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Dr. Madhav Karki

Madhav Karki

Deputy Chair and MEP Member
IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and IPBES
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I am the Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Green Economy Development, Nepal (CGED-Nepal) ( and the Expert member of the Govt. of Nepal’s Environment Protection Council. I am a member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES as well as the Deputy Global Chair of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM). I co-chaired the Regional Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Asia Pacific Region of IPBES in 2018. I have been a member since 2014 and currently co-chair the Indigenous and Local Knowledge Task Force of IPBES. My previous jobs are: a) Deputy Director General (DDG) - Programs and Knowledge Management of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu in which I specifically supervised the programme on Indigenous Honey Bee Keeping and their role in pollination; b) Senior Program Office in IDRC, Canada’s Delhi office from 1995 to 2005 in which position I helped create and managed the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Programme in Asia (MAPPA) and worked with indigenous and local communities in promoting native herbs for meeting people’s need for food, nutrition and medicine; also worked as a member of the Bamboo and Rattan Project of IDRC and specifically worked on socio-economic and cultural issues of bamboo and rattan farmers and users. About ...
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Indigenous and Local Knowledge-Expert
Indigenous and Local Knowledge-MEP task force/expert group member
Asia-Pacific Assessment-Chair
Global assessment-MEP task force/expert group member
Policy support tools-Online reviewer
MEP-MEP member
Transformative change assessment-MEP task force/expert group member
MEP and Bureau arrangements-MEP task force/expert group member
Policy support tools 2-MEP task force/expert group member