Transboundary Working Groups

Policy advocacy

The transboundary working group (TWG) on Policy Advocacy has a critical role in the Koshi DRR Knowledge Hub (KDKH). The group will actively look out for entry points for advocacy and recommendations for key policy and strategies in the three countries – China, India and Nepal. The group will further seek champions of change within the existing and identified system. More importantly, it will closely work hand-in-hand with other TWGs to actively promote policy advocacy for transboundary collaboration between the basin countries for DRR and resilient Koshi Basin.

Policy Advocacy

KDKH TWG policy advocacy


Name Affilition

Abhishek Kumar

State Officer, Bihar, Caritas India

Raju Thapa

General Secretary, DPNet

Qin Liu

Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment

Gretchen Kalonji

Dean, Sichuan University

Rajiv Sinha

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology

Manohara Khadka

IWMI, Nepal Coordinator

Rakesh Shah

Rakesh Shah, Project Director, Lutheran World Relief

Narayan Gyawali

Programme Director, Lutheran World Relief

Asim Shrestha

Emergency Officer, UNICEF

Preena Shrestha 

Communication Officer, UNICEF

Deepak KC

Senior Programme Officer, UNDP

Sanjay Pandey

Executive Director, Yugantar

Atul Pandey

Patna University, Bihar, India

Nirman Shrestha (IWMI-Nepal)

Researcher, Agri. & Water, IWMI

Su Lijun

Vice-Director, Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazard and Environment, CAS

Abhijit Mukherjee

State Manager, Bihar, Plan India

Vishnu Pandey

Civil Engineer, IWMI

Malin Ahlback

Climate change and environment junior officer at UNICEF Nepal

Sneha Verma

Trainee at DRR and Emergency section, UNICEF.  

Arun B Shrestha


Finu Shrestha


Jakob Friedrich Steiner


Neera Shrestha Pradhan


Nishikant Gupta


Mandira Shrestha


Santosh Nepal


Kabir Uddin


Santosh Raj Pathak


Saurav Pradhananga


Aditya Bastola


Min Bdr. Gurung


Reeju Shrestha


Yathartha Dhungel


Kripa Shrestha




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