Ms. Kalpana Pradhan holds a Masters in Sociology from Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus and Masters in Business Administration from University Campus, Kirtipur, TU having expertise in Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI). She brings more than 15 years of her experience in PEEDA in the field of GESI and community development. She has been associated with different organizations like ITECO Engineering Ltd. Switzerland, JICA, Poverty Alleviation Fund, DRILP, World Education – Nepal with different roles and responsibilities with different capacities. She has actively participated in trainings, workshops and seminars related with Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion, Gender Mainstreaming in Project and Programs, Project Formulation and Management, Applied Anthropology in Development Processes, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation and many others. She is also an active member of professional associations such as Parbat Conservation Association, Parbat, Women Environment Group, Kupondole, Rotary Club of Patan, Lalitpur and Society for International Development, Rome, Italy.