Iris C.P. Leikanger joined ICIMOD as a Young Professional Associate in the Adaptation to Change Regional Programme with HICAP. A Norwegian national, she spent six months as a trainee at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. She assisted the Embassy with grant management and reported to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also involved in Norwegian cooperation with ICIMOD.
Iris C.P. Leikanger holds a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology from Durham University. At Durham, she served as President and Projects Liaison Officer for the University’s International Development Society and volunteered for two years as team leader for a grassroots project with smallholder farmers in southwest Uganda, running an interdisciplinary team of students and academics working in collaboration with a local NGO.