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Dr. Ganga Dahal, Research Fellow

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Ganga Dahal is an International expert on forest land tenure and decentralization policy with solid experience of social research, policy analysis and advocacy at national, regional and global levels. Key areas of expertise include: forest land tenure, governance, institutional structure, equity, gender, inclusiveness, and resource rights, community based resource management and livelihoods, decentralization and devolution policies, and sustainable natural resource management. PhD from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and has worked more than a decade under the auspices of various international, bilateral and intergovernmental organizations. Ganga joined CNSUK in 2010 as a Research Fellow.

PhD in Forest Tenure Policy and Governance from the University of Reading, UK.

Forest Land Tenure Policies, Governance, Decentralization and Community Resource Management

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS
 
2015, 2014, 2013
 
Poudel, M., Thwaites, R., Race, D. and DAHAL, GANGA RAM- Social equity and livelihood implications of REDD+ in rural communities- a case study from Nepal. International Journal of the Commons 9 (1) pp 177-208
 
Poudel, M., Thwaites, R.,Race, D. and DAHAL, GANGA RAM- REDD+ and community forestry: implication for local communities and forest management- a case study from Nepal. The International Forestry Review Journal 16 (1): pp 39-54
 
Paudel M., Thwaites R., Race D., and DAHAL GR- Analyzing REDD+ in Community Forestry: has it been Experienced Differentially at Different Households?
 
International Journal of Social Forestry 2 (2)  pp 101-122
 
2013
 
Sikor T, Gritten, D, Atkinson J. Huy B, DAHAL GR, Duangsathaporn, K., Hurahura, F., Phanvilay, K., Maryudi A. , Pulhin J.,Ramirej A.,Win S., Toh S.,Vaz J., Sokchea T., Marona S.,Yagio Z. (2013) _COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC- PATHWAYS TO INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. _Centre for People and Forest-RECOFTC Publications
 
2012
 
Larson and Dahal (2012)- Forest Tenure Reform: New Resource Rights for Forest Based Communities? _CONSERVATION AND SOCIETY JOURNAL_ Volume 10 (2) pp 77-90
 
Larson and Dahal (2012)- Edited Conservation and Society Journal Volume 10 (2) special issue on FOREST TENURE REFORM as guest editor
 
2011
 
DAHAL, G.R., J. ATKINSON, AND J. BAMPTON (2011)- FORESTS TENURE IN ASIA-Status and Trends. European Forest Institute EFI/FLEGT, European Union-EU Publications, Malaysia.
 
2011
 
DAHAL, G.R., K.ADHIKARI (2011)- FORESTS TENURE ASSESSMENT IN SOUTH ASIA-Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Publication.
 
2011
 
Dahal, G.R., and H. Ojha (2011) Community Forestry Network in Asia-Global Alliance for Community Forestry- GACF publications.
 
2010
 
Larson, A., Barry, D. and Dahal, G.R. (2010). Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform. A Book from Earthscan,London.
 
2010
 
Larson, A.M., Barry, D. and Dahal, G.R. (2010): Introduction. In: Larson, A., Barry, D. and Dahal, G.R. (eds.) Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform. Earthscan, London.
 
2010
 
Larson, A.M., Barry, D. and Dahal, G.R. (2009). Conclusions and Reflections for the Future of Forest Tenure Reform. In: Larson, A., Barry, D. and Dahal, G.R. (eds.) Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform. Earthscan, London.
 
2010
 
Larson, A.M., Barry, D. and DAHAL, G.R. (2010) New Rights for Forest Based Communities- Understanding Process of Forest Tenure Reform. International Forestry Review Journal Vol 12 (1)_pp 78-96_
 
2009
 
Dahal, G.R., Larson, A.M. and Pacheco, P (2009): OUTCOMES OF REFORM FOR LIVELIHOODS, FOREST CONDITION AND EQUITY. In: Larson, A., Barry, D., Colfer C., and Dahal, G.R. (eds.) Forests for People: Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform. Earthscan, United Kingdom
 
2009
 
Saigal, S., Dahal, G.R. and Vira, B. (2009) Cooperation in Forestry: Analysis of Forestry Cooperatives in Rajasthan, India. Published Country Report. CIFOR and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
 
2009
 
Dahal GR (2009)Forest Tenure and its impact on economy and ecology-XIII World Forestry Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina 18-23 October 2009
 
Current Position and Organisation: International Consultant on Forest Tenure Policy at  Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN-FAO)

Member, International Association for Study of Commons (IASC) Gary, USA

Member of RSDC (Rural Self Reliance Development Centre)Nepal

Member, Nepal Foresters Association (NFA)

Research Fellow- The Center for Nepal Studies- UK

Research Fellow- Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia