Narayan Dhakal 

Start date: April 2017
Narayan is a conservation scientist trained in the complexity of ecological processes involving human communities with the perspective on human dimensions of nature conservation. He has been involved in conservation work since 1992. Narayan previously managed the Terai Ecology Project / Chitwan National Park, Nepal in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, USAID, US - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US-Fish and Wildlife Service and WWF. He's also developed a community-based conservation model by harnessing economic benefits from biodiversity conservation. Between 2004 to 2013, Narayan worked in academia in the U.S. with a focus on human dimensions of natural resources management. His capacity for environmental advocacy is to bring knowledge and communication for changing human behavior. Narayan believes once people understand the value of nature and natural resources, only then we can live in harmony with nature. Over the last four years, his interest has been in the information technology field and through his work within software development as a System Quality Analyst. He aims to make the best use of technology in understanding and utilizing environmental databases, social & professional networking.