Pt. Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. Founder-Member of the Ayush Darpan Foundation was born in Almora, Uttarakhand. He is an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India and the University of London, United Kingdom. The field of Management is his research area where he explored the co-evolution of strategy and environment.
A prolific speaker on international development issues, Mr. Manish Uprety has addressed various established platforms such as Banque de France, Paris; Mexican Parliament, Mexico City; The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi; EABA, Brussels; and ULPGC, Spain, among others. He was invested as a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (F.R.A.S.) of Great Britain and Ireland in October 2010. Mr. Manish Uprety was also conferred with "2006 Global Human Rights Protection Award" by the Indian Institute of Human Rights at the 8th World Human Rights Congress held in New Delhi, India on the World Human Rights Day on the 10th of December 2006. Mr. Uprety looked after the Technological and Institutional Development of the Intergovernmental Spirulina Programme of the Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute, an inter-governmental observer to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York.
In the past, Mr. Uprety gained work experience with the BBC World Service and the One World Trust, Houses of Parliament, United Kingdom. He is also on the advisory board of Negara Infracon Pvt. Ltd to add to the strategic perspective of the company, and with the Kohima Komets Football Club (KKFC), Nagaland which is a premiership football club playing in the I- League, India.
Mr. Uprety is associated with the India Association of the United Kingdom, and is also an international contributing editor to Nueva Diplomacia, an international relations magazine published in Chile.