Speaker Bio & Abstract

Basanta Shrestha Director of Strategic Cooperation
International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Biography"Basanta Shrestha, Director of Strategic Cooperation works at the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with the key portfolio to provide strategic leadership and partnership development to bring about transformative change on ICIMODís operations. Mr Shrestha has a Masters in Engineering in Computer Science from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 1989 and a Bachelors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1985 from Madras University, India. Mr Shrestha is well-known for his outstanding strategic leadership quality, an experienced manager and team builder, and proven track-record of excellent networking in the ICIMOD region and around the world. Under his leadership, he has developed highly successful partnerships with the national institutions and strategic cooperation with key international agencies towards sustainable mountain development in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. Mr Shrestha has been instrumental in mobilizing resources and has developed, planned, managed, and implemented highly successful programmes to support mountain development policies and practices."