Speaker Biography: Indu Bikal Sapkota, Rainforest Alliance

June 18, 2010
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Indu Bikal Sapkota has been working as a Forest Management and Verification Services Coordinator, Asia Pacific Region for the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program since July 2009.  He is responsible for the management of the SmartWood forest management client portfolio and for servicing present and prospective clients in all matters related to forest management certification, forest carbon project verification and legality verification in the region.

Indu is focal person in the region for carbon project validation and verification. He holds an international master’s degree (MSc) in Tropical Forestry from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.  Prior to joining Rainforest Alliance, Indu spent over 12 years working in forestry and conservation in Asia and Europe. He has also worked as a facilitator for the SmartWood Assessor Training Program and has received the SmartWood Carbon Auditing and Forest Management Assessor and Lead Auditor trainings. He has been involved intensively in FSC forest management assessment/audits; chain of custody assessment/audits, and carbon projects validations. To date, he has taken part in 14 reassessments/audits/pre-assessments, serving as lead auditor in 8 of these.

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