Shree Kumar Maharjan Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum VitaeName: Son of: Date of Birth: Marital Status: Permanent Address: Phone: Email: Personal Blog: Shree Kumar Maharjan Nanda Lal Maharjan and Laxmi Maharjan 1st December 1979 Single Kirtipur-12, Panga, Kathmandu, Nepal 9841451293 (Mobile), 97714334219 (Res) 97791525971 (Off) smilingsiri@gmail.com, skmah70@hotmail.com, skmah2001@yahoo.com www.naturewellness.blogspot.com

Academic Records Degree Major Subjects M. Sc. Ag. (2 Conservation years) Ecology

Division Distinction (topper in department) First Division

Percentag e 87.5

Passed Year 2006

Institution Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Lamjung Jana Sewa Secondary School, Panga

B. Sc. Ag. (4 Years)

Conservation Ecology

72.06

2002

Agronomy, First 67.02 1999 Horticulture, Division Animal Science Science, First 71 1996 SLC Board Mathematics, Division English Thesis title: Study on Promotion and Development of Agritourism Industry in Chitwan District with Special reference to TRPAP Area. Awards: Young Social Entrepreneur by Ashoka Foundation Nepal in 2007. Awarded research grant from Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) funded and jointly implemented by UNDP, DFID, SNV-Nepal, DNPWC, NTB and MoCTCA for partial fulfillment of master thesis in M. Sc. Ag. Tribhuvan University Merit Scholarships and studentships during the entire period of B.Sc. Ag. Study at IAAS, provided to the Top ten student of Faculty of Agriculture. Jehendar Chhatrabriti Puraskar (Scholarship given to the intelligent students) in school. Work Experience

I. Sc. Ag. (2 years)

[July 1 2010 to too date] Resource Identification and Management Society Nepal (RIMS Nepal) Programme Coordinator-1-

Major Responsibilities: Leading and coordinating Local Adaptation Plan of Actions: Piloting and Designing project in collaboration with Climate Change adaptation Design ProjectNepal/IIED funded by DFID and provide technical inputs and monitoring of RIMS other projects; coordinate the proposal development and fund seeking; institutional linkages and collaboration; program management and publication. [May 19 2008 to June 2010] Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LIBIRD) Programme Officer Major Responsibilities: Leading and coordinating Western Terai Complex Project (WTLCP)-Agrobiodiversity Component (Dhangadi based) in Bardia, Kailali, and Kanchanpur districts, design and implement of programs, reporting, supervision and monitoring, publication, networking and alliance building, organizing trainings, biodiversity fairs, workshops, and seminars. Review monthly expenditures compared to budget; attend meetings, recruit, hire and fire field staffs. [July 2007 to May 2008] Natural Resource Development Center (NRDC) Natural Resource Development Coordinator Major Responsibilities: Coordinate and liaise with local artisans at village levels and donors NGOs and INGOs; day to day management of NRDCs institution and programs, prepare business plan with the assistance key staff for board approval; review monthly expenditure compared to budget prepared; attend board meetings, write minutes and record them after board approval; formulate and update policies and procedures as necessary; prepare staff job description and at boards approval, recruit, hire and fire staff; supervise and manage all staff, ensuring that staffs have appropriate development and learning opportunities, carry out performance evaluation annually; networking with government, non-governmental and business partners. [December 2006 July 2007] Wildlife Watch Group (WWG), Kopundole Program Officer Major Responsibilities: Planning and designing wildlife related programs, implementation of new projects, policy interventions, report writing, coordinating different line agencies including donors, publication and dissemination of experiences, organizing workshops, attending seminars, meetings and assisting chairman in various administrative activities. [August, 2003 September, 2005] Ecological Services Center, Chitwan Research Assistant Major Responsibilities: Proposal and Report writing, Survey and field researches, documentation and analyzing field data, Social mobilization, Capacity building of the farmers and community people on resource mapping program at Dibyanagar and Meghauli VDCs of Chitwan District, coordination with local CBOs, LNGOs and other community organizations. [June 2004 - July 2004 ( 2 months)] IUCN-The World Conservation Union District Resource Person Major Responsibilities: Resource map preparation, Documentation of bio-resources of Chitwan and Traditional knowledge of healers of Tharu, Chepang, and Darai, to train local resource persons.

