Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha

Doctor of Philosophy (The University of Sydney)
Master of Environmental Engineering Management (UTS)
Master of Arts (Sociology/ Anthropology - 1st Year) (TU, Nepal)
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Sydney University)
Bachelor of Science in Forestry with Distinction (TU, Nepal)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Krishna is a development and environmental geographer. His research interests encompass: Global Indigenous Studies; Critical Development Studies; Environmental Governance; Disaster Resilience, and Climate Change Adaptation, in particular the intersection of the five with my work on Environmental Justice.  He is an Indigenous scholar with global recognition and local grounding.  He has an enduring passion and commitment to the ethical and accountable research, education, and leadership. His scholarship works alongside a commitment to activism and public engagement and addresses urgent questions pertaining to indigenous rights, climate justice, public policy, the right to land and the everyday and systemic struggles that continue to dominate the lives of the most marginalised communities in the world.  He focuses on scholarship, engagement, and leadership to effect real impacts in practice and policy, and these activities are driven by the belief that cultural and contextual underpinnings are fundamental to re-conceptualise research design and methods and to produce alternative data and evidence to contest hegemonic knowledge. Most of his work is interdisciplinary and empirically based in South Asia and integrates indigenous, social, and natural science methodologies to examine the relationship between social, cultural, political, and ecological systems. 

Krishna's work constitutes blending moral philosophy and theories of justice with critical development studies, political ecology and communicative action. His research on these five themes simultaneously engages with grand theory and real-world societal challenges.  He uses grounded analysis of socio-political and ecological dynamics through a multi-scale perspective where the role of unequal power relations in constituting a politicised environment is a central theme.  His research gives particular attention to the ways in which problems of justice are linked to systems of social hierarchy and political and economic control.  He uses a ‘critical pragmatic’ approach to development and environmental problems in which rigorous explanation is balanced with carefully considered policy alternatives. Most of his work is interdisciplinary and empirically based which integrates indigenous, social and natural science methodologies to examine the interrelationship between social and natural systems. His research, teaching and engagements are driven by the belief that cultural and contextual understandings arte vital for education and science to shift paradigms, enabling alternative ways to understand and address complex social and environmental challenges.

Krishna is currently Associate Professor of Global Development at the School of Social Sciences, ADA, UNSW Sydney. Prior to this appointment, Krishna was Program Director at the Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney.  He also held various positions at the University of Queensland, Macquarie University and the Department of Forests in Nepal Government. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Asia Research Institute at National University of Singapore (NUS). He served as a member of the Academic Board at the University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Endeavour Research Fellowship by the Australian Government. He has an interdisciplinary qualification, with higher degrees in Geography (PhD Sydney), Higher Education (Grad. Cert. Sydney), Environmental Policy and Management (MEEM, UTS) and Forestry (BSc TU Nepal).

Phone
+61(2) 9385 1413
Location
Morven Brown Building, Level 1, Room 151
  • Books | 2023
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K, 2023, Reframing Participatory Planning - Urban Planning Practice for Multicultural Australia
    Books | 2023
    Miller F; Shrestha K; Wright S, 2023, Handbook on Climate Change Vulnerability, Environments and Communities, Miller F; Shrestha K; Wright S, (eds.), Elgar Handbooks in Energy, the Environment and Climate Change series.
