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SANDEE activities are coordinated by a core team in Kathmandu, Nepal, but with support from members in different parts of the globe.

Joshi, Malvika

is working as Program Accountant in SANDEE since September 2009. She is responsible for the financial management of SANDEE funds and she is also an integral part of ICIMOD's finance team. Ms Malvika worked as financial consultant in Navi World Nepal and Accounts officer in its sister concern Mount Digit Technology before she moved to ICIMOD. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and is currently pursuing her MBA degree.

Kafle, Anuradha

works as research communication officer and has been with SANDEE for the last ten years. Anu manages the information and research dissemination process in SANDEE. She organizes regional training workshops within South Asia, and supports implementation of programs in underserved areas. Before joining SANDEE she worked as a lecturer in KIST teaching Zoology to undergraduates. Her first full time professional experience was as a Program Assistant in the GEF/Small Grants Program of UNDP, Nepal. She has a Masters degree in Zoology from Tribhuwan University, Nepal.

Lohano, Heman D.

 has joined as Senior Economist with SANDEE-ICIMOD on August 1, 2013. Prior to joining SANDEE, Heman was an associate professor of economics and Program Coordinator of MS Economics program at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan. He has MS and PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. His primary areas of professional expertise are environmental economics, dynamic programming, and applied econometrics. His publications include 14 peer-reviewed journal articles and four other papers. His recent research work has focused on climate change impacts analysis and non-market valuation.

Nepal, Mani

is an environmental/development economist. Before joining SANDEE, he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico; as an economist for the Department of Finance and Administration (New Mexico, USA), Action Aid Nepal, Agricultural Projects Service Center, and Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies. His research is published in journals such as Land Economics, International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Policy Studies. Dr. Nepal has a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Resource/Environmental and Development Economics, and Master of Science in Policy Economics from the University of Illinois.

Pradhan, Neesha

recently joined SANDEE as Progam associate and manages the grant activity. Before joining SANDEE, she was working in Micronutrient Initiative, CIDA funded project for more than five years. She was involved in grant management and project administration during her tenure in Micronutrient Initiative. She has a Masters Degree in development communication from the College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Shyamsundar, Priya

is the Executive Director for the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). As part of its various activities, SANDEE has supported over 140 research projects in the area of poverty and natural resource management, valuation of non-market goods, the economics of pollution management, climate change and adaptation etc. Priya previously served as a consultant for many years in the Environment Department of the World Bank. Prior to her work with SANDEE and the Bank, Priya served as Senior Program Officer for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and as Research Associate at the Institute of Social Studies Trust. Priya's research interests range over a number of topics within environment and development economics. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Duke University.She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Duke University and a Masters in Economics from Delhi University. Her other most important qualification is being mom to two happy and challenging children: Tulsi and Kabir.

Rai, Rajesh

has joined SANDEE as an Environmental Economist. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Deakin University, Australia and his recent research was on the management of invasive species in the Terai region of Nepal. He has several publications on economic aspects of natural resource management in international journals including Environment and Development Economics, Journal for Nature Conservation, and Mountain Research and Development. He has also worked as a Program Officer for the Natural Resource Management Sector Assistance Program supported by DANIDA and SNV funded Biodiversity Sector Program for Siwaliks and Terai. Rajesh has also been a Research Assistant in Monash University, Australia and an Intern in the Swedish Forest Agency, Jonkoping, Sweden. His main research interest is in non-market valuation (particularly choice experiments), ecosystem services, poverty-environment nexus, invasive plant species and sustainable forest management.

Shrestha, Jamuna

has a Master's degree in Economics and is currently pursuing her M. Phil in Economics from Tribhuvan University. She is working as Research Assistant and supporting the SANDEE program in our research and dissemination activities.

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