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Upendra Gautam

(Technical Director, Institutional and Environment)
Mr. Gautam is an institutional development specialist and has 35 years of experience in the specialized field of social and institutional development in Agriculture and Water Sector. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India in 1985. He had attended study tour and training courses in Nepal, Germany, England and Belgium.

Krishna P. Paudel

(Director/Technical Director, Water and Energy)
Mr. Paudel is a civil engineer registered in Nepal Engineering Council and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Roorkee, India in 1989; a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering from International Institute for Hydraulic Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, The Netherlands in 2002 and a PhD in Hydraulics and Sediment Transport jointly awarded by UNESCO-IHE and Wageningen University, The Netherlands in 2010. He has obtained training in the area of Irrigation Scheme Planning and Design, Participatory Management, On Farm Water Management and Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects.

Sangita Maharjan

(Technical Director, Institutional and Environment)
Ms. Maharjan holds a Master`s Degree in Environmental Science from Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, 2008. Ms. Maharjan was rewarded as the ``Next Generation of Conservation Leaders in the Himalaya`` in 2008, Resources Himalaya Foundation. She is also the life member of the ``Environmental Graduates in Himalaya``.

Rajan Subedi

(President/Technical Director, Agriculture and Forestry)
Mr. Subedi is an institutional development specialist and has 30 years of experience in the field of participatory natural resources development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1980. He had training in the areas of social science research methodology and project planning and has also completed the World Bank Course on Financial Management and Project Analysis. He was one of the founders of FMIS Promotion Trust.

Hari Prasad Upreti

(Managing Director/Technical Director, Finance and Administration)
Mr. Upreti is a financial and administrative management specialist. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) from Tribhuvan University (1991). Mr. Upreti has more than 18 years of work experience in the area with the government and private organizations.
He has sound knowledge of overall management skill particularly in the area of office management, financial administration management, corporate and public relations and other management aspects related to administration and financial activities.

Ajaya Lall Shrestha

(Technical Director, Physical Infrastructure)
Mr. Shrestha is a civil engineer registered in Nepal Engineering Council and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, India in 1980 and a Master’s Degree in Water Resources Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 1991. He has obtained training in the area of FIDIC Contracts, Construction Management, Irrigation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects.

Sudeep Adhikari

(Technical Director, Physical Infrastructure)
Mr. Adhikari holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Structural Engineering, dissertation titled ``Mechanical and Structural Characterization of Mini-Bar Reinforced Concrete Beams`` (University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA, 2013) and Master`s degree in Structural Engineering, thesis titled ``Mechanical Properties and Flexural Applications of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Bars`` (University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA, 2009). He completed his Bachelors in Civil engineering from Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus in 2004. He holds an overall experience of 12 years in the field of civil infrastructure development. During his PhD, he specialized on alternative construction materials, such as Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC).

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