Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri is the Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee.
Dr. Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri has the experience in policy formulation and implementation; emergency/disaster management; awareness raising; training; planning and programming of development projects; improving database and collaboration and coordinating with national and international agencies. He is one of the Members of the drafting committee of National Law on Disaster Management. He greatly contributed in formulating and implementing a number of other Manuals, Guidelines, Action Plans and Hand Books on disaster management.
He has been appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 1 March 2009. Prior to his high position at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), he was the Deputy Regional Administrator at the Regional Administration Office, Central Region of Nepal. He also has the experiences of being the Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Chief District Officer of Dhading District, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Section Officer at various Ministries and Departments of the Government of Nepal for more than 34 years.
He earned a Ph. D. degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1995 and a Diploma in International Relations and Social Sciences from the same University in 1986. He also holds the degrees of Master in Economics, Bachelor of Law, Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts. He was a Humphrey Fellow in the year 2002-2003 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U. S. A. specializing in Drug Abuse Research. He attended the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course held in Hawaii, U.S.A. from August 20 to 22 September 2009 and Pandemic Disaster Preparedness Training held in Brisbane, Australia from August 24 to November 29, 2008. He has carried out several research projects and made a number of publications in the national and international journals, particularly in the field of drug abuse, disaster management, corruption control and economic development. He presented papers and delivered invited lectures in several National, Regional and International Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, and Meetings as a country representative and delegate.
He has authored two books namely; Analysis of Nepalese Agriculture (1987) and Mitigation and Management of Floods in Nepal (2001).