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Yoshika Crider,Research Fellow

Yoshika Crider is a PhD student in the Energy & Resources Group the University of California, Berkeley. She uses methods from environmental engineering and public health to study safe water and sanitation. In Nepal, she is exploring evidence-based ways to provide these basic services in non-household settings, particularly schools and  healthcare facilities, as the country strives […]

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Niraj Prasad Koirala, Research Fellow

 Koirala, is a PhD student of Economics at Texas Tech University in USA. He is also working as  Graduate Part Time Instructor in the department of Economics. His fields of interests within  economic include monetary economics, institutional economics and natural resource economics.  He is currently working in his research project about thecredit constraints  and impact […]

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Sushant Acharya, Research Fellow

Sushant has recently joined SIAS in a capacity of Research Fellow. Prior to joining SIAS, Sushant was working with Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme. He has served for more than twelve years in forestry development field and possesses rich field experience specifically in community based forest management, strengthening governance of grass-roots institutions, forestry/natural resource based livelihoods […]

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hemant ojha

Hemant Ojha, Distinguished Research Fellow

Dr Ojha has two decades of experience in research, and development actions and post-graduate teaching. He is the Distinguished Research Fellow at SIAS and the former Chair of SIAS Board. He is the founder of ForestAction Nepal and formerly its Board Chair. He did doctoral research in Development Studies (with a focus on Natural Resource Governance) […]

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Jagannath Adhikari, Senior Research Fellow

 Dr Jagannath Adhikari is a Visiting Fellow at Resource Management in Asia and Pacific Program, The Australian National University. He did his PhD on Human Geography (Agrarian Change, Resource Management) in 1995 from Australian National University and M.Sc., Rural Development in 1987 from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Dr Adhikari taught a course on farm […]

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Roshan Bajracharya

Roshan Bajracharya, Senior Research Fellow

With a PhD in Soil Science and MSc in Agronomy from Ohio State University, USA, Professor Roshan Man Bajracharya has over 15 years of experience in management and coordination of international collaborative research and capacity building projects with other universities and international organizations. After completion of 3 years of post-doctoral work on soil carbon dynamics […]

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Anil Bhattarai

Anil Bhattarai, Senior Research Fellow

Anil Bhattarai is a senior research fellow at Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS).  His doctoral research at the University of Toronto’s Departmant of Geography and Planning focuses on changes in ecological agriculture, household livelihoods, and agrarian knowledge. During the last two decades, he has been actively involved in Nepal’s scholar/activist community through his work […]

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Ramesh Bhusal

Ramesh Bhushal, Research Fellow

Mr Bhushal holds Masters’ Degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University specializing on mountain environment. He has more than a decade experience and has expertise on climate change, environmental communication and policy. He contributes to BBC Nepali Service as Science Reporter and has worked as Principal Environment Correspondent with The Himalayan Times, Bureau Coordinator in […]

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Gunjan Dhakal

Gunjan Dhakal holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Oregon State University, USA. She is now working with USAID’s Health for Life (H4L) project as the capacity of District Program Coordinator for Dang and Salyan districts. She received a USAID scholarship to study masters under Women’s Leadership Training in Economics (WLTIE) program for the year 2009-2011. She […]

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Krishna Gyawali, Research and Policy Advisor

Mr. Gyawali is engaged with SIAS as a Research and Policy Advisor. He joined Nepal Civil Service in 1984. He worked as Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Environment (later renamed as Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment) and the Ministry of Local Development, and as a Joint Secretary at the Ministry of […]

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Chandra Lal Pandey

Chandra Lal Pandey, Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Chandra Lal Pandey is a Senior Research Fellow at Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies. He is also a Visiting Professor in School of Education, ​ Kathmandu University the ​ Institute of Crisis Management, and International Relations and Diplomacy Programmes​,Tribhuvan University.  He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waikato, New Zealand from where he had also […]

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Uttam Babu Shrestha, Senior Research Fellow

Uttam Babu Shrestha is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the Institute for Agriculture and the Environment, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has completed PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA and has two masters’ degrees, one in Geographic Information Technology from Northeastern University, USA and the other in Botany from […]

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Netra Prasad Timsina (PhD)

Dr. Netra Prasad Timsina is the President of NGO Federation of Nepal (2008 onwards) leading a network of more than 5300 NGOs primarily working in the field of human rights, democracy, pro-poor development and environmental justice. He have been largely engaged in public policy advocacy representing CSOs in various high level policy forums of governments, […]

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