PEEDA Staffs

Biraj Gautam

- Chief Executive Officer

Biraj Gautam has completed his MSc. in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University and Professional Leadership Courses from George Masson University, USA. He has been associated with PEEDA since May 2008. He has gained experiences as an energy and environmental professional working in various projects in the countries like India, Bhutan and USA. His extensive involvement has been for detail study of low head turbines possibility in Nepal, activity leader for research projects on low head turbine and its control system and for the promotion of the technology within Nepal and abroad. He also specializes in coordinating a team of multi-sector, networking, resource mobilization, orientation and supervision of field implementation of the projects. He enjoys volunteering and has been leading and coordinating various events of social cause. He is an alumni of Fk-Norway and CSP-USDoS.


Pawan Baral

- Sr. Admin and Account officer

Pawan Baral is a Bachelor’s degree holder in business studies and has been an employee of PEEDA since July 2003. As a Senior account/admin officer his major responsibilities are preparation and supervision of books of account, performing budget monitoring, handling of tax related issues of organization and all other finance/admin matters. He is also involved for the recruitment of employees in PEEDA as per necessity. He has previously been an employee of Hydro Consult Engineering Limited.


Tapendra Chand

- Project Officer

Tapendra Chand, an Industrial Engineer, has been working as Project Officer in PEEDA since December 2015. He holds MSc. in Energy System from FH Aachen/University of Applied Sciences, Germany. During his master thesis, he worked in one of the renowned research center of Germany ''Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH'' on ceramic filter candles applicable in the power plant that operates through biomass gasification. He worked as Daayitwa summer fellow with honorable Gokarna Bista (former Energy Minister) on "Alternative Energy and Effective Implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment". Tapendra has completed leadership training designed in collaboration with Professors from Harvard University under the mentorship of Dr. Pukar Malla and has also completed leadership project on "Conversation Cafe on Women Inclusion in Enterprise Development". Moreover, he has completed Energy service governance training conducted by Nepal Energy Foundation (NEF) and also successfully completed training on "Standalone Photovoltaic Systems - Design and Installation" conducted by Global sustainable energy solutions India (GSES India) in New Delhi. Recently, he participated in “Climate Change Adaptation Partners Workshop organized by Bread for the World (BfdW)".


Basanta Bista

- Community Development Officer

Basanta Bista, has completed Master's degree in Rural Development and has working experience of different project’s management, implemented by a national level NGO and other organizations as a social mobilizer, research assistant and community development officer. Basanta has a good knowledge and working experience in result-based management, project cycle management, right-based approach to development, conflict sensitivity, safety and security, capacity/team building and is well aware about gender sensitivity and accountability and other cross cutting issues of development. He has been working in PEEDA as community development officer since July 2011.


Prem Bikram Karki

- Rural Enterprise Development Officer

Prem Karki, holds a M.B.A. degree from Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) along with B. Tech in Mechanical engineering. He specialized in project management and marketing. He joined PEEDA as Rural Enterprise Development Officer in July 2015. He is mainly involved in documentation, report writing, data collection, data tabulation & analysis, detail feasibility study of pico hydro plants and monitoring & evaluation of projects. 


Hemanta Basnet

- Project Assistant

Hemanta Basnet is working as a project assistant/administrative in PEEDA since June 2009 and holds bachelor’s degree in business studies and is also pursuing masters in sociology. She has previously worked as a community officer in Fredkorpset funded exchange program in Bhutan for Tarayana Foundation for a year. Her major responsibilities during her tenure in Bhutan were to work in the field level for the successful implementation and completion of projects.


Chhiring Dolma Lama

- Social Mobilizer

Holds C.M.A. and Bachelor’s degree in Education and been working as a social mobilizer since 17th September 2016. Her previous job experiences include working as social mobilizer for RRN and field supervisor in SUAHARA project of USAID and Rural Development Tuki Association where her main activity was to coordinate the field level difficulties on moving the project further. She has received various training related to health and social mobilization.

Debaki Rimal

- Social Mobilizer

Holds A.N.M. from Jiri Technical School, Dolakha and I.Ed. and been working as a social mobilizer since 17th September 2016. Her previous job experiences include working in various health posts in Dolakha. She has received skilled birth attendant training from National Health Training Center and various other health related trainings.

Jhalak Bahadur Jirel

- Social Mobilizer

He has completed +2 science from Jiri Higher Secondary School, Dolakha and been working as a social mobilizer since 17th September 2016. His previous job experiences include working as a social mobilizer for Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) and Community Development Forum/ SEBAC Nepal. He has achieved various training related to WASH.

Laxmi Baraili

- Social Mobilizer

She has passed +2 in education from Sharada Higher Secondary School, Bhaktapur and been working as a social mobilizer since 17th September 2016. Her previous job experience includes working as facilitator in Child Development Society under Self Employment Education Program (SEEP). She has received basic computer course.

Shyam Sundar Karki

- Driver

Shyam Sundar Karki has been working in PEEDA as Driver since March 2017 and is responsible for day to day outdoor activities as per requirement. He holds lower secondary level education and has years of experience in driving.

Kalpana Aryal (Thapa)

- Office Helper

She has been working in PEEDA as office helper since 28th November 2016 and is responsible for day to day indoor activities like cooking, documentation, cleaning, etc.