International Conference on

Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Actions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Kathmandu, Nepal
11 - 13 April 2017

Dr Laurie Ann Vasily

Dr Laurie Ann Vasily serves as ICIMOD’s Head of Knowledge Management and Communication. Her professional life over the last 30 years has been spent in the Himalayan region working to promote knowledge ecosystems. From 2009-2016, she served as Executive Director of the United States Educational Foundation – Nepal (Nepal Fulbright Commission). Prior to that, she worked as Deputy Chief, Office of Civil Affairs and as Social Affairs Advisor to the United Nations’ Mission in Nepal, as International Translator/Interpreter for the United Nations’ Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, and in various capacities as a teacher, a teacher trainer, an educational consultant, an organizational change consultant, and an independent social science researcher. Vasily first came to the Himalayan region in 1990 as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. She completed her PhD in Adult Education from Cornell University in the US.