Mr. Yam Prasad Pokharel is Director General of Forest Research and Training Center, under the Ministry of Forest and Environment, Nepal. He has M.Phil degree in Natural Resource Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal India. He has been focal point the GFRA and a country representative to the INBAR where Nepal is a Vice-Chairperson. He has special expertise in forest inventory, remote sensing, and forest biometry. He has been involved in all three cycles of national level forest survey i.e. 1990’s, 2010 and 2016 and contributed as National Project Coordinator in the Forest Resource Assessment Project (2010-2015). He is the Chief Editor of Peer-Reviewed Forest journal, Banko Janakari editorial board.