David Molden

Director General, ICIMOD

David Molden is Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an intergovernmental knowledge organization serving mountains and people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region. Prior to joining ICIMOD he was the Deputy Director General for Research at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) based in Sri Lanka. He has more than 30 years of experience in designing, planning, executing, and managing programs on water and natural resource management, livelihoods, agriculture and environment, with considerable experience across Asia and Africa. Mr. Molden was awarded a PhD in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. He has contributed to the publication of nearly 200 works in books, refereed journals, research and project report series, the media, and educational materials. He has received many awards including the Outstanding Scientist Award of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in 2009.