Sijal Pokharel is an environmental steward, who has completed her Masters in Environmental Science from the Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuwan University, Nepal. She is also a Research fellow in the river basin program of the International Center for Integrated Mountain and Development (ICIMOD) known as Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience Research (Hi-Aware). Her specialization lies in Integrated Water Resource Management and Climate Change. She has keen interest in social issues but tries to look into them through a global lens, following which she conducted her thesis on Climate change and Migration. In her thesis, she has tried to link environmental stress with human displacement. She also did a case study in the upstream of Gandaki River Basin, in an isolated Mountain village. She focused on water scarcity and climate change impact on Agriculture in her study. Sijal is also a finalist in the South Asian Debate Competition held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a trainee of the International women leadership associated with the Global peace foundation Nepal. She is a passionate environmental activist and wants to make difference by contributing to environmental protection.