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Maheshwar Dhakal

Under Secretary
Affiliation:
Government of Nepal
About
Name: Maheshwar DHAKAL, PhD
Date of Birth: 25th June 1970
Sex: Male
Nationality: Nepalese
E-mail address: maheshwar.dhakal@gmail.com and dhakal.maheshwar@gmail.com
Present Position: Joint Secretary (Tech.),
Chief, Climate Change Management Division
National Focal Point for UNFCCC/UNCCD/IPCC
TEC member under UNFCCC
Ministry of Forests & Environment
Nepal
Mobile: 977-9851142405, and
Phone (Home): 977-1-4016812

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree University and country Year Major /Specialization
PhD University of Tsukuba, Japan 2009 Forest Resource Economics
MS University of Tsukuba, Japan 2006 Environmental Sciences
Research Student University of Tsukuba, Japan 2004 Environmental Sciences
MA Tribhuvan University, Nepal 1998 Sociology
B. Sc. Forestry Institute of Forestry, Nepal 1995 General Forestry
I. SC. Forestry Institute of Forestry, Nepal 1990 Intermediate Forestry
SLC SLC Board 1988 Basic Education

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
Name of Foundation Year Fellowship Received
Rufford Small Grant Foundation 2011 International Conference for Rufford Grantees
International Tropical Timber organization (ITTO) 2006 & 2009 Field research for PhD
Fuji-Xerox research Grant 2007 & 2008 Field research for PhD
Japanese Government Scholarship 2003-09 Master’s and PhD study
Scholarship for B. Sc. Forestry 1992-95 For B. Sc. Forestry Study
Merit Scholarship 1988-89 For I. Sc. Forestry Study

National Focal Point for International Conventions and Agreement:
From To Contributed Institution
2018/9 Date National Focal Point UNFCCC/IPCC/UNCCD/APN/NDC/
3018/9 Date National Focal Point Adaptation Fund Board
2010/7 2018/9 National Focal Point Ramsar Convention
2015/6 2018/9 Standing Committee member Ramsar Convention
2010/7 2016/9 National Focal Point CITES
2010/7 2018/9 National Focal Point Global Tiger Forum
2010/7 2018/9 National Focal Point SAWEN
2010/7 2018/9 National Focal Point IUCN
2010/7 2018/9 National Focal Point UNESCO (Natural Heritage Site)
2012 2014 Focal point Regional IDA/IDF Project, World Bank
2012 2014 Working Group Member Hariyao Ban Program/USAID Nepal
2012 2014 Coordinator Nepal Tiger Genome Project/DNPWC
2010 2014 Coordinator Technical Committee Member/DNPWC
JOB EXPERIENCE:
Position Date Responsibility Ministry
Joint Secretary 2018/07 to date Chief, Climate Change Management Division Ministry of Forests and Environment
Joint Secretary 2016/11 to 2018/06 Chief, Biodiversity & Environment Division Ministry of Forests and Environment
Joint Secretary 2016/03 to 2016/11 Deputy Director General, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Ministry of Forests and Environment
Under Secretary 2010/07 to 2016/10 Ecologist at Department of National Parks Ministry of Forests and Environment
Officer 1997/07 to 2010/06 Officer Ministry of Forests Environment

Country Visited Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Canada, Denmark, France, German, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Uruguay, Vietnam

Publications • Peer review journal articles
• Book and Book Chapters
• Articles
• Policy documents
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