Shristi Rajbhandari

SSA - Communication for SERVIR

Knowledge Management and Communication

Shristi Rajbhandari joined ICIMOD as SSA Communication for SERVIR in October 2017. Prior to joining ICIMOD, she was in the United States attending the prestigious 10 months Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program awarded by the U.S Department of State in Communications at the University of Maryland. She was previously working as a communications and documentation officer for the Rapid Enterprise and Livelihoods Recovery Project (RELRP), a United Nations Development Program project that worked to revitalize micro enterprises and communities damaged in central Nepal following the April 2015 earthquakes. She has also worked as a marketing and communications officer at the British Council, where she engaged with a diverse audience on different communication platforms including social media to elevate British Council brand and exposure to the organizations activities and achievements. Between 2011 and 2013, Shristi worked as a senior broadcast assistant for “Katha Mitho Sarangiko” (“The Sweet Tales of Sarangi,”) a popular radio drama that dealt with topics such as gender-based violence, good governance to combat discrimination and injustice. She is an avid photographer. A number of her photo stories highlighting social issues and RELRP’s early recovery efforts have been published in one of the prominent Nepalese English dailies, The Republica. Shristi has a master’s degree in international journalism from the University College Falmouth in the United Kingdom.