Speaker's Profile


Nina Holmelin is a Research Fellow and Ph.D candidate at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO) in Norway, and at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway. Her Ph.D project, ‘Capability to change in response to large-scale uncertainty: Farming flexibility, food security, and climate change in the Himalaya’, is part of the ICIMOD-led Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP), which is funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Holmelin’s Ph.D project concerns small-scale food production systems in the Nepal Himalaya and explores the potentials and constraints to adaptation in local Himalayan farming communities in the face of multiple challenges of future climatic and market uncertainties. Holmelin holds a Master’s degree (2010) in Human Geography and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies (2008), both from the University of Bergen, Norway. She has fieldwork experience in Nepal since 2009, and has also been working in Peru, Estonia, and Norway.