    Books | 2016
    Shrestha K, 2016, Dilemmas of Justice: Collective Action and Equity in Nepal's Community Forestry, Adroit Publisher, New Delhi, India
    Books | 2015
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote K, 2015, Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking policy, practice and research in the age of climate change, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Books | 2012
    Jimenez J; Shrestha K, 2012, Towards a slum-free city in Buga, Columbia: Some insights from Columbia, Original, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, http://www.amazon.com/Towards-slum-free-Colombia-Insights/dp/3659144754
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Shrestha K, 2023, 'In search of disaster justice: why recognition matters?', in Handbook on Climate Change Vulnerability, Environments and Communities
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Ojha H; Ghate R; Dorji L; Shrestha A; Paudel D; Nightingale A; Shrestha K; Watto MA; Kotru R, 2019, 'Governance: key for environmental sustainability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya', in The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment – Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People,, Springer Nature, Dordrecht, pp. 545 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_16
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Shrestha K; Fisher R, 2019, 'Labour migration, the remittance economy and the changing context of community forestry in Nepal', in Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World, Routledge, London, pp. 171 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315445168
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Shrestha KK; Ojha HR, 2017, 'Chapter 2 Theoretical Advances in Community-Based Natural Resources Management Ostrom and Beyond', in Redefining Diversity & Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volume 1, pp. 13 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805454-3.00002-5
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Maxwell A; Shrestha K, 2015, 'Pro-poor microfinance: rethinking policies and practices in urban India', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 120 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ojha H; Banjare M; Shrestha K, 2015, 'Critical action research and social movements: revitalizing participation and deliberation for democratic empowerment', in Fisher F; Torgerson D; Durnová A; Orsini M (ed.), Handbook of Critical Policy Studies, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 380 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352.00029
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; McManus P, 2015, 'Inclusive urbanization in the age of climate change: Key conclusions and way forward', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 217 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Pradhananga N; Shrestha K, 2015, 'Re-engaging indigenous communities: Insights from heritage conservation in Kathmandu, Nepal', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 156 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; McManus P, 2015, 'Urbanization, social inclusion and climate change: An introduction', in Shrestha KK; Ojha H; McManus P; Rubbo A; Dhote KK (ed.), Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, Routledge, New York, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Shrestha K, 2012, 'Towards Environmental Equity in Nepalese Community Forestry', in Gordon FD; Freeland GK (ed.), International Environmental Justice: Competing Claims and Persepctives, edn. Original, ILM Publications, Hertfordshire, UK, pp. 97 - 111, http://www.amazon.com/International-Environmental-Justice-Competing-Perspectives/dp/1906799172
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Shrestha K; Dee J, 2008, 'Planning for sustainable development: Investigating environment-development decision making in Sydney's Malabar Headland', in Gilmour T; Blakely EJ; Pizarro RE (ed.), Dialogues in Urban Planning: Towards Sustainable Regions, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 3 - 26, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5iRfFnZ8ECkC&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=planning+for+sustainable+development+krishna+shrestha&source=bl&ots=7MgikyWQhK&sig=JYgUPP4u1O5xaczsluc64GkNKXg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z38cUq2C
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Shrestha K; Sarker A, 2008, 'Collaborative planning and sustainability: Exploring ecosystems as common pool resources in the Lockyer catchment', in Gilmour T; Blakely EJ; Pizarro RE (ed.), Dialogues in Urban Planning: Towards Sustainable Regions, edn. Original, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, pp. 461 - 471, http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5iRfFnZ8ECkC&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=collaborative+planning+and+sustainability:+exploring+ecosystems+as+common+pool+resources&source=bl&ots=7MgikyWNmL&sig=OKatp1oS5wzxL
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2005, 'Sustaining inequity? Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policies', in Calver M; Biger Cole H; Bolton G; Dargavel J; Gaynor A; Horwitz P; Mills J; Wardell Johnston GW (ed.), A Forest Conscienceness: Proceedings of 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc, edn. Original, Millpress Science Publisher, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 681 - 691, http://www.iospress.nl/book/a-forest-conscienceness/
