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Job Title
Faculty
School
Akamai University
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests (List All Please)
My area of expertise combine both environment and social sciences including social and environmental policies, environment conservation including wildlife management, wetland, forestry, climate change, bioenergy, natural resources management, sustainable development, green and clean economy.

My other field of interest and expertise are global social change, global economic inequalities and transnational patterns of labor and economic organization; plus social problems/social policy plus transnational organizations, globalization, political and economic transformations, labor, development, and the environment.
Teaching and research:
I very comfortable in teaching interdisciplinary courses on above mentioned field including introductory and advance courses in sociology including race and ethnic relations, deviance and social control, social change, social movements, and research methods; organizational and political sociology.
My other fields expertise include theory of development; international organizations; public/ social policy; globalization and global transformation; the non-profit sector; nature, culture and power; and multiculturalism. In research, I am keenly interested in issues related to global environmental policies, sustainable development, green energy and economy, climate change mitigation research in the forestry and agriculture, land use change as well as environmental hazard risk from the local to global levels. I have also expertise in advanced comparative methodology and extensive experience in working with large data sets, taking projects from design to implementation, and network analysis.

Education:

PhD in Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University NY, USA (2012)
Dissertation topic: Exploring the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN’s) National Program Development in Biodiversity Conservation: A Comparative Study of India,
Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh

• Master of Arts in Sociology, Syracuse University NY (2010)
• Certificate of Advanced Study in Civil Society Organizations, Syracuse University, (2008)

• Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Thesis topic: Issues in the Sustainable Management of Protected Areas of Nepal: A Case Study of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve / Buffer Zone (2004)

• Master of Science in Environmental System Monitoring and Analysis, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, University of Twente, the Netherlands Thesis topic: Assessing the Impact of Off Road Driving in Masai Mara National Park, Narok, Kenya (1998)

• Master of Arts in Anthropology, Tribhuwan University Kathmandu, Nepal Thesis 1 topic: An Ethnic Study of Magar Community in Eastern Nepal: A Case Study from Letang Village Development, Morang, Nepal. Thesis 2 topic: Indigenous Knowledge for Culture and Environmental Management in Eastern Nepal: A Case Study of Morang District, Nepal (1991)

• Diploma, Endangered Species Management, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK Thesis topic: A Study of the Wild Water Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis arnee) in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Sunsari Nepal(1996)

• Post Graduate Diploma in Ecology and Environment, International Institute of Ecology and Environment (IIEE), India Thesis topic: Ecology study of Water in Biratnagar, (A case study of River, Pond and ditches), Nepal.(1992)

License:

• Chartered School Teaching License- Social Science- State of Indiana (2015)
• CPR/AED/Heimlich, First Aid and the Teacher in service program on the awareness and prevention of youth suicide training certificate (2015)

Prizes, Awards, and Fellowship/Scholarship

2011 The Best Paper Award “CLIMATE 2011”, provided by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, with partnership of Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany; United Nations Environment Program (UNEP); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Sahara and Sahel Observatory; Ecological Society for Eastern Africa; International Development Research Centre; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD); KlimaI NVEST Green Concepts GmbH; World Meteorological Organization; Deutsche Post DHL; CIIFEN; UNITAR; Kompetenzzentrum Klimafolgen; SKINT + Waterpraxis, Germany
Paper titled “Environmental Performance and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan”. The award was chosen among the 50 peer-reviewed papers submitted for the global seminar on "Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management" virtually held in Hamburg Germany from November 7-12, 2011

2011OIKOS Fellow, OIKOS Foundation for Economy and Ecology, St. Gallen, Switzerland, I was chosen as an OIKOS Young Scholars International Economics Academy 2011 by the OIKOS foundation, St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 2011, the foundation has chosen 8 OIKOS fellows through the global competition process.

2008 - Goekjian Fellow, Syracuse University, Maxwell School, NY, USA
2008-Graduate Fellowship (Prestigious Award), Syracuse University, USA
2008-Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
2007- Golden Key International (Award for academic excellence)
2006- Endeavour International Research Award (EIPRS) (Australia) (Government of Australia)
2006- University of Adelaide Research Award [Australian Postgraduate Award (UAS) Australia]
2005- Graduate Fellowship, (most prestigious award) Syracuse University, USA
2002- Sustainable International Development Graduate fellowship, Brandeis University, USA
1996- Netherlands Governments’ Fellowship for the ESM-2 course (for two years) to attend the M.Sc. course at ITC the Netherlands

1995- International fellowship from World Conservation Union (IUCN) Switzerland
1994- International Scholarship from Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, UK
1980 to 2002- More than 50 various Gold, Silver and bronze medals and prizes in poems and essay writing in various functions/ from various organizations.

Professional and Academic Memberships
• Academic member: The Communication Institute of Greece (COM.IN.G.) 2014 to present
• Contributing member: Energy for Capabilities Development (e4CDp) 2014 to present
• Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) -2013 to present
• Federation of American Scientists (FAS) – 2011 to present
• The Wildlife Society (TWS)-2011 to present
• European Science Foundation (ESF) -2011 to present
• International Studies Association (ISA) -2010 to present
• The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) -2010 to present
• International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate – ISIAQ-2009 to present
• United Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society―2007 to present
• Golden Key International―2007 to present
• International Environmental Education―1990 to present
• Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ―1996 to present
• UNEP member as a founder of an accredited NGO―1996 to present
• American Sociological Association―2005 to present
• American Geographical Association―2005 to present
• Syracuse University, Campus Sustainability Committee―2005 to present
• Syracuse University, Center for Environmental Policy and Administration―2006 to 2012
• International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Species Survival (SSC) ―1992 to present
• IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) ―1993 to present
• IUCN Commission on Eco system Management (CEM) ―2005 to present
• IUCN - Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) ―2005 to present

Professional training

2012 UNFCCC-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change- Overview of Review Process and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Inventory Guidelines; Terms of Reference-Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory Review; Improving Communication and Facilitating Consensus in Review Team, Energy Sector Inventory Review on Fugitive Emission and Fugitive Combustion and Adaptation and Research and Systematic Observation, UNFCCC-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, Bonn, Germany
2009 Quantification & Valuation of Ecosystem Services: A State University of New York (SUNY-ESF) Conversations in the Disciplines, SUNY ESF- Syracuse NY, USA.
2006 Teaching Associate Training, Syracuse University, USA.
2006-10 Participated in several Future Professoriate Program (FPP), Professional Development Seminars (PDS), Syracuse University, USA.
2003 Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility-11, World Bank Institute, the World Bank, Washington, DC
2002 Social survey research tool preparation and application, Tribhuwan University, Central Department of Sociology/ Anthropology, National Planning Commission, Central Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2001 Diploma in Environment Journalism, Tribhuwan University, Center for Environment Education, IUCN, ICIMOD and Nepal Forum of Environment Journalist, Kathmandu, Nepal
2000 Methods of efficient supervision for graduate students and their research (Data collection tools and techniques, Data tabulation and analysis, Interview techniques and uses etc.) DECORE, Nepal.
1995 Diploma in Internship in Environmental Education; IEE-95, Organized by CEE, Center for Environment Education/SASEANEE/IUCN Environment Education Program at CEE, India.
1994 Diploma in Breeding and Conservation of Endangered Species Principles and Practice, International Training Center, Jersey (Durrell) Wildlife Preservation Trust, Channel Islands, U.K.
1991 Diploma General Banking from Nepal Rastra Bank, Kathmandu Nepal.
1991 National Census Supervision Training from National Planning Commission /Central Bureau of Statistics Kathmandu Nepal.
1999 Early 2000 refresher courses on computer application for current situation, Oxford Computer Plc. Kathmandu, (all windows based professional software, Statistical Packages i.e. Statistica, Systat, SPSS, some GIS packages i.e. ArcInfo, ArcView, ILWIS etc).

Service Experience
2015 Interpretation and Translation [English-Nepali, Hindi; (Urdu interpreter only)], LUNA Language Services; Language Training Services; Exodus Refugee Immigration, Indianapolis, Indiana

2013 Member of the Editorial Review Board (Journal of Biology and Medicine- ISSN:
0974-8369) OMICS Group International, USA

2012 Expert Review Panel of the First Order Draft Working Group II (WG-II) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5Journal of Biology and Medicine Climate Change 2013: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report‏

2012 Representative to the United Nations Department of Public Information (NGO/DPI)

2011 Member to the Expert Group Meeting on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development in the United Nations- Convention of Biological Diversity. This expert group consists of 25 globally known personalities, selected through with the UN member states’ global competition and nomination processes. One mandate of this group is to oversee conflicts over natural resources in poverty-stricken populations. The expert group also serves as a policy recommendation body.

2011 Member of Experts Group: UNFCCC-United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
Expert expertise tasks include:
1. Green House Gas (GHG) inventory and assigned amount information
2. Policies and measures and analysis of GHG abatement issues
3. Vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts, and adaptation
4. Research and systematic observation
Technical review of GHG inventories and other information reported by Annex I Parties annually
In-depth review of Annex I Party national communications
Review of information related to methodologies
Review of methodologies and tools to assess impacts and adaptation
Review of information related to technologies, financial resources, development, and transfer of technologies
Review of reports on systematic observation
2011 Member of the Expert Review Panel of the First Order Draft Working Group I (WG-1) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report‏ (external)
2011 Member to the Editorial board of the Himalayan Journal of Sciences, Nepal/
USA
2011 Scientific and Technical Committee and Editorial Review Board (Human and
Social Sciences Division), World Academy of Science, Engineering and
Technology, USA
2010 The Maxwell Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Scholarship and Ideas, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA.
1984-2000 Editor-in-chief of Dhara, Bimonthly Literary Journal, Nepal (environment journal)
1986 to Present Co-founder and General Secretary, Democratic Writers Association, Nepal
1988 to Present Senior adviser of APEC-Eco-Club Newsletter (Environment-bimonthly), Nepal.
1994 to Present Executive Member of Social Research Society, Nepal.

Summary of Areas of Professional Expertise:
Teaching and Research: environmental sociology; organizational sociology and political sociology; research methods; conflict in natural resource management and social policy (global and transnational); community and economic development; environmental studies; sustainability studies; peace, diplomacy and international relations; climate change induced health risk; civil society; political ecology and NGO management etc.

Global expertise on Water Resource Management. Conflict management; Biodiversity Conservation; Conflict Management; Green Economy; Sustainability; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation within the foci of Social and Environmental Governance Theories and Methods
Teaching
• Several years researching, teaching and supervision (major subjects: introductory courses on sociology, anthropology, international relation and sustainable development, natural resource conflict management; introduction of environmental studies; our nature and our future; non-profits; human ecology and human society; climate change impact; qualitative and mix methods etc.)
• About ten years experiences in teacher training on conflict environment and conflict management and environment communication
Research
• About two decades experience in qualitative and quantitative social research, participatory rural assessment, or quantitative social research methodologies (Geo-Statistics; Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System-RS/GIS-ILWIS, ARC-View, ARC-Info; SPSS, SAS, STRASE, SYSTAT and STATISTICA Software)
• Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA); Participatory Action Research; Participatory (PRA/PLA) methods and tools
• Water resources management
• Sustainable development and green economy
• Global social and environmental policy
• Environmental strategy and policy formation and environment conservation master plan preparation
• Natural forest and protected area governance and management plan
• Social development and environment conservation including climate change; environmental impact assessment; sustainable development; natural resource management
Expertise in conflict management
• About two decades experience conflict and collaboration; applied dispute resolution and conflict management; conflict transformation theory and practice; conflict management and mitigation; sustainable international development and environmental studies focusing in mitigating.
Expertise in environment conservation and management
• More than 20 years of working experience in environment conservation, forestry management, social development and conservation campaigns
• Professional field experience in sustainable international development, integrated conservation and development projects and/or forestry and biodiversity conservation / climate change both in developed and developing world (e.g. Africa, Asia, USA, Western Europe, Australia, and the Middle East)
Leadership
• Two decades of experience as a chair and leader of national and international nongovernmental organization
• Program and project planning and development, monitoring and evaluation
• Proposal writing, budget planning and management and securing funding for the research and action projects
• Contract and sub-contract for project implementation
• Successful in multi-tasking and managing projects and deadlines
• Motivated self-starter with excellent teamwork skills
• Experience with generating news media interest for social development
• Decade of experience in developing and implementing grassroots campaigns related to social justice, health, sanitation and educational issues
• Decade long experience in the environmental journalism (trainer, editor of environment journal- petition drives, media campaigns, generating news media interest for campaigns), environmental education and communication
• Decade of experience organizing seminar, workshop and stakeholder consultation meetings, and production of proceedings, reporting and dissemination
• Experience in creating or involvement on global networks on the contemporary global policy through academic scholarship
Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii 2014
Faculty and Deputy Program Director – Department of Sustainability
The Sustainability Studies program recognizes the evolving focus of the sustainability field and the vast number of meanings associated with what defines sustainable. Our approach here at Akamai University is an open one that embraces studies which bring about change and global betterment.

Teaching Subjects

Sociological theories and practices
Environmental Studies
Community and Economic Development
Environmental Studies
Sustainability Studies
Peace, Diplomacy and International Relations
Natural resource management and sustainability

Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii 2011-2014
Teaching
Instructor (Adjunct faculty member)
Syllabus preparation and teaching
http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/faculty.html#B
Sociology; Environmental Studies; Community and Economic Development; Environmental Studies; Sustainability Studies; Peace, Diplomacy and International relations

Maxwell School, Syracuse University, NY 2006 – 2012
Teaching
Research Associate and Teaching Assistant, Sociology Department
• Syllabus preparation, teaching material preparation and teaching introductory courses on sociological theories especially on:
SOC 880 Social Theory and Environment
SOC 466 Organizations and Society
SOC 825 Foundation of Organizational Sociology
SOC 400 Sociology of the Environment
SOC 335 Political sociology
GEO 555 Political ecology
SOC 785 Social Research method
MAX 436 Conflict in natural resource management
MAX 788 Social policy (global and transnational)
• Serve as teaching assistant for courses on conflict management, syllabus preparation, teaching classes, grading and supervision (at Maxwell School PAARC in 2007 and in 2008)
Peace and conflict
Conflict resolution in groups: facilitation and conflict management
Conflicts in sustainable development (with the case of protected areas management)
Fundamentals of conflict studies

• Serve as a panel in the capstone seminars for the international relation master courses and provide lectures on the issues of international negotiation on environmental issues (2011)
International public and NGO management
International relations
Capstone seminars on international negotiation
Natural resource management and sustainability
• Assistant Lecturer, Adharsha College (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) (part time: night shift) 1993-1996 Subjects taught to undergraduate level students:
Introduction of environmental studies;
Rural and urban societies
Our nature and our future;
World society and culture;
Introduction of civics;
Introduction of social method and
Nepali culture and society
(Task include syllabus preparation, teaching and grading in mid-term exams, final exams were administered directly by the University) got the excellent teaching citation for the student’s subject performance).

• Instructor, Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhvan University, Kathmandu (part time: morning shift- 1999 for six months) subjects taught (master level students):
Introduction to the sociological theories and social thoughts
Complexities and problems of the urban and rural societies
Human ecology and human society
Social research methods
Problems in social development

• Teacher’s trainer, and Chair, Association for protection of Environment and Culture (APEC-Nepal) 1988-2002
Natural resource conflict management and environment communication
Civil Society and Nonprofit management
Leadership in integrated social development
Self-sustaining in energy management by utilizing local resources
The procedure for eco-club establishment
Role play for societal harmony
Fund raising
Proposal writing
Preparing tools for social research
124 High School’s 450 teachers participated in this program during 1992-2002.
124 High School’s 1500 eco-club member students were trained (the training program was largely supported by the Ministry for Forest and Soil Conservation-Nepal; World Wildlife Fund for Nature-WWF; International Union for Conservation of Nature-IUCN; United Nations Development Program-UNDP; Brehum Fund-Germany; district level development agencies and educational institutions of Nepal, India and Bangladesh)

Research (2006-at present)
• Research and data management–in various research projects such as issues and agendas of civil society and nongovernment organization;
Organization of knowledge
Global social and environmental policy
Vulnerable environment and risk
State of environment in Asia
Role of science in managing climate change
Cross national public opinion analysis on climate change
Roles of international organization in human development, climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, knowledge management
Problem in theorizing green economy, sustainable development
Role of international organization in minimizing trans-boundary conflict on biodiversity and protected area management in South Asia
Problems in sustainable development
Theoretical frame on green and creative economy

Supervision of academic field work
• Dissertation committee member (Peace and Diplomacy) of Mr. Peace Obeng, Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii (2014)
• Dissertation committee member (Environmental Studies) of Mr. Ahmed, Sheikh Javed, Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii (2012)
• Thesis supervision of Ms. Christin Li Lam, University of Adelaide, Australia, Natural Resource Conflict in protected areas of Nepal, Case Study of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Sunsari, Nepal (June 2001-May 2002)
• Graduate Students from University of Sydney, Australia, Study of Nepal National Parks and Tourist Spots of Nepal, Group study (15 students)- July 2000 to November 2000.
• Thesis supervision of Ms. Emelie Castle from PURPAN-ECOLE SUPERIEURE D’AGRICULTURE, France, A study of human impact on Black Buck conservation area, Khairapur, Gulariya, Bardiya, May 2001 to November 2001.
• Thesis supervision of Mr. Fhillip Peare from PURPAN-ECOLE SUPERIEURE D’AGRICULTURE, France, A study of socio-economic features of Black Buck conservation area, Khairapur, Gulariya, Bardiya. May 2001 to August 2001.
• Thesis supervision of Mr. Arnaud Guidal from ISTOM- Ecole superieure d’Agro-economie Internationale France, A study of Agro-economic condition of Koshi Tappu Buffer Zone area, Sunsari Nepal. May 2001 to December 2001.
• Thesis supervision of Mr. Hanuman Jain, from Manipal Technical Institute, Karnataka, India, A study of NGO’s role for conservation of Nature in Nepal, A case study of APEC-Nepal’s activities, November 2000 to March 2001.
• Field supervisors of Peter MacDonald and Barbara Van, Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Channel Islands, UK, for their research on River Dolphin, at Koshi Tappu region, Nepal (1995).
• Supervisor for the United States Peace Corps Volunteers to Nepal (1999-2002).
• Supervisor of the “National Census of Nepal – 1991” (area 2 of Morang, supervised 200 data collators)

B. Professional Experience
Research and Development

Atlantic State Legal Foundation, Inc. Syracuse, New York 2011-
Director of International Program
http://www.aslf.org/about-us/people/
Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. (ASLF) is a New York chartered not-for-profit corporation founded in 1982 with its purpose being to provide technical, legal, and organizing services to a variety of citizens, citizen groups, local governments, and others on a wide variety of environmental issues.
Responsibilities:
• Directing the international programs; serving as an expert in policy fields ranging from topics involving climate change; biodiversity conservation; globalization issues that transcend the nation state, global and environmental governance, environment and sustainability; international organizations; global policy and public/ social policy; conflict over natural resources, and other issues related to sustainable development and environmental change.

Japan Environment Education Forum (JEEF), Tokyo, Japan                  (2004 and 2006)

Project Consultant (part-time)                                                                                            

  • JEEF is a charitable organization to further environmental education. It’s role is to enhance the network of organizations and  individuals for better communications in the field of environment conservation, assist and conduct joint projects with other nations (especially developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region), and brings together like-minded organizations through the Network.

  • Researched and wrote profiles of Nepali and Pakistani NGOs for the Japan Environment Education Forum website. 

  • Research on the Role of Nepali and Pakistani NGOs for Environment conservation; preparation of their profiles and chose the most active one for partnerships; investigation of Nepali and Pakistani NGOs suited for database; manage database in preparation for publication; maintain the relationships with NGOs.

  • The major objective of the JEEF is to provide a platform for the NGOs which do not have the information dissimilation systems. This work helps NGOs to show their activities to the global audiences and helps them to obtain the project funding. 

 

Maxwell School, Syracuse University                                                                          2005

Environment Finance Center (EFC) Intern, Executive Education Program

  • Research on public concern on climate induced problems and water quality management of EFC project areas; preparation of financial reports for New York State, Maxwell School, and to other agencies; conduct ongoing project evaluation; examine the conflict on fresh water unitization at the Town of Inlet, prepare presentation for EFC director, and frequently presentations of the work report to Maxwell school as well as the various villages of upstate New York.

  • Organized two seminars at Town of Inlet on problems and consequences of lake water pollution

  • The project was successful and further extended to other areas and work avenues were increased. The Syracuse University handed over the project to the Center of Excellence, which is a full phase research consortium of 21 Universities of New York.  

 

Pajaro Jai Foundation, Maine, USA                                                                  2003-2004

Project Manager

  • The Pajaro Jai Foundation (PJF) aims to encourage wide reaching, self-propelling, and long lasting solutions to the problem of natural resource destruction by involving the local community.  They work primarily in Latin America.

  • Research on anthropogenic impact on Darien rainforest of panama based on secondary sources

  • Prepared campaign plan for the conservation of rainforest areas and linked PJF with like-minded international partners i.e. to the government, local bodies and NGOs partners.

  • Worked to ensure obtain PJF’s accreditation with the United Nations Environment Program, and the Economic and Social Council of United Nations, membership of the World Energy Council and the World Conservation Union (in progress).  This was accomplished through networking, presentations, publications and consultation.

  • Researched on the impact of PJF projects; prepared the funding proposal for the conservation of rainforest areas and linked PJF with like-minded international partners; preparation of evaluation report on ongoing project in Panama; preparation of financial reports to submit to the donor and government; preparation of speech and campaign materials for the Foundation President; helped the President with regular official work, i.e. networking and collaboration by participation the seminars, contributing to the listserve, through letter and email circulations; worked to ensure obtain PJF’s accreditation with the United Nations Environment Program, and the Economic and Social Council of United Nations, membership of the World Energy Council and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

  • Organized seminars on transnational conservation campaign

 

University of Adelaide, South Australia                                                                 2003-2004

United Nations Environmental Program (Part-time)

  • Conducted research and developed environmental educational projects for Nepal.

  • Prepared needs assessments for environmental education and helped to integrate local community involvement in project strategy.

  • Proposal writing to secure funding and utilized the funding to field visit, organize the seminars for the educators and provide the environment education training to the high-school teachers in Nepal; conducted research and developed environmental educational projects for Nepal; prepared needs assessments for environmental education and helped to integrate local community involvement in project strategy

 

International Union for the Conservation of Nature                                             2000-2001

Program Director

  • Led conservation campaign, organizing and meetings for the “Conservation Awareness Program in the Koshi Tappu Wetland Area, Nepal” campaign to raise public concern for the protection of natural forestry and wildlife of the area.

  • Used street theatre, mass meeting, demonstrations, print media and audiovisual aids as well as adult education to minimize the conflict between Park Authority and Local Stake holders.  Outcome: The Nepali government launched wetland conservation project for the wetland and buffer zone and committed to a management plan for the area.

  • Project 2AS00001A, “Conservation Awareness Program in the Koshi Tappu Wetland Area, Nepal," The Netherlands

  • Project Objective: To strengthen the local NGOs and agencies for social development and environment conservation, Around Koshi Tappu Ramsar, Nepal. Project budget NC-IUCN Euro 50,000.00 + APEC Euro 50,000.00.

  • Included research; program development; contract or sub-contract part of project; budget management and administer the overall project.  As a leader of the APEC and project chief, my role before and after funding was different. Before funding by the NC-IUCN the Netherlands, major responsibilities were to conduct feasibility study, stakeholder consultation and evaluation; socio-economic problem identification and project planning; proposal preparation; get the approval from the Nepal government and biding the proposal.  After approval of the grant, collaborated with the government and nongovernmental agencies for project implementation; overall management, administration, plan, implement, monitor, supervision and evaluation of the project.

  • Organization of quarterly workshops on program evaluation

 

UNICEF, Gulariya Municipality, Nepal                                                                 2001

Project Evaluator and Chief Co-Coordinator

  • Evaluated environment conservation projects in the Gulariya Municipality for funding agencies i.e. UNICEF, Pact, and Government of Nepal.

  • Developed expertise in integrating development goals and conservation goals such as road construction, drinking water, sanitation, forestry and wildlife preservation (Black Buck), education and health.

  • Prepare a management plan for peace building for resource management

  • Coordinated research and development work conducted by Australian 100 Volunteers in the Bardiya District.

  • Supervised the project funded by GEF (managed by the UNDP Nepal) for biodiversity conservation.

  • Research and evaluation of local capacity building and conservation for projects in the Gulariya Municipality for funding agencies i.e. WWF, UNICEF, Pact, and Nepal Government; examine the local expertise in integrating development goals and conservation goals such as road construction, drinking water, sanitation, forestry and wildlife preservation (Black Buck), education and health; coordination and supervision of  research and development work Australian Volunteers in the Bardiya District, Nepal (there were 100 people ranging teachers, doctors, carpenters, mud worker, wildlife experts, NGOs worker and graduate students).

  • One of the objectives of this monitoring program was to examine the institutional capacity of the local government agencies, including the district development office, office of the district forest management, protected area management office of the Bardia and the local village development councils.

 

United Nations Development Program, Park and People Program, Nepal         1999-2000

  • Prepare the overall research model for the protected area management, created the training module for the research participants and provide training.

  • Supervised field staff, data collection (household survey) and prepared the socio-economic management component of the KTWR Management Plan.

  • Presented final report, findings and recommendations to the donor agencies.

  • Preparation of research survey instruments; conduct interviews to hire the field staff; made recommendation for appointment and provide training for field data collection; data collection and tabulation of baseline data related to local stakeholders working on buffer zone management; supervised field staff; data collection (household survey); preparation of socio-economic management component of the KTWR Management Plan; preparation of action plan with identified tasks to be implemented by the stockholders; presented final report, findings and recommendations to the UNDP and other donor agencies.

     

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)                                          1999

Research Consultant

  • Prepared workshops proceedings on Promoting Role of Community in Sustainable Wetlands Conservation at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

  • Conduct a research about the local need for biodiversity conservation and helped to the IUCN and the Department of National Park and Wildlife conservation to prepare a guide book for conservation of wetlands as an environmental expert.

  • Preparation of Workshops proceeding on Promoting Role of Community in sustainable Wetlands Conservation at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and prepare tool kit for local users for water related disaster management.

  • Preparation for the workshop; establish contact with key experts in community development and sustainable development; invite participants; logistic support to the participants; document proceedings of the seminar and meetings and producing reports.

     

WINROCK International                                                                                        1998-1999

Research Consultant

  • Under the HMG Ministry of Agriculture “Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Related Resource Management” Nepal, I conducted agricultural research for the project “Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Related Resource Management”.

  • Tasks includes: research tool preparation; establish the relationships with the government officials, USAID officials; presentation of the urgency of the project on agriculture marketing and infrastructure development in Eastern Nepal and after approval of project; conduct agricultural research for the project “Policy Analysis in Agriculture and Related Resource Management”; organize workshop and preparation of proceeding of workshop.

     

World Resource Institute                                                                                         1998

  • Project “A Guide to NGO Monitoring of Forest Issues: Lessons from Around the World”, A Case Study from Nepal

  • Establishment of relationships with the National Wide Research organizations, University’s Colleges (there was only one University in Nepal with hundreds of affiliate colleges), NGOs and Government officials to collect the views to prepare the tool kit for monitoring and evaluation of environmental situation in Nepal; preparation of Tool Kit (the guide book for environment monitoring and evaluation); presentation to the government authority; submission to the World Resource Institute.

     

National Commercial Bank, Tangal, Kathmandu                                                 1986-1999

Research Officer

  • National Commercial Bank of Nepal (government of Nepal) is one of the largest commercial banks of the Government of Nepal, with the 300 Branches more than 7000 staff.

  • Began as Head Assistant; promoted to account/ research officer 1996.

  • Research tool preparation; monitoring and evaluation of branch performance in terms of loan distribution; examine the client’s complaints; examine the quarterly, mid-year and early balance sheets; exploration of irregularities if any or point out the competency in comparison to other commercials and development banks; study sites for new branches or recommendation for closer of any branches if they are not performing well or are in security risk; help bank staff and client to explore mutually beneficial ground (both investment and recovery); crisis management in the case of discrepancy.

  • As a Research Officer at the National commercial and development bank, I conducted feasibility study of entire country and prepare the country monograph on the problems of the overall development.

  • Provide a behavioral training to the junior staff especially on how to create client friendly behavior, talking the dispute or conflict between bank and its clients and other competitor in the development banking system. 

 

Association for the Protection of Environment & Culture (APEC), Nepal         1985-2002

Co-Founder and Chairman of NGO

  • Background: In the early 1980’s, there was no proper mechanism for Protection of wildlife in Nepal for seasonally migrating elephants from Assam, India to Nepal,

  • To protect them I began to oorganize protests, letter-writing and civil disobedience in opposition and organized other like-minded individuals to join in this effort which eventually led to the Nepali government banning the killing of these migrating elephants.

  • Founded Association Protection of Environment & Culture (APEC) to make these and similar conservation campaigns sustainable in the Asian cultural content.

  • Led and facilitated forest and wildlife protection work including organizing, planning, implementation, monitoring of community development, adult education, and women’s initiatives in the community to raise awareness about in situ conservation issues.

  • Broadened APEC-Nepal’s base to include 75 branches and 3000 members working voluntarily worldwide; Led other environmental and conservation campaigns including: 

    Black Buck Conservation Campaign at Khairapur Bardia Nepal to protect this endangered species in Nepal. Used radio and television programs, street theatre, demonstrations and letter-writing as well as advocacy and lobbying at both local and national levels.  Outcome: The area has been handed over to the local conservation authority and the number of species is increasing.

    Tarai Forest Preservation Campaign in six districts of eastern Nepal to protect this forest which was vulnerable to deforestation.  Alternative energy programs were launched to reduce the pressure of local people in logging.  We utilized the news media, demonstrations and street protests in this campaign.  Outcome: The government has adopted the community forestry approach developed by APEC.

  • Worked to link APEC-Nepal campaigns with international campaigns and make it a member of IUCN, World Submit Johannesburg, and accredited with UNEP and other international agencies.

  • Obtained a IUCN commissions membership with Commission on Species Survival (SSC), Education and Communication (CEC), Eco system Management Programme and Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP)

  • Serve as chief of the Teacher Training program and Trainer on Conflict Environment and Conflict Management, 124 High Schools teachers participated in this program during 1996-2002.

  • Serve as a mediator for conflict on utilization of the forestry product within the protected area system between the Park Authority and the Local Stakeholders in the following subfields:

    Conflict and collaboration

    Applied dispute resolution and conflict management

    Conflict transformation theory and practice

    International dispute on natural resource (water, forest and wildlife)

  • Train the eco-club members to work as environment communicator and ambassador for peace building for minimization of the tension between government authorities, local and external free riders in extracting the forest products.

 

Other Major Programs I coordinated: Strengthen the capacity of the local people for self-sustain in public services (where still government of Nepal is not able to provide to its citizen); reduce the dependency on natural forest and national parks and wildlife reserves and make local people to self-sustain in firewood, fodder, and non-timber forest products; development of leadership for social change and environment conservation through eco-clubs in schools, 125 schools were the participants for this project; conserve nature and natural resources. I also conducted Project Outside of Nepal: Eco-club in School (in 14 Schools of Bihar, 2 Schools in west Bengal states of India and three Schools in Khulana, Bangladesh with the collaboration of local NGOs respectively; environment conservation campaigns in cities and villages and around schools districts where eco-clubs were functioning in India and Bangladesh.

 

 

Publication

Peer Review Paper

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2014). “Is Tourism Always Beneficial? A Case Study from Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok, Kenya”. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 15(1):458-483.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2014) “Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Movements in Nepal and terms of Social Transformation”. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 15(1):177-189.

 

Shah AH, Bhandari Medani P. Al-Harbi NO, Al-Ashban RM (2014) Kaff-E-Maryam (Anastatica Hierochuntica L.): Evaluation of Gastro-Protective Activity and Toxicity in Different Experimental Models. Biol Med 6: 197. doi: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000197

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2012) Environmental Performance and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management" Series: Climate Change Management, Springer, New York / Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-31109-3

 

---- (2012) Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) [for conservation and management of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan Environment], in Ritzer, George (Ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization,  Wiley-Blackwell Publication Volume 3, 1076-1078.

 

---- (2012) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [Implication of the global conservation policies and its contribution for the biodiversity conservation in the developing world],  in Ritzer, George (Ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization,  Wiley-Blackwell Publication Volume 3, 1086-1088.

 

---- (2012) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [The forth assessment reports on climate change: a factual truth of contemporary world], in Ritzer, George (Ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization,  Wiley-Blackwell Publication  Volume 3, 1063-1067.

 

---- (2012) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [Problems and opportunities in improving the livelihood of its member countries: Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal], in Ritzer, George (Ed.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, Wiley-Blackwell Publication, Volume 4, 1891-1898.

 

---- (2011) "Viewpoints: What do you think should be the two or three highest priority political outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), scheduled for Rio de Janeiro in June 2012? Natural Resources Forum 36, 251-252 (Wiley-Blackwell)

 

---- (2011) The conceptual problems of Green Economy and Sustainable Development and the Theoretical Route of Green Economy Initiatives, Applicability and the Future, Compilation Document - Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, United Nations, New York, (Major groups), 141-153 http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/content/documents/compilationdocument/MajorGroups.pdf

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=510&nr=138&menu=20 http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/content/documents/138apec.pdf

 

Brechin, Steven R. and Bhandari, Medani P. (2011) Perceptions of climate change worldwide, WIREs Climate Change 2011, Volume 2:871–885.

 

Mathiason, John and Bhandari, Medani P. (2010) Getting the Facts Right: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the New Climate Regime, Journal of International Organization Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, (September 2010) 58-71 http://www.journal-iostudies.org/sites/journal-iostudies.org/files/JIOS1014.pdf

 

Mathiason, John and Bhandari, Medani P. (2010) Governance of Climate Change Science: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the New Climate Change Management Regime, the UNITAR-Yale, Geneva, USA, 2nd Issue (2010). 

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2004) An Assessment of Environmental Education Programs in Nepal, Environmental Awareness, International journal of Society of Naturalist, Vol.27, No.1. (ISSN 0254-8798)

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000)  “Human mental pollution is much more critical and harmful than environmental pollution” National Janamanch Monthly, Vol. 1, No 18.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000) An Encounter with African Wild Buffaloes, in Masai Mara National Parks, Narok, Kenya (An autobiographical travel essay / research findings), Gunjan- Year 4, Vol. 2 No 17.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000) A Comparative studies on democratic socialists: B. Brant (German) and B.P. Koirala, (Nepali) Manobhava, Quarterly, Year 5, Vol. 3, No. 20.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000) Agricultural Marketing in Nepal, Agricultural Economic Journal, Biannual, Vol. 6, No. 1.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000) Agriculture Marketing Needs Special focus for Development: Result based on Kruskal- Wallis test from Eastern Development Region, Gunjan- Year 3, Vol. 4

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000)  Tourist increasing trend in Kenya a case study from Masai Mara National Park, Narok, SCHOLAR vol. 2 + 3 No. 11 and 12.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (1999)  Masai Mara National Parks and Its surroundings, Narok, Kenya, GUNJAN, year 2, Vol.2, no 6

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (1997)  Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC)’s Contribution for Conservation of Nature in Nepal, CBSG News, Vol.8, No.1, IUCN-CBSG

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (1996)  Environmental Education in Nepal- Dialogues for Environmental Education, INEE-, No.4, International Network in Environmental Education, Athens, Greece.

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (1995) A step of Nature conservation by APEC Nepal, Zoo's Print, Vol. 8, number 11, Zoo Outreach Organization, India.

 

Other paper under review process

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2015) Bay of Bengal (India and Bangladesh) - a house of extreme climate events and birth place of monsoon in South Asia, (under contract-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Brahmaputra River (India and Bangladesh) - A long traveler, (under contract-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Irrawaddy River (Myanmar) – pain and pleasure, (under contract-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Mainstream Religious Domain in Nepal a Contradiction and Conflict of Indigenous Communities in Maintaining the Identity, Race, Gender & Class, (under-review).

 

---- (2015) Theoretical Route of Green Economy Initiatives, Applicability and the Future, in attaining the Millennium Development Goals in South Asia, (under review) Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension, UNRISD- United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland

 

---- (2015) The Climate Investment Funds (CIF): addressing climate change induced problems in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, (under review) in Outreach, a multi-stakeholder magazine on environment and sustainable development, Stakeholder Forum for a sustainable future, UK

 

---- (2015) The climate change induced problems in the South Asia, a case study of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan (under review) in Nature Climate Change, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), New York

 

Bhandari, Medani P. and Bhattarai, Keshav (2015) Institutional Architecture for Sustainable Development: A Case Study from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan (under review) in United Nations Forum for Sustainable Development, New York, NY

 

Bhandari, Medani P. and Bhattarai, Keshav (2015) The Problems and Consequences of the Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, (under review) in United Nations Forum for Sustainable Development, New York, N.Y.

 

Selected Books

 

Mathiason, John and Bhandari, Medani P. (2015) Getting the Facts Right: The IPCC and the Role of Science in Managing Climate Change, (under contract) Publisher Cambria Press Inc. New York (book)

 

Bhandari, Medani P.; Banskota, K. and Sharma, Bikash (1999) Roads and Agricultural development in Eastern Development Region, A Correlation analysis, Winrock international

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2000) in Monitoring for Impact: Lessons on natural resources monitoring from 13 NGOs, Volume 1 and 2, in Christian Ottke at. al., (Nepal case study part), World Resources Institute, Global forest Watch, UNEP, Conservation International Vol 2 ISBN 1-56973-462-3 USA, to download book please click on (book in two volumes) http://pdf.wri.org/forest_monitoring_vol1.pdf http://pdf.wri.org/forest_monitoring_vol2.pdf 

Selected Books (under review process)

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2015) State of Environment in South Asia-A comparative study of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan, with Reference of the IUCN’s conservation intervention, (under review process) with Cambria Press Inc. New York

 

---- (2015) India: Oldest Civilizations, Oldest Conservation History- and the Mutuality with the IUCN, (under review process) IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

 

---- (2015) Bangladesh: The Country of over Population and IUCN’s Role to Address the Vulnerable Environment, (under review process) IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

 

---- (2015) IUCNs’ the Pioneer for Environment conservation efforts in The Country of Geological Variation and Conflict-Nepal, (under review process) IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

 

---- (2015) The IUCN as Organization of Knowledge- the Roles of Policy formation in the Country of Unrest and Violence- Pakistan, (under review process) IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

 

Other Research in Progress

 

Bhandari, Medani, P. (2015) Editing a book “World Turning: Race, Class, Gender, and Global Climate Change” with Dr. Phoebe Godfrey and Dr. Rachel Hallum-Montes. The World Turning is intended to be a multidisciplinary reader that will introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the major issues and debates surrounding the study of intersectionality and global climate change. The volume will be broadly organized into sections on the social and natural sciences, as well as public health, art and literature.

