Bishnu Sapkota managed the Nepal Transition to Peace Initiative (NTTPI ) from 2005 to 2013. He is editor of The Costs of War in Nepal (2003) and Nepali Security Sector: An Almanac (2009). He was a visiting fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (2011), and was head of UNDP Nepal’s Conflict Prevention Programme, leading its redesign as the Social Cohesion and Democratic Participation programme (2014–16).An MPhil from the University of Cambridge, he taught at Tribhuvan University and is currently Chief of Party for USAID’s Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project.