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ABOUT HUC

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is elected and mandated by the General Assembly to formulate and recommend policies and strategies to the General Assembly and has general responsibility for HUC’s development and for its main priorities.

ABOUT HUC SCM
Himalayan University Consortium Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of elected individuals, numbering at least five and not more than eleven, including one representative from each of the eight HKH countries and two representatives from non-HKH members, but will always consist of an odd number of members. Each member of the Steering Committee serves a three-year term, renewable once, based on his/her performance and upon approval by members at the Annual Meeting.

 

Responsibilities of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee develops and recommends the strategic plan and major initiatives for the Consortium, and oversees the implementation of the strategic goals set by the General Assembly Meeting and the work of the focused project teams or committees. The SC develops and directs the annual work plan of the Consortium, including a clear timeframe for starting and completing each project undertaken by the teams or committees. The SC shall provide guidance and approve proposals, documents on procedures and action plans prepared by the Secretariat and task forces.

The SC has the authority and primary responsibility for:

  • strategic planning and setting institutional priorities
  • development and institutional accountability, including making recommendations on membership fees and other charges
  • of new members to General Assembly for approval
  • fundraising, finances, and budgeting for the Consortium’s activities
  • public and external relations
  • drafting recommendations for amendments of HUC Bylaws and the HUC Charter

 

 

Election of the Steering Committee

The members of the SC are elected by the General Assembly from slates of nominees collected by the Secretariat. All members of the General Assembly are eligible to nominate individuals to serve as SC member. Members’ representatives in an HKH country may establish, through consensus, a procedure to nominate a country representative through the country chapter. Considerations of gender balance, inclusiveness and geographical diversity should be taken into account in the nomination of SC members, with emphasis placed on women leadership.


The Head of the Institution hosting the HUC Secretariat serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee, or depute his other representative if unavailable for SC meetings. The Lead of the HUC Secretariat serves as the Member Secretary of the Steering Committee.

 

Steering Committee members

 

 

Pema Gyamtsho

Chair
Director General, ICIMOD

Pema Gyamtsho is Director General at ICIMOD. Gyamtsho, who is from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region himself, has been minister, opposition leader, and Member of Parliament of Bhutan. In these roles, he has played important roles in contributing to the nation’s ambitious climate goals. He developed Bhutan’s plan to become the world’s first fully organic nation as Minister of Agriculture and Forests in 2012. His experience spans public financing for environmental sustainability; enactment of legislation – focusing on environmental stewardship, conservation, and climate change mitigation; and strategic programmatic visioning, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

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Habib
 
Habibullah Habib
Afghanistan

Professor
Kabul University

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Mohammad
 
Mohammad Rezaur Rehman
Bangladesh

Professor
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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NidupDroji
 
Nidup Dorji
Bhutan

Vice Chancellor
The Royal University of Bhutan

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XuJun
 
Xu Jun
China

Professor and PhD Advisor
Sichuan University

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Nang
 
Nang Hseng Hom
Myanmar

Rector
Yenzin Agriculture University

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TriRatna
 
Tri Ratna bajracharya
Nepal

Professor
Institute of Engineering, TU

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Bim
 
Chi Huyen Truong
Nepal

Programme Coordinator | Secretariat Lead
Himalayan University Consortium
ICIMOD

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Chi
 
Tahira Yasmin
Pakistan

Registrar
PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture (PIASA)

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Nichole
 
Nichole Georgeou
Australia

Associate Professor
Western Sydney University

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Ashok
 
Roy C Sidle
Tajikistan

Professor
University of Central Asia

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Past Steering Committee members

 

Ranbeer
 
Ranbeer S Rawal
Member

Director
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
2020-2021
 
Bim
 
Bim Prasad Shrestha
Member

Profesor/Department Head
Kathmandu University
2016-2021

 

 
Bahadar
 
Bahadar Nawab Khattak
Member

Chairman/Department Head
COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
2016-2021

 

 

 

 

Ashok
 
Ashok Gurung
Member

Director
India China Institue, The New School
2016-2021
 
David
 
David James Molden
Chair

Director General
ICIMOD
2014-2020

 

 

 
Eklabya
 
Eklabya Sharma
Member

Deputy Director General
ICIMOD
2014-2018

 

 

 

 

Pitamber
 
Pitamber Prasad Dhyani
Member

Director
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
2016-2019
 
Ruijun
 
Pitamber Prasad Dhyani
Member

Professor
Lanzhou University
2014-2016