Arjun Banjade
4019 W. Northgate Dr. # 211, Irving, TX 75062
Tel.: (214) 680-2871 (Cell)
E-mail: abanjade@yahoo.com; ab322292@ohio.edu
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EDUCATION          
OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH 45701
Ph.D. in Mass Communication, School of Telecommunications. 2007. Dissertation – Community Radio in Nepal: A Case Study of Community Radio Madanpokhara in Western Nepal. [download pdf - 6.54 MB]
           
OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH 45701
MA in International Affairs, Communication and Development Studies Program, 2000

TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY, KATHMANDU, NEPAL
MA in Population Studies, 1992
Thesis: Husband-wife communication and family planning practice in Nepal

TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY, KATHMANDU, NEPAL
B.Sc. (Physics, Statistics and Mathematics), 1989

EXPERIENCES
OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH 45701
Teaching Assistant, September 2000 to June 2003
Provided teaching assistance for various undergraduate classes including Telecommunications and Global, Media Perspectives, Introduction to Mass Communications, and Audience Research
                                   
OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH 45701
Graduate Assistant, 2000 summer
Formative Research Activities for Social Marketing (Research Program with Ohio Department of Health). Assisted in focus group discussions in Adams, Loran, Megs and Scioto counties in Ohio

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Center for Communication Program, Baltimore, MD
Intern, 1999 summer
Conducted preliminary analysis of the impact of the Radio Communication Project (RCP) in Nepal; assisted with data collection for RCP-4 design documents; wrote a draft report for Nepal; and collected demographic, socioeconomic, political and other data to improve Nepal SCOPE

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Center for Communication Program/Population Communication Services, Kathmandu, Nepal
Consultant/Program Assistant, July 1995 to August 1998
Planned, developed or monitored development of RCP; assisted in research related to the RCP and developed or monitored development of a video film for the Ministry of Population and Environment of Nepal

TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY, Kathmandu, Nepal
Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, 1995 – 1998
Taught research methods for “Population Education” major at graduate level and various classes at undergraduate level

NEW ERA (non-governmental organization)
Filed Supervisor, number of times in 1991 to 1995
Nepal Multiple Indicator Surveillance (1995), The Third Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (1994), Family Planning and Maternal Child Health Radio Audience Survey (1992), Nepal Fertility, Family Planning and Health Status Survey (1991). Worked in Ilam, Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Manag, Baglung, Rupendehi, Bara, Puythan and Darchula districts providing trainings for interviewers; coordinating with agencies; conducting key informants interviews, institutional review and focus group discussion; managing field staffs; supervising data collection, overseeing logistic management; moderating focus group discussions as well as spot-checking of interviews and questionnaires for consistency, and mapping of the sampled clusters

CENTRAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS, Kathmandu, Nepal
Supervisor, Population Census of 1991
Conducted training for field supervisors and enumerators assigned for the census in Arghakhanchi district in Western Nepal

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND, Nepal
Logistic Facilitator, Contraceptive Distribution Crash Program, 1993
Worked in Baitadi district (Far-western Region). Responsibilities included coordination with Baitadi District Health Office and UNFPA, supervision of contraceptive distribution to various health posts and sub-health posts in the district, supervising logistic related to the program and reporting UNFPA about the contraceptive inventory in the district

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Banjade, A. (2008). Participatory radio: Community participation in Community Radio Madanpokhara in Western Nepal. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller e.K. [Order it online]

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836467771
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836467773

Banjade, A. (2007, February). FM competition, not monopoly. The National Online Journal on Public Affairs. Online at http://www.nepalmonitor.com/2007/02/fm_competition_not_m.html. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2006, June). Voice to the voiceless in Western Nepal: An audience survey of Community Radio Madanpokhara. The Journal of Development Communication, Volume 1 (17): 72-91. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2006, June). Deactivating radio activities. The National Online Journal on Public Affairs. Online at http://www.nepalmonitor.com/2006/06/banjade_radio_activities.html. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2006, Spring). Gaunle Deurali: Barefoot community journalism in Western Nepal. The Global Media Journal, Volume 5, Issue 8. http://lass.calumet.purdue.edu/cca/gmj/sp06/gmj-sp06-banjade.htm. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2004, April). An audience survey 2004: A baseline study of media access, media use and participation in Community Radio Madanpokhara in Palpa district in Western Nepal. Palpa, Nepal: Community Radio Madanpokhara. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2004, March). Study of partnership programs between Local Initiative Support Program (LISP) of Helvetas and Community Radio Madanpokhara (CRM). A research report submitted to LISP, Tansen, Palpa and CRM, Madanpokhara -9, Palpa. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2003, July). Community Radio in Nepal: A case study of Community Radio Madanpokhara. Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Vol. II (2). Kathmandu, Nepal: Tribhuvan University, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (2002, July). Development News: Content Analysis of the South Asian Online Newspapers. Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Vol. I (1). Kathmandu, Nepal: Tribhuvan University, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. [download pdf]

Banjade, A. (1994). Husband-wife communication and family planning practice in Nepal. [Master Thesis] Tribhuvan University. Grant from the European Economic Community, Arghakhanchi-Gulmi Rural Development Project.

Banjade, A. (Ed). (1991). Prajatantric Ekata [Democratic Unity]. Kathmandu, Nepal: Nepal Student Union Kathmandu Liaison Committee for Arghakhanchi District.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Banjade, A. (2006 April). Community Radio Madanpokhara: Providing access to information to rural masses in Western Nepal. The BEA Convention 2006 (the recipient of the FIRST prize at the International Division’s Debut Paper Competition), Las Vegas.

Banjade, A. (2003 February). Community Radio in Nepal: Platform for Participation. The 20th Intercultural Communication Conference, University of Miami, School of Communication, Miami, Florida.

Banjade, A. (2002 February). Development news in South Asian online newspapers: Content analysis of the Kathmandu Post, the Hindustan Times and the Daily Star. The 19th Intercultural Communication Conference, University of Miami, School of Communication, Miami, Florida.

Banjade, A. (2002 April). HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. The HIV/AIDS and the African Child: Health Challenges, Educational Possibilities Conference, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  1. Member, Nepal Student Union, Arghakhanchi District Committee (1981-1984)
  2. President, Nepal Student Union Arghakhanchi Liaison Committee Kathmandu (1991-1994)
  3. Member, Executive Committee of Nepalese Democratic Forum, Dallas, TX (Present)
  4. Treasurer, National Committee of Nepali Janasamparka Samiti America [Nepalese Public Relation Committee, America] (Present)

COMPUTER SKILLS
Windows, Excel, Power Point, SPSS, HTML, Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3

LANGUAGES
Nepali, English, and Hindi

MEMBERSHIP

  1. Member, the Broadcast Education Association
  2. Member, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  3. Lifetime Member, Community Radio Madanpokhara, Palpa, Nepal
  4. Lifetime Member, Population Association of Nepal
  5. Associate Member, World Association for Community Radio Broadcasters
  6. Member, the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies