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Ngamindra Dahal, Executive Director

Ngamindra Dahal is serving as the Executive Director of Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS) since June 2015. He is pursuing research on various applications of technologies and practices to address climate change challenges in agriculture, water and forest sectors. He has brought wide range of professional experiences from his previous works with various agencies including […]

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Kamal Devkota, Senior Research Officer

Kamal Devkota  a graduate of MA in Development Studies has been working with SIAS since last 6 years at different capacities. Currently, he is serving as a Senior Research Officer to the research project Climate Adaptive Water Management Plans for Cities in South Asia. This project is lead by SIAS in collaboration with several partners […]

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Hari Dhungana, Senior Research Fellow

 Dr. Hari Dhungana is the Senior Research Fellow of Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS). He also serves as member-secretary of Nepal Policy Research Network (NPRN; url:, which coordinates exchanges amongst and between policy researchers and other stakeholders in Nepal through policy dialogues, policy-relevant social science research, journal publication and Nepal Policy Net web-portal  (url: […]

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Tikeshwari Joshi

Tikeshwari Joshi, Research Officer

Tikeshwari Joshi has completed her Master’s degree (Double Degree International Masters Programme) in Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria and Czech University of Life sciences in Prague, Czech Republic. Her main areas of interests are Natural Resources Management, REDD+, Climate change adaptation […]

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Gyanu Maskey, Research Officer

Gyanu Maskey holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuwan University. Her main areas of interest are climate change adaptation, natural resource management, payment for ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. She is currently involved with SIAS as a Research Officer. Her involvement at SIAS has been to support research on climate change adaptation and institution […]

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Kaustuv Raj Neupane, Research Officer

Kaustuv Raj Neupane holds Master’s Degree in Rural Development as well as Masters Degree in Zoology (Ecology and environment group) from Tribhuwan University. He serves as a Research Officer to the research project Political Economy of Water Security, EcoSystem Services and Livelihoods in the Western Himalayas. He has more than six years of experience in the field of research […]

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Suchita Shrestha

Suchita Shrestha holds Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuwan University. She works as Knowledge Management Officer (KMO) particularly for a research project “Climate Adaptive and Equitable Water Management Practices and Strategies in cities in South Asia (CAMPS).”  As KMO, she has been supporting in writing, editing and finalizing field and  technical reports; producing both written […]

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Srijana Paudel, Executive Secretary

Srijana Paudel has recently joined SIAS as an Executive Secretary. She is responsible for managing and handling office communications, updating websites of SIAS (, Nepal Policy Research Network ( and Community of Evaluators Nepal ( and supports in managing website of Himalayan Rivers Alliance (HRA). She also looks after administrative and logistical arrangements for seminars, lectures, […]

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