Basu Gautam, born and raised in the town of Bhairahawa near Lumbini is a motivated and creative individual with over fourteen years of experience working with Nepalese community within Nepal and the United States. He is an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that he undertakes. His past professional experiences include National Program Coordinator of Demo Finland ‘Youth Project’ in Nepal working closely with cross-party political youth and students of Nepal focusing on joint youth agenda and constructive dialogue, National Consultant of UNDP ‘Peace Building and Recovery Unit’ based in Kathmandu, Nepal consultant for United States Institute of Peace (USIP) working with security-sectors and civil society leaders and consultant for Princeton University’s ‘Innovation for Successful Societies’ research program in Nepal to name a few. He strongly believes in an ideal of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and/or people. Beside his professional life, he is heavily involved in volunteer work through Lumbini World Peace Forum, an organization he is currently President of. Lumbini World Peace Forum is dedicated to promoting peace and social justice through creativity, arts, innovation, cross-cultural dialogue and environmentalism. This is achieved by means of workshops, publications, projects, conferences, exhibitions and virtual activities by which we carry the message of peace into daily life. Lumbini World Peace Forum also organizes photo exhibitions frequently including of Mr. Gautam who is a passionate photographer. Mr. Gautam holds Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Strayer University, USA. He is married and has a daughter.