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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.

Prof. Ridish K. Pokharel

  1.   Name: Prof. Ridish K. Pokharelphoto-rkb
  2.   Position: Professor and Planning Chief of Tribhuvan University
  3.   Appointed Subject: Forestry
  4.   Department: Social Forestry and Forest Management
  5.   Education:

PhD – Michigan State University, USA

MS – Araneta University Foundation, the Philippines

BSc – Mahendra Morang Multiple Campus Tribhuvan University

  1.   Interest Area:

Institutions and forest governance; climate change and household level adaptive capacity; community based forest management and REDD implementation; development of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management; gender and equity/conflict management; fund mobilization in community forestry

  1.   Research and Publications:
  • Pokharel, R. K., Neupane, P. R., Tiwari, K. R. and Köhl, M. (2015). Assessing the sustainable in community based forestry: A case from Nepal, Forest Policy and Economics, 58: 75 – 84.
  • Otsuka, K., Takahashi, R. and Pokharel, R. (2015). In search of optimum institutions for forest management, Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 34 (3): 300 – 314.
  • Rutt, Rebecca L., KhanalChhetri, Bir B., Pokharel, Ridish K., Rayamajhi, Santosh, Tiwari, Krishna R. and Treue, Thorsten. (2015). The scientific framing of forestry decentralization in Nepal, Forest Policy and Economics, 60: 50 -61.
  • Tiwari, Krishna R., Rayamajhi, Santosh, Pokharel, Ridish K. and Balla, Mohan K. (2014). Does Nepal’s climate change adaptation policy and practices address poor and vulnerable communities? Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization, 23: 28 – 38.
  • Pokharel, Ridish K. and Tiwari, Krishna R. (2013). Good governance assessment in Nepal’s community forestry, Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 32 (6): 549 -564.
  • Pokharel, Ridish K. (2012). Factors influencing the management regimes of Nepal’s community forestry, Forest Policy and Economics, 17: 13 – 17.
  • Pokarel, Ridish K., Gyawali, Achyut R., Yadav, Ram L. and Tiwari, Krishna R. (2011). Increasing women access to financial resources through micro-credit of Nepal’s community forestry, International Journal of Social Forestry: 4 (1): 1 – 16.


Contact number: 9851230701 (cell); 01-4890001 (R);

E-mail: [email protected]


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