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[June 2006 (1 month)] Practical Action Nepal Field Supervisor Major Responsibilities: Identification of local innovations, Documentation of local innovation and innovator, reporting. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE [2007 June till now] Ashoka Nepal Young Social Entrepreneur Major Responsibilities: Proposal Writing for own idea (Nature Expedition and hike program for students of schools and colleges, Searching for Fund, Implementation of own Idea to change the society and Social Problem seen in the Locality. [24 September 2006 to 20 August 2007] Kirtipur Volunteers Society General Member Major Tasks: Identification of Development models and materials, indigenous skills, knowledge, technology, coordination with different indigenous knowledge, skills and technology related NGOs, INGOs, GOs, collection of development models, Management of collected materials, man power development. [September 2006 November 2006] Wildlife Watch Group (WWG) Program Associate Major Responsibilities: proposal writing, report writing, coordinating different organizations, disseminating experiences, assisting chairman in various administrative activities 2002- June, 2003] Himalayan Resource Institute, (HIRI) Research Assistant Major Responsibilities: Planning and execution of training, research on Organic Farming at Buddhanilkantha farm, Data collection, analysis and report writing Interests Conservation activities, Agriculture Agritourism/Village tourism, Organic farming, Permaculture, Community based natural resource management, participatory management Computer Skills Regular proficient user of almost all commonly used software packages for word processing, data analysis and presentation, publication designing, SPSS, Microsoft Movie Maker, Photoshop, Email and Internet. Trainings As trainee Mainstreaming Gender in Prolinnova organized by LI-BIRD in collaboration with SEBAC Nepal, ECOSENTRE, NCDC-Ilam, IAAS, Tuki Sang, DADO Mustang and Practical Action Nepal in March 26-28, 2010 in Chitwan Nepal. 6 days training on Regional Capacity Building Training Programme on Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) under Community based Biodiversity ManagementSouth Asia Programme organized by LI-BIRD, Development Fund, Norway from 29th October to 3rd November 2009, Pokhara, Nepal-3-

4 weeks training on Contemporary Approaches to Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Use (2 weeks on GR policies and GR management strategies and 2 weeks on Integrated and Participatory Approaches in Agrobiodiversity Management) in Wageningen International, the Netherlands from April 6, 2009 to May 1, 2009. 5 days training on South Asian Community based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA) training organized by LI-BIRD, BCAS, IIED and Practical Action Nepal in Pokhara from January 9 to 13, 2009. Two days training on Social Analysis System (SAS2) in Institute of Forestry, Pokhara organized by Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development. Six months mentoring and interning with Ashoka Fellows in Nepal under Ashoka Nepal Forum for Young Social Enterpreneurs AFYSE/BUS Program. Youth Leadership Development Program organized by Kathmandu 2020 and Pragya Management Group on December 8th 2007. 5 days training on Participatory Innovation Development (PID) organized by Prolinnova Nepal Programme from November 5-9, 2006 at Narayangarh, Chitwan 3 Weeks training on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) organized by School of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (SchEMS), New Baneshwor from September 5th to 26th 2006. Training on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Rapid Market Appraisal and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation organized by Society for Highland Development (SHID- Nepal) in 1 Jan to 15 Jan 2003 Training on Household Solid Waste Management organized by Kathmandu Metropolitan and Urban development through Local Efforts (Udle) from May 6th to 7th 2004 Training on Documentation on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge organized by IUCN-The World Conservation Union in 1st-5th June 2004 Training on Self-Management and Leadership Development organized by Social Mobilization Experimentation and Learning Center (SMELC) IAAS, Rampur and Brahma Kumaris Rajyoga Center, Narayangarh in 23-27 March, 2005 Training on Community Preparedness for Disaster Risk Reduction Program organized by Disaster Preparedness Desk of Huminitarian Aid Department of European Union, Dan Church Aid and Lutheran World Federation, Nepal from April 25th to 28th 2007 As Resource person Media orientation to climate change in NAPA process facilitated by SEBAC Nepal in Dhangadi 21 to 23 April 2010. Community Based Biodiversity Management Training in Pokhara from 17th November 2008 to 20th November 2008 organized by Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development (LI-BIRD) Counselor in Third Educational Counseling and Expo 2007 organized by Kirtipur Volunteer Society held in Kirtipur on 16th June 2007. Training on Permaculture homestead design in Yansila, Morang organized by Gramin Samudayik Bikas Sanstha, Yansila Nepal on 26-30 June 2007 Training on Organic farming in Hetauda organized by Aharnish Dhyan Kendra (ADK) in 18th -21st April 2007 Training on Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Wise-Use in Ghodaghodi Lake, Sukhad Bazzar, Kailali District organized by Ghodaghodi Forum and Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) Program of WWF in 17th to 19th, Nov 2005 Training on Permaculture Homestead Design for Agroecotourism in Leknath Municipality,-4-

