Dr. Kapil Regmi worked as a college lecturer, educational researcher and consultant for almost a decade in Nepal. He completed Master Degree in Adult Education (MEd) and PhD in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on critical development issues facing the most impoverished nations of the world known as Least Developed Countries (LDCs). He has published several peer-reviewed papers that inform policy makers working at supranational organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and UNESCO regarding the development of contextually specific educational plans and policies for LDCs. 


University of British Columbia, 2017, PhD
University of British Columbia, 2012, MEd

Selected Publications

  1. Regmi, K. D. (in press). Habermas, lifeworld and rationality: Towards a comprehensive model of lifelong learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2017.1377776

  2. Regmi, K. D. (in press). Critical discourse analysis: Exploring its philosophical underpinnings. Méthod(e)s: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23754745.2017.1354555

  3. Regmi, K. D. (2016). The political economy of 2015 Nepal earthquake: Some critical reflections. Asian Geographer. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10225706.2016.1235053

  4. Regmi, K. D. (2016). World Bank in Nepal’s education: Three decades of neoliberal reform. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2016.1169517

  5. Regmi, K. D. and Walter, P. (2016). Modernisation theory, ecotourism policy, and sustainable development for poor countries of the global South: Perspectives from Nepal. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2016.1147502  

  6. Regmi, K. D. (2016). Critiquing Hegemony of Capitalism: A Call for Popular Education. International Critical Thought. 6 (2). Doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21598282.2016.1172326

  7. Regmi, K. D. and Walter, P. (2016). Conceptualizing Host Learning in Community-based Ecotourism Homestays. Journal of Ecotourism. 15 (1):51-63. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2015.1118108

  8. Regmi, K. D. (2015). The influence of supranational organisations on educational programme planning in the Least Developed Countries: The case of Nepal. Prospects: UNESCO’s Quarterly Review of Comparative Education.  45 (4), 501-514. DOI http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11125-015-9352-3

  9. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Can lifelong learning be the post-2015 agenda for the Least Developed Countries? International Journal of Lifelong Education. 34(5), 551-568 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2015.1070209

  10. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Lifelong learning: Foundational models, underlying assumptions and critiques. International Review of Education—Journal of Lifelong Learning. 61(2), 133-151. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11159-015-9480-2

  11. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Lifelong learning and post-2015 educational goals: Challenges for the least developed countries. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 45(2), 317-322. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2014.993223


  1. Regmi, K. D. (2016). The Status of Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning in Nepal. In R. Egetenmeyer (Ed.), Adult and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond: Comparative Perspectives from Würzburg Winter School 2015 (pp. 261-271). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Publication.

  2. Singai, S., Gioli, G. Riemer, E. Regmi, K. D., Mastrokoukou, S, & Singh, S (2016) Demography, lifelong learning and knowledge economy: Perspectives from the global South and North. In Egetenmeyer R (Ed.) Adult and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond Comparative Perspectives from Würzburg Winter School 2015 . Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Publication


  1. Regmi, K. D. (2009). Recognition, accreditation and validation of non-formal and informal learning: Prospects for lifelong learning in Nepal. (Master of Philosophy Dissertation), Kathmandu University. Published by Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).


  1. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Review of “More than good intentions: How a new economics is helping to solve global poverty” By Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel, Penguin Group, New York, NY, 2011Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 61 (3):367-370.

  2. Regmi, K. D. (2012). Review of “Routledge international handbook of lifelong learning” by Peter Jarvis (Ed). Routledge, New York, NY, 2011. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 25(1), 77-79.

  3. Regmi, K. D. (in press, 2016). Review of “Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking” by Susan Cain, Crown Publishers, New York, NY. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 3 (1), 63-68


  1. Regmi, K. D. (2016). Education 2030: Financing for Adult Education in Least Developed Countries. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, May 28-31, University of Calgary, Alberta

  2. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Adult Education and Sustainable Development Goals. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, University of Montreal, Quebec.

  3. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Status of adult education and literacy in Nepal. Paper presented in the Winter School: “Comparative Studies on Adult and Lifelong Learning”, January 28, 2015 to February 7, 2015. University of Würzburg, Würzburg/Bavaria, Germany.

  4. Regmi, K. D. and Li, Gang (2014). China’s influence on the educational development of the Least Developed Countries: The case of Ethiopia. Paper presented at the West-Coast Networking Conference, The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), December 4 – 5, 2014, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver

  5. Regmi, K. D. (2014). Can “lifelong learning” be the post-2015 agenda for the “Least Developed Countries”? Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 10-15 Sheraton Centre Toronto, Ontario

  6. Regmi, K. D. (2013). Lifelong Learning in the Least Developed Countries: Towards an alternative model. Paper presented at the 32nd National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), June 3 – 5 University of Victoria, British Columbia.

  7. Regmi, K. D. (2013). Education system of the third world countries: A systemic fault? Paper presented at the Second Inter-University Graduate Seminar in Educational Research, June 1 2013, UBC.

  8. Regmi, K. D. (2012). Prospects of lifelong learning in developing countries Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) (pp. 424). Canada: CASAE. [Poster Presentation]

Courses Taught

ADHE 327 (Teaching Adults)

ADHE 328 (Institutions of Adult Education)

ADHE 329 (Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars)

ADHE 412 (An Overview of Adult Education)

EDST 575 (Work and Learning), ALGC course