Projects per year
Growing up in the Nepal mountain and working across South Asia in his early careers, Hemant has developed a deep passion for using the work of knowledge to improve the wellbeing of the communities in the Global South. With his cross-disciplinary educational background covering forestry, economics, and political science, he takes a problem centric view on academic knowledge generation. His work integrates applied research, policy analysis, community empowerment, and social entrepreneurship with a holistic view of change. He set up two influential think thanks and nurtured a community of action researchers who contributed to community based natural resources management in Nepal. He has advised international development agencies on community-based programs design. He divides his time between the academia (University of Canberra) and a research and development consulting firm Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD) in Sydney. He has published numerous papers on philosophy, principles, methodologies and practices of inclusive and sustainable development. He is currently developing a Policy and Practice Lab methodology that can assist development professionals and action researchers to effectively use evidence, interactive learning, and community empowerment to influence development policy and practice.
PhD, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 14 Mar 2007
Senior Policy Advisor, Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD)
24/08/20 → 30/06/23
Governing Climate Resilient Futures: gender, justice and conflict resolution in resource management (JUSTCLIME)
15/07/20 → 30/01/22
Ojha, H., 14 Jun 2019, In : Sustainability (United States). 12, 3, p. 173-181 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)8 Downloads (Pure)
Ojha, H., Maraseni, T., Nightingale, A., Bhattarai, B. & Khatri, D., 1 Apr 2019, In : Forest Policy and Economics. 101, p. 15-18 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
Temporal Changes in Precipitation and Temperature and their Implications on the Streamflow of Rosi River, Central NepalDahal, N., Shrestha, U. B., Tuitui, A. & Ojha, H. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Climate . 7, 1, p. 1-15 15 p., 3.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile12 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)
The Material Politics of Citizenship: Struggles over Resources, Authority and Belonging in the New Federal Republic of NepalNightingale, A. J., Lenaerts, L., Shrestha, A., Lama ‘Tsumpa’, P. N. & Ojha, H. R., 28 Aug 2019, In : South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies. p. 1-17 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
To what extent is Nepal’s community forestry contributing to the sustainable development goals? An institutional interaction perspectiveAryal, K., Laudari, H. K. & Ojha, H. R., 14 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. p. 1-12 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article