Bimbika Sijapati Basnett
Bimbika Sijapati Basnett holds a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2008). Her research was on gender and decentralisation of natural resource governance in the context of community forestry in the middle hills of Nepal. She received an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2003) and a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Macalester College, Minnesota (2002). She has worked on a number of research projects including adaptation to climate change (in the South Pacific); women- and child-focused planning, monitoring and evaluation (in the South Pacific); telecommunications and livelihoods (in the South Pacific); poverty and land management; participatory action research on community environmental needs (Nepal); and financial mechanisms for financing protected areas.