Sudip Pradhan is a Nepali national working as the Programme Coordinator of Regional Database Initiative (RDI) under Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) at ICIMOD. He started his career at ICIMOD in March 2000. He holds an MSc in Geographic Information Science from University College London (UCL) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University, where he studied under a Nepal Cambridge Scholarship. He was awarded the Mahendra Vidya Bhusan, the gold medal, for topping his batch in the BSc level at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Mr Pradhan has long experience in design and development of spatial/non-spatial databases and information systems, and in spatial analysis and modelling. Besides ICIMOD, he also worked as an Applications Developer at Geofutures, Bath, UK for about two years. Mr Pradhan coordinates the development of a center-wide Regional Database System at ICIMOD. In addition, he also oversees the development of web-based GIS/DSS tools and applications including fully automated information systems.