Dr Chettri joined ICIMOD in 2002 as a Project Coordinator for Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation and Management and was subsequently promoted to Action Area Team Leader for Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Environmental Change and Ecosystem Services (ECES) Programme. In this role he was responsible for facilitating stakeholders to formulate strategic plans for conservation and landscape management and for promoting regional cooperation in conservation through participatory conservation planning, policy analysis, and the development of a new policy framework at the landscape level in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas. Dr Chettri has an MSc (1995) and a PhD in Zoology (2000) from North Bengal University, India. He is currently leading a team of multidisciplinary professionals working on climate change science, the economic valuation of ecosystem services, biodiversity informatics, and the up-scaling and promotion of transboundary landscapes and trans-Himalayan transects. Before joining ICIMOD, Dr Chettri served as a Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment in its Eastern Himalayan Programme.