IFSD team, associates and partners have been active in a number of areas, and we have below highlights of some activities:
Research demonstrates improved soil management for South Asia
Research has contributed by IFSD’s senior advisor Dr Jagadish Timsina has concluded that better tillage can improve soil moisture and facilitate crop intensification. For more, please click the article link here.
Urban water governance seminar at University of Canberra
Dr Hemant Ojha, IFSD Principal Advisor and all the Adjunct Associate Professor of gave a talk on “Co-producing deliberative space: Reflections from city level water forum initiatives in India and Nepal”. His talk is based on the past 6 years of action research in India and Nepal in partnership with Centre for Ecology, Development and […]
Himalayan crisis cannot be tackled without more a new engaged Himalayan sustainability science
By Dr Hemant Ojha. In a paper recently published by One Earth, I have presented the case for a new and engaged Himalayan sustainability Science. The Himalayan region is facing a new crisis under climate change, rapid economic transformation, and escalating geopolitical tensions. A large body of Himalayan sciences has endeavored to understand this challenge […]
Online Expert Panel discussed how urban water poverty is escalating the risks of COVID-19 in South Asia
Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s medical community, led by the World Health Organisation, has recommended everyone to wash hands with soap for 20 seconds multiple times a day. This is perhaps the most tenable instrument to fight the risk. But how can South Asia’s urban poor do this if they have only […]
Presentation to Development Studies Association of Australia Conference
Dr Prativa Sapkota delivered a presentation on “Non-state research and the co-production of environmental policy knowledge: Lessons from the three decades of experience in Nepal’s forest, climate change, and land sectors”. The conference took place at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia on 5-7 February 2019. The paper was co-authored with Dr Hemant Ojha.
Dr Jagadish Timsina visited Bangladesh to strengthen collaboration with research organisations and Sylhet Agricultural University
Bangladesh is facing a climate crisis, and this is directly impacting its agricultural areas, food production and livelihood security. Research and academic institutes in the country are focussing their work to develop flood-tolerant and climate adaptive technologies for deep water and flood-prone areas across the country. Australian scientists have been collaborating with Bangladeshi counterparts for […]
SIAS, our Partner in South Asia, wins a grant to advance climate adaptive water management in Nepal
Drawing on the lessons from over five years of research and local engagement on the interrelation of water, urbanization and climate change in three rapidly urbanizing cities experiencing water stress, this project seeks to contribute towards climate adaptive and inclusive water governance through catalysing evidence informed decision making processes at local level and informing provincial and […]
IFSD Director Dr Ojha Contributes to Himalayan Assessment
In a study coordinated by International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), IFSD Director of Research for International Development acted as the coordinating lead author of chapter on Governance. The chapter concludes that the governance of environmental resources holds the key to the future of sustainable development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Four specific […]
IFSD Gender Expert delivering seminar on how disaster management can be made more gender responsive
IFSD Gender specialist delivered a series of seminars and lectures to international participants who attended a training on disaster management, organised by University of Queensland and Scope Global with funding from Australian government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Catalysing science-policy interface in natural resources management
Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is not possible without improving how researchers and scientists interact with policy makers and development practitioners. This is because development and environmental management challenges are complex, and solutions require closer and more interactive interface among science, policy and practice. In this seminar, he drew on his last decade of work in Nepal in which attempts were made to catalyse science-policy-practice
IFSD holds meeting with researchers from Nepal and India
IFSD holds meeting with researchers from Nepal and India to analyse the impact of policy on building resilient water management systems in South Asia
IFSD Gender Expert Delivering Lecture at Virginia Tech, USA
Dr. Basundhara Bhattarai, Senior Gender and Development Specialist at IFSD, is delivering a seminar as an invited speaker at Women and Gender in International Development Discussion Series ofÂ VirginiaÂ Polytechnic Institute and the State University, USA.