Dr Jagadish C. Pokharel
Dr. Jagadish C. Pokharel was the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) from 2006-08 and 2009-2010. Dr. Pokharel also led high-level national delegations including ESCAP meetings, SAARC Poverty Summit, World Mountain Summit, Social Summit and Millennium Summit. He has also provided consulting services to World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and UN agencies among others. He has published a book, “Environmental Resources Negotiation between Unequal Powers” and has authored several papers and articles. Dr. Pokharel is currently the President of Regional & Urban Planners Society of Nepal. He received Bachelor of Architecture from University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1978, Masters in Regional Planning from University of Hawaii in 1985 and the PhD in Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991.