Wood

Kelsey Wood volunteered in December 2007; Setup off-line email and web access through WizzyDigital I-Box at the Janata HS School in Baglung, Nepal.

Zachary Gaydos

Zachary Gaydos is a volunteer that taught at the Janata HS School between September-December 2007 and setup Internet connectivity.

David Campbell

David Campbell is a volunteer that taught at the Janata HS School between September-December 2007 and setup Internet connectivity.

Prem Sharma

Prem Sharma is a former resident of the Baglung region of Nepal. He is connected to the people and has coordinated CFFN efforts in the region.

Megh Raj Sharma

Megh Raj Sharma is a science teacher at Janata Higher Secondary School in Sarkuwa Baglung, Nepal. He help to coordinate school project efforts for CFFN in Madi as well as the Madi  Community Child Care Centre.

Barbara Spronk, Ph.D.

Barbara SpronkBarbara Spronk, Ph.D.: Dr. Spronk was Executive Director of the International Extension College, based in Cambridge, UK, from June 1996 to April 2002. In that post she traveled extensively around the world to advise government ministries and other agencies on the feasibility and uses of open and distance learning (ODL), and to train staff of institutions in developing countries in aspects of ODL ranging from planning and management to materials development, design, production and evaluation. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Spronk was on the faculty of Athabasca University, where she taught anthropology and women’s studies, and served in a number of management posts, including Director of Regional and Tutorial Services. During her 20 years service with Athabasca, she was intimately involved in programming with and for First Nations people of Canadas, the launching of Athabasca’s first international projects, and her initiation into electronic media for teaching and learning. Finally, her many years of service on the Board of the Canadian Association for Distance Education (now the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education) have left her with an appreciation for the dynamism of Canadian distance educators and their commitment to making lifelong learning a reality for all Canadians. She is presently a freelance consultant, working out of Waterloo, Ontario.