International Conference on

Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Actions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Kathmandu, Nepal
11 - 13 April 2017

Dr Arabinda Mishra

Dr Arabinda Mishra joined the Livelihood Theme in June 2015 as a Senior Social Scientist. Before joining ICIMOD, he was Dean of the Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University (since 2005) and had the concurrent responsibility of Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division in TERI. Mishra led TERI’s engagement with the Government of India and a number of State governments in the preparation of action plans on climate change. His interest in the area of education for sustainable development led to the design of an international master’s programme in Sustainable Development Practice at TERI University. Specializing in resource and environmental economics, Mishra brings a strong element of inter-disciplinarity to his research, which covers both the natural and social sciences including climate change risks and community-level vulnerability assessment, the management of ecosystems and their services for poverty alleviation, institutions and governance in environmental management, and natural resource accounting. 

As the project leader of the Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation Study in South Asia (ESPASSA), Mishra was involved in an international collaboration of scientists from various disciplines to investigate the links between ecosystems and poverty in South Asia.