Dr Dharam Uprety holds a PhD./Post-Doc in Natural Resources Management from Austria/Czech Republic in between 2003-2008. He has over 20 years of experience in the development sector: climate change adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and socio-ecological resilience. Dr Uprety worked for the government, non-governmental organisations, and in academic institutions at a national and an international level. Currently, Dr Uprety has been working as the Impact Lead in the Kathmandu city office as part of the Tomorrow's Cities project and represents Practical Action South Asia Office where he has been working as Thematic Lead Climate and Resilience. Dr. Uprety also represent IUFRO- the International Union of Forest Research Organisations based in Austria as an International Council member (2019-2024) from Nepal.