Dr. Popular Gentle leads is Country Director of Ipas Nepal. He is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in the development sector, with a primary focus on poverty reduction, social justice, women’s empowerment and gender transformative programming. He previously served as assistant country director for CARE in Nepal, providing program oversight and strategic leadership on issues such as gender and inclusion. Dr. Gentle has a PhD in environmental science—which he studied from an economic and political perspective—from Charles Sturt University in Australia, where he is an adjunct research fellow. His research has been extensively published, on topics including poverty, gender, equity and climate change adaptation.