Balaram Thapa

Education: PhD

Balaram Thapa holds a PhD in indigenous ecological knowledge and an MSc in environmental forestry from the University of Wales, UK. He has worked for Koshi Hill Area Rural Development Programme as a Natural Resources Management Officer; as the Head of Forestry and Pasture Division at Pakhribas Agricultural Research Centre; as the Assistant Country Director at CARE International in Nepal; as the Director of Programmes at CARE International in Tanzania; and most recently as the Country Representative at CARE International in Liberia. Dr. Thapa comes from a strong multidisciplinary background with over 25 years of experience in strategic planning; project design; providing oversight to complex programming issues including management of a variety of sectoral and multi-sectoral projects and programmes funded by a variety of donors; organizational change management; and the management of multi-culture and multi-disciplinary team. He is currently the Executive Director of LI-BIRD.

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