Adhikari holds a Masters in Economics from Punjab University, India; Master of Natural Resources Management from University of Manitoba; and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of London.
Tika has been working as part-time instructor at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg for the last 10 years teaching economics and various international development studies courses including Theories and Methods of Program Planning and Evaluation as part of newly developed Master of Development Practice. Currently, he works full-time as Career Coach and Facilitator at Manitoba Start assisting new Canadians settle and integrate into Canadian life as he continues teaching at the post-secondary institutions.
Mr. Adhikari is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne and in recognition of his contribution to community services in Canada, particularly the settlement of Bhutanese refugees.
His passion is assisting all newcomers including Bhutanese refugees settle in the new homelands, developing cross-cultural understanding among people and promotion of peace and understanding among diverse group of people through peaceful co-existence. Global citizenship, adult education, social justice and promotion of human rights and human values underpin Tika’s work in social service provision and development. He believes in initiation of settlement and development work based on oppressed people’s assets and encouraging them to regain the lost human worth due to poverty, injustice and deprivation. He is deeply grateful with the core group of countries, UNHCR, IOM and Government of Nepal for creating a passage for settlement of Bhutanese newcomer in these countries.
He was a Visiting Research Fellow of Asian Scholarship Foundation (funded by Ford Foundation) on youth development policy in the Philippines. He worked as a Consultant on Monitoring and Evaluation of Community-Based Development Program of Aga Khan Foundation, India; Policy Analyst with Manitoba Government, Canada; facilitated development of faculty research funding proposals at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba and worked as consultant on socio-economic projects in Bhutan.
In Bhutan, he taught Economics and Education courses to undergraduate and graduate student teachers for over nine years at the National Institute of Education, Economics at Yangchenphug High School and worked as Program Officer for Save the Children/USA for three years.
He has co-authored two economics textbooks in Bhutan (1996 & 1998) and that these books were used in the school curricular until last year. He had taught economics to the present King when he was in grade 11 and 12.
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