Dr. Tej Karki
Dr. Karki is an urban planner originally from Nepal, whose research interests range from the politics of planning implementation to climate change and disaster mitigation in cities. Prior to joining the MSCP, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China. At XJTLU, he taught sustainable urban planning strategies, planning law and governance. He received his PhD in 2010 from the Law, Policy and Society program at Northeastern University, Boston, and also graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Prior to his doctoral studies.
He is a Faculty at Boston University (Spring 2017 Semester), has been teaching Urban Sustainability & Climate Change. He is also a Faculty at Tufts University (Spring 2017 Semester), has been teaching International Planning and Urban Policy. Dr. Tej served as the Chief Planner at Kathmandu Town Planning Office.
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. Prachana 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).