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...
Climate Extremes, Air Pollution and Agro-ecosystems (CiXPAG)
Project Name: Climate Extremes, Air Pollution and Agro-ecosystems (CiXPAG) Donor: Centre for International Climate Change and Environmental Research CICERO Norway Project Leader: Dr. Jana Sillmann (CICERO) Duration: 2015-2017 Brief Description of the Project: CiXPAG will investigate the complex interactions between climate extremes, air pollution and agricultural ecosystems. Climate extremes (e.g., droughts, floods, heatwaves) and air pollution events often co-occur...
Conflict, Violence and Environmental Change(Investigating resource governance and legitimacy in transitional societies)
Partners and Collaborators: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU-Sweden) ,Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS- Nepal),Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NORAGRIC- Norway),African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS- Kenya),University of New South Wales (UNSW- Australia) Duration: 3 Years (2016 – 2019)
Climate Adaptive Water Management Plans for Cities in South Asia (CAMPS)
Project Leader: Professor Roshan Man Bajracharya Partners and Collaborators: Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (lead institution, Nepal), Centre for Ecology, Development and Research, India (India); University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Sydney (Australia), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (Nepal) Duration: 36 months (Starting from 1 April 2016)
The Political Economy of Water Security, Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods in the Western Himalayas (ESPA)
Project Leader: Hemant Raj Ojha Partners and Collaborators: University of Cambridge UK, SIAS, Centre for Ecology and Development and Research (CEDAR) INDIA Duration: November 2013 to May, 2016
Conflict and Cooperation over REDD+ in Nepal, Vietnam and Mexico (CoCooR)
Project Leader: Hari Dhungana (SIAS) Partners and Collaborators: Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (Nepal), University of East Anglia (UK), RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests (Thailand), Institute of Cultural Studies (Vietnam), Winrock International (USA) and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico) Duration: 48 months (Starting from Feb, 2014)
Connecting Farmers’ Voices in Madhesh to Climate Change Policies and Discourses
Project Leader: Dr. Hari Dhungana Partners and Collaborators: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Nepal Madhesh Foundation (NEMAF) and PANOS South Asia. Duration: Brief description of the project: This project is the collaboration between SIAS and International Water Management Institute (IWMI),which is funded by the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Programme and the IWMI Uptake Department.
Strengthening Capacity of MSFP Implementing Agencies in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
Project Leader: Ngamindra Dahal Partners and Collaborators: Duration: February to November, 2014 Brief description of the activity/project: This is a Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP) supported project, which aims at strengthening the capacity of MSFP partners and collaborators towards achieving the goal of building climate resilience in an inclusive and equitable way.
Rethinking Environment and Development in an Era of Global Norms: An Exploration of Forests and Water in Nepal, Sudan and Uganda (REDEGN)
Project Leader : Hari Dhungana (SIAS) Partners and Collaborators: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK Duration: 2013-2015 (Starting from Dec 2013) Brief description of project: The research responds to the unprecedented emergence of global environmental norms, particularly those intended to reconcile natural resource management with poverty alleviation in a just manner.
Analysis of Institutional Arrangements on Agriculture Intensification in Smallholder Farming Systems in Dhanusha and Sunsari Districts of Nepal
Project Leader: Kamal Devkota Partners and Collaborators: Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) Duration : April-May, 2014 Brief description of the project : This short assignment was a quick institutional analysis (landscape of actors, their capacities and limitations, constraints and opportunities) to support scaling out intensification of smallholder farming systems in eastern Terai districts of Sunsari & Dhanusa in Nepal.
Achieving Climate Resiliency: A Road Map for Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Program in Nepal
Project Leader: Partners and Collaborators : Duration: April - July 2013 Brief description of the activity/project: This was a strategic project done to design the better implementation of Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme (MSFP) to achieve its four outcomes and particularly achieving the climate resiliency of targeted households.
Inclusive Urbanisation in the Context of Environmental Change
Partners and collaborators: University of Sydney and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India
Role of Critical Action Research in Transforming Forest Governance
Partners and collaborators: ForestAction Nepal
Evidence-based Policy in Development Network (ebpdn-South Asia)
Project Leader: Hari Dhungana Partners and Collaborators: ForestAction Nepal, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Srilanka Duration : 2011 Brief Description of the activity/project : This project aims to expand experiential knowledge on the relative efficiency and effectiveness of policy research and engagement methods and tools and to make a collective, structured reflection within the research team about their effectiveness and efficiency in producing evidence and influencing policy.
ESPA Political Economy Framework Project
Project Leader: Hari Dhungana Partners and Collaborators: The University of Edinburgh, ForestAction Nepal Duration: 2011/2012 Brief description of the project : The project aims to analyze whether and to what extent forest ecosystem services are considered in national policy making, in terms of enabling factors for the consideration of ES in national policy, and the extent of poverty alleviation considered alongside ES in the country context. It also examines policy approaches in forest management and the incentives that have been effective in promoting the well being of the poor.
Landscape of Democracy: the Cultural Politics of Governance in Nepal
Project Leader : Partners and Collaborators: The University of Edinburgh and University of Toronto, Forest Action, NCCR Duration : Brief description of the project : The overall research question—how is democratic governance understood and performed in local communities— encompasses the domains of market and exchange, as well as the institutions more conventionally understood to constitute civil society.
Mentoring and Strategic Support for Public Policy Fellowship Program of Alliance for Social Dialouge
Project Leader : Partners and Collaborators: Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) Duration : 2011 Brief description of the project : This involves support for the selection, training, hands-on-mentoring and review and editing support to policy research fellow.