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ojha HR; Khatri DB; Shrestha KK; Adhikari B; Pokharel K, 2022, 'INVESTIGATING INSTITUTIONAL LIMITS TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION: A CASE STUDY OF LANDSLIDE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NEPAL', New Angle: Nepal journal of social science and public policy, vol. 7, pp. 45 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.53037/na.v7i1.71
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shrestha KK; Paudel G; Ojha H; Paudel NS; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2022, 'Community entrepreneurship: Lessons from Nepal's Chaubas community forestry sawmill', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102779
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sunam R; Pariyar B; Shrestha KK, 2022, 'Does affirmative action undermine meritocracy? “Meritocratic inclusion” of the marginalized in Nepal’s bureaucracy', Development Policy Review, vol. 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12554
    Journal articles | 2021
    McManus P; Pandey C; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Shrestha S, 2021, 'Climate change and equitable urban water management: critical urban water zones (CUWZs) in Nepal and beyond', Local Environment, vol. 26, pp. 431 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2021.1892045
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mustafa D; Nyaupane G; Shrestha K; Buzinde C; Thanet DR; Vandever V, 2021, 'Scalar politics of Indigenous waterscapes in Navajo Nation and Nepal: Conflict, conservation and development', Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, pp. 251484862110078 - 251484862110078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/25148486211007853
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ojha HR; Devkota K; Pandey C; Shrestha KK; Khatri D; Neupane KR; Bhattarai B; Zwi AB, 2021, 'Urban water security under a changing climate: Is Nepal's water policy on the right track?', World Water Policy, vol. 7, pp. 296 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wwp2.12063
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yadav BD; Shrestha K; Acharya BP, 2021, 'Socioecological outcomes from Community Forestry: Insights from Nepalese Stakeholders', SCIREA Journal of Forestry, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 28, http://article.scirea.org/pdf/22019.pdf
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yadav BD; Shrestha KK; Acharya BP, 2021, 'Contested forest management and the Nepalese Government's forest policy', World Development Perspectives, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2021.100353
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ojha H; Regmi U; Shrestha KK; Paudel NS; Amatya SM; Zwi AB; Nuberg I; Cedamon E; Banjade MR, 2020, 'Improving science-policy interface: Lessons from the policy lab methodology in Nepal's community forest governance', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 114, pp. 101997 - 101997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.101997
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pandit BH; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK; Cedamon E; Amatya SM; Dhakal B; Schmidt HP, 2020, 'Revitalising Agrarian Economies: The Use of Biochar on Banana-based Agroforestry System in Nepal’s hills', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 19, pp. 17 - 31, https://www.forestaction.org/app/webroot/vendor/tinymce/editor/plugins/filemanager/files/JFL%2019%20(1)/2%20Pandit%20et%20al.pdf
    Journal articles | 2020
    Saldarriaga N; Shrestha KK; McManus P; Bajracharya A, 2020, 'Greening Sydney: attitudes, barriers and opportunities for tree planting', Australian Geographer, vol. 51, pp. 469 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2020.1813948
    Journal articles | 2020
    Suadik M; Shrestha K, 2020, 'Reframing indigenous farming in the age of neoliberal agrarian change: Lessons from Sabah, Malaysia', Journal Kinabalu, vol. 26, pp. 51 - 61, https://jurcon.ums.edu.my/ojums/index.php/ejk/article/view/2760
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cedamon ED; Nuberg I; Mulia R; Lusiana B; Subedi YR; Shrestha KK, 2019, 'Contribution of integrated forest-farm system on household food security in the mid-hills of Nepal: assessment with EnLiFT model', Australian Forestry, vol. 82, pp. 32 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2019.1610212
    Journal articles | 2019
    Maskey G; Pandey CL; Shrestha K, 2019, 'Securing water in the rapidly urbanizing global south: Insights from critical analysis of ‘sectoral policies’ in Nepal', New Angle: Nepal Journal of Social Science and Public Policy, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 23, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications-category/journals/securing-water-in-the-rapidly-urbanising-global-south-insights-from-critical-analysis-of-sectoral-policies-in-nepal/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Nuberg IK; Shrestha KK; Bartlett AG, 2019, 'Pathways to forest wealth in Nepal', Australian Forestry, vol. 82, pp. 106 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2019.1614805
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pandit BH; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK; Cedamon E; Amatya SM; Dhakal B; Neupane RP, 2019, 'Impacts of market-oriented agroforestry on farm income and food security: insights from Kavre and Lamjung districts of Nepal', Agroforestry Systems, vol. 93, pp. 1593 - 1604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-018-0273-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Shrestha K; Bhattarai B; Ojha H; Bajracharya A, 2019, 'Disaster justice in Nepal's earthquake recovery', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 33, pp. 207 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.10.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sunam R; Shrestha K, 2019, 'FAILING THE MOST EXCLUDED: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF NEPAL’S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY', Contributions to Nepalese Studies, pp. 283 - 305
    Journal articles | 2018
    Amatya SM; Nuberg I; Cedamon E; Shrestha KK; Pandit BH; Aulia P; Joshi M; Dhakal B, 2018, 'Participatory market chain appraisal for the full range of agroforestry products including market trends and growing markets', Banko Janakari, vol. 27, pp. 32 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/banko.v27i2.21221
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Pandit BH; Shrestha K, 2018, 'Adaptation factors and futures of agroforestry systems in Nepal', Agroforestry Systems, vol. 92, pp. 1437 - 1453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-017-0090-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cedamon E; Paudel G; Basyal M; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK, 2018, 'Applications of single-tree selection guideline following a DBq approach on Nepal’s community forests', Banko Janakari, vol. Special Issue No. 4, 2018, pp. 104 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/banko.v27i3.20555
    Journal articles | 2018
    Karki R; Shrestha KK; Ojha H; Paudel N; Khatri DB; Nuberg I; Adhikary A, 2018, 'From Forests to Food Security: Pathways in Nepal’s Community Forestry', Small-scale Forestry, vol. 17, pp. 89 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-017-9377-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma Paudel N; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Cedamon E; Karki R; Paudel G; Basyal M; Nuberg I; Dangal S, 2018, 'Towards active utilisation of community forestry: Silvo-institutional model for sustainable forest management in Nepal', Banko Janakari, pp. 120 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/banko.v27i3.20557
    Journal articles | 2018
    Subedi Y; Mulia R; Cedamon E; Lusiana B; Shrestha K; Nuberg I, 2018, 'Local knowledge on factors leading to agroforestry diversification in Mid-hills of Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihoods, vol. 15, pp. 32 - 51, https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20183228950
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Paudel G; Basyal M; Shrestha K; Paudel N, 2017, 'Rapid Silviculture Appraisal to Characterise Stand and Determine Silviculture Priorities of Community Forests in Nepal', Small-scale Forestry, vol. 16, pp. 195 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-016-9351-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Shrestha KK, 2017, 'How understanding of rural households’ diversity can inform agroforestry and community forestry programs in Nepal', Australian Forestry, vol. 80, pp. 153 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2017.1339237
    Journal articles | 2017
    Khatri D; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Paudel G; Paudel N; Pain A, 2017, 'Reframing community forest governance for food security in Nepal', Environmental Conservation, vol. 44, pp. 174 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892916000369
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ojha HR; Shrestha KK; Subedi YR; Shah R; Nuberg I; Heyojoo B; Cedamon E; Rigg J; Tamang S; Paudel KP; Malla Y; McManus P, 2017, 'Agricultural land underutilisation in the hills of Nepal: Investigating socio-environmental pathways of change', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 53, pp. 156 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.05.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Satyal P; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Vira B; Adhikari J, 2017, 'A new Himalayan crisis? Exploring transformative resilience pathways', Environmental Development, vol. 23, pp. 47 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2017.02.010
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ojha HR; Khatri DB; Shrestha KK; Bhattarai B; Baral JC; Basnett BS; Goutam K; Sunam R; Banjade MR; Jana S; Bushley B; Dhungana SP; Paudel D, 2016, 'Can Evidence and Voice Influence Policy? A Critical Assessment of Nepal's Forestry Sector Strategy 2014', Society and Natural Resources, vol. 29, pp. 357 - 373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122851
    Journal articles | 2014
    McManus P; Shrestha KK; Yoo D, 2014, 'Equity and climate change: Local adaptation issues and responses in the City of Lake Macquarie, Australia', Urban Climate, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2014.08.003
    Journal articles | 2014
    Pandit B; Shrestha K; Bhattarai S, 2014, 'Sustainable local livelihoods through enhancing agroforestry systems in Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 12, pp. 47 - 63, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/jfl/172
    Journal articles | 2014
    Paudel K; Tamang S; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Transforming land and livelihoods: Analysis of agricultural land abandonment in the mid-hills of Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 12, pp. 11 - 19, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/jfl/172
    Journal articles | 2014
    Tamang S; Paudel K; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Feminisation of agriculture and its implications for food security in rural Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 12, pp. 20 - 32, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/jfl/172
    Journal articles | 2013
