Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli

Secretary

Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli is currently working as Secretary at Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of Nepal. Before, he has served as Secretary at Ministry of Livestock Development, Government of Nepal for five months and for one and half year at Ministry of Population and Environment, Government of Nepal. Dr. Oli has received Bachelor's Degree in Forestry from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Master's Degree in Natural Resource Management from University of Life Sciences, Norway and Ph D in Forest Governance from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr. Oli has rich experiences in the forestry sector of Nepal. He has served in different capacities under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal. He worked as Forest Research Officer at Department of Forest Research and Survey, as Regional Forest Director at mid-western Nepal, as Division Chief of the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation. Dr. Oli has served as a Director General of Department of Forests during 2013-2014 for almost one and half year.

Dr. Oli has more than two dozens of research papers published in national and international journals to his credit. He has also worked in the editorial team of Banko Janakari journal and reviewed papers from national and international peer reviewed journals. Dr. Oli has also served as External Supervisor of M.Sc. and B. Sc. students of Nepal and abroad.

Dr. Oli has worked as Council Member to Asia Pacific Forestry Network for Sustainable Forest Management (APFNet). He has also worked as a National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2013 and has been working as a National Focal Point to the Convention on United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since April, 2016. He is also serving as national focal point to the UN Environment from Nepal.