Kalyan is a Training Coordinator for the Center for People and Forest known as the Regional Community forestry Training Center (RECOFTC). She has experience in working with government, nongovernmental organizations and communities and is trained in social sciences with more than ten years’ experience in research, training design, implementation and project management and proposal development related to Community Forestry, Community Fisheries management, co-management of Protected Areas, and participatory management of land-use planning. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and Bachelor’s degree in Forestry Science from the Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia. Her interests and substantial experience in collaborative research and capacity building are related to rural development, forest governance, gender equity and poverty reduction. Recently, she actively involved in the consultative meetings, workshops on supporting the discussion and shared experiences and concerns on REDD+ development and implementation in Cambodia.