Bhawana Syangden joined SANDEE in June 2011 as a Program Associate. She manages the research grant programme in SANDEE. Prior to joining ICIMOD, Ms Syangden worked with the British Council Nepal for two years as Projects Officer. She brings with her relevant experience in working with various INGOs mainly in the conservation field. Ms Syangden has worked for various projects with WWF Nepal and IUCN. She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in General Management from ACE Institute of Management.