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Knowledge Management and Communication
As ICIMOD’s resident photographer, I capture its work and try to present its impacts. I also work as a visual communicator, editing and curating photos and videos for our ever-increasing archives.
Jitendra Raj Bajracharya
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
I tell stories through the power of images. I help shape the narrative for ICIMOD’s important work in the HKH region by capturing honest, arresting imagery. As I document the beauty of this global resource and the changes it’s undergoing, I believe I am helping create an appreciation of the need for urgent climate action.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I enjoy working in the cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment at ICIMOD. As a people person, I get to meet and greet new staff and visitors on a daily basis. And given ICIMOD’s transboundary work, I travel to some of the most pristine environments and document how different communities interact with their environments.
What are you passionate about?
Having worked for many years in the field of environment and as an admirer of nature, I have huge respect for all flora and fauna. I make a conscious effort to not disturb nature and the natural flow of life during field assignments.
I acquired a diploma and completed a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme in photojournalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Berlin. I have worked for over 10 years as a staff photojournalist in the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ), a leading environmental NGO, and have contributed several photo stories and features for Haka Haki and Fact to Face, monthly magazines mostly covering environmental issues. I also worked as a photojournalist and photo archivist for 2 years in the Kantipur Media House before joining ICIMOD. Aside from the widespread publication of my photography work across a vast array of ICIMOD publications, I have also published several photos stories and features both in the Nepal daily newspapers, Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post.