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Bidya Banmali Pradhan

Programme Coordinator, Air Pollution Solutions, Atmosphere

My role at ICIMOD

I manage the Atmosphere Programme. This involves developing plans and interventions supporting ICIMOD’s goals, overseeing finance and operations for the programme, and supervising a team with diverse responsbilities. I also coordinate the Air Pollution Solutions Initiative and work with the private sector and governments to find ways to reduce air pollution.

Bidya Banmali Pradhan

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet by generating cutting-edge evidence on the atmospheric process, drivers and impacts in the HKH, and designing solutions to mitigate air pollution.

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

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I value the opportunity to contribute to global and regional discourses and interact with policy makers across the HKH region. I also enjoy working with colleagues from diverse cultures and in multidisciplinary teams.

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What are you passionate about?

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I like travelling to new destinations and learning about food and culture. I also enjoy cooking different cuisines and playing basketball.

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My qualifications

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I have over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and implementing programmes in the field of environment management, air pollution, energy and mitigation. I provide guidance on policy development and work closely with governments and development partners. I have an MS in environmental engineering, and environment management and technology from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, and a Master of Technology in biotechnology and genetic engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India.