Our Team

Prof. Dr. Triratna Bajracharya


Prof. Dr. Triratna Bajracharya is President of  Nepal Engineers’ Association 32nd executive committee . He was Former Dean at  Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He Studied M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering specialized to Refrigerating Equipment at Odessa State Academy of refrigeration. He has completed Doctoral Program in Engineering at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering and  Post Graduate in Advanced Renewable Energy Systems at  IIT Delhi


Mr. Kabindra Raj Sharma


Mr. Kabindra Raj Sharma served as a Former Under Secretary of Urban Development, Government of Nepal. He has more than 3 decades long of experience in the field of Disaster Risk Management, particularly in Response and Recovery works. Mr. Sharma is a visiting Social Scientist at IHRR

Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari


Dr. Adhikari is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Geology at Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus.He is a  DRR Professional & Visiting Scientist. He is TWAS Young Affiliates at The World Academy of Science and Technology.He Completed  his PHD Degree from Univeristy of Vienna.His expertise includes climate change adaptation, landslides, floods, early warning systems.


Mr. Parishwar Acharya


Mr. Parishwar Acharya did his M.Phils in Mathematics (Optimization). Mr. Acharya provides valuable insights and advisory roles in Optimization and Modelling, statistics and so on. He is also working as a Master's Coordinator in Acme Engineering College.

Dr. Sanjaya Devkota

Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment Expert

Dr. Devkota has been planning and monitoring number of development projects, applying the applications of GIS and RS in Geo-hazards, and resources planning. His Key research interests include Landslides and Flood Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, Rockfall modelling, EWS for landslide and flood; IWMP; Climate Change Analysis and Adaptation; Eco-safe roads, Nature-based Solutions for hazards and disaster risk reduction/mitigation, Hydropower and other infrastructure study and planning and Quality Control; Environmental Impact Studies, hydrological analysis, among others!

Dr. Nabin Raj Joshi

Forestry and Natural Resource Management Expert

Dr. Joshi has about a decade of research and development experience and specialties in climate change adaptation and mitigation, food security, vulnerability assessment, participatory natural resources management, biomass based energy promotion, forest biomass and carbon modelling, ecosystem restoration, livelihood and rural development, GIS and remote sensing technologies, incentive based participatory biodiversity monitoring and conservation in Nepal, India, Bhutan and the Philippines.

Dr. Sasmita Poudel


PhD (West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University)

Public Health Expert
IRDR Young Scientist

Er. Uttam Pudasaini

Executive Member

Drone Expert

GIS Analyst and Mapping Expert


Er. Manila Bhandari

Executive Member

Automation Expert, ICT Coordinator


Devi Prasad Dotel

Executive Member

Social Scientist

Supendra Karki


Head of Department, Public Health Department at Madan Bhandari Academy of Health Sciences
Former Epidemiologist at Regional health Directorate, Hetauda

Nasala Shakya


Kriti Banstola

Board Member

B.Sc. Nursing, Nursing and DRRM 

Er. Kishor Bist

ICT Mapping and Open Data/ Tech in DRR intern

Civil Engineer

Ms. Sushama sharma

Research Documentation and communication Intern

 Undergraduate student of environmental science

Shreyashi Bista

Research Intern

Shreyanshi is a Bsc. Forestry graduate from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara and is currently pursuing MSc. In Environmental Science at Kathmandu University School of Science. She is a wildlife enthusiasts and in addition is interested in learning impacts of Climate Change in livelihood and diminish the research and policy gap between different levels. 

Er. Nisha Sthapit

Research Assistant

Nisha is currently studying for a Masters in Disaster Risk Management in IOE, Pulchowk Campus. She aims to contribute to sustainable livelihood and resilience through technical interventions. She has a keen interest in learning the impacts of multi hazards and climate change in Nepalese Himalaya.

Ms. Meena Ojha

Research Associate

Meena Ojha completed her undergraduate from Tri-chandra multiple campus (2016-2020). She's keen to pursue a career in Geographic Information system, overcome challenges of database management and provide precise spatial data.

Ms. Rajee Tamrakar

Research Intern

Rajee is a Bsc. Environmental Science Graduate from Kathmandu University. She is a DRR enthusiasts and in addition is interested in learning impacts of Climate Change, hydrometerological disasters

Shiva Kr Das

DRR Intern

A DRM graduate student focusing in a career with interest in the field of Disaster Risk Management.

Er. Suraj Gautam

Executive Director

A Youth Activist, Researcher and an Entrepreneur
Healthy experience in leading DRR related projects, Trans boundary research, conducting risk assessments, using frontier technologies like Drones for DRR planning and urban development.
Key research interests include the study of Geo-Hazards, Climate Change, Flood/Landslides Risk Mapping, Modelling, and Early Warning System.

Er. Sishir Dahal

Thematic Lead, Air and Water Quality Section

Sishir is a civil and environmental engineering graduate from IOE, Pulchowk Campus. His research interest lies at the intersection of urbanization and environmental changes in the Himalayan region.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ftLVXVEAAAAJ&hl=en

Mr. Ashutosh Lamsal

Research Assistant

B.E. in Civil Engineering (ongoing)

Durga Devi Guragain

Admin & Finance Officer

Ms. Swostika Goraju



Er. Rojina Dhakal

DRR Fellow, Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality, Nepalgunj

Geomatics Engineer By Profession, 
Keen Interest on LandUsePlanning, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System, Spatial Database Management System, Photogrammetery Survey, Land Administration, 

Er. Birendra Verma

DRR Fellow, Narainapur Rural Municipality, Nepalgunj

Civil Engineer by Profession, Keen interest on working with data, disasters and development