Nakul Chettri

Senior Biodiversity Specialist
Strategic Group 3: Enabling Regional and Global Mechanisms for Sustainable Action
SG3 – Action Area F (AAF): Strengthening Global Leadership in Sustainable Mountain Development

Dr Nakul Chettri is Senior Biodiversity Specialist at ICIMOD, overseeing the centre’s biodiversity portfolio across the Hindu Kush Himalaya.  

He is also ICIMOD’s focal person for the Convention on Biological Diversity and Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Nakul has more than 20 years of experience in biodiversity conservation, landscape management, ecosystem services, climate change impact assessment, biodiversity informatics, and planning, demonstration, upscaling, and promotion of integrated Transboundary Landscapes using ecosystem approaches.

He has contributed to numerous global and regional assessment reports including the IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment and key regional assessments including ICIMOD flagship publications the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment (2019) and Water Ice Societies and Ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (2023).

He has published over 70 peer review journal articles in international journals, 50+ books, 30+ book chapters and more than 30+ popular articles.

Before joining ICIMOD, Nakul served as a Fellow at the Ashoka Trust in its Eastern Himalayan Programme. He has a PhD and MSc in Zoology from North Bengal University, India.

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