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Programme Coordinator, SERVIR-HKH,
Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS)
I am currently responsible for managing our SERVIR-HKH Initiative, which is a joint initiative with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and one among the five SERVIR Global hubs. All of the hubs develop innovative solutions to improve livelihoods and foster self-reliance through applications of Earth observation and geospatial technologies and the SERVIR-HKH hub works across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
SERVIR connects space to village by using satellite data and emerging technologies to address challenges in food security, water resources, weather and climate, land use, and natural disasters in the HKH region and I contribute to protecting the pulse of the planet through managing this work in our region.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
ICIMOD provides a unique opportunity to work with world leaders in science and technology while staying connected to mountain communities, through this work, I enjoy understanding global and regional contexts and building customized solutions.
What are you passionate about?
I love movies, music and photography.
I have over twenty five years professional experience working on various aspects of remote sensing and geoinformation system applications in relation to natural resources, land cover, biodiversity and conservation planning, decision support systems and spatial data infrastructure and have been involved extensively in developing and delivering various training courses on GIS/RS in all eight HKH countries. I have an MSc in Geo-Informatics from the International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, the Netherlands, an MBA from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and BE in Civil Engineering from the University of Rajasthan, India.