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Sunil Thapa (Ale Magar)

Remote Sensing and GeoInformation Analyst - SERVIR, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

As a Remote Sensing and Geo-information Analyst under our SERVIR-HKH Initiative, my key role is to provide precise scientific information on climate change vulnerability and degradation of forest ecosystems using geoinformation technology and Earth observation data. I also contribute in developing methodology and suitability of solar-powered irrigation systems for Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Sunil Thapa (Ale Magar)

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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I am helping to protect the pulse by developing a climate-resilient forest management system designed to provide information on the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic pressure on forest ecosystems.

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

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The multicultural and interdisciplinary teams with a pool of knowledge always excite me to work at ICIMOD.

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What are you passionate about?

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I’m passionate about learning and also about the integration of science, technology, local and indigenous knowledge for the betterment of society. I love to explore new places, music and socio-cultural things.

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My qualifications

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I have over a decade of experience in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS and hold two Master’s degrees: an MSc in geo-information science and Earth observation specializing in natural resource management from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and an MSc. in environmental management from Pokhara University, Nepal. My work experience includes applying geospatial technologies in multidisciplinary sectors including environmental assessments, ecosystem services, habitat modeling, flood modeling, invasive species modeling, conservation planning, and suitability analysis of solar-powered irrigation.