Sajana Maharjan joined ICIMOD in December 2015 as an SSA (GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst) in Geospatial Solutions for the program Himalica. She is working on interpretation of very high resolution satellite data. She is also involved in fieldwork for validation of satellite based thematic maps, and resource inventory and quantification in the Nepal pilot site. Prior to joining ICIMOD, she worked in Forest Resource Assessment Nepal (FRA Nepal) as GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist. Beside GIS and Remote Sensing knowledge and expertise, she has experience working on EIA/IEE studies on several development projects such as hydropower, transmission lines, bridges and roads.
Maharjan completed BSc in environmental science from Kathmandu University and MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation specialising in natural resources management from ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands.