I am an environmental social scientist with over 15 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 forest governance and climate change mitigation policies.
I recently (June 2018) completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme directorate, where I was involved in ESPA’s effort to synthesise its research findings as the programme came to a close in 2018. Prior to joining ESPA, I was a postdoctoral research officer (Sep 2013-Jan2017) in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography at Bangor University, where I worked in the ESPA-funded project P4ges.
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