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Photo credit: 
Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Ph.D.; D.Sc.; Professor Emeritus

Public contact information

Phone: 
+977 9841283652
Address: 
Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (ReCAST) – Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur – PO Box-1030 – Kathmandu – Nepal

Fellow
Chaudhary
Ram Prasad
Current position: 
Professor Emeritus
Current nationality: 
Nepal
Current residence: 
Nepal
Affiliation/Institution: 
Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal
Biodata: 
Chaudhary is an Emeritus Professor at Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur, Nepal. He has 40 years' experience in teaching, research and academic administration. He was Executive Director of one of TU research institutes; served as a member of the National Planning Commission of Nepal; Chair of the Board of Governors of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; Trustee of the National Trust for Nature Conservation; team leader of national, regional (Bhutan, China, India, Nepal) and international (Italy, Norway, USA) programmes. He contributed to policy formulation for the Government of Nepal in the fields of biodiversity and environment; widely travelled on foot in mountains of Nepalese Himalaya; visited 10 major herbaria (France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Russian Federation, UK, USA); received 28 awards and medals; led 28 research projects; supervised five PhD and over 60 Master’s theses. He also established in his name a Gold Medal Award at TU, and a science scholarship in a secondary school in the village where he was born and received his primary education. A new plant species from Nepal, the Saussurea ramchaudharyi (Asteraceae), was named after him.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
Keywords: 
Systematics/taxonomy, conservation biology, ethnobotany and indigenous knowledge, ecosystem services and livelihoods, climate change, non-timber forest products.
Elected
2020
Place of Birth: 
Bara (Bhodaha)
Country of birth: 
Nepal

Date of birth

10
June
1953
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
Last updated on 23/12/2021