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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  • Suraj Bhattarai gave a talk in a TWAS Workshop

    The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) organized a Regional Research Grants Workshop on ‘Building Skills for Scientific Research‘ in Kathmandu, Nepal from June 4-6, 2019. GIIS research fellow, Suraj Bhattarai delivered an invited talk during the workshop. In his talk entitled, ‘Importance of Scientific Writing’ he also shared his experience of being a member of

    June 8, 2019
  • Suman Manandhar featured in Thai PBS TV

    GIIS research fellow Suman Manandhar was featured in a documentary on 2015 Nepalese Earthquake made by Thai PBS TV. As an expert on geohazards and disasters, he highlighted the causes and consequences of Nepal’s Earthquake and provided information about indigenous and advanced technologies used in heritage reconstruction. The documentary was aired on April 24, 2019.

    May 24, 2019
  • Suraj Bhattarai participated in a training

    GIIS research fellow Suraj Bhattarai participated in a postgraduate training program on ‘Emerging Infections for Clinicians and WHO course on Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN)’ in Florence, Italy on May 11-13, 2019. The training program was organized by the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and hosted by the Careggi

    May 17, 2019
  • Uttam Babu Shrestha participated IPBES plenary

    GIIS director and research fellow Uttam Babu Shrestha participated in the 7th plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) at UNESCO, Paris, France from 29 April-May 4, 2019. The plenary, which was attended by the representative of 132 countries, IPBES experts, stakeholders, and observers, approved a Summary for Policymakers (SPM)

    May 8, 2019
  • Shiva Devkota and Uttam Babu Shrestha attended IPBES workshop

    GIIS research fellow Shiva Devkota and Uttam Babu Shrestha attended a capacity building workshop organized by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and hosted by Cadi Ayyad University from April 23-26 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The workshop was participated by more than 30 participants. Shiva has been selected as a fellow/lead author for

    April 28, 2019
  • Dipika Das presented her research

    GIIS research fellow Dipika Das presented her research entitled ‘Gendered challenges of bargaining in agricultural value chains in the Eastern Gangetic Plains’ at Seeds of Change conference 2019 in Canberra, Australia. Seeds of Change 2019 was an excellent opportunity to learn from about 300 participants, 177 presentations from 45 different countries who are working in

    April 15, 2019
  • Sujata Shrestha attended NatCap Symposium

    GIIS research fellow Sujata Shrestha attended Natural Capital Symposium 2019 that was held from March 18 to 21 at Stanford University, USA. The National Capital Symposium provides a unique opportunity for scientists, practitioners, and decision-makers from governments, NGO’s, private business to convene and collaborate together to achieve the shared goal of a sustainable and liable

    March 23, 2019