Work history

Activity Area - I: Advocating 'Mountain Agenda' and promoting 'Climate Actions' 
Period: Nov 2003 to present
Scope: International

Key affiliations/worked through:

University of Minnesota’s Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (COMPON) – Country Representative (Nepal): Nov 2010 to present
Despite the Kyoto Protocol, only a few nations have taken even initial steps toward the mitigation of climate change (reduction in GHG outputs and protection of sinks). Nations have sufficient natural scientific information on the subject, but lack the social and political will to respond seriously, thus hindering global efforts to address this problem. The project on Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (COMPON) is examining the causes of this inertia by studying the factors that account for cross-national variation in efforts to mitigate climate change. This variation arises from difference in the interaction process between ways of thinking (discourse) and ways of acting (coalitions) in national cases. The COMPON project currently has teams in over 15 societies (developed, developing, and transitional) and at the international level collecting equivalent empirical data on these processes using content analysis, interview, and inter-organizational network survey. More at

APMN - Project Manager: Jul 2007 to present
Established in 1995, Asia-Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) is a knowledge sharing platform connecting mountain regions and communities through dialogue and networking. Managed by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), APMN captures, enriches, and disseminates information on mountain development issues in and for the Asia-Pacific region. APMN acts as the Asia-Pacific node of Mountain Forum (MF) and decentralised Mountain Partnership Asia-Pacific Hub, and has shared resources including dedicated web page, experts database, e-dialogue platform, thematic and geographic discussion lists, online library, calendar of events, survey and e-election tool. APMN also publishes biannual Asia Pacific Mountain Courier, occasional e-dialogue synthesis reports, mountain development briefs and publicity materials. More at

ICIMOD Books Online - Project Assistant: Nov 2006 to Jun 2007

ICIMOD BOOKS ONLINE provides direct access to all ICIMOD publications. It holds full-text and chapter-wise download options for more recent publications (pdf format), and complete scanned documents for older publications. All general publications (newsletters, brochures, information sheets and similar) have been uploaded since late 2008, and selected ones from earlier There is a link for ordering hard copies (or photocopies if out-of-stock). ICIMOD BOOKS ONLINE can be searched using full-text contents, title, year of publication, keywords, language, author and broad subjects. More at

EPG and ClimateHimalaya- Founder: Nov 2005 to present
Operating from Nepal, Environment Professionals’ Group: Water, Climate Change and Biodiversity Information Network (EPG) was established in November 2005 as a voluntary service function, to promote networking and knowledge exchange among concerned professionals at global, regional and local level. Since then, it has developed an alliance of over 465 environment professionals (individuals and institutions) from over 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin and North America. Group’s popularity and supporting activities, including organization of the e-conference on ‘Climate Change and the Himalayan Glaciers’ in May 2007 eventually led to birth of ClimateHimalaya, an independent 'Himalaya regional initiative' on 5 June 2007. More at

ClimateHimalaya, a network of environmental change professionals in the Himalayan region, is an independent, informal and informative (3Is) not for profit organisation which aims to increase public awareness on various issues pertaining to global change at global level and its impacts in the Himalayan and downstream countries and efforts made at local, national and regional level to tackle the climate chaos and associated environmental changes, particular in the region and at the global scale in general. More at

Mountain Forum - Intern: Sep 2005 to Sep 2006
Mountain Forum is a global network for mountain communities, environment and sustainable development. MFS is the global level coordination unit (Global Node) of MF system. Mountain Forum is a membership driven, decentralised global network of networks. It is composed of five regional nodes in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin and North America, as well as a Global Node located in Lima, Peru since January 2010. The regional nodes are autonomous organisations, which function independently, hosted by partner institutions. More at

APMN - Researcher: Nov 2003 to Feb 2004
Developed status reports on Mountain products; Common beans, Apple and Buckwheat, for APMN/ICIMOD and MP/FAO project “Strategies for Improving Livelihood through Income-Generating Activities in Mountain Regions”. More at

Activity Area - II: University/college teaching, research etc.
Period: Sept 2004 to Aug 2008
Scope: National (NEPAL)

Key affiliations/worked through:
- Amrit Science College (ASCOL), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu
- KITS College of Science & Management, Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu
- Kumari College, Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), Tushal, Kathmandu
- Kathmandu Community College, HSEB, Samakhusi, Kathmandu
- Chakrabarti Habi Nursing College, Purbanchal University (PU), Bhaktapur

Part-time Lecturer (@5 colleges above, between 2004 and 2008)
- Taught ecology, environmental economics, GIS and Remote Sensing, hydro-meteorology, survey, climate change, environmental pollution (water, air, soil, noise) and EIA to BSc Environmental Science (1st to 3rd year) students of TU.
- Taught environmental education to grade 12 students of HSEB.
- Taught computer basics to BSc Nursing students of PU.
- Led couple of research teams, supervised number of masters theses and other project works.

Activity Area - III: Conservation campaigning (water, wetlands, waste management and clean energy), professional affiliations and contribution to environmental movement in Nepal

Period: 1998 to Aug 2005 and afterwards (at low key)
Scope: National (NEPAL)

Nepal Forum for Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), Kathmandu
June’04 - Dec’04, Assistant Coordinator for the Pilot project on Science for Society (Samajko Lagi Vigyan)
  • Assisted Mr. Risal in coordinating among experts, researchers and journalists.
Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT), Kathmandu
Feb’04 - Sept’05, Project Coordinator
  • Raised funds for NRCT regular events and worked as a project head with overall responsibility of project management, coordination and mobilization of NRCT core staff and volunteers
  • Developed concept notes, proposals, reports etc. and formulated strategies
  • Organised different programs, including Bagmati River Festival (Nepal’s largest community led conservation campaign with over eighty organizational partners and 3500 participants every year), Seti River Festival and Annual River Festival, coordinated with partner organisations and invited them as a co-organizer and strengthened the NRCT network among partner organisations including IUCN, ICIMOD, Winrock International, and many others
  • Conducted Training on NRM and conservation, pollution control, solid waste management, ecotourism promotion, and
  • Represented NRCT in various events.
The Explore Nepal
1998-2001, Volunteer
  • Took part in Plastic Banning Campaigns, Anti Vikram Tempo Campaign and Tree Plantation.