Mona Sharma

SSA - Communication for Koshi Basin and Indus Basin

Knowledge Management and Communication

Mona Sharma joined ICIMOD in October 2017 as KMC Officer for the Koshi Basin Initiative and the Indus Basin Initiative. From August 2018, she has served as the Focal Person for KMC activities for the Atmosphere Regional Programme and the Clean Bricks and Atmosphere initiatives within it. Prior to joining ICIMOD, she worked with various initiatives in different capacities, most recently in private sector and business development. This role required supporting large and small private sector businesses across Nepal to transcend vendor-based approaches by injecting a business sense into and conducting activities conventionally done by the development sector. Since 2005, she has worked with a range of national and global public and private entities, integrating development sector efforts into ICT4D; developmental communications and outreach; new business development and fundraising;  private sector integration; agriculture; clean energy; and rural financing initiatives. She has a master’s degree in humanities from Tribhuvan University.