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Programme Coordinator - Kailash,
I coordinate our Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI), a transboundary initiative that brings together stakeholders from three countries – China, India and Nepal – to manage ecosystems and secure livelihoods of those living in the 30,000 sq. km landscape around the sacred Mount Kailash.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
Nature knows no political boundaries, and hence I protect the pulse through the transboundary landscape approach. Working with researchers, community members, and locally elected and government officials, I function as the catalyst to bridge the science-practice divide so that our work can contribute to policy and decision-making that will produce lasting impacts on the communities.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
ICIMOD has a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-talented working environment, and the diversity of perspectives is what I enjoy the most about working here.
What are you passionate about?
To bring positive change in the lives of those I work with is my biggest motivation at work.
I am an ecologist by education with more than twenty years of experience in the field of conservation and development. Through both work and leisure, I have been fortunate to visit many of the mountain regions in the HKH and to personally experience the pressing issues there – all of which have contributed to my knowledge of the mountains.