Profile of Mr Ganesh Raj Environmental Sustainable Development and Research Centre- Nepal

Ganesh Raj

I have professional background on development & management of different projects including livelihoods, rehabilitation, forestry, agriculture, transport & road sector with specific themes such as climate change, environmental management, rural development and policy analysis for almost ten years.

General research interests

I am more interested on climate policy development in South Asia. With regional focus specifically I am interested to study how non state actors such as NGOs influence government on climate policy issues. My academic qualifications and professional work experience reinforce to address this knowledge. Different courses on research methodology in Wageningen University in Netherlands and Pokhara University in Nepal have empowered me to undertake research with high level of independence. I have been granted conditional admission in Lincoln University, New Zealand and am planning to begin study on Dec 2011.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

International environmental governance, Influence of non state actors on climate policy

PhD Abstract

I want to generate knowledge on influence of Non State Actors (NSA) on climate policy making in South Asia. Specifically the study involves how non state actors such as NGOs are influencing government policies on climate policy issues. The study will involve case of Nepal. In south Asian context, non state actors are influencing players on social policy making. For example, NSA such as NGOs and civil society have influential role on policy process. I want to generate similar knowledge about climate policy at south Asian scale. Besides Nepal, during the study phase if funding opportunity arises, one more country, India can also be selected later. This selection of one more country will be held if funding possibility arises. The study will be explorative case study and will be qualitative research in nature.

Latest deposited documents

International environmental governance, Influence of non state actors on climate policy image
International environmental governance, Influence of non state actors on climate policy (April 2011)

  I want to generate knowledge on influence of Non State Actors (NSA) on climate policy making in South Asia. Specifically the study involves...

International environmental governance, Influence of non state actors on climate policy image
International environmental governance, Influence of non state actors on climate policy (April 2011)

  I want to generate knowledge on influence of Non State Actors (NSA) on climate policy making in South Asia. Specifically the study involves...