Mr Adhikari is working as Election Legislative and Political Processes Specialist in USAID/Nepal. He has served to USAID Sri Lanka and Maldives as Senior Governance Adviser and as Election and Political Process Expert in Afghanistan mission. Mr Adhikari was awarded the Distinguished Foreign Service National Award in 2019 from USAID Washington DC. He has been awarded a number of different awards in Nepal including the Superior Honor Award in 2018. Before joining USAID, He worked about 13 years with UNDP funded project as an advisor and National Program Manager in the field of decentralization, democracy, governance, social mobilization, and rural-urban linkage. Likewise, he worked for MS Nepal (Danish Support for International Cooperation) and ActionAid international for about three and half years as a Team Leader in the field of Just and Democratic Governance, Constitutional Building Process and Policy Advocacy. He did his M. Sc. In Rural and Regional Planning from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, Master in Geography and Bachelor’s in Law from Nepal.