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Saroj Yakami

Saroj Yakami

History: Young Expert at Meta Meta - Nepal
YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 3

Position after YEP

Water Management Advisor at MetaMeta Nepal

YEP Role

I was a Local Young Expert of YEP Water, working as Programme Officer for MetaMeta Research with  experience in Water Management. I was responsible for project planning, develop activities plan for Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) whose core theme is to upscale “WUMP+3R”. Apart from this, I was actively involved in promoting and guiding the implementation of WUMP+3R, preparing WUMP+3R mobile App., development of a training manual for WUMP+3R in Nepalese context, and dissemination of lesson learnt to other stakeholders and policy makers.

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Research, Project planning/management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communication, Integrated Water Management, Sustainable Rural water technology, Climate Change, Climate Adaptation, IWRM, Water governance, WASH, Workshop and Training facilitation.



Nationality: Nepalese
Education: MSc in International Land and Water Management (2007-09), Wageningen UR, Wageningen, The Netherlands.  BE Agricultural Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuwan University, NEPAL


Experience before YEP

  • Research Organization
  1. Nepal Agricultural Research Council: As a research Assistant in Agricultural Engineering Division 2005-07
  2. Wageningen University: “Men, masculinities and power in irrigation governance in Nepal in the context of development, social inequity and environmental degradation” under the project titled “Genders of scale and scales of gender: Understanding the masculinity of irrigation governance in Nepal as a problem of scale” (2011)
  3. SOPPECOM, India: “Social and Gender Water Equity Gauge: Piloting tool for assessing inequities in the water sector in India and Nepal” (2010)
  4. Wageningen University and iDE Nepal: Research Engineer- 2009 [Masters’ degree Thesis]
  •  International NGOs
  1. Oxfam GB: As a Project Officer: Small Scale Irrigation Engineer in Food Security Project (2010)
  2. World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal: Monitoring and Evaluation officer for “Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation” Program (2011-2012)
  3. iDE Ethiopia: Research Engineer (Internship on quality control of the water technology developed by iDE in Ethiopia]– 2008
  •  NGOs
  1. INPIM Nepal: Future Scenario (Temperature and Precipitation) Development for Indrawati River Basin- 2012
  2. Action Nepal: As an Water Resources Expert-2013
  •  Independent Consultant for
  1. Jamarko Nepal-2009
  • Conduct Research on WASH sector
  • Organizing trainings and Seminar
        2.  Development Support Pvt. Ltd – 2013-2014
  • Detailed Technical studies for Cost Effective Watershed Management to control Sediment in the Terai River
  • Study for Strategic Basin Management Plan for Karnali River Basin
  • Study for Strategic Basin Management Plan for Gandaki River Basin
  • River system Management Plan for few River systems in Nepal
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Organisation: Meta Meta
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