- I Am Suraj Gautam


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Hetauda, Nepal

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I am a geo-hazard researcher working in the Nepal Himalayas.



A Youth Activist, Researcher and an Entrepreneur, Mr. Suraj Gautam pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering & Masters in Engineering, Disaster Risk Management (Gold Medalist) from IOE Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has a healthy experience in leading DRR related projects, Trans boundary research, conducting risk assessments, using frontier technologies like Drones for DRR planning and urban development. His key research interests include the study of Geo-Hazards, Climate Change, Flood/Landslides Risk Mapping, Modelling, and Early Warning System. In his initial days, he worked as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at the Institute of Engineering. Since then, he has been providing consulting services to the number of organization and is also the DRR Advisor at Nepal Flying Labs. In order to promote innovations and science based decision making in DRR/M, he co-founded a research institute named "Institute of Himalayan Risk Reduction" and is currently working as an Executive Director. He is also serving as a National Co-lead for the youth and young professional forum; U-INSPIRE Nepal and was also elected as a Deputy Chair at the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council Future Leaders Committee. He is also a recipient of the prestigious "Bidhya Bhusan Kha" awarded by the President of Nepal and is also enrolled in a Young Scientist Program of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR). He has also successfully completed his Fellowship at the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor's Research Fellowship 2020/21 Program.

About Myself

  • Name : Suraj Gautam
  • Age : 27 Years
  • Nationality :Nepal
  • Freelance : Available

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These are the services I am providing as a professional.

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Consulting Services

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Research and Innovation

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Campaign & Initiatives

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Reasearch Done


Successful Projects


List of experience i have gained within these years

June, 2021 -Ongoing
Project Officer
Utopia (Kathmandu Studio) | Kathmandu

Nepal Municipal COVID-19 Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Assessment and Investment Plan- WORLD BANK GROUP (Working with 9 municipalities in Nepal.)

Nov, 2020 -May 2021
Research Fellow
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) | Nepal

Working with Kathmandu Metropolitan City, City Planning Commission

August 1, 2019 – current
Country Co-Lead

Networking of Young and Youth Professional (YYP) in Disaster Risk Reduction

May 1, 2019 –current
Executive Director
Institute of Himalayan Risk Reduction (IHRR) | Kathmandu

Involved in Risk Mapping, EWS development and Research

Jan 5, 2018 -current
DRR Consultant
NAXA (P) Ltd. | Kathmandu

Involved in Research, Development & Mapping work

Apr 5, 2017 – Oct 1,2017
Part Time Lecturer
Sagarmatha Engineering College | Kathmandu

Delivered lecture on “Disaster Risk Management” for B.E. IV/II part students.

Nov16 2016 –Dec 1, 2017
Teaching Assistant
Pulchowk Campus | Kathmandu

Delivered lecture on “Ropeway Engineering” for B.E. IV/I part students and “Engineering Professional Practice” for B.E. IV/II part students

Oct 2015 –Jan2018
Research Assistant
Centre for Disaster Studies, IOE, TU | Kathmandu

• Collected the data and assisted in analysis of “Joint collaborative Research and Visit for Residents’ awareness of disaster prevention and reduction and resilience against disaster survey” with IDMR, Sichuan University, CHINA

Oct 8, 2015 – Sep 5,2016
Civil Engineer
Progress Engineering Consult (P). Ltd | Kathmandu

Estimation & Design of roads, irrigation canals, GIS Mapping and civil engineering works.

Oct 4, 2011 - July 15,2018
Faculty & Program Coordinator
SEA Engineering Academy (P). Ltd | Kathmandu

Teaching Civil Engineering Aspect and drawing, Examination department, PR.


Here is detail of my educational history


Tribhuvan University

2018 & ongoing, Masters in Public Administration (MPA) | Kathmandu

(Results Waiting)


Tribhuvan University, Pulchowk

2015 – 2017, M.Sc. in Engineering in Disaster Risk Management | Kathmandi

Gold Medalist (81.73%) Dissertation Topic “Preparation of Landslide Susceptibility Mapping focusing on Landslide Risk Assessment and Risk Perception in the Sindhupalchowk district: A Case Study of Thulopakhar” Research Grant by Save The Children International, Nepal for the dissertation.


Tribhuvan University, Pulchowk Campus.

2011 – 2015, B.E in Civil Engineering | Kathmandu

First Division (71.45%) Project Topic “A Final year Project report on Detail Survey and Engineering Design of Salmitar-Balthali Village Road”



2009 – 2011, First Division with Distinction (78.2%) (English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology) | Kathmandu

10+2 Science


GoN, Siddhartha Shishu Sadan,

1998-2009, School Leaving Certificate | Kathmandu

First Division with Distinction (84.75%) (English, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science Social Studies)

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