International Symposium on

Transforming Mountain Forestry 

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Dehradun, India
18 - 22 January 2015

Speaker's Profile

Rucha Ghate

Rucha Ghate is Senior Governance and NRM Specialist at ICIMOD. Before
joining ICIMOD, she was working as Director at the Institute for Research and
Development, Nagpur, India. Dr Ghate’s areas of interest include common
pool resources, collective action, and institutions. She has conducted several
studies on the human aspect of natural resources – traditional knowledge,
governance, and the impact of government policies. She has also taught
environmental economics and research methodology courses at Nagpur
University, India; Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; TERI University, New
Delhi; and Mekong Institute Foundation, Thailand. She has published articles
in several international and national journals, authored two books, and
co-edited one book. She is a recipient of several fellowships, like the postdoctoral
overseas fellowship in Environmental Economics, two writing
fellowships at Indiana University in 2004 and 2011, the (shared) Karl Goran
Maler scholarship at Beijer Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009, and at the

University of Michigan, USA, in 2009.