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To protect environment and biodiversity in the Himalaya by building knowledge-based human resources amongst graduates through research, training and mentorship. Established in February 2008 as a sister organization of Resources Himalaya Foundation, Environmental Graduates in the Himalaya (EGH) is an independent forum for all young graduates. With 472 members from Nepal, Australia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Austria, Germany, Korea and United States of America, EGH has established itself as the active science-based youth forum in Nepal.

The membership is free and is open to the individuals who have bachelor’s degree in any discipline and who are currently enrolled in master’s degree program. EGH gets support fund from Resources Himalaya and other contributions from on-going EGH research projects.

EGH is led by its coordinator. All graduate members are also entitled to compete for nomination/election for the post of EGH coordinator. The EGH Coordinator Honour Roll includes: Mr Dhan B. Shrestha 2008; Mr Yogesh Dangol 2008; Mr Bhuwan Dhakal 2009; Ms Sangita Maharjan 2009; Ms Barsha Parajuli 2010; Ms Kanchan Ojha 2011; Mr Anuj Pradhan 2011; Mr Raju Jati 2012; Ms. Medinee Prajapati 2012; Mr. Biraj Shrestha 2013 and  Ms Anju Rana 2013; Ms. Upama K.C. 2014 and Ms Meena Bohara 2014 ; Mr Chitra Magar 2015 and Ms Kalpana KC 2015; Ms Ishu Sireng 2016 and Ms Rasmi Kunwar 2016-17, Ms Binita Pandey is the present Coordinator of this group.

Mentors:

EGH has been mentored by governing board members of RHF, led by  Prof. Ram Chhetri (Sociology, Community and Development), Dr. Dinesh Raj Bhuju (Ecology), Ms Patanjali Yonzon Shrestha (Treasurer),Dr Kamal Adhikari (Director), Mr Biraj Shrestha (Research Officer) and Ms Rasmi Kunwar (Programme Officer).

On Going Activities:

In the last four years, EGH carried out standout performances in the sector of environment and biodiversity. EGH weekly publishes the e-newsletter, conducts conservation forum on a monthly basis, provides quantitative biology, GIS and SPSS trainings four times a year and carry out graduate open house programs on annual basis. It also maintains the digital library for the reference reading for graduates. Further, it regularly endorses research activities and host different seminars.

EGH For Graduates

Environmental Graduates in the Himalaya (EGH) is an independent forum for all young graduates with a mission to protect environment and biodiversity by building knowledge-based human resources through research, training and mentorship. EGH has now over 462 members who are graduates from Nepal, Australia, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Austria, Germany, Korea and United States of America. EGH gets support fund from Resources Himalaya and other contributions from on-going EGH research projects.

Free membership is open to those: 1) individuals who have bachelor’s degree in any discipline; and 2) individuals who are currently enrolled in master’s degree program. Membership is simplified. You just have to send a request note by email and your requests is processed within 3 days.

Members get Headlines Himalaya every week, 3 issues of Habitat Himalaya annually that covers contemporary conservation biology, new posting of available scholarships, international seminars and training workshop, editorial work, short-term study assignments and RHF endorsement for research proposal. Also, you will be invited to attend the Chandra Gurung Conservation Forum the last Friday of every month.
EGH is led by its coordinator. All members are also entitled to compete for the post of next EGH coordinator.

The EGH Coordinator Honour Roll includes: Mr Dhan B. Shrestha 2008; Mr Yogesh Dangol 2008; Mr Bhuwan Dhakal 2009; Ms Sangita Maharjan 2009; Ms Barsha Parajuli 2010; Ms Kanchan Ojha 2011; Mr. Anuj Pradhan 2011; Mr. Raju Jati 2012; Ms Medinee Prajapati 2012; Mr Biraj Shrestha 2013 & Ms Anju Rana 2013. Ms Upama K.C. and Ms Meena Bohara 2014 ; Mr Chitra Magar 2015 and Ms Kalpana KC 2015; Ms Ishu Sireng 2016 and Ms Rasmi Kunwar 2016-17, Ms Binita Pandey is the present Coordinator of this group.

EGH activities include:1) Training: reading topographic maps and geographic features in GIS; GPS/GIS/RS interface; digitize analogue data into digital form; analyze spatial features and interpretation and map output; 2) Database: Data acquisition, data entry, data transfer, query and interpretation; 3) Field ecology: campcraft and field gears; usage of GPS to locate and sketch habitat map; survey and sampling of wildlife habitats; identify plant species, prepare herbarium and analyze field data; and 4)MENTORSHIP: Day field trip; Seminars on concurrent environmental issues; Mentoring of fresh graduates by RHF governing board members.

Write to: EGH Coordinator, Conservation Chautari,Naya Bato, Sanepa Ring Road,

Telephone: 01-5551930

Mail Us :  egh@resourceshimalaya.org

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