Nirmala Baduwal

Programme Associate, Atmosphere

My role at ICIMOD

My role at ICIMOD requires me to handle administrative, financial, events, and coordination work for the Atmosphere Regional Programme, including providing support to the technical team on monitoring and evaluation work; planning, budgeting, reviews, and expansion of programme work area in the region.

Nirmala Baduwal

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

A:

Having worked with ICIMOD’s Atmosphere Programme for the past seven years, I have been guided by the key objectives of addressing air pollution factors and promoting mitigation. Individually, I have been practicing every bit of knowledge that I gained over these years and have been spreading awareness which is my contribution to protecting the pulse of the planet.

Q:

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

A:

I love working in the impactful area of air pollution which I believe is one of the major challenges across our global today. My heart expands every time I walk into our campus, appreciating the ambiance that our ICIMOD headquarters office has, despite being located in an area that is growing more and more crowded day by day. I am also proud and appreciative that my daughter grew up happily playing with her own colleagues at the ICIMOD day-care.

Q:

What are you passionate about?

A:

I am passionate about music. I believe it flows in my blood and gives me strength so as to help me to face and deal with any kind of situation in life. Also, I’m a firm believer in learning by doing and am always eager to learn more about and develop capacities in the things that influence and attract me.

Q:

My qualifications

A:

I have 14 years of working experience in administrative, financial, events, and coordination work, including monitoring and evaluation; report writing, planning, budgeting, and reviews.
I have previous work experience in Nepal with UN-Habitat, the United Nations Development Programme’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme, DFID’s Nepal Health Sector Support Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and different NGOs in variety of programme, administrative, finance, and human resource positions.

I hold a post-graduate diploma in Operations Management, a Master’s degree in Social Science, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science.