    Jha P; Shrestha K, 2013, 'Climate Change and Urban Water Supply: Adaptive Capacity of Local Government in Kathmandu City, Nepal', Journal of Forest and Livelihood, vol. 11, pp. 62 - 81, http://www.forestaction.org/publications/view/136
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ojha H; Khatri D; Shrestha K; Bushley B; Sharma N, 2013, 'Carbon, community and governance: is Nepal getting ready for REDD+?', Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, vol. 22, pp. 216 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14728028.2013.856166
    Journal articles | 2012
    Neupane S; Shrestha K, 2012, 'Sustainable forest governance in a changing climate: Impacts of REDD program on the livelihood of poor communities in Nepalese community forestry', OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 4, pp. 71 - 82, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2048675
    Journal articles | 2012
    Pradhan A; Shrestha K, 2012, 'Rethinking environmental decision-making practice: Analysis of environmental and climate change decisions in Australian governments', OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 3, pp. 11 - 26, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1990429#%23
    Journal articles | 2011
    Shrestha K; Mahjabeen Z, 2011, 'Civil science, community participation and planning for knowledge-based development: analysis of Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, vol. 2, pp. 412 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJKBD.2011.044315
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dressler W; Buscher B; Schoon B; Brockington D; Hayes T; Kull C; McCarthy J; Shrestha K, 2010, 'From hope to crisis and back again? A critical genealogy of the global CBNRM narrative', Environmental Conservation, vol. 37, pp. 5 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892910000044
    Journal articles | 2009
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K; Dee J, 2009, 'Rethinking community participation in urban planning: The role of disadvantaged groups in Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', Australian Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 15, pp. 45 - 63, http://www.anzrsai.org/system/files/f8/f4/f51/f52/o289//Mahjabeen.pdf
    Journal articles | 2008
    Sarker A; Ross H; Shrestha K, 2008, 'Common pool approach for water quality management: An Australian case study', Ecological Economics, vol. 68, pp. 461 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.05.001
    Journal articles | 2008
    Sarker A; Ross H; Shrestha K, 2008, 'Interdependence of common pool resources: Lessons from a nested set of catchments in Australia', Human Ecology, vol. 36, pp. 821 - 834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10745-008-9206-1
    Journal articles | 2008
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2008, 'The politics of community participation in natural resource management: Lessons from community forestry in Nepal', Australian Forestry, vol. 71, pp. 135 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2008.10676280
    Journal articles | 2007
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2007, 'The embeddedness of community forestry in Nepal', Small-Scale Forestry, vol. 6, pp. 273 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-007-9020-4
  • Conference Presentations | 2022
    Bajracharya A; Shrestha K; Zwi A; Baldry E, 2022, 'Reframing Gendered Disaster: Lessons from Nepal’s Indigenous women', presented at Institute of Australian Geographer’s Conference, University of New England, Armidale, 05 July 2022 - 08 July 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Baral S; Tiwari S; Shrestha K; Tamang S; Lama K; Bhandari K, 2022, 'Gendered process of women (dis)/empowerment in the changing socio-economic and political changes in the community forestry of Federal Nepal.', in Proceeding of the 7th National Community Forestry Workshop, Lalitpur, Nepal, presented at the 7th National Community Forestry Workshop, Nepal, Lalitpur, Nepal, 12 June 2022 - 14 June 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Maharjan K; McManus P; Shrestha K; Fisher R, 2022, 'Reframing Environmental Justice: Analysing responsibility and accountability in Nepal’s transboundary river governance', presented at Institute of Australian Geographer’s Conference, University of New England, Armidale, 05 July 2022 - 08 July 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Shrestha K, 2022, 'Indigenous Peoples, Social Justice and Development in the Post-COVID South Asia', presented at International Webinar on Post COVID World Order, Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India, 23 September 2022 - 23 September 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Shrestha K, 2022, 'Reflection from a distance: Thinking about transforming education in Nepal, Keynote presentation (webinar)', presented at Natural Resources and Environmental Education: Past, Present & Future Pathways, Himalayan Conservation Group (HICOG), Sydney, 22 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Shrestha K, 2022, 'South Asian diaspora’s inclusion in Australia: Opportunities and Strategies for Collective Engagement', presented at South Asian Diaspora Forum, Sydney, 14 May 2022 - 14 May 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Shrestha K; Banjade M; Paudel N; Nuberg I; Ojha H; Pandit B; Dangal S; Karki R, 2022, Enhancing livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal: Annual research report, Enlift Project: University of Adelaide, UNSW, University of Canberra and Forest Action Nepal, Submitted to Australian, Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Canberra.
