Madhav Karki, PhD
Deputy Director General-Programmes
Dr. Madhav B. Karki, a Nepalese national, was recently appointed by the ICIMOD Board of Governors as its Deputy Director General – Programmes. Dr. Karki holds a Ph.D. in Forestry from Michigan State University, and a Master's degree in Range Management from Colorado State University, USA. Dr. Karki brings to ICIMOD over 28 years of professional experience in programme development, management, and regional networking. He has held various positions in different national and International organisations, including universities, and donor agencies. He has served as Campus Chief and Assistant Dean of the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara; and was Asia Programme Officer at Appropriate Technology International, USA.
Prior to joining ICIMOD, Dr. Karki worked as Regional Programme Coordinator of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Programme in Asia (MAPPA), a multi-donor network based at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, and New Delhi. Dr. Karki has experience in the fields of natural resources management and network development in non-timber forest products (NTFPs) including medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) in South Asia as well as in policy and partnership development. His diverse academic qualifications and in-depth work experience will be useful for managing ICIMOD's integrated programmes. Dr. Karki has authored and edited over 80 professional papers/articles and books including an ICIMOD publication on Community Forestry.