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Prashanti Sharma

SSA - GIS and Remote Sensing Associate, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

My work within the Geospatial Solutions Theme mainly for the Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing data on ecosystems, biodiversity and land use and land cover. My focus areas of work are understanding the human and wildlife dimensions, drivers of change and socio-economic systems using Earth observation datasets and spatial modelling. I have worked on manuscripts, reports, and training manuals and have conducted training for stakeholders and students to strengthen partnerships and disseminate knowledge on geospatial technology.

Prashanti Sharma

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet through my continuous effort towards providing best possible solutions through the generation of maps, statistical data and reports for the region and its people.

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

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The amazing work culture, ever-amicable staff and the wonderful green workspace that provides an environment to learn, share and grow my knowledge and skills.

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What are you passionate about?

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I am passionate about music, drama and books. I am inquisitive about the history and knowing it shapes our present and future. This interest takes me to places and meeting new people.

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My qualifications

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I hold an M.Sc. in geoinformatics from Symbiosis University, Pune and a Bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Calcutta, both in India. I have work experience in an Indo-German firm in Mumbai as a GIS business analyst and joined ICIMOD initially to work on the REDD+ Himalaya initiative where I had an opportunity to conduct a field study in remote parts of Myanmar.