Ganesh Shah is a Nepalese politician and ex-Minister for Environment, Science and Technology. He is also one of the senior most leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (United) and until recently was the General Secretary of the party Communist Party of Nepal (United). Shah is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and received his M-Tech (Technical Engineering) from Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University in 1973. Shah was appointed the Minister for Environment, Science and Technology when the cabinet was extended. Mr. Shah is a big advocate of the climate change issues in Nepal and has been quoted in various media outlet during his time as a minister. Mr. Shah is known for being one of the technology savvy politician in Nepal maintains his own blog and is an active Facebook user.