Smita Ghimire

SSA - Knowledge Management and Programme Support

Knowledge Management and Communication

Smita Ghimire has a graduate degree in Environmental Science and Management from Pokhara University and comes from a solid environmental science background. Currently, she works under a special services agreement, supporting the Indus Basin Initiative and SMD4GC from a knowledge management perspective. Before joining ICIMOD, she worked as programme assistant and as youth leader at Youth Initiative Nepal for 2 years. She trained as an international project manager in Denmark under the Danish Youth Council (DUF). Upon the completion of this course, she was involved in facilitating, evaluating, and monitoring 20 mini projects in Dang and Dhangadhi, Nepal. She has also volunteered at a number of environmental projects supported by WWF and CEN Nepal.

Her current involvement includes interdisciplinary projects in water resources, with a focus on environmental management, natural resource, increasing resilience towards natural hazards, and exploring how the physical sciences inform policy and wider governance issues. Her key competencies include knowledge on environment sustainability, risk and resilience, and presenting results for multidisciplinary audience.