Members of Board of Directors for 3 years ( 2019 -2022)

AGM Date: 2019/12/14 (2076/08/28)

  • Dr. Bishnu Hari Pandit

    Chairperson of Kathmandu Forestry College Board of Directors and works as a Agroforestry Theme Leader and a consultant for Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (NAF), Kathmandu in projects related to agroforestry for improved livelihoods and green enterprise development. He is the founding Executive of Ithaka Institute for Climate Farming Nepal based in Tanahun. He has been leading several projects related to agroforestry and food security in Nepal and abroad.

  • Dr. Ambika Prasad Gautam

    Dr. Ambika P. Gautam has an MSc and PhD in natural resources management from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Forest Survey from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, the Netherlands. His PhD dissertation on ‘Forest Land Use Dynamics and Community Based Institutions in a Mountain Watershed in Nepal: Implications for Forest Governance and Management’ was evaluated as “extraordinarily strong” by the external examiner, Nobel Laureate Professor Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University.

  • Dr. Deepak Kumar Gautam

  • Mr. Shambu Prasad Dangal

  • Ms. Apsara Chapagain

  • Ms. Sharada Adhikari

  • Mr. Baikuntha Pd. Khanal

  • Mr. Kishor Chandra Gautam

    Kishor Chandra Gautam is an independent consultant with expertise in natural resource management and environmental policy frameworks. He obtained his MSc in Natural Resources Management (NRM) from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He has over 32 years of experience in planning, managing, and implementing forestry programs and conservation facilitation through different agencies under the Government of Nepal. In his tenure with the Government of Nepal, he has worked as a Forest Officer in Forest Product Development Board (FPDB) and District Forest Offices as Forest officer and District Forest Officer in fifteen districts including Dadeldhura, Pyuthan, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Saptari, Salyan, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Dang, Baglung, and Udayapur. In these varied roles, he has led projects to manage natural resources, including several community forest projects and the interdependent human resources. Similarly, he has experience in planning, budgeting, and policy making within the Ministry of Forests and Environment. He was also the Regional Forest Director of Eastern Development Region from 2017 to 2018 and was the Secretary of Tourism, Industry, Environment, and Forests Ministry in Province 1.


    He was honored with the Best Manager Award in Sindhupalchok District in 2001 and was the recipient of the World Wildlife Fund’s Abraham Conservation Award in 2010. He is the author of the book “Forest Fire in Nepal: A Handbook for Forest Users” which will be published in late 2020. As a consultant, he has facilitated policy level workshops and has provided consultations to several environmental and eco-tourism focus agencies. Mr. Gautam is a member of several NRM-related professional organizations and networks, including the UoE, NFA, and FRIDDA.

  • Ms. Sovita Pariyar

    Ms. Sovita Pariyar holds post graduate degree in Environment Management and Sustainable Development from ScEMS College, Pokhara University. She has been continuously working in development sector for last 25 years in various capacities, starting as Ranger in 1996. Over the years, she served many agencies in various projects such as CARE International, DRSP, INFRIN/USAID, LGAF, Scot Wilson, SALGP/SDC, developing herself as Local Governance, GESI and social accountability expert. Prior to joining MTSDI as GESI Expert, Ms. Pariyar provided consulting services as Team Leader/GESI expert for preparation of sectoral plans of municipalities under IUDP and Social Accountability and GESI expert to SASH project, PACT/USAID. She has facilitated numerous trainings, of which training provided on Federal system for elected representatives of municipalities and rural municipalities supported by UNWOMEN, Elected women representatives of Rural municipalities supported by PACT/ USAID, GESI, GRB and Social audit supported by USAID, Training on Result based Monitoring and evaluation, SAGUN/CARE and Civic Education on Constitution to resource persons of World food programme (WFP) are to name a few. In recognition to her continuous effort for social change, Dr. Ambedkar Sahiytik Academy felicitated her with Dr.Ambedkar Sewa Shree Award in 2013. Her professional association includes life time member of Nepal Ranger Association (RAN), Federation of Dalit Women (FEDO), Women, Children and Environment Development Centre (WOCHEN), Makawanpur, Samuhik Multipurpose Service Centre (SMSC) and Kathmandu Training Center.

  • Dr. Roshan Man Bajracharya

    With a PhD in Soil Science and MSc in Agronomy from the Ohio State University, Professor Roshan M. Bajracharya has more than 20 years research and teaching experience in the fields of agricultural intensification, soil and water conservation, soil crusting and erosion, land use and management, soil carbon dynamics, carbon sequestration in relation to climate change and soil quality. He has published more than 150 articles in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters, He has work experience (research and teaching) in the U.S.A., India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bhutan and has managed and coordinated several international collaborative research and capacity building projects with other universities and international organizations.

  • Dr. Bimala Rai Paudyal