Asst. Prof. Bijendra Shrestha
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Bijendra Shrestha is an Assistant Professor and Master Program Coordinator at Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University. He has completed his Bachelor in Engineering (2010) and Master in Science by Research in Engineering (2013) in the field of Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal. He started his professional career as a Lecturer at Kathmandu University and associated energy related research activities with national and international academic cum research institutions. As a research engineer he conducted research on different stoves for cooking, refrigeration and electricity jointly with University of Nottingham, UK. He has expertise in Waste to Energy technologies for producing sustainable renewable energy. He has led Waste to Energy related projects funded by University Grants Commission – Nepal and Korean International cooperation Agency (KOICA). Currently, he is a Project In-charge for the project called Integrated Rural Development of Nepal by Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University which mainly focus on Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Rural Development and Health related livelihood.
The project ‘ Evidence-based planning for the areas of NTIC engagement in the three sectors: Agriculture and Rural Development, Public Health Related Livelihood and Alternative and Renewable Energy in Nepal’ has the objectives to perform the tasks relating to the three sectors by:
- Conducting desk-research of the three areas to determine the following:
- Current status of policy and program
- Identification of major stakeholders and relevant institutions
- Compilation and critical analysis of a list of success and failure case studies
- Conduct Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP) to prioritize projects in Agriculture and Rural Development, Alternative and Renewable Energy and Public Health Related Livelihood.
- Conduct key-informant interviews to determine the key priority areas for future engagement of NTIC in the three sectors. In each sector, we will identify relevant representatives from government institutions, local government institutions, private organizations, industries, academia, non-governmental organizations, and major donor organizations.
- Conduct three national level workshops including policy makers, academia, industries and donors related to the three sectors to determine the opportunities and challenges of technological innovation and entrepreneurship in corresponding sectors.
- Ms. Dejina Shrestha ( Project Coordinator, IRDP/ARPA)
- Ms. Prasansha Shrestha ( Researcher, IRDP/ARPA)
- Ms. Samita Rimal ( Researcher, IRDP/ARPA)