Namaste and welcome to my personal website!
I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme directorate.
Prior to joining ESPA, I was a research officer (Sep 2013-Jan2017) in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography at Bangor University. I worked in the ESPA-funded project P4ges. I am an environmental social scientist with over 10 years of policy-oriented research experience in developing countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in socio-economic and institutional aspects of biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and utilisation, customary land and tree tenure systems, and gender, poverty and rural livelihoods. The focus of my work is primarily on the poverty-environment nexus, with current research extending to the issues of environmental justice particularly in relation to climate change mitigation policies.
I am also associated with ForestAction Nepal as a Research Fellow, and with the Centre for Ecology Law and Policy (CELP) in the UK as a Research Associate.
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