Mr. Puspa Raj Bhattarai is currently the joint secretary of PEEDA. He holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Patan Multiple College and has been involved in nature conservation and understanding indigenous knowledge for the last 18 years. He has worked at the Nepal Rural Development Center (NRDC) as a 3R expert. There, he organizes and implements the public awareness campaign for important solid waste management, encourages household-level segregation of waste and composting, ensures that community-based activities are integrated into the overall solid waste management practices, and coordinates community awareness mobilization, people’s participation, and capacity-building activities as related to solid waste management. As well, he is also working at Sugam Engineering and Services Pvt. Ltd. as a director. He has worked as a project coordinator at Hulas Steel Industries Limited for around 12 years and as a finance director at Ram Metal Workshop and Steelmate Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd. for the last 10 years. He has worked in many organizations, including Music Nepal Pvt. Ltd. and Nepal Times Daily News Paper, in different roles.