Navraj Pradhan is an adviser in Khempalung Adventure. He is at present a researcher working as an Ecosystem Adaptation Analyst with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development – ICIMOD, a regional intergovernmental research organization, headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal.
His professional work experience in Australia and South Asia include, work on climate change adaptation, ecosystem services, incentive-based mechanisms, environmental impact assessments, and corporate social responsibility. His practical experience in the field includes, working with diverse rural communities on a range of current community-based adaptation issues. His research interests are to understand local issues related to climate change, conduct valuation of ecosystem services, and address these issues so that it can be mainstreamed into local and national development plans.
Navraj holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
He is also an avid trekker and photographer, capturing landscapes and its people. His support to us will be by informing and disseminating knowledge to locals and visitors, on changing landscapes of the Himalayas trusted by climatic and non-climatic changes, and to understand the impacts of these changes on ecosystems in the mountain regions, which will add value to our trips.