Balaram Thapa, PhD

Balaram Thapa, PhD

Executive Director

Balaram Thapa holds a PhD in indigenous ecological knowledge and an MSc in environmental forestry from the University of Wales, UK. He has worked as the Head of Forestry Department at Pakhribas Agricultural Research Centre; and 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 multidisciplinary background with over 25 years of experience in strategic planning; organizational change management; project design; and providing oversight to a variety of sectoral and multi-sectoral projects and programmes. He is currently the Executive Director of Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), Nepal.