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Ashmita Shakya

Programme Associate, River Basins and Cryosphere

My role at ICIMOD

My major role as a Programme Associate is to coordinate with the cross functional units to provide administrative, logistic and finance support to the programme. From a wider perspective, my role is to advocate and support the noble cause for which ICIMOD is working.

Ashmita Shakya

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

A:

I protect the pulse by practicing good environmental habits and by spreading every little bit of knowledge I have that could help protect and improve our planet Earth.

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What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

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The challenging yet motivating work environment is what I enjoy the most in ICIMOD. The challenges help me learn and the motivation keeps pushing me to achieve more. Besides this ICIMOD also has a pleasant environment where staff basic needs and facilities are carefully prioritized.

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What are you passionate about?

A:

I am passionate about learning – learning anything that comes my way.

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My qualifications

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I am an MBA graduate with a specialization in general management. I have over 13 years of work experience and prior to joining ICIMOD, I worked in administration and finance within the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Nepal.