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Shiva Pokhrel

Remote Sensing and Geo-Information Associate, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

I collect, analyse, and process various spatial and other data sets including high- to medium-resolution satellite images from different sources for environmental variables monitoring and change detection in the HKH region.

Shiva Pokhrel

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I protect the pulse of the planet by helping monitor different environmental variables, studying their interaction dynamics, and projecting future status. I try to better understand spatial and temporal causes and impacts of changes in a landscape. This can be used to better manage and conserve our natural resources for harmonious human–nature coexistence.

Q:

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

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I like the multi-cultural representation and wide expertise in our teams at ICIMOD. This provides a wide platform for learning and exchange of knowledge.

Q:

What are you passionate about?

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Travelling and photography.

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My qualifications

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I have experience working with geospatial information for forestry, agriculture, DRR, water resource management, and ecosystem management. I have an MSc in GIS science and system with an emphasis on geospatial analysis for ecosystem services and climate change mitigation from the University of Salzburg, along with a BSc (Honours) in Forestry from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, India. I have worked with various national and international organizations such as the Asian International River Center (AIRC), Action Aid International Nepal, Institute of Crisis Management Studies, Institute of Forestry at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Forestry College, President Chure-Terai Madhesh Conservation Development Board, and National Emergency Center under Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs.