Dhulikhel Municipality signed MOU with Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS)

On 8th November 2017, Dhulikhel Municipality signed MOU with Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), a lead policy-research institute to carry out research based policy actions on environmental management, climate change, water, urbanization, capacity building of local institutions, natural resource management and sustainable development among others in Dhulikhel Municipality. After almost 4 years of active…

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CCMCC Annual Meeting

Researchers, NGO partners and stakeholders of the DFID / NWO-WOTRO funded Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change programme in Nepal gathered to reflect on key lessons learnt from research conducted in the country over the past four years. Four research projects working in Nepal presented their findings and their recommendations to promote…

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Research Result Sharing Workshop

SIAS organized “Research Result Sharing Workshop” on 27th of October, 2017 for the CAMPS Masters’ Thesis Grantees. The objective of the event was to share the final or ongoing research result for the feedback from the experts’ panel including the professors from UNSW and UNSYD. The objective of the workshop was also to prepare students for the prospective working paper out of the research work. The event helped students on…

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REFRAMING NEPAL’S PLANNING COMMISSION

The newly appointed Vice Chair of Nepal’s National Planning Commission (NPC), Mr S Wagle, who represents the young generation of Nepalese scholars, spoke to the media shortly after the appointment that one of his priorities as the new head of the NPC is to transform NPC itself into a ‘think tank’. Writer Indeed, his intention…

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Dharan Pani Chautari 2

Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS) facilitated  Dharan Pani Chautari- 2 organized by Dharan Sub Metropolitan and Dharan Water Supply Management Board on  31 March2017 at Dharan Municipality Hall under the “Climate Adaptive Water Management Plans for Cities in South Asia (CAMPS)” project. The  Pani chautari  which is organized periodically is an interactive knowledge sharing…

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Questionnaire survey completed in Dhulikhel and Dharan

SIAS conducted  household questionnaire survey related to urban water in two study sites Dhulikhel and Dharan. This survey is a part of Climate Adaptive Water Management Plans for Cities in South Asia (CAMPS) project conducted by SIAS in Nepal and CEDAR in India. The objective of the survey was to understand the access of water, quality…

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Delocalizing Communities: Changing Forms of Community Engagement in Natural Resources Governance

Delocalizing Communities DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.06.017 Published Online:July 201 By Hemant R Ojha, Rebecca Ford, Rodney J. Keenam, Digby Race, Dora Carias Vega , Himlal Baral ,and    Prativa Sapkota Summary:— Across both the developing and developed worlds, community engagement has become a key strategy for natural resource management. However, a growing number of studies report that…

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Rethinking Environment and Development in an Era of Global Norms: An Exploration of Forests and Water (REDEGN II)

Project Name: Rethinking Environment and Development in an Era of Global Norms: An Exploration of Forests and Water(REDEGN II) Funding Agency (ies): University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK Project leader: Hari Dhungana Project Duration: 2016-2017 Brief Description of the project: The research responds to the unprecedented emergence of global environmental norms intended to reconcile natural resource…

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Training for Young & Emerging Evaluators

Community of Evaluators – Nepal (COE-Nepal) organised four-days training  on “Evaluation in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals”from 25th to 28th July 2017 in Kathmandu. The training aimed to nurture and train young and emerging evaluators in Nepal through engaged exposure to emerging approaches to gender and equity focused evaluation of projects, programmes and policies. The training…

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