Staff

GHI’s  staff is comprised of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, including earthquake science, engineering, medicine, law, communications, finance and international development. 

Upama Ojha

Nepal Representative

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Upama Ojha manages GeoHazards International’s project work in Nepal and is based in Kathmandu. She has a background in physics and disaster risk management, and she served as a coordinator for a network of I/NGOs working to reduce disaster risk in Nepal, for other national and local stakeholders working to reduce disaster risk in Nepal, and as a disaster risk reduction expert in an NGO working mostly to mitigate earthquake-induced risk. She holds a M.Sc. degree in disaster risk management from Tribhuvan University, an M.Sc. degree in physics from Delhi University, and a B.Sc. degree in physics from Tribhuvan University. A native of Kathmandu, she speaks fluent Nepali, English with additional proficiency in Hindi.