SERVIR - Himalaya Team

Hub team members are in charge of day-to-day on-site operations: gathering end-user requirements, collecting and processing the necessary data, combining it with ground observations, and getting the results quickly into the hands of national environmental management and disaster response leaders.

    Birendra Bajracharya

    Birendra Bajracharya

    Chief of Party SERVIR-HKH and Regional Program Manager - MENRIS

    Birendra has been with ICIMOD for the last twenty years and currently manages the SERVIR-Hindu Kush Himalaya hub. His qualifications include Civil engineering and Geoinformatics with a focus on Spatial Data Infrastructures. He enjoys reading and watching movies when not busy with SERVIR.

      Sudip Pradhan

      Sudip Pradhan

      Programme Coordinator - Regional Database Initiative

      Sudip has long experience in design and development of spatial/non-spatial databases and information systems, and in spatial analysis and modelling. He coordinates the Regional Database program and oversees development of geospatial applications and information systems at ICIMOD. He loves reading, hiking, and travelling.

        Tshering Chophel

        Tshering Chophel

        Programme Officer

        With a post-graduate specialization in Local and Regional Development, Tshering has substantial experience in development practices management and implementation. He supports the overall coordination and management of SERVIR-HKH.

          Angeli Shrestha

          Angeli Shrestha

          Senior Programme Associate

          Angeli has long experience in Office Management and looks after the admin/logistics and Event Management for the SERVIR-HKH program. She is also the Chairperson of ICIMOD’s Eco Club, mainly dealing with environment. She loves travelling and social-networking and enjoys reading books.

            Mir Abdul Matin

            Mir Abdul Matin

            Science and Data Lead

            Matin has vast experience in implementing remote sensing and GIS programmes for Natural Resources Management in developing countries. Outside work he enjoys sports, reading, and travelling with family.

              Deo Raj Gurung

              Deo Raj Gurung

              Remote Sensing Specialist

              A geologist and geomorphologist by training, Deo Raj has over 10 years of experience in geological hazard and risk management in mountain settings. His interest lies in using earth observation data and geo-information for disaster risk management. He leads the Disaster portfolio under SERVIR-HKH.

                Faisal Mueen Qamer

                Faisal Mueen Qamer

                Remote Sensing Specialist

                Faisal has more than 15 years of experience in agro-ecosystem monitoring and geospatial project management. He leads the Agriculture and Food Security related applications of SERVIR-Himalaya. He reads widely and maintains an interest in South Asian literature.

                  Hari Krishna Dhonju

                  Hari Krishna Dhonju

                  Associate GIS-DSS Development Specialist

                  Hari has more than 13 years of experience in software/application development. His interests are focused in Remote Sensing and GIS-based science applications and spatial decision support system developments. Computer programming is his passion through which he aspires to make geospatial technology accessible to everybody.

                    Rajan Bajracharya

                    Rajan Bajracharya

                    Associate System Specialist

                    Rajan Bajracharya has been working with SERVIR- HKH from its inception. He plays an instrumental role in conceptualizing and development of innovative applications such as mobile applications, unmanned aerial vehicles, and crowd sourcing platform development.

                      Kiran Shakya

                      Kiran Shakya

                      Remote Sensing Database Specialist

                      Kiran has more than 15 years of experience in software development cycle, analysis design and development of spatial/non-spatial database with international standard metadata management. He focuses on generating various remote sensing data from the ICIMOD ground receiving station. In his free time, Kiran loves traveling to new places, trekking, and swimming.

                        Kabir Uddin

                        Kabir Uddin

                        GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist

                        Kabir joined ICIMOD in 2006, and works as a GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist for Geospatial Solutions Theme. Kabir has fifteen years of working experience in GIS and remote sensing applications in the field of environmental management. He is leading the land cover mapping and forest hotspot monitoring applications of SERVIR-HKH. Kabir likes to spend his free time with his two boys and photography.

                          Vishwas Sudhir Chitale

                          Vishwas Sudhir Chitale

                          Remote Sensing Analyst - Ecosystems

                          Vishwas joined ICIMOD in 2014 and has more than 8 years of experience in application of geospatial techniques in assessment and monitoring of forest ecosystems. He holds a PhD in application of remote sensing in biodiversity conservation. Currently he is working in the Land Cover and Land Use Change & Ecosystems service area. Besides work, he likes mountain biking, photography, and socializing.

                            Sameer Bajracharya

                            Sameer Bajracharya

                            Research Associate, GIS

                            Sameer works in database management and web mapping applications. He is involved in managing the metadata management system and development of story-map applications for SERVIR-HKH. He loves travel/adventure and sports.

                              Lalu Maya Kadel

                              Lalu Maya Kadel

                              Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

                              Lalu has more than eighteen years of experience in the development field with ten years in the domain of monitoring and evaluation. In SERVIR-HKH, she has led the development of impact pathway, monitoring and evaluation framework for effective tracking of results. Lalu enjoys her free time in social networking.

                                Gauri Dangol

                                Gauri Dangol

                                Research Associate, Digital Cartography

                                Gauri has been working at ICIMOD for the last 14 years in graphic designing and works in SERVIR-HKH on digital cartography. He loves to play table tennis.