Dr. Mahesh Poudyal (Board Member)


Dr Mahesh Poudyal is an environmental social scientist with research interests 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 Dr Poudyal’s work is primarily on the poverty-environment nexus, with current research extending to the issues of environmental justice, particularly in relation to conservation, forest governance and climate change mitigation policies. Dr Poudyal has studied socioeconomic and institutional aspects of agroforestry systems in northern Ghana closely, and has extensive field research experience across sub-Saharan Africa, in Madagascar and in South Asia

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