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With its auspicious goal to produce competent and efficient human resource that can be instrumental in conservation and management of biodiversity, environment and natural resources and  development of rural communities, the IOF-PC, with the help of its enthusiastic teaching faculty and spirited staff, has always endeavored to ameliorate its academic environment and administer well designed educational programs that can address the current needs of the country  and the globe in forestry and allied fields. It is committed to satisfying student's quest for knowledge and pragmatic skills that will make all the difference in their professional career. The IOF-PC is currently running the following academic programs:

  1. Master of Science in Forestry
  2. Master of Science in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (NRMRD)
  3. Master of Science in Watershed Management (WM)
  4. Master of Science in Community Forestry (CF)
  5. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Forestry

Beside regular academic programs, it also conducts short-term national and international training and workshops in Forestry and allied subjects.

Bikash Adhikari

Name:                            Bikash Adhikari

Position:                        Assistant Professor

Appointed Subject:     Forest Management

Department:                Social Forestry and Forest Management

Bikash Adhikari is involved in different researches on forestry, climate change and local institutions, ecosystem governance and process and politics around climate change and disaster related projects. His specific research interest lies on forest management, ecosystem services, governance of natural resources, process and politics of public policy, climate change and ecological resilience.

Mr. Adhikari has published in these fields that include peer reviewed journal articles, research book, policy briefs and research reports. In addition, he delivered about a dozen conference/workshop papers in Nepal, India, China and USA. Earlier, he had worked as a Researcher with ForestAction Nepal for more than four years. He had also worked with University of California Berkeley and University of Bergen in the research related to agro-ecological resilience at the base of the Himalayas. Mr. Adhikari is currently Assistant Professor of Forest Management at Institute of Forestry, Pokhara campus and involved in different research related to forest management, agro-ecological resilience, disaster risk management, food security, ecosystem services and livelihoods related research projects in Nepal. 


Level Year                                          Institution
M.Sc. 2013 Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus Pokhara, Tribhuvan University  
B. Sc. 2011 Tribhuvan University  
Online course: Disaster and Ecosystem: Resilience in a Changing Climate 2015 United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) and Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)  

Areas of expertise: 

  • Thematic expertise areas: Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Agro Ecological Change, Forest Policy and Practices.
  • Key competencies: academic and semi-academic research; editing – books, journal articles, proceedings, methodologies, guidelines, toolkits; policy review and analysis; write-shops facilitation; project conceptualization and planning.

Professional engagements and Research:

Researcher, ForestAction Nepal

·         Overall leadership and team management on research and consulting projects

·         Research Programs and projects development and execution

·         Publications of journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs

·         Community relations and stakeholder relations and communication



·         Thinking beyond REDD: Analyzing smallholders motivation and actions for ecosystem service management, 2016-2018, SLU, Sweden
  ·         Disaster and traditional knowledge at the mid montane smallholder communities in Nepal, Firebird Fellowship 2017
  ·         Post-disaster  resilience and agro-ecological  transition  in Nepal, University of California, university of Bergon, 2016
  ·         Climate Change and Rural Institutions – collaboration with Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), funded by DANIDA/Danish Fellowship Centre, 2012-2016. Researcher
  ·         Community based adaptive learning in management of conflicts and natural resources in Bangladesh and Nepal (CALCNR), Jan 2014- Dec 2016, Middlesex University ,IDE Nepal, FHRC, Nice Foundation
  ·         Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry In Nepal (EnLiFT), ACIAR, 2013-2018
Evaluation ·         Evaluation of Chire Pine gasification technology, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Government of Nepal, socio-economist analyst, 2015 (Ongoing)
  ·         Evaluation of the project Reaching Poorest of the Poor for WWF Nepal. January, 2015 to March, 2015, Team Member- Socio Economist
Research fellow ·         South Asia Institute of Advanced Studies in public policy
Journal editing ·         Hamroo Ban Sampada: Nepali Journal of agriculture and forest policy
  Journal of Forest and Livelihood: English Journal of agriculture and forest policy and Journal of Institute of Forestry
Recently Completed Projects ·         Grassroots capacity building for Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) project in Nepal, RECOFTC, 2014-2015.
  ·         Paying for Ecosystem Services Consequences and Alternatives (PECA), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, April 2013 to Dec 2015
Mentoring of Research Fellows Advisor and Co-advisor for the thesis of student at Tribhuvan University and Pokhara University, Nepal


Policy briefs and policy reviews

  • Responding to Landslides in Nepal: Adam Pain, Dil Bahadur Khatri, Hemant Ojha, Bikash Adhikari, Tikeshwari Joshi, Hari Dhungana and Niru Gurung: ForestAction policy brief.

Peer-reviewed Article

  • Investigating Limits of Institution to Adaptation: Insights from a Landslide case in the Nepal Himalayas, Hemant R Ojha, Dil B Khatri, Krishna K Shrestha, Adam Pain and Bikash Adhikari 2015 (submitted, under review)
  • Epstein, K., J. DiCarlo, R. Marsh, B. Adhikari, D. Paudel, I. Ray, and I. E. Måren. 2018. Recovery and adaptation after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: a smallholder household perspective. Ecology and Society 23(1):29.

