Dr Karky was appointed as a Resource Economist working in the Economic Analysis Division in 2010. He first joined ICIMOD in November 2007 as a researcher and then as a coordinator for the REDD project implemented in India and Nepal. Dr Karky is a Nepali national and holds a PhD in the economics of climate change policy from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He has an MSc in Agricultural Development Economics from Reading University, UK, and a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining ICIMOD, he worked for the National Trust for Nature Conservation, the Centre for Micro-Finance, and Danida in Nepal. Dr Karky has published numerous papers focusing on climate policy, REDD, payment for environmental services, micro-finance, and renewable energy. He is also an avid trekker and mountain biker.