Kumar Paudel is a conservationist with diverse experience in research design, data collection, analysis, policy advocacy, and program management including monitoring and evaluation. He holds MSc. in Environmental Management from Pokhara University. Currently, he is also working as an affiliated researcher with the Tropical Environmental Change and Policy Lab.
Mr. Paudel is interested primarily in law enforcement, drivers of wildlife trade, community-based conservation, conservation strategy and policy, and his current research work to understand participants' motivations for engaging in layers of illegal wildlife trade (IWT) chain in Nepal and monitoring IWT in Nepal-China border region. He is active in Nepal's conservation community, working to curb IWT and to scale-up pangolin conservation efforts. In addition to research papers, he frequently writes on conservation issues in Nepal’s reputed newspapers.
He co-founded and led the National Youth Alliance for Rhino Conservation (NYARC), which succeeded in raising stakeholders’ concern about rhino conservation; consequently celebrating a 'zero poaching year for rhino'. As a co-founder of Greenhood Nepal, Mr. Paudel leads overall program development, management, and monitoring in addition to its theme, “conservation science and species.
Padam Budha is an Environmental Science graduate from Tribhuvan University. He completed MSc in Environmental Science in 2015 with Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) as major electives. In the meantime, he learned GIS and also applied in his researches.
Since then he is working as a full-time GIS analyst at Central Department of Environmental Science (Tribhuvan University) where he analyses landslides from 22 districts eastern and western Nepal. Besides these, he is a part time lecturer in the Xavier International College.
Currently, Mr. Budha is involved in Greenhood Nepal as a GIS expert and leading Disaster Risk Management theme. He is further interested in DRM related project development data collection and analysis, urban management and conservation science.
Regan Sapkota is an enthusiast of biodiversity conservation in the changing climate. He is about to complete his MSc in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University with specialization on biodiversity conservation and climate change. He is also a research fellow at ICIMOD.
Mr. Sapkota has ample field based experience and is competent in research design, data collection and analysis, advocacy and campaigning, and project design and management. He is interested to understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and aims to bridge the existing gap by providing scientific research based solution so as to increase the effectiveness of conservation practices in changing the climate.
In Greenhood Nepal, he works with local communities for species and their habitat conservation in changing the climate, as well as advocates in different levels. As a researcher, he has tried to explore the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, an altitudinal variation of species, the role of local institutions to adapt/mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Over 8 years of professional experience in development sector, Mr. Anish Shrestha is providing exemplary levels of service to a broad range of bilateral missions, national and international non-profit organizations, and civil society in the sector of environment, energy, resource efficient and cleaner production, climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk reduction, water sanitation and hygiene, and policy lobby and advocacy.
Mr. Shrestha has strong experience in program management; project design and result chain; result based monitoring and evaluation; qualitative and quantitative research; mobile based data collection and dashboard handling; data aggregation, analysis and visualization; cloud based documentation and knowledge management; and professional report writing. He is highly interested in research, statistics and economics; and believes in teamwork.
Sabitri Rai is pursuing her MSc in Environmental Science with specialization on climate change and biodiversity conservation from Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University. She has good experience in crowd fundraising, event management, research, advocacy and project management.
Her current research is about climate change and its impacts on drinking water in Koshi basin, Nepal. She is expanding her approach toward community climate citizen scientist to explore the impacts of changing climate and adaptation strategies. Ms. Rai is into climate change and water issues at Greenhood Nepal.
Sanjay Paudel is an undergraduate at the Tribhuvan University. He is doing bachelors in Environmental Science. He carries extensive field experiences covering volunteering and local communities mobilizations.
Additionally, he is active into data collection and visualization. He has worked as a coordinator and a volunteer to organize local level stakeholder consultations and mentoring school students. Further, he has assisted senior researchers in data collection and analysis. He supports administrative work and community exchanges at Greenhood Nepal.
Mukesh Rai received his MSc degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University and doing MRes Glaciology in Kathmandu University. His expertise on handling satellite data, modelling, programming languages like R and Matlab share great strength to pursue scientific research activities.
His current research work involved in the understanding atmospheric-cryospheric interaction, atmospheric aerosols like Black Carbon and their impacts on solid form of water reserves in the Himalayas. He is also a research fellow at ICIMOD.
Mr. Rai is interested in downscale the research gap in the remote Himalayas, consequences to downstream dweller if changes occurred in the Himalayan environment, equilibrium line altitude shifts and affects on the human and wildlife habitats, microbial and fungal growth in snow and ice melting in the mountains and much more Himalayan issues. He is leading high mountain research and programme at Greenhood Nepal.
Reshu Bashyal is an early career professional on the environment, with experience in project design and management, research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, supervision, and advocacy. She has worked in national and international non-profit organizations, government, and grassroots communities. She is passionate about conservation and climate change action.
Ms. Bashyal wants to pursue her career on climate and conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants. She aims to identify interdisciplinary methods to understand the impacts of changing climate, behaviour of people involved in harvest and trade and contributions of different taboos in this whole process. She believes that the most efficient way to achieve conservation targets is by raising the level of awareness among youths and the local community. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org