 

Bhandari, Medani, P. (2015) Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, Plantation forests(under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Eastern Region of Paraguay, Plantation forests, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Hudson Bay Lowlands (Third Largest Wetland in the World), (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Kakadu Wetlands (Kakadu's wetlands (Australia), (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Murray River (Australia), (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Pitons Island Coral Reefs, St. Lucia, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) San Lucan xeric scrub, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Severn Estuary, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Sundaland heath forests, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands (Nepal), (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Ural River, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Uruguay River, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Victoria Plains tropical savanna Australia, (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

---- (2015) Orange River (South Africa), (under contract forthcoming-accepted) in Robert Warren Howarth (ed.), Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia, Golson Books, Ltd., a New York corporation, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

Other Published Research Papers, Reports and Monographs

 

Bhandari, Medani P.  (2012) Book review: Eco-sufficiency and Global Justice: Women Write Political Ecology Ariel Salleh (ed.) 2009 Pluto Press, London, New York; and Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, pp. 324; Race, Gender & Class

 

Bhandari, Medani P. (2007) Issues in the Sustainable Management of Protected Areas of Nepal, A case Study from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Country Studies, Population Hearing 2007, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health, House of Lords, London, UK http://www.appg-popdevrh.org.uk/Publications/Population%20Hearings/Population%20Hearings.htm#writtenevidence

 

--- (2001) Environmental Education HANDBOOK for Nepalese Schools (with special focus on wetland), NC-IUCN, the Netherlands/ APEC-Nepal.

 

--- (2000) The Use of Non-parametric statistic in social research, an example from agriculture market research, APEC-Nepal   (Nepali)

 

--- (2000) Education pour L" Environment le Nepal, "L' Association pour la' de l'environment et de la culture" edited by Yolanda Ziaka, published By Editions Charles Leopold Mayer & La Librairie, no 119, foundation Charles Leopold Mayer pour le progres de l'Homme, FPH, France, (Chapter seven). (Translation published in English, French, Greek and Spanish languages).

 

---- (2000) Study of crop damage by the wildlife in Nepal, A Case Study from the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC), Nepal.

 

---- (2000) District profiles (sixteen volumes) of Eastern Development Region Nepal

1. Taplejung      2. Panchthar          3. Ilam                      4. Jhapa

5. Sankhuwasabha                          6. Terathum              7. Bhojpur       8. Dhankuta

9. Sunsari          10. Morang            11. Solukhumbu       12. Okhaldhunga

13. Khotang      14. Udhayapur      15. Saptari                16. Siraha Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC), Hatkhola Road, Biratnagar-10, Morang, Nepal.

 

--- (2000) Earth, Environment and Nepal, (A Theoretical and Practical situation description about the Environment), SIRJANA, Vol. 2, Year 2.

 

--- (2000) Tourism Raised Problems in Masai Mara National Park, Narok, Kenya 2000. Mountain Forum, USA. URL  http://www.mtnforum.org/mtnforum/archives/reportspubs/library/bhanm99a.htm http://www.mtnforum.org/mtnforum/archives/reportspubs/library/bhanm99b.htm

 

--- (2000) Commercial Banking and its functions in Nepal, A case studies from Rastriya Banijya Bank, research report submitted to RBB, Planning and Research Department, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

--- (2000) Rural financing in Nepal, An evaluation of Rastriya Banijya Bank's contribution for poverty alleviation, report submitted to RBB, Planning and Research Department/ Priority Sector Loan Department, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

---- (2000) Conservation Situation of Black Buck (Antilope cervicapra): Problem and solutions, A case from in-situ situation in Kairapur, Bardia- Nepal, , Report to Bardia Municipality, Bardia, Nepal.

 

--- (2000) The Roles and Involvement of NGOs in Agricultural Development in Nepal, A Case study of Bhaktapur District,  Jointly with D. Bhandari, Submitted to: The  Agricultural Research and Extension Project (AREP) Nepal.

 

--- (2000) Socio-Economic Status of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Bufferzone (With additional volume of background data base profile), UNDP, HMG-Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Park People Program (NEP/94/001).

 

--- (1999) “Field data collection and interpretation in socio-economic and bio-physical settings” Are there appropriate methods? (Nepali)

 

--- (1999) “Potential Areas for Commercialization of Agriculture in Eastern Development Region, Nepal” Winrock International, Kathmandu/ USA.

 

--- (1999) The problem of Food supply and agricultural business in Hill and Mountain district in Nepal, Case studies from eastern development region. Mountain Forum, USA, http://www.mtnforum.org/mtnforum/archives/reportspubs/library/bhanm00a.htm

 

--- (1999 to 2000)"Environment conservation, Community development and new research trend" Column writer in Divya Dristi Weekly, Nepal

 

--- (1999 and 2000) Black Buck, (Antelope cervicapra) (Krishna Saar) is looking for help in its last position to extinct in situ condition at Gularia Municipality, Bardia, Nepal,  SCHOLAR vol. 12 and 1  No 9 + 10.

 

--- (1999) Environment Education in Nepal-through NGO – APEC” Environmental Education for the 21st Century, Issues and Perspectives for Permanent Forum, Yolanda Ziaka, Editor and Co-author, Polis International Network in Environment Education, Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World, with the support from the Foundation Charles Leopold Mayer Pour Le Progres de L’ Homme (FPH).

 

--- (1998) “Application of Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal” method for program evaluations, APEC-Nepal (Nepali)

 

--- (1996) An anthropological disturbances on the nature and habitat of wildlife in Nepal: A case study of endangered environment of wild water buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve-, APEC-Nepal.

 

---- (1996) Bird Conservation and Environmental Education in Nepal-, Brehm Fond, Walsrode Germany

 

--- (1995) People Participation for Conservation of Nature in Nepal, ICCE-Network Newsletter, International Center for Conservation Education, United Kingdom.

 

--- (1995) Self Sufficiency Program in Sunsari district, Nepal on Firewood, fodder, grass and timber-, Report presented to WWF- Worldwide fund for Nature.

 

--- (1995) Environmental Education in Nepal, A case study of Surrounding VDCs of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, report submitted to UNESCO/MAB and Ministry of Education, Nepal.

 

--- (1995) Conservational Activities by NGO-APEC in Nepal, Asian Wetland Newsletter vol. 2, Asian Wetland Bureau, Kwalalumpur, Malaysia.

 

--- (1994) Study of Wetland Species Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis) in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, APEC-Nepal.

 

--- (1994) Wildlife and its condition in Koshi Tappu, APEC-Nepal.

 

--- (1993) Agriculture Market System in India, A case study from Sikkim State Marketing about the Fruits, Vegetables, Ginger and Cardamom,-, APEC-Nepal (Research Document)

 

--- (1991) Ecology study of Water in Biratnagar, (A case study of River, Pond and ditches), APEC- Nepal.

 

--- (1990 and 1991) Ethnic study of Magars of Letang, (A research of 'Magar' Community), Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC), Hatkhola Road, Biratnagar-10, Morang, Nepal. (Nepali)

 

--- (1990-2002) Column Writer “Nepali Society and Culture” Dibya Dristi Weekly, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Nepali)

 

--- (1990-2002) Column Writer “Environment and wildlife degradation” (main theme) Monobhava, Monthly, Nepal. (Nepali).

 

“Why to concern environment and People” two volumes are ready for print (in Nepali Language, editors are working on that). (Nepali)

 

Other ongoing research (in finalizing phase)

 

The issues and agendas of Civil Society and Nongovernment Organization and Government relationships, for international journal on civil society VOLUNTAS (forthcoming) (journal article)

 

“Is Tourism Always Beneficial? A Case Study from Masai Mara National Reserve, Narok, Kenya” (for journal article).

 

“Impact of Off-Road Driving on Soil and Vegetation Biomass, A Case Study of Masai Mara National Reserve, Noarok, Kenya” j (for journal article).

 

The hollow state concept and role of Bangladeshi NGOs, A case study from BRAC, Bangladesh, (for journal article).

 

Civil Societies (CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) movements in terms of global transformation / network: A case study of Nepal ( for journal article).

 

“An Analysis of the Protected Areas of Nepal – Issues in Sustainable Management of National Parks and Wildlife Reserve” (for journal article).

 

“A Stakeholder Conflict: The Importance and Use of Fresh Water and Wetland Resources—A case study from Koshi Tappu Ramsar Area, Nepal” (for journal article).

 

The role of International Organization in addressing Climate Change and Global Warming, the case study of the IUCN’s intervention in policy framing in South Asia, 

 

Global biodiversity conservation: The Institutional Architecture

 

Invited paper and presentations

 

December 12-16, 2011, “The Problems and Consequences of the Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation: Case Studies from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan”, Expert Group Meeting on Biodiversity for Poverty Eradication and Development in the United Nations- Convention of Biological Diversity, Dehradun India

 

November 7-12, 2011, Environmental Performance and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, “Climate 2011-International Seminar on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management" Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, with partnership of Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development; United Nations Environment Program; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Sahara and Sahel Observatory; Ecological Society for Eastern Africa; International Development Research Centre; ICIMOD-International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; KlimaI NVEST Green Concepts GmbH; World Meteorological Organization; Deutsche Post DHL; CIIFEN; UNITAR; Kompetenzzentrum Klimafolgen; SKINT + Waterpraxis, Germany (virtual)

Paper titled “Environmental Performance and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan”. The award was chosen through global peer-reviewed papers competition submitted for the global seminar on "Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management" virtually held in Hamburg Germany from November 7-12, 2011

 

October 20-21, 2011, the climate change induced problems, consequences and conflicts in the South Asia, a case study of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, in 23rd Ph.D. Workshop on International Climate Policy, University of Malta, Malta

 

October 10 – 14, 2011, Creative Economy (CE) and Green Economy (GE): A fuzzy assumption in attaining the global sustainability, ESF-LiU Conference, Eco-Chic: Connecting Ethical, Sustainable and Elite Consumption, in Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden, organized by the European Science Foundation, Brussels, Belgium.

 

October 10-11,  2011,The theoretical Inter linkages between the Green Economy Initiatives, and Sustainable Development, submitted paper for the Conference – Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension, organized by the UNRISD- United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland

 

August 20-23, 2011, What the Public Want: Comparative Public Opinion on Climate Change Policies, Presented paper for the Conference 2011 ASA Annual Meetings, Las Vegas, NV (with Brechin, Steven R.)

 

July 28-29, 2011, The theoretical linkages between the Creative Economy and Green Economy (GE)- is the GE coverage sufficient?, presented paper for the 2011 International Green Energy Economy Conference, the promise, prospects and pathways to a green energy economy organized by the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) at the University of Delaware, the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), the National Council for Science and the Environment, Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia, USA

 

August 28 - September 2, 2011, The Green Economy Initiatives, Applicability and the Future paper for “Management of Natural Resources and International Trade, Geneva” at the OIKOS Foundation for Economy and Ecology, Geneva

 

 

 

 

Other Seminar presentations

 

January 10-12, 2012 Paper presented entitled “A Exploring the International Union for the Conservation of Nature National Program Development in Biodiversity Conservation: A Comparative Study of India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh" Sustainability Conference 2012, Robson Square, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (virtual)

 

September 22-23, 2011, Green Economy- “Unleashing the Clean Economy: Regional Innovation for Sustainable Communities” Syracuse Center of Excellence, the 11th Annual Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems, Syracuse Center of Excellence, Syracuse, NY USA.

 

September 07-08, 2011 view presentation on “Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change: Common approaches to dealing with the challenges of food security and climate change”, co-organized by OXFAM international and the rights & resources initiative (RRI), in collaboration with: is academy on land governance (LANDAC), Netherlands, and Eco agriculture partners, September, Atlantic hotel, the Hague, the Netherlands

September 03-05, 2011 View presented “Input for the Zero declaration” 64th Annual DPI/NGO Conference: “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens” United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Bonn, Germany

March 16-19, 2011 Paper presented entitled “Managing Climate Change: The Institutional Architecture" at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Co-authored with Professor John Mathiason of Maxwell School, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

November 16, 2010, Paper presented entitled “The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Social Transformation: A Case Study of Nepal” A Graduate Student Symposium Sociology Department, Syracuse University, NY, USA http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc/  

 

September 17-19, 2010, Paper presented entitled “Governance of Climate Change Science: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the New Climate Change Management Regime with John Mathiason, The 2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, Yale University, USA http://conference.unitar.org/yale/science

 

September 27-28, 2010, the 10th Annual Syracuse COE Symposium on Environment, Center of Excellence, Syracuse, NY

 

March 31st, 2010, Paper presented entitled “Exploring the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN’s) National Program Development in Biodiversity Conservation and how environmental conflicts are addressed: A Comparative Study of India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh; Conversations in Conflict Studies Series; Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), The Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

 

September 15, 2008, Paper presented entitled “Park and People Conflict, A case Study of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal, Adelaide University, Australia.

 

Nov. 8, 2007, Paper presented entitled “The Role and State of Civil Society in Nepal, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Syracuse University, USA

 

April 10, 2007 Paper presented entitled “The Conservation Movement in Nepal” Conversations in Conflict Studies Series: Academic Year 2006-2007 Pillar Events, Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) Syracuse University, USA

 

March 9, 2006 Paper presented entitled “Impact of Off-Road Driving on Soil and Vegetation Biomass, A Case Study of Masai Mara National Reserve, Noarok, Kenya, with Steven Brechin, The Association of American Geographers, Annual meeting, 2006 Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA http://communicate.aag.org/eseries/aag_org/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=7320

 

March 11, 2006, Paper presented entitled “Masai Mara Kenya the problem of tourism, Student Speaker Series Maxwell African Caucus - MAC's Syracuse University, USA.

 

1998 Paper presented entitled “Nepal, Conservational and role of Nongovernmental Organization APEC for conservation of Nature, Presented on CBSG Annual Meeting, Yokohama, Japan.

 

1998 Paper presented entitled “Association for Protection of Environment and Culture (APEC's) Past and present and its Conservational Movement, Presented on CBSG Annual Meeting, Yokohama, Japan (jointly With Prajita Bhandari).

 

Conference/Meeting/Symposia participation

 

May 29 to June 2, 2012, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD—known as Rio+20) second round of ‘informal-informal’ negotiations on the zero draft of the Rio+20 outcome document, United Nations Secretariat of the UNCSD, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Two UN Plaza, DC2-2220, New York, NY 10017.

 

May 31-June 1, 2012, United Nations, Department of Public Information, Non-governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Relations Annual, Orientation Program, for newly associated NGOs organized by United Nations, NGO Relations, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, 1 UN Plaza, Room DC1-554, New York, NY 10017, USA

 

October 13, 2011 IISD Conference on Trade, Investment and Climate Change: Searching for Progress on Key Issues - Centre William Rappard, WTO, Geneva

 

November 28 - December 9, 2011, The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7), Durban, South Africa

 

First Global Climate and Health Summit (www.climateandhealthcare.org)

Cracking the code: Private sector solutions to facilitate effective global action on carbon emissions

Catalyzing Finance for Climate Resilient Infrastructure- A Dialogue on Supporting Developing Country Needs to Advance Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Climate Change Programming in Fragile States: Exploring Policy Options and Tools

3GF - Progressive Governments ready to spur global green growth with the private sector‏ (side events-virtually)

 

January 19-21, 2011, National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) presented its 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Washington, DC. 

 

August 13-18, 2010, 105th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (serve as presider in the Environment and Technology Session). www.asanet.org/meetings/2010/August%2013%20and%2014.pdf

 

June /July 25-1, 2010, 38th GEF Council consultations / GEF NGO Network / GEF Council / CSO Consultations Preparatory Meeting, GEF Council & CSO Consultation Meeting / GEF Council Meeting, The Global Environmental Facility, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.  USA.

 

March 29-30, 2010, the Right to Water Conference, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA

 

2010, April 9-10, 2010, The Economics of Climate Change: An International Conference, Where Do We Go After Copenhagen's Failure? The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, the New School for Social Research, New York

 

January 20-22, 2010, 10th National Conference on Science, Policy and Environment: The New Green Economy, Aligning: Science, Education and Markets, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, organized by National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington DC, USA. (Attended workshops: An introduction to Green Job; Sustainable Leadership Practices…Green and beyond; After Copenhagen: The Economics and Physics of Implementing the Details; International- Developing Countries –Nontraditional Education System).

 

September 13-17, 2009, ISIAQ’s Ninth International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, Syracuse, NY, USA.

 

December 8-10, 2008, 9th National Conference on Science, Policy and Environment: Biodiversity in Rapidly Changing World, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, organized by National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington DC, USA.

 

October 5-14, 2008, World Congress of International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Barcelona, Spain (also participated in SSC, WCPA, CEM, CEC, CEESP members meetings as well as in two training sessions on: Marketing and branding for NGOs: Building successful partnerships with business, on October 8 and Assessing the conservation status of species for inclusion in global and regional Red Lists on October 9, Organized by the IUCN in the Congress).

 

October 22-23, 2007, 7th Annual Symposium on Environmental and Energy System, Center of Excellence, Syracuse NY.

 

October 18-19, 2007, Conference on Non-State Transnational Transfers, the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Syracuse University, USA.

 

June 7-9, 2007, 2nd Environmental Studies Summit Syracuse, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse University, USA

 

October 30-31, 2006, 6th Annual Symposium on Environmental and Energy System, Center of Excellence, Syracuse NY

 

September29 -October 1, 2005 Conservation Breeding Special Group of Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union, Annual Meeting Syracuse, New York, USA

 

February 18-20, 2004 Effective Sustainability Education Conference, what works? Why? Where next? Linking research and practice, at the University of New South Wales, organized by the New South Wales Council on Environmental Education with assistance of New South Wales Government’s Environmental Trust, Sydney, Australia.

 

February 3, 2004 Wetland Inventory, Survey and Monitoring, , organized by the Government of South Australia, Department of Environment and Heritage, at the Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, Australia.

 

February 4, 2004, Samphire Coast Shorebird Trail, A Workshop on Communication at Community Level organized by the Thompsons Beach Community Group at Dublin, South Australia.

 

July 21-24, 2002 International SEVA (SERVICE) Conference, Puttaparti, India organized by SATYA SAI ORGANIZATION, India.

 

July 17-19, 2002 Planning and Coordination Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal organized by CEE India and UNEP.

 

July 9-11, 2002, Workshop on IP/ optical- Chitose, Japan, organized by International Telecommunications Union, Switzerland.

 

June 24-25, 2002 International meeting on CDM-Kyoto Protocol, ,Tokyo, Japan, organized by UNIDO-ITPO, Tokyo, Japan.

 

October 2-12, 2000, World Congress of World Conservation Union –IUCN, Amman, Jordan

 

August 9-18, 2000, Conservation and Breeding Special Group, South Asia Meeting and South Asian Zoo Educator Workshop and ZOO Educator’s training jointly organized by IUCN /SSC/ CBSG / KMTNC / Central Zoo, Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

January 21-25, 1999 Workshop on the establishment of a Regional Polocy Network on Sustainable Development,  Biratnagar, Nepal, Organised by IUCN, Nepal.

 

October 21-23, 1998 Conservation and Breeding Special Group International Meeting, IUCN/SSC/ CBSG Annual Meeting, Yokohama, Japan.

 

March 4-6, 1998 Conference on International research, Paper Presentation on “Environment on Masai Mara National Park, Narok, Kenya" ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands.

 

March 17 to 18, 1998, International seminar on species conservation, organized by IUCN/IUCN commission of the Netherlands in Laiden, The Netherlands

 

August 17-21, 1997 International conference on Geo-Information for Sustainable Land Management in Enschede, The Netherlands, Organized by ITC, the Netherlands

 

October 9 -15, 1993 Environment and Endangered species International Conference Madras, Organized by IUCN/SSC/ CBSG/ZOO/Zoo Authority in India.

 

March 2-5, 1993Wetland National Workshop, Kathmandu organized by NPC/IUCN, Nepal.

 

March 10-15, 1993, River Training Workshop organized by JICA/WDPE.

 

1980-2002, Participation in many National/Regional seminars on forestry/ wildlife and environment 

 

1980-2002, Participation in many National and International Conference on "Poems & Essays".

 

 2002-2004, Participated (many times) in Weir River conservation Program, Boston USA.

 

2003-2004, Lobster conservation meetings and seminars organized by Pajaro Jai Foundation, Maine, USA (participated as project manager of the foundation).

 

Creative Writing

 

Bhandari, Medani P. and Bhandari, Prajita (2006) The Environmental Songs, volume I, and II, edited by Bidhan Acharya, Eastern Publication, Nepal (in the press). (Nepali)

 

Bhandari, Prajita and Bhandari, Medani P. (2006) The Poetry Collections of Volume III, Edited by Govinda Luitel, Nepal Publication (Nepali)

 

Bhandari, Prajita and Bhandari, Medani P. (2005) The Poetry Collections of Prajita and Medani Bhandari Volume II, Edited by Govinda Luitel, Nepal Publication (Nepali)

 

Bhandari, Prajita and Bhandari, Medani P. (2004) The Poetry Collections of Prajita and Medani Bhandari Volume I, Edited by Govinda Luitel, Nepal Publication. (Nepali)

 

Other two volumes of poems jointly with Prajita Bhandari are in the process of publication.

 

Selected Recently Published English Poems

On Paradesh Literary journal, Washington, DC, USA, Free Nepal, Russia, Solidarity Nepal, New York, USA (2002-2005)

 

Title of the published poems

Theory on Market: Panic Incorporating

My Reflections, On Sigmund Freud

My Journey 

Come on Let us hope for the better world

Give me a way

I am Acting as a Toy 

No talking please

How is my Motherland Now?  

How Am I?

What should I write? 

Departed Spiritually

To Mama: The nature                   

New Year welcome to you

Where Am I Now?    

An offer to you

A letter to a Friend    

I am in love with Koshi

 

 

Countries/Regions of Research & Professional Experience

Nepal, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Western European countries (UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium etc.), Indonesia, Bangladesh, Singapore, USA, Australia, Japan and Middle East.

 

Language proficiency

Language

Reading

Writing

Speaking

English

Excellent

Professional

Fluent

Nepali

Excellent

Excellent

Mother tongue

Hindi

Excellent

Excellent

Mother tongue

Urdu

None

None

Fluent

Bengali

Beginner

Beginner

Fair

Bhojpuri

Good

Good

Good

Maithili

Good

Good

Good

 

Collaboration with other Authors

Prajita Bhandari, Steven R. Brechin, John Mathiason, Jan Carey, Kamal Prakash Baskota, Yolanda Ziaka, Bikash Sharma, Pashupati Chaudhary, Netra Chhetri, Charles Benjamin, Keshav Bhattarai, Jeffrey Broadbent, Anthony J. La Porte, Kari Norgaard, Diana Mincyte, Michael Mascarenhas, Pam Stello, Phoebe Godfrey,  Rachel Hallum-Montes and others.

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