Speaker's Profile

Eklabya Sharma

Eklabya Sharma is Director of Programme Operations at ICIMOD, with over 30 years of experience in sustainable natural resource management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

Dr Sharma has a Ph.D in ecology from Banaras Hindu University, India. He established the GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development in Sikkim, an autonomous regional research centre of the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests, as founder Scientist In-Charge. 

Dr Sharma has received many national and international awards including the Young Scientist Award of the Indian National Science Academy; Eminent Scientist Award from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, (India); and Honorable Mention Paper Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society (USA). He was elected Fellow of the National Institute of Ecology, National Academy of Sciences, and Indian National Science Academy, India. 

He has published over 160 works, mainly in peer-reviewed international journals, and serves on the international editorial board of the journal Mountain Research and Development.