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Dr. Biman Chand Prasad

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Company Description: The National Federation Party (NFP) is the political the party with the longest record of service to Fiji and we proudly celebrated our 50th anniversary last year....   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member


  • Muanidevo Indian School
  • Bachelor of Arts degree , Mathematics and Economics
    The University of the South Pacific
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Queensland , Australia
  • Post Graduate Diploma , Education
    The University of the South Pacific
  • Master of Commerce
    University of New South Wales , Australia
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Opposition member, Dr Biman ..., 1 Dec 2014 [cached]
Opposition member, Dr Biman Prasad says that those who have been replaced need to be given the opportunity to tell their story. "Basically what we are saying and calling upon the government is to observe the principal of natural justice, follow procedure, give the people who are concern the right and opportunity to defend themselves so that the due process is followed," said Opposition Member, Dr Biman Prasad.
At a press conference in Suva yesterday, chief Opposition whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca and National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad questioned the forced removal of Dr Chand and the suspension of acting permanent secretary for Education, Basundra Kumar.
Ratu Isoa and Prof Prasad also said Mrs Kumar's sudden removal was somewhat controversial.
Opposition Reply to the 2015 Budget by NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad: Shadow Minister of Finance, Planning and Statistics
The National Federation Party is led ..., 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
The National Federation Party is led by Professor Biman Prasad, who resigned from the University of the South Pacific to lead the party.
Change at the top: Professor Biman ..., 1 Mar 2014 [cached]
Change at the top: Professor Biman Prasad becomes new leader of NFP and lawyer Tupou Draunidalo becomes the first i-taukei party President
By Professor Biman Prasad; New Leader of NFP
From Academic to Party Leader: Who is Professor Biman Prasad? Professor Prasad hails from Dreketi in Vanua Levu, a rice farming area. He completed his primary education at the Muanidevo Indian School and secondary education at Dreketi Junior Secondary School and at Labasa College. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of the South Pacific in 1984, Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of the South Pacific in 1985. During his student days Professor Prasad was the President of the Indian Students Association. He led many presentations and protests on behalf of the students including coordinating a hunger strike against the government in 1984.
After the 1987 coup in Fiji, Professor Prasad was elected the founder President of the Fiji Youth and Students League. This organization was at the forefront in calling for the return to democratic government in Fiji. Professor Prasad completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of the South Pacific in 1988, Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1991 and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1997. Professor Prasad rose through the academic ranks of Lecturer to the highest level of Professor at a very young age.
Until his resignation recently, Professor Prasad led the largest faculty within the University of the South Pacific. Professor Prasad is an international scholar and has contributed significantly to the debate on social and economic issues in the region. From 2003 to 2007 Professor Prasad was Head of School of Economics. Previously he worked in the area of Distance and Flexible Learning. Professor Prasad has an accomplished academic reputation with four books and many articles published on economic development, trade and environment issues. He has published several journal articles and has done consultancy work for international organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, Food and Agricultural Organisation, The World Trade Organisation, AusAID, etc and governments in the Pacific region.
He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fijian Studies and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pacific Studies. Professor Prasad has travelled extensively around the world and has presented papers at many international conferences over the last several years. He has been a visiting Professor at the Kagoshima University in Japan and at the Otago University in New Zealand. Professor Prasad has taught in the Regional Trade Policy Course for the Asia-Pacific region at the Universities of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore. In addition, he is a regular media commentator and has given numerous interviews to local and international media. In addition, during his student days, Professor Prasad held numerous leadership positions.
He was President of the USP staff Association for seven years from 1999-2006. Professor Prasad also fought the 1999 General Election. He was also elected as the leader of the National Federation Party in 2001. He is a steering Committee member of the Asia Pacific Forum on Environment and Development, Secretary of the Asia Pacific Business in Society (APABIS), Steering Committee member of the AusAID report on the Pacific for 2009 and 2010. He was recently elected as the Chair of the Oceania Development Network, a regional network supported by the Global Development Network. Professor Prasad received the prestigious Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) fellowship. He spent 2 months at the Jawaharlal Nehru University from February to March, 2011. He holds Adjunct Professorial positions at the University of James Cook and Griffith University in Australia and at the Punjabi University in Patiala, India. He was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Prize for Research Leadership at the University of the South Pacific in 2011.
Publications | Outrigger: Blog of the Pacific Institute | Page 2, 1 Mar 2015 [cached]
Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper 23 by Prof. Biman Chand Prasad, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of the South Pacific.
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Biman ..., 25 Mar 2014 [cached]
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USP Professor Biman Prasad resigns
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USP Professor Biman Prasad resigns
Publish date/time: 25/03/2014 [17:07]
Print this page Email this page University of the South Pacific's Professor of Economics, Biman Prasad has resigned from his position. Prasad who is the former Dean of faculty of Business and Economics at USP has confirmed to Fijivillage that he will be part of the National Federation Party's Annual General meeting this Saturday in Nadi. When asked if he will be contesting the NFP's leaders position, Prasad said that he has always been a member of NFP and will only comment after the meeting.
USP Professor Biman Prasad resigns
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