Kaski District organized by Ecological Services center (Ecosenter) and World Vision in 18th - 24th September, 2005 Training on Household Solid Waste Management in Boteodhar, Lamjung District organized by Bhoteodar Bajar Byabasthapan tatha Sudhar Samiti and Urban Development through local effort (UDLE) in 7- 14 August, 2005 Training to the Local Resource persons on Documentation on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge in Narayangard, Chitwan District organized by Institute of Social and Environmental Research (ISER) and IUCN-Nepal in 25th-28th July 200 Writing skills (Publications) S. K. Maharjan, E. R. Sigdel, B.R. Sthapit and B.R. Regmi, 2011. Tharu communitys perception on climate changes and their adaptive initiations to withstand its impacts in Western Terai of Nepal. International NGO Journal. ISSN 1993-8225 www.academicjournals.org (accepted for publication) Maharjan, S.K. 2067 B.S. Agritourism: Prospects and Challenges (in Nepali Language) Krishi ra Paryatan Smarika-2067 (Agriculture and Tourism Souvenir 2067) pp 27-29 Maharjan, S.K. and E.R. Sigdel. 2010. Assessing community based adaptation practices to climate change in western terai landscapes of Nepal. In: Young Researchers: The Pillars of a Prosperous Nepal, The First National Youth Conference on Environment (NYCE-I), Proceedings (unedited), June 3-4, 2010 Kathmandu. Pp 212-218. Himalayan Alliance for Climate Change (HIMCCA), www.himcca.org Maharjan S.K., B.R. Sthapit and P. Shrestha 2010. Community biodiversity management (CBM) fund for sustainable rural finance. LEISA India 12(2):35-36 Maharjan, S.K. and E.R. Sigdel, 2010. Assessing community based adaptation practices to climate change in western terai landscapes of Nepal. In: Young Researchers: The Pillars of a Prosperous Nepal, The First National Youth Conference on Environment (NYCE-I), Abstracts, June 3-4, 2010 Kathmandu. Pp 70. Himalayan Alliance for Climate Change (HIMCCA), www.himcca.org Maharjan, S.K. 2009. Integration of home gardening approach in WTLCP: Sharing learnings from the project. Newsletter, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development. Ashwin-Poush 2066 (August 16 December 15, 2009) Volume 05, Issue 02, ISSN 19986025, www.libird.org Paudel, B., S.K. Maharjan, R.B. Rana, A. Shrestha, P. Shrestha, A. Basnet, A. Adhikari, A. Gurung, B. R. Regmi, and B.R. Sthapit. 2008. Findings of baseline survey on socioeconomic and agricultural biodiversity of Western Terai Landscape Project of Nepal. Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development, Pokhara, Nepal. ISSN 1561-154x Maharjan, S. K. 2009. Visibility, motivation and scaling up. In: Scaling up and sustaining the gain. Farming Matters/Leisa Magazine, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp-31 Subedi, A., S. K. Maharjan, S. Silwal, R. Devkota, D. Upadhya, S. Pandey and B. Bhandari. 2009. Community-based biodiversity management in Nepal: site selection report. Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), Pokhara, Nepal. Maharjan, S. K. and Sigdel, E. K. 2009. Adaptation Strategies of Tharu community in western terai landscapes in Nepal (Submitted for publication in Climate change bulletin) Maharjan, S. K. and Sigdel, E. K. 2009. Tharu communitys perception on climate changes and their adaptive initiations to withstand its impacts in Western Terai of Nepal (Paper presented in Youth conference on 3-4th June 2010) Maharjan, S. K. 2009. Ropai mela motivates farmers to conserve local crop genetic resources in Patharaiya VDC, Nepal, Nepal Travellers. Maharjan, S. K. 2008. Assessing potential local crop genetic resources of Nepal Published in Research and Development Highlights of Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and-5-

Development (LI-BIRD) Shrestha, P.; S.K. Maharjan and B.R. Sthapit, 2009. Participatory seed exchange to enhance conservation and use of genetic resources in home garden (Submitted for publication) Maharjan, S.K. 2008. Dream today to lead tomorrow and build new Nepal. Yuwa Aawaz Souvenir, Kirtipur Volunteer Society. pp 33-37 Maharjan S.K., Dangol, D.R. Pandey, R J. and K.K. Pant., 2007. Study on Prospects, Promotion and Development of Agritourism Industry in Shaktikhor VDC of Chitwan district. IAAS Research Advances II, Rampur Chitwan pp 225-229 dxh{g, >Ls'df/ lj= ;= @)^$, df3 @$ ut] laxL|af/, s] oxL xf] u0ftGq < sLlt{k'/ kf]i6 b}lgs klqsf (published in nepali) dxh{g, >Ls'df/ lj= ;= @)^$, kf}if !# ut] z's|af/, o'jf ljBfyL{x?nfO{ k|s[lt ;+/If0f ;DalGw hgr]tgfd"ns kbofqf zlxb ;fKtflxs klqsf (published in nepali) Maharjan, Shree Kumar, 09-15 April, 2007, Managing Tourism in Wetlands in Nepal Nepal Travel and Trade Reporter Vol X, Issue 16, pp 26-29 dxh{g, >Ls'df/, k|ffl/s s[lif k|0ffnLM...