Mr. Sagendra Tiwari has a Masters degree in Resource Management from Institute of Ecology and Resource Management, The University of Edinburgh, UK. He also has Post-Graduate Diploma in Forestry (AIFC); two – year course majoring in Forest Management and allied subjects from Indian Forest College, Dehradun, India. Mr. Tiwari has over 20 years of experience in Forest and Natural Resource Management. He has been engaged in the field of community forestry, biodiversity, medicinal plants, non-timber forest products, protected areas, and watershed management. He has 10 years of experience in strategic program development, planning and management. He has been facilitating NDRC in participatory programme planning workshops and developing strategic program, project frameworks and proposals and project cycle management.