A Nepali national, Prerna Thapa has been working at ICIMOD for the past 25 years. Her services at ICIMOD have been in various capacities, mostly in the Directorate as Senior Secretary to Director Administration and Finance, and Director Programme Operations. She was appointed Events Management Officer in 2013. Prerna has a Bachelor’s degree from Loreto College, Darjeeling, India. She is an active social worker, particularly working for the less privileged children of Nepal.