Prof. Dr. Govinda Raj Pokharel, Member

Prof. Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel is the former Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission of Nepal and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority of Nepal. He has over fifteen years of direct management experience as an executive of various government institutions and I/NGOs, and over 20 years of experience in the academic field. He served for three years as the senior Advisor at international development organization based in various locations in South Asia. He was Professor at the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department at the Tribhuvan University where he is continuing as visiting professor. He has authored and co-authored numerous research papers on sustainable energy, climate change, policy, and renewable energy technologies and financing. Under his leadership, the Government of Nepal’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) was recognized as a focal point for promoting renewable energy in Nepal and access to renewable sources of energy in the country increased. He has done his engineering from India and Masters and PhD from Germany. He was born in Pyuthan.