An expert with fifteen plus years of experience in disaster risk management, climate change, natural resource management and gender and social inclusion. Have hands-on consultancy experience with DFID, USAID, ICIMOD, ADB funded projects. Proven experience of working with Government for programme implementation. Have written handbook for facilitators on local climate change impacts and a book chapter on climate change policies and provisions in Nepal. Proven experience in research and publishing in international journals in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery. The academic qualifications inlcude (PhD in Emergency Management) from Massey University, New Zealand.