Young ICIMOD Professional Programme (YIPP)


In 2012, ICIMOD has started an initiative to attract young professionals and scientists from some of our member countries that are currently underrepresented in the ICIMOD staff composition. Through the Young ICIMOD Professional Programme – or YIPP – interested Masters and PhD graduates from Afghanistan, Bhutan and Myanmar were requested to apply and four highly talented candidates were selected  to join ICIMOD in three of our Thematic Areas. Aye Myat Thandar from Myanmar and Kuenzang Tshering from Bhutan have joined Ecosystem Services since January. Early February, Masoud Ghulami from Afghanistan joined the Water and Air, Thematic Area. Last but not least, Omaid Seddiqi from Afghanistan joined the Livelihoods, Thematic Area in the last week of February. ICIMOD welcomes these YIPPs to ICIMOD family!