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Shrestha K; Mahjabeen Z, 2022, 'Reimagining climate Justice: Lessons from Community Renewable Energy (CRE) program in Australia', presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (virtual), 25 February 2022 - 01 March 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Tiwari S; Dahal K; Bashyal M; Shrestha K; Timsina S; Karki S; Baral S; Karki R; Paudel N; Pandit B; Banjade M; Dangal S; Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Ojha H, 2022, Cluster level forest assessment report, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal,, EnLift, Forest Action, Nepal, Vol 2022-02, https://enliftnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Volume-2022_02_Cluster-Level-Forest-Assessment-Report-Bhumlu.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Bajracharya A; Shrestha K; Zwi A; Baldry E, 2021, 'Reframing Gendered Experience: Indigenous women in Nepal’s Disaster: Insights from the Guthi system of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley', presented at In Remembering, reimagining geography Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 06 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Banjade M; Paudel N; Jha B; Paudel M; Shrestha K; Ojha H, 2021, Developing a partnership framework between community forestry and local governments under federalism in Nepal, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal, EnLift, Forest Action, Nepal, 2021-04, https://enliftnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2021-04-Developing-a-Partnership-Framework-between-Community-Forestry-and-Local-Governments-under-Federalism-in-Nepal.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Banjade M; Paudel N; Shrestha K, 2021, Theories and practices of community - based planning and management of natural resources,, EnLift and Forest Action, Nepal, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal, 2021-01, https://enliftnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-01-Theories-and-practices-of-community-based-planning-and-management-of-natural-resources.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Bhandari S; Tiwari S; Banjade M; Shrestha K; Timsina S, 2021, Sansaridanda CFUG Chautara Sangachokgadhi- 8, Sindhupalchok, Case study report, EnLift project.
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K, 2021, 'Mumbai the most vulnerable city with the least guidelines: climate change adaptation of urban poor', presented at In Remembering, reimagining geography Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference, University of Sydney, Australia., 06 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Shrestha K, 2021, 'In search of disaster justice: Why recognition matters?', presented at Invited Paper in the session of the Critical Development Study Groups (CDSG) of the IAG conference, Remembering, reimagining geography Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 06 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Shrestha K, 2021, 'Publication lab for emerging scholars', presented at Invited Paper in the session of the Critical Development Study Groups (CDSG) of the IAG conference, Remembering, reimagining geography Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference, University of Sydney, Australia., 06 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Paudel N; Cedamnon E; Ojha H; Banjade M; Pandit B; Dangal S; Karki R, 2021, Enhancing livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal 2021 - Annual research report, Enlift Project: University of Adelaide, UNSW, University of Canberra and Forest Action Nepal, Neapl
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Shrestha K, 2020, 'Rethinking our future, together: Transforming women’s participation for inclusive development in Nepal', presented at Invited by the Nepal Women Cooperative Society, Webinar, 01 June 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Shrestha K, 2020, 'Where to from here: The Nepal-India Border issues', presented at Invited by the Nepal Institute of International Relations-NIIR, a Kathmandu-based think tank for international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy, Webinar, 20 June 2020
    Reports | 2020
    Shrestha K, 2020, Towards collaborative assessment: Teachers and students working together in the design and delivery assessment within the Discipline of Development Studies, Independent
    Reports | 2020
    Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Paudel N; Cedamnon E; Ojha H; Banjade M; Pandit B; Dangal S; Karki R, 2020, Enhancing livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal - Annual research report, Enlift Project: University of Adelaide, UNSW, University of Canberra and Forest Action Nepal, Nepal
    Reports | 2020
    Shrestha K; Tamang S; Karki R; Banjade M; Paudel NS, 2020, Interim Report on Gender Empowerment, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal, Nepal
    Reports | 2020
    Shrestha K; Tamang S; Karki R; Paudel NS; Timsina S; Banjade MR, 2020, Gender Equity in Forest Management: Literature Review for Identifying Research Priorities in Nepal’s Changing Context, Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal, Nepal
    Reports | 2019
