Eklabya Sharma

Eklabya Sharma is the Deputy Director General at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). He is an ecologist with over 30 years of experience in developing, managing, and implementing programmes mainly on sustainable natural resource management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.
Sharma has a PhD in Ecology from Banaras Hindu University, India, where he started his career in 1985 as a postdoctoral fellow. Between 1989 and 2001, he established the GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development in Sikkim, an autonomous regional research centre of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of the Government of India, as the founder Scientist In-Charge. In 1994, he spent some time at the University of Glasgow as a visiting scientist under the exchange programme between the Indian National Science Academy and the Royal Society of Great Britain. He joined ICIMOD in 2001 and has served as Programme Manager of multiple programmes—Farming Systems, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Change and Ecosystem Services. He also served as Director of Programme Operations at ICIMOD for six years.