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Bishwonath (Sudas) Sharma

Knowledge Management Coordination Officer, Knowledge Management and Communication

My role at ICIMOD

Serving as Knowledge Management Coordination Officer, I am responsible to manage ICIMOD’s distribution and outreach and administration for our Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit. I support all administration for our unit, which includes KMC’s budgeting and planning and track implementation of plans. I also organize internal knowledge sharing activities and the celebration of the international days we mark and celebrate. I also supervise the distribution of our publications and information.

Bishwonath (Sudas) Sharma

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet through dissemination and outreach, where I help amplify our key messages to the rest of the world.

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

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I am among the very fortunate mountain men to have the opportunity to work in such a prestigious organisation as ICIMOD. I enjoy the multicultural environment, opportunities to learn new things every day, friendly and caring colleagues and the remarkable team spirit in my unit.

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What are you passionate about?

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I’m passionate about teaching, playing football, cycling and reading books.

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My qualifications

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I started my career at the age of 20 as a school teacher, then worked in a bank for a short time before I joined ICIMOD as a secretary. I worked in a role as a division secretary and also in a role similar to present-day graphic designers as a desktop publisher. I was then requested to play the role of executive secretary with full responsibility for a department’s administrative work.

I also worked as an Information Centre Coordinator and played a major role in setting up our institutional reository, HimalDoc. Throughout my tenure at ICIMOD, I have supported a very large number of workshops, conferences, training programmes; coordinated our first Knowledge Sharing Training; and have coordinated numerous knowledge sharing activities like knowledge fairs, open houses, and photo exhibitions. I have a diploma in secretarial science from CTEVT, Government of Nepal, and a Bachelor’s degree majoring in mass media from Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu Shikshya Campus). I am a certified knowledge management practitioner.