Prof. Hari Darshan Shrestha
Hari Darshan Shrestha is working in Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University as a Professor since 1991. Beside this he worked as executive director of Institute of engineering consultancy services and central material testing laboratory for about 6 year. Involve in design, planning, management and implementation of projects. He served International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent (IFRC) as Team leader on 1994 flood rehabilitation program for 2 year. Later, He joined IFRC as Emergency Response, Recovery and Reconstruction experts immediate after 2004 Tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia for one year. He served as Director Recovery and reconstruction program of Save the Children, USA in Aceh Tsunami program from 2006 to 2008. After successful completion of Tsunami program in Aceh He was promoted to Director, Global Construction Quality and Technical Assistance Unit, provide technical support from project design to implementation of emergency response, recovery and reconstruction program as well as Disaster Risk Reduction and Management support Save the Children’s program in different country offices till 2011. He was one of the core member in Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response program, West Sumatra Earthquake Response Program, Java Earthquake Response Program, East Timor and Kirgizstan conflict response program and Pakistan Flood Response and Reconstruction Program.
After more than 6 year works abroad on beginning of year 2012, he decided to back to Nepal to contribute on Disaster Risk Management, reconstruction through resilient development approach and actively participate in ongoing economic and social transformation of Nepal as a ‘social democrat’. He establish Center of Resilient Development (CoRD), 2013, organization working in DRR & M. He is also provided technical advisory to the country offices in different part of world of Save the Children in Disaster Risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction program as Advisor (consultant) of Save the Children USA till 2015. He also involve in research and development works of various organization; government, NGO/INGO. He developed and published numbers of handbook, manual, guidelines and papers in journals in the area of Disaster Management, Environment & Climate Responsive design, development, earthquake resistant design and construction, construction administration, education etc. Participated in various conference, seminar, and workshop on humanitarian field and also presented the papers.
He was General Secretary of Federation of Engineering Institution of South and Central Asia (FEISCA), General Secretary of Nepal Engineers Association (NEA), Immediate past President, Structural Engineers Association Nepal (SEANEP), Executive Member and presently Advisor of Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet). Founder member and member board of Directors of NEAR.