Naya Sharma Paudel


Senior Researcher at ForestAction Nepal

Naya Sharma Paudel is a senior researcher at ForestAction Nepal, a Kathmandu based forestry research institution. He has his PhD in political ecology from Reading University (UK), and has been working in Nepal and in the region for over two decades. He has gained rich insights of research and development experiences on forest tenure, environmental governance, participatory resources management and rural livelihoods. In recent years he is increasingly involved in studying political economy of climate change, REDD+ and forest governance.  His current research is focused on poverty, community rights, institutional dynamics, natural resource related conflicts and benefit sharing especially in the context of REDD+.