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Mr. Lokendra Dhakal, Executive Director


Lokendra Dhakal is a founder member and Executive Director of CNSUK. He has experience of working in government and multi stakeholders’ natural resources management partnership programme.  He was a National Project Coordinator of Western Terai Landscape Complex Project, a multi partnership project, with Ministry of Forests, Government of Nepal, UNDP, WWF, Dutch Government and IPGRI (2004 - 06). He was exchange Consultant to Danida Forest Seed Centre, Denmark (2001) and was expert in forestry for UNDP/Bangladesh to formulate Rural Development project in 2000. He has published several papers as a lead and co-author in tree improvement, planning and natural resources management sector. He taught master level in Environment Development in SchEMS/ Pokhara University and College of Applied Sciences/ Kathmandu University in Nepal (2000- 06). Recently, he supported social research on population, ex-soldier pension issues and policy studies in the UK. He completed his M.S in Natural Resources Management from University of Florida, USA in 1995. 



M.S Natural Resource Management, University of Florida, USA (1995)

B.Sc. Forestry, Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1988)

Participatory Landscape level Biodiversity management, Collaborative forest management, Multi stakeholder natural resources management;  Ethnic minority sociological studies.

Main Author

Dhakal L. P., Jha, P.K., and  Kjær, E.D. (2005). Mortality in Dalbergia sissoo (Roxb.) following heavy infection by Aristobia horridula (hope.) bettles. Will genetic variation in susceptibility will play a role in combating declining health? Journal of Forest Ecology and Management Vol 218, Issues 1-3 October. 2005, Pages 270-276.

Dhakal, L. P., J-P.B Lillesø, Kjær E.D., P.K. Jha, and  Aryal, H.L. (2005). Seed sources on Agroforestry trees in a farmland context - a guide to tree seed source establishment in Nepal. Development and Environment No 1-2005. Forest & Landscape Denmark.  

Dhakal, L. P., Aryal, H.L, Kjær E.D, and J.P.B. Lillesø (2004). Breeding for die back resistant Dalbergia sissoo in Nepal: generation turnover plan for Dalbergia sissoo BSOs with infusion of die-back disease resistant families. Forest & Landscape Working Papers no. 4-2004, 25 pp. ISBN 87-7903-187-0, Forest and Landscape Denmark.  

Dhakal L. P. (2004). Can Sector Wide Approach be the way forward for the forestry sector of Nepal? Foreign Aid Coordination Division, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dhakal, L. P., Lillesø J-P.B.,  and Kjær E.D. (2001). Addressing smallholder's demand for propagation material of woody species. Strategy and early experience on implementation. TISC document series 103, Danida Ref No 211, Dandia Forest  Seed Centre, Humlabaek, Denmark.

Dhakal, L. P., White, T.L., and Hodge, G. (1996). Realized genetic gains from Slash pine tree improvement. Silvae Genetica. 45, 4: 190-197.


Laksamba, C.K., Adhikari, K.P., Dhakal, L.P., Gellner, D. (2013). British Gurkha Pension Policies and Ex-Gurkha  Campaigns: A Review. Reading . Center for Nepal Studies, UK.

Laksamba, C.K., Dhakal, L.P., and Holford, J. (2012). Education and  Employment , in  Adhikari , K.P. (ed) Nepalis in the United Kingdom: an Overview. Reading, ISBN 978-9937-2-4382-7, Center for Nepal Studies,UK, pp 69-90.

Lillesø J-P.B., Shrestha, T.B.,  Dhakal, L. P., Nayaju, R.P., and Shrestha, R. (2005).  The map of potential vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agro-ecological/biodiversity classification system. Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No110. ISBN 87-7903-210-9, Denmark

Shrestha, T.B.,  Lillesø J-P. B, Dhakal, L.P., Shrestha, R. (2002). Forest and vegetation types of Nepal. TISC Document series 105,  ISBN: 99933-702-2-3. TISC, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal V.P., Dhakal L. P., and Gupta V. N. (2002). Seabuckthorn - A High Himalayan multipurpose plant resource of Nepal, RONAST Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Lillesø J-P. B., Dhakal, L. P. et.al (2001). Tree Planting Zones in Nepal TISC Technical Paper Series 103, TISC, Kathmandu, Nepal and DFSC Case Study no. 1, Humblabaek, Denmark.  

Hansen, L.N., Kjær E.D. Dhakal, L. P., and Lillesø, J-P. B. (2001). An analysis of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. Breeding seedling orchards at Kapilbastu and Sauraha, TISC Technical Paper Series 104, TISC Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Lillesø J-P. B., Dhakal, L. P. et al. (2001).  Analysis and strategy proposal for addressing small holders demand for propagation material of woody species (Volume I). TISC/Danida Ref. No 210, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hansen, L. N., Kjær E.D. Dhakal, L. P., and  Lillesø J-P. B. (2001). Analysis of genetic variance of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. in quantitative growth and stem form based on progeny trails at two sites in Nepal. TISC/Danida Ref. No 211 Kathmandu, Nepal