Speaker's Profile

Hari Krishna Upadhyaya

Hari Krishna Upadhyaya has over three decades of senior-level professional experience at national and international levels in various areas, including rural and agricultural development, pro-poor planning and policy formulation, rural/micro-finance, and seed sector development. 

He is the founder and Executive Chairperson of CEAPRED, one of the largest and most well-known professional NGOs of Nepal specialized in high-value commercial agriculture. He was been publicly honoured for his contribution to rural poverty reduction through CEAPRED. 

Dr Upadhyaya has worked with the Government of Nepal at the highest policy level as a Member of Nepal’s National Planning Commission from 2003 to 2005. He holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines.