Bidya Banmali Pradhan

Senior Atmospheric Environment Specialist
, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Profile / Bio: 

She is Senior Atmospheric Environment at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has successfully led projects that have helped transform the brick industries of Nepal and Pakistan into cleaner, more energy-efficient, and socially responsible enterprises that continue to remain viable, profitable businesses, thereby ensuring their sustainability.

Earlier she managed the Atmospheric Brown Cloud project in Nepal. She was also involved in the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia in various capacities. Over the course of her career, she has provided the regional governments– its various ministries and implementing departments – strategic inputs on environmental issues. She has been published in noted international and national journals and has a number of proceedings and op-ed articles to her credit.  

Bidya holds two master’s degrees in engineering – one in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India and the other in Environmental Science and Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Breathing Better: Exploring Investment Opportunities For Air Quality 15 November 2023 Slides Environment, Urban Development