    Adhikari A; Ojha H; Paudel N; Paudel G; Shrestha K; Nuberg I, 2019, Community Forestry and Local Level Planning for Food Security and Livelihoods, EnLift project, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Shrestha K, 2019, 'Developing a Himalayan geography network: why and how?', presented at In The Nepal Himalayan Speciality Group Workshop, Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers, Washington, D. C, 05 April 2019 - 05 April 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Shrestha K, 2019, 'Reframing disaster Justice: Some critical lessons from Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes recovery practice', presented at In Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), Washington, D. C, 03 April 2019 - 07 April 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2019, 'Pathways to agroforestry wealth in Nepal', in Proceedings 4th World Congress on Agroforestry: strengthening links between science, society and policy, Montpellier, France, presented at Proceedings 4th World Congress on Agroforestry: strengthening links between science, society and policy, Montpellier, France, 19 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
    Reports | 2019
    Shrestha K; Numberg I; Paudel N; Cedamnon E; Ojha H; Banjade M; Pandit B; Dangal S; Karki R, 2019, Enhancing livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal - Annual research report, Enlift Project: University of Adelaide, UNSW, University of Canberra and Forest Action Nepal, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Shrestha K; Thapa B; Ojha H; Baldry E; Zwi A; Sharma S, 2019, 'Advancing environmental justice to disaster settings: Insights from Nepal’s earthquake recovery practice', presented at In Geographies of Emergence, Divergence ad Convergence, Annual Conference of Institute of Australian Geographers, Hobart, 09 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
    Reports | 2018
    Nuberg I; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Cedamnon E; Ojha H; Banjade M; Pandit B; Dangal S; Karki R, 2018, Enhancing livelihoods from improved forest management in Nepal - Final report, Enlift Project: University of Adelaide, UNSW, University of Canberra and Forest Action Nepal, Nerpal
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Paudel G; Shrestha K, 2018, 'Rethinking subsistence livelihoods in the Himalaya: Lessons from community forestry enterprise in Chaubas in Nepal', presented at In Area Studies and Beyond, 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asia Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), University of Sydney, Australia, 03 July 2018 - 05 July 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Shrestha K, 2018, 'Disasters, development and peacebuilding: Reframing Disaster justice in Nepal’s earthquake recovery', presented at In International Workshop on Security, Peace and Development 2018, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, 05 October 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Shrestha K, 2018, 'Invited Panellist for Climate Security and Community Resilience: Debating Institutional Innovation from the Grassroots', presented at In Urban Resilience Asia Pacific (URAP) Conference, UNSW Sydney, 07 November 2018 - 08 November 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Shrestha K, 2018, 'Planning for disaster recovery: Lessons from Nepal’s earthquake recovery practice, In Area Studies and Beyond', presented at , 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asia Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), University of Sydney, Australia, 03 July 2018 - 05 July 2018
    Reports | 2017
    Karki R; Paudel N; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2017, Forest and Food Security: realising the potentials of community forestry in enhancing food security in Nepl, Policy Report/ Policy Brief Feb 17, 2017
    Reports | 2017
    Karki R; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Nuberg I, 2017, Community Forestry and local level planning for food security and livelihoods, EnLift Policy Report / Policy Brief
    Reports | 2017
    Karki R; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2017, Forest and Food security: realising the potentials of community forestry in enhancing food security in Nepal, EnLift Policy Report/ Policy Brief
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Nur I; Shrestha KK, 2017, 'An Integrative Perspective on Community Vulnerability to Flooding in Cities of Developing Countries', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 958 - 967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.141
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Shrestha K, 2017, 'Q-factors is a useful guide for selection silviculture on Nepal's community forests', Kathmandu Nepal, pp. 242 - 255, presented at Proceedings of the First National Silviculture Workshop,, Kathmandu Nepal, 19 February 2017 - 21 February 2019, https://ifro.ku.dk/english/research/projects/scifor/newsbxjune2014/conferences/Proceedings_SilviWS_2017.pdf
    Reports | 2017
    Shrestha K; Amatya S; Pandit B; Ojha H; Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Paudel N, 2017, A policy lab approach for reforming agro-forestry policy in Nepal, EnLiFT Project, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal
