Rekha Khatri Thapa joined ICIMOD in March 2012 as Front Office Communications Assistant. Before joining ICIMOD, she worked for more than five years in various capacities in Administration Unit of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (UN-OHCHR), including its Regional Office in Dhangadhi (FWR), and in Kathmandu. A Nepali citizen, Rekha also worked for Plan International Nepal as supervisor of Early Child Care Development Centre Program in Nepalgunj. She also has a diploma in community development from New Era Development Institute (NEDI) at Panchganni, Maharastra, India. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Sociology and Anthropology at the Padma Kanya Multiple Campus.