Experts' profiles - Neelima Shrestha
Neelima Shrestha
Neelima Shrestha is an environmentalist by passion and profession, who is driven by the goal to achieve environmentally sustainable development in the region.
Currently supporting the multi-stakeholder project Saving Mount Everest as Public Relations Consultant, she aims to raise project's profile so as to garner further support from national and international - potential donors, government agencies, private, public sector and media. She is coordinating and acting as a focal point for all communications activities related to the project. The project aims to liberate Mount Everest from garbage through two specific means - one, by organizing a clean-up expedition and two, by introducing a sustainable waste management mechanism in Everest Region. The clean up expedition is one of the major World Environment Day activities in Asia.

Also a Fundraising and External Relations Consultant for the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Neelima facilitates the partnership development process between ICIMOD and private sectors in Nepal by connecting, communicating, coordinating and sharing information of ICIMOD to explore partnership possibilities and develop joint programs as part of "Corporate Social Responsibility and Role of Business in Climate Change Adaptation".

She has worked with WWF Nepal and played an important role in strengthening relations with various diplomatic missions in Nepal and cultivate potentials new donors both national and international for potential collaboration on the priority working areas of WWF Nepal and developing partnerships with private sectors to enhance conservation awareness and to garner support for conservation.

Neelima was also instrumental in developing WWF Nepal's Conservation Education (CE) Program and supported forest and species conservation, climate change, freshwater and sustainable development in the Mountain and Terai regions of Nepal.

She has been trained on South Asia Sustainable Development Indicatorsand contributed to the Environment Knowledge Hub South Asiaat the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP RRC.AP), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Neelima is also an Alumni of UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development.
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