Daan Boom

Programme Manager

Integrated Knowledge Management (IKM)


Mr Daan Boom, a Dutch national, joined ICIMOD in 2008 as Programme Manager, Integrated Knowledge Management. Daan’s primary task at ICIMOD will be implementing ICIMOD knowledge and communication framework as well as ensuring effective coordination among four divisions of IKM: Human and Institutional Development (HID), Knowledge Management and Information Technology (KM&IT), Communication, and Mountain Environmental Natural Resources Information Systems (MENRIS).   Daan is also focal point for the Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) and the Asia Pacific Water Forum (AWPF).  Prior to joining ICIMOD, Daan headed the Knowledge Management Centre of the Asian Development Bank in Manila from 2003 to 2007. For the ADB, he drafted and implemented a knowledge management framework covering improvement of internal processes and an effective dissemination and outreach programme. Before joining ADB, he was Director Knowledge Management at the international accounting firm KPMG. Daan graduated in Library and Information Science from The Hague and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.