Ramesh Prasad Bhatt
Dr. Ramesh Prasad Bhatt was born in Baitadi District of Nepal. He pursued a BSc degree in 1994 in Biological Science and an MSc degree in Forest Ecology in 1996 from Kumaun University, Nainital, India. He received his PhD in Environmental Science from Kathmandu University, Nepal in 2012, after receiving a fellowship from the Nepal Academy of Sciences to complete his research entitled \'\'Ecological Impacts and Implications of EIA Studies\'\' in Nepal. Dr. Bhatta has had substantial academic and professional experience working with universities, different government and international non-government organizations, and donor agencies such as the Pokhara and Kathmandu Universities, the Government of Nepal/Ministries/Departments, IUCN, WWF Nepal, and ADB/WB funded projects since 1998. Academic achievement includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students; curriculum development; research; and teaching assistance. Professional accomplishments include conducting and reviewing environmental assessments, forest and biodiversity assessments; climate change assessments; and feasibility studies as a consultant, resource person, supervisor, advisor, and trainer. Dr. Bhatta was honored by the Nepal Vidhya Bhusan Class A in 2013 and was awarded by the President of Nepal. Dr. Bhatt was nominated as a subject committee member at the Curriculum Development Centre, Pokhara University, Nepal from June 2013 to May 2015 to design and review the Climate Change and NRM Course for the Masters Programme. Recently, he has been nominated as a subject committee member for Environment and Natural Resource Management at Pokhara University on September 18, 2022. Dr. Ramesh Prasad Bhatt was nominated as a Biological Environment Expert for Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) by the Executive Committee on April 18th, 2017 by the Government of Nepal National Reconstruction Authority. He was also nominated as an environmental expert by the Government of Nepal/Ministry of Water Resource and Irrigation/Department of Electricity Development in 2016 and as an EIA Expert by the Ministry of Forests and Environment in 2013, where he revived more than 500 IEE/EIA/SIA/EMP and other associated legally binding documents.