Action Area Coordinator
Strategic Group 1: Reducing Climate and Environmental Risk
SG1 – Action Area A (AAA): Managing Cryosphere and Water Risks
I have been working with ICIMOD since July 2010 as a subject specialist and programme coordinator. I bring more than 20 years of experience in the field of river basin management, community-based adaptation, disaster risk reduction, environmental management and impact assessment, and freshwater conservation and management. Before joining ICIMOD, I worked at IUCN Asia Regional Office, IUCN-Nepal, and WWF Nepal, implementing projects in various countries. I have published several scientific peer-reviewed papers, journal articles, and book chapters. My academic journey has enhanced my understanding of physical as well as social science, and my professional career has given me a platform to work with local communities, practitioners, academics, policymakers, and scientists.
Neera Shrestha Pradhan
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
“Every drop counts.” Being a water professional, I do my best to conserve and make wise use of water, and save it for future generations.
What is your favourite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I am excited to be implementing projects jointly with new partners in Afghanistan and China, and going beyond my comfort zone to learn more about mountains and people.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about touching people’s lives and making a difference with my work.
I hold a PhD from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, an MSc from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and a BE from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India.