Er. Kishore Thapa
Mr. Kishore Thapa is the former secretary of the Government of Nepal with 32 years of experience in the civil service. He has served as the Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Tourism and Civil aviation, Election Commission and Water and Energy Commission. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and master’s degree in urban planning with specialization in housing.He has studied urban redevelopment and affordable housing in the United States as a Humphrey Fellow.
Prof. Ram Kumar Dahal
Prof. Ram Kumar Dahal, Ph.D (MA, gold medalist in political science, MA in 1978 M.Ed in English and Advocate in the Supreme court of Nepal) was awarded with MahendraBidyaBhusan-A medal for securing first class first in political science in 1978 and MahendraBidyaBhusan-B medal for getting Ph. D degree in political Science in 1997. Prof. Dahal has nearly three dozen books in English and Nepali languages many of them prescribed (as text books and research books) from certificate to Master levels in the disciplines of political science, law, rural development and education in TU……. read more
Dr. Madhav Karki
Dr Karki is a Natural Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation expert with more than 35 years of experience in South Asia and Hindu Kish Himalayan region. He worked as the Deputy Director General, ICIMOD during 2005-12. He wasthe Campus Chief and Asst. Dean of the Institute of Forestry, Nepal.Dr.Karki worked as Regional Programme Coordinator of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Programme in Asia (MAPPA), a multi-donor network based at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, and New Delhi. ..
Dr. Asad Mohammed
Dr. Asad Mohammed is Coordinator of the Graduate Programme in Urban and Regional Planning at UWI, St Augustine and Director of the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (the blueSpace Network). He has been involved in reforming the management of the built environment of Trinidad and Tobago for many years. This includes a stint as Chairman of the (Interim) National Physical Planning Commission 1997-2003 and more recently as Chairman of the National Planning Task Force of Trinidad Tobago and the Education City Committee. read more
Dr. Ananda Weliwita
Dr. Ananda Weliwita is an economist in the Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya. He contributes to promoting local economic development strategies in developing countries’ cities and revenue-generating mechanisms for urban local authorities. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and master’s degree in agricultural economics from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He holds a Ph.D. read more
Dr. Marcelino Rumambo Pandin
Dr. Marcelino has had quite a varied experience over the years pursuing studies in several cities spanning the world. Born in Makassar, Indonesia, Dr. Marcelino earned his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the Bandung Institute of Technology. He was then granted scholarships to study at Cambridge Judge Business School, the University of Cambridge, Britain and the University of California, Riverside in the United States.In 2003, Dr. Marcelino was granted the Australia Awards scholarship for his Doctoral studies in Technology and Innovation at the University of Queensland, and awarded his PhD in 2007. Dr. Marcelino is currently teaching Technology-based Business in School of Business and Management. read more
Prof. Dr. Ir. Walter Timo de Vries
Prof. Dr. Walter Timo de Vrieshas a geodetic engineering (MSc) degree from Technical University Delft and PhD degree in public administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His main expertise is in public information management and land administration. He has worked in a number of international projects in Asia, Africa and South America, often dealing with land information, land reform, geospatial data infrastructures, education and capacity development. He has been long-term team leader in projects in Namibia, Rwanda and Vietnam. read more
Ir. E.M.C. (Liza) Groenendijk
Ir. Liza Groenendijk is a graduated tropical forest engineer from Wageningen Research University where she graduated in 1982. She worked for many years as a lecturer at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, involved in teaching and research in the fields of tree taxonomy (with an emphasis on indigenous knowledge), social forestry and agro forestry. In 1991 she started her work at ITC and where she became lecturer and director of studies of the Forestry for Rural Development post-graduate course.The course was based on an experience-based learning methodology. Through in-house and external training, Liza Groenendijk specialized herself in this learning methodology…read more
Assistant Prof. Dr.Prachand Man Pradhan
Dr. Prachanda is an Assistant Professor and Act. Head of Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering, Kathmandu University since October 2013. He has done Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He has done M.Sc. Structural Engineering from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University and B.E. Civil Engineering. He has more than 24 years of professional experience of working as a Structural Engineer / Earthquake Engineer for several projects.He is associated with Nepal Engineering Council (NEC); Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA), Structural Engineers’ Association, Nepal (SEANep) , Structural Engineers’ Association, Nepal (SEANep) and Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET).