Pradyumna Rana joined ICIMOD as Consultant for Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) in March 2011. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University, Nepal, and a Master’s degree in Environment, Development and Policy from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Before joining ICIMOD, Pradyumna Rana worked at UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre at Cambridge, UK, where he was responsible for providing guidance to ICIMOD on available standards on monitoring for biodiversity conservation. He also compiled information and indicators from Fourth National Reports of all countries submitted to the Convention on Biodiversity to draft recommendations for the CBD AHTEG on ‘Indicators for the Strategic Plan 2011 – 2020’. Currently, he is doing research and tasks related to Implementation of Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) with special regards to Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing and Associated Traditional Knowledge with in the region alongside studies on other traditional systems.