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Kiran Shakya

Geospatial Application Development Specialist, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

I joined ICIMOD in 2012 as a Remote Sensing Database Specialist for the Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) Programme. My current role as the GIT lead is to provide direction, instructions and guidance for developing GIT strategies to achieve ICIMOD’s goals. I am involved in the software development cycle, design and development of spatial/non-spatial interactive applications, and metadata management. I also conduct capacity building and training activities.

Kiran Shakya

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

A:

I protect the pulse of the plant by using forecast systems with near real-time data sets and interactive maps of droughts and stream-flow predictions to make people and decision makers aware of the current climatic status.

Q:

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

A:

The good working environment.

Q:

What are you passionate about?

A:

As an IT person, I’m passionate about creating useful tools to improve people’s livelihood and the environment. I like to explore new and upcoming technologies like artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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My qualifications

A:

I have a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Kathmandu University and a master’s in geo-informatics from Stuttgart University, Germany.

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