Climate Change and Land-use Change

This program generates knowledge through analyzing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, agriculture, water, human health, economy, and society via qualitative & quantitative methods.

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Geohazards and Disasters

Our program on geohazards & disasters improves our understanding of the earth’s natural processes that create or cause natural phenomena hazardous & disastrous to human society.

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Natural Resources and the Environment

Ecosystems  provide  various  ecosystem goods and  services to support human well-being and  economic  development and human  actions affect biodiversity and ecosystem function.

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Society and Migration

Our program on Society and Migration addresses pressing global issues of rising mobility, which is creating new forms of opportunities as well as vulnerabilities for human society.

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Global Health and Nutrition

Global Health & Nutrition program supports improving the health and lives of people, with an aim to meet goal three of the sustainable development goals (SDG3).

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Gender and Equality

Gender & Equality program aims to generate knowledge to empower women and marginalized groups. We value gender equality, women empowerment, social inclusion and diversity.

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  • Global trends in nature’s contributions to people

    A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) reports on risks to human well-being and prosperity stemming from ongoing environmental degradation. In the paper, the authors including GIIS researcher Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha presented the many ways that nature provides benefits, from the production of material goods (fish, timber,

    December 9, 2020
  • GIIS is ranked Top 6 research institutions form Nepal: Nature Index

    The Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies is ranked as Top 6th research institutions from Nepal by Nature Index. The Nature Index is prepared from a database of author affiliation information collected from the research articles published in 82 high-quality science journals. It presents ranking based 12-month rolling window of data. Therefore, it is a reliable

    November 16, 2020
  • GIIS researchers completed an assessment of service availability and Infection prevention measures in hospitals of Nepal

    Amidst COVID-19 crisis, two GIIS researchers Dr. Suraj Bhattarai and Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha completed an assessment of service availability and Infection prevention measures in hospitals of Nepal during the transition phase of COVID-19 case surge. To do that assessment, they conducted an electronic survey among the frontline clinicians working in 110 hospitals situated across

    May 19, 2020
  • GIIS started a webinar series pertinent to COVID-19

    COVID-19 has impacted our life and livelihoods, economy and environment, society and Science. Many researchers are not able to conduct already planned field trips, attend prefixed meetings and conferences, and forced them to confine at home due to the lockdown. To engage with scientists, researchers and society, GIIS started a Monday webinar series. GIIS researchers

    May 18, 2020
  • GIIS researchers examine the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on Air quality

    Three GIIS researchers Dr. Asheshwor Man Shrestha, Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha and Dr. Suraj Bhattarai along with their collaborators from the RMIT University, Australia (Roshan Sharma), The University of Adelaide (Hanh Ngoc Thi Tran), Australia and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany (Dr. Maheswar Rupakheti) examined the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on Air quality of

    April 19, 2020
  • Uttam Shrestha awarded with the National Geographic Explorer grant

    GIIS research fellow/director Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha is awarded with the highly competitive National Geographic Explorer grant for his project “Integrating remote sensing, drone imagery, and local ecological knowledge to understand rangeland changes in Nepal.”

    January 20, 2020
  • Shiva Devkota attended the Regional experts’ symposium on EbA in China

    The GIIS Research Fellow (Natural resources and the Environment) Dr. Shiva Devkota attended the ‘Regional experts’ symposium on ecosystem-based adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya’ in Chengdu, China from17-19 December 2019. The symposium brought 55 participants, including experts, young researchers, policymakers, was organized by The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with

    December 22, 2019
  • Sujata Shrestha attended Global Challenges and Sustainability workshop

    Sujata Shrestha participated “Sustainability, SDGs and Global Challenges” workshop held on 3-5 December 2019 in Gebze, Turkey. The workshop was jointly organized by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The workshop aims

    December 12, 2019