Discussion Papers

  • Khatri, D.B., Gurung, N., Adhikari, B. and Pain, A. 2015. The Production of Landslides Risks and Local Responses: A Case Study of Bhirkot, Dolakha District of Nepal. Case Study Report. Kathmandu: ForestAction Nepal and Southasia Institute of Advance Studies.
  • Pain, ,  Adhikari,  B.,  Dhungana.  H., and  Gurung,  N. 2015. The Production of Landslides Risks and Local Responses: A case study of Bhoje Landslide, Lamjung District of Nepal. Case study Report. Kathmandu:  ForestAction Nepal  and  Southasia  Institute  of Advance Studies.
  • Ojha, H., Adhikari, B., Gurung, N., Khatri, D.B., Joshi, T., Dhungana, H., and Dhungana, S. 2015. The  Production  of  Landslides  Risks  and  Local  Responses:  A  Case  Study  of  Dhamilikuwa, Lamjung  District  of  Case Study Report. Kathmandu:  ForestAction Nepal  and Southasia Institute of Advance Studies.
  • Khatri, B.,  Joshi,  T., Adhikari,  B. and  Pain,  A. 2015. Climate Change Project Implementation in Lamjung:  A Case of Hariyo Ban  Project. Case Study Report. Kathmandu:  ForestAction  Nepal  and Southasia Institute of Advance Studies.
  • Khatri, D.B., Pain, A., and Adhikari, 2015. Disaster Response from a Donor Funded Project in Nepal:  A case of a NGO implemented project in Dolakha district of Nepal. Case study Report. Kathmandu: ForestAction Nepal  and Southasia Institute of Advance Studies.
  • Khatri, D.B., Adhikari, B., & Pain, A. 2014. Bhirkot landslide case, Dolakha, Nepal (Working Draft 2014). ForestAction Nepal & Danish Institute for International Studies.
  • Adhikari, B., and Khatri, D.B. 2014. Disaster Response from a Donor Funded Project in Nepal: A case of a NGO implemented project in Dolakha district. Journal of Forest and Livelihood.
  • Many article published in different newspaper and newsletter published by different organization related to forestry, ecosystem services and community engagements.
  • Publication of the book “Environmental Impact Assessment of Roads in Nuwakot District of Nepal”.

Thesis and dissertation

  • M.Sc. Dissertation. Analyzing Ecosystem Service and Payment of Ecosystem Service (PES) in Rupa watershed: Using GIS and Economic Valuation Approach, Master Thesis 2013, a thesis submitted to Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal, Tribhuvan University.

Review and Editing work

  • Editor/ reviewer for select issues of the Journal Forests and Livelihoods published by ForestAction Kathmandu, (select volumes, 2016)
  • Reviewer/editor for select issues of the Journal Hamro Ban Sampada (Nepali text) published by ForestAction Kathmandu, (select volumes, 2016)
  • Editor of Journal of Forestry and natural Resource Management, IOF, Pokhara Campus


Participation In International Training, Workshop And Seminars

Training, Workshop, Seminar Date& Venue Organizer(s)
Resilience and Livelihoods at the base of Himalayas Nov 9-11 2016, USA University of California Berkeley, USA
Seminar Series on Himalaya, Climate Change and Development 2013-2016 British Academy
Training Course on Comprehensive technology in Agriculture for developing countries Aug 12-Sep 12, 2016, China, Hunan China-Aid and Hunan Agriculture group Co., Ltd.
International Conference on Mountains in Changing World,


October 1-4, 2016, Kathmandu Nepal


Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences
International Conference on Forests People and climate: changing Paradigm Aug 28-30, 2013


Tribhuvan University Institute of Forestry, Ministry of Forest and Soil conservation  Government of Nepal and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Training seminar on Applied Statistical Analysis with R for Forestry Studies July 24-26 2013, Pokhara Risk Analysis Research Centre, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan and Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal
International Training on Fundamentals of Ornithological Research Nov 4-9 2013; Chitwan Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
International Conference on Illegal felling meeting March 14, 2012


Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation
Second Nepalese youth climate summit August 16-18, 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepalese Youth For Climate Action


Teaching and supervision

  • Responsible for teaching Forest Management, Community Forestry, Climate Change and Community Based Forest Management Courses both at Bachelor and Master’s level at the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.
  • Supervising M.Sc. Theses, and B.Sc. Project Paper
  • Carrying research on forestry, community and NRM

Contact Details:

Bikash Adhikari
Assistant Professor
Department of ​Social Forestry and Forest Management
T​ribhuvan University | Institute of Forestry | Pokhara Campus
Hariyokharka​ | ​Pokhara, Nepal​ | ​P.O Box: 43

Phone: +977-61-430469, 431689​ | ​Fax: +977-61-430387 Cell: +977-9856033727
Email: [email protected]
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