Nepal Development Research Initiative Pvt. Ltd.

Gurung, Jay Kumar

Environment and Water Specialist: Nepal Development Research Institute
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Phone: +977-9851101675



Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Water Science), 2007, Shimane University, Japan
M.Sc. (Geo-environmental Science)
M.Sc. (Hydrogeology)

Key Areas of Expertise:
2.Water resources
4.Climate change
5.Research and Development
6.Training and capacity development
7.Monitoring and Evaluation
8.Project Management


Jaya Kumar Gurung is an expert with long experience in hydro-geology and other diverse field like environment, climate change, water resources etc. His 15 years experiences include different capacities as team leader, principal investigator, environmental expert, Research consultant, Research Director, Hydro-geologist and monitoring and evaluation officer. In his long career he has worked on various projects like research and development in water and environment, water quality assessment with emphasize in arsenic in groundwater developed from shallow water aquifer, design of eco-city: solid waste and sewer treatment, rainwater harvesting, energy auditing, green city, eco-friendly house, projects related to climate change and food security and many more. He has experienced of working with international experts and international organizations in Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Bangladesh.
Currently, he is working as an executive director of Nepal Development Research Institute. He provides his expertise in effective management and organization of research works being conducted at NDRI. He helps in Planning of research based strategic project, critical analysis; monitoring and evaluation set up and formulating for different projects. He corresponds and liaison with national and international delegates and helps in facilitating new research concepts in different areas. He is also working as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in,” Adaptation to climate in Hydro-electric sector in Nepal” a CDKN funded project being conducted by NDRI. Besides this he is also involved in projects Related to Agricultural advancements, livelihood and food security.

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