Speaker's Profile

Krishna Chandra Paudel

Dr Krishna Chandra Paudel is Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Nepal. He has more than 30 years of experience in various government positions, including as Secretary of the Water and Energy Commission, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MoFSC); Chief Administrator for the Eastern Development Region; and Chief of the Environment Division, MoFSC. Dr Paudel has led several delegations of the Government of Nepal in international negotiations, and has served as the national focal person for UNFCCC, CBD, and Ramsar conventions, as well as other international positions. He is a permanent academician with the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology.

Dr Paudel has contributed various scientific papers in international journals, and edited a number of publications. He holds a PhD from BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Austria, and a Master’s degree from the University of Wales, United Kingdom.