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Mr. Prabin Bhusal

Name:              Prabin Bhusal

Position:          Assistant Professor

Subject:           NRMRD

Department:  Department of Social Forestry and Forest Management

Education:     

  • Prabin Bhusal holds a master degree in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development securing highest possible grade (Gold Medal) from Tribhuvan University Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal and Bachelor in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University.

Interest Area: Natural Resource Management, NR Conflict Management, Community Forestry, forest                            governance and climate change, forest policy and practice.

Key competencies: Action Research, facilitating multi-stakeholder process at local and regional level.

Publications: Research paper:

  • Bhusal, P., Czeszewik, D., Walankiewicz, W., Baral, R., Lamichhane, BR., Mikusinski, G., 2015 Availability of tree cavities in sal forest of Nepal. iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry, doi: 10.3832/ifor1493-008 [online 2015-10-16].
  • Bhusal, P. Regmi, U. Paudel, N.S., 2015. Potential Role of Expanded Community Forest in Mitigating North-South Conflict and Forest Management Challenges in Terai Region of Nepal. Policy Brief-39, ForestAction Nepal.
  • Regmi, U. Bhusal, P. Paudel, N.S., 2015. Landlessness and Forest Management: What can Community Forestry Offer? Policy Brief-40, ForestAction Nepal.
  • Paudel, G. S., Bhusal, P., Paudel, N. S., 2015. Community Forestry and Yak Herders: Conflicts and Consequences. Issues Paper, ForestAction Nepal, Kathmandu.
  • Bhusal, P., Karki, J., Bhandari, K., Paudel N.S. Landlessness and Forest Management: What can Community Forestry Offer? Nepali Policy Brief-41, ForestAction Nepal
  • Bhusal, P., Karki, J., Bhandari, K., Paudel N.S. Potential Role of Expanded Community Forest in Mitigating North-South Conflict and Forest Management Challenges in Terai Region of Nepal. Nepali Policy Brief-42, ForestAction Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P., 2015 Agroforestry promotion for livelihood improvement and biodiversity conservation. In: proceeding of Rufford small grant conference, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Dissertations and newspaper article:

  • Bhusal, P., 2014. Availability and Distribution of Tree-cavities in Sal (Shorea robusta) Forest: (A Comparative Study from Chitwan National Park and Community used Buffer Zone Forest, Nepal). Master thesis, Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P., 2013. Physical Capital: A livelihood Option for Rural Sustainable Development, a Case Study from Ghandruk. In: proceedings of the international conference on sustainable Development, National College, Center for Development Studies, Kathmandu Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P., 2010. Study on Biodiversity and socio economic status of CNP and BZ of Chitwan National Park, Bachelor Thesis, Tri-Chandra College, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Bhusal, P., 2010.For Pedestrian Day, Research article published in The Himalayan times, National Daily, English Newspaper.
  • Bhusal, P., 2016.Go Local, Research article published in My Republica Daily, National Daily, English Newspaper

Research Experience

Researcher, ForestAction Nepal (www.forestaction.org)

  • Community Based Adaptive Learning in Management of Conflicts and Natural Resources (CALCNR) Project- project period – Project Period: January 2014 to December 2017
  • Securing tenure Rights for Forest-Dependent Communities: A Global Comparative Study of Design and Implementation of Tenure Reform – Project Period: 1 March 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
  • Agroforestry Promotion for Livelihood Enhancement and Biodiversity Conservation” (Project in community forestry user groups in Kavre, Nepal)- project period 2015-2016
  • Thematic Review and Preparation of Good Practice Papers on Various Themes to Document the Implementation Learning Process from MSFP – Project Period:- 17 Nov 2014 to 17 Nov 2015
  • Promotion for Livelihood Enhancement and Biodiversity Conservation” (Pilot Project in the Panchase Protected Forest Area in Kaski District) – Project period 2013-2014
  • Understanding the driver-commodities-gender nexus in Nepal – Project Period :- 1 July 2014 to 20 March 2015

Grants and Awards

  • Nepal BhidhyaBhusan “Kha” 2015 from president of Nepal securing highest possible grade in Master degree in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, Institute of forestry Nepal.
  • Georgz Zohn Academic Excellence Award from George Zone foundation, Nepal of being MSc Topper (Batch 068-70, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara) among the Technical Institute of Western Region of Nepal.
  • Research Grantee: from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden and Siedlce University, Poland on “Distribution and availability of tree-cavities in Sal forests of Chitwan National park and Buffer Zone with two different management types”.
  • Research Grantee: from Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Dissertation award.
  • Project Grantee: Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation on “Agroforestry Promotion for Livelihood Enhancement and Biodiversity Conservation” (Pilot Project in the Panchase Protected Forest Area in Kaski District)
  • Project Grantee: 2nd Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation on “Agroforestry Promotion for Livelihood Enhancement and Biodiversity Conservation” (Project in community forestry user groups in Kavre, Nepal)
  • Idea Wild Grantee: Research Equipment: GPS, Binocular, Compass and Digital Camera Granted by the Ideas Wild, USA.

Responsibilities:

Teaching and supervision

  • Responsible for teaching Natural Resource Management, Community Forestry and partially the Community Based Forest Management Courses both at Bachelor and Master’s level at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.
  • Supervising MSc. and BSc theses, and B.Sc. Project Papers

Contact Address

Phone: 977(0)61-432002          Mobile: 00977-9849215453

Email: pbhusal@iofpc.edu.np /  bhusalp1@gmail.com

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