    Reports | 2016
    Joshi M; Dhakal B; Pandit B; Paudel N; Shrestha K, 2016, Agroforestry Business Plan Preparation Training Report, Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Nur I; Shrestha K, 2016, 'An integrative perspective on community vulnerability to flooding in cities of developing countries', presented at In Proceeding of the Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016, Shanghai, China, 05 September 2016 - 09 September 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Shrestha K, 2016, 'Disaster Justice or Disaster of Justice? Redistribution and Recognition of Disaster Injustices in South Asia', presented at In Disaster Justice in Anthropogenic Asia and the Pacific, Asia research Institute, National University of Singapore, 17 November 2016 - 18 November 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Shrestha K, 2016, 'Justice (re)considered: Situating Nepal’s disaster recovery practice in the theories of justice', presented at In 18 Months after the Nepal’s Earthquakes: Practical Disaster Justice in the Recovery Work, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, 06 December 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Shrestha K, 2016, 'Persistence and change in Nepal', presented at In Political Ecology Group Seminar Series, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 09 February 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Shrestha K, 2016, 'Rethinking Remittance Economy in Developing Counties: Insights from Nepal', presented at In Monthly Seminar of Asia Research Institute, Singapore National University, 17 May 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Shrestha K; Gautam M; Ojha H, 2016, 'Climate change adaptation in ASEAN countries: Lessons from South Asia', presented at In Climate change in Asia: Lessons for the Philippines, 01 July 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Shrestha K; Ojha H, 2016, 'Land Underutilisatoon pathways: drivers, and policy solutions', presented at National Workshop on Land Management and Food Security: Addressing Underutilised Agricutural Land Issues in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28 April 2016 - 29 April 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Tamang S; Shrestha K, 2016, 'Feminisation of agriculture in Nepal: a burden or an opportunity for women?', presented at In 2nd World Conference on Women’s Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 05 May 2016 - 06 May 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Cedamon C; Nuberg I; Lusiana B; Mulia R; Pandit B; Subedi Y; Shrestha K, 2015, 'EnLiFT Model 1.0: A Livelihood and Food Security Model of a Forest-Farm System', in Meadows M; Harrison S; Herbohn J (eds.), Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landscapes, IUFRO Research Group 3.08, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, pp. 23 - 42, presented at IUFRO Research Group 3.08 Small-scale Forestry Conference, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 11 October 2015 - 15 October 2015, https://basecamp.com/2023031/projects/2850946/messages/54282917?enlarge=210197488#attachment_210197488
    Reports | 2015
    Dahal N; Dhungana H; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Joshi L, 2015, How can Adaptation Planning be Integrated into Local Development Practice in Nepal, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal, Policy Report/ Policy Brief No 3 -1, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/how-can-adaptation-planning-be-integrated-into-local-development-practice-in-nepal/
    Reports | 2015
    Dhungana H; Dahal N; Ojha H; Joshi L; Shrestha K, 2015, Whose Adaptation? Achieving Greater Local Ownership over Adaptation Planning in Nepal, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/whose-adaptation-achieving-greater-local-ownership-over-adaptation-planning-in-nepal/
    Reports | 2015
    Karki R; Shrestha K; Cedamon E; Ojha H; Bashyal M; Paudel N, 2015, Process Report on Inclusive Community Forest Planning, ACIAR EnLift Project - Forest Action Nepal and IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    Reports | 2015
    Murari J; Dhakal B; Shrestha K; Pandit B; Nuberg I, 2015, Agroforestry Business Plan Preparation Training Report, ACIAR EnLift Project and Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2015
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; Dahal N; Joshi L; Dhungana H, 2015, Enhancing the Role of Community Forestry in Disaster Risk Reduction, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal, Policy Report/ Policy Brief No. 2, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/enhancing-the-role-of-community-forestry-in-disaster-risk-reduction/
    Reports | 2015
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; Paudel N; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2015, Earthquake Disasters in Nepal and implications for EnLiFT Project, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2015
    Paudel N; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Cedamon E, 2015, Research designs and agreements made with Community Forestry Users Group, ACIAR EnLift Project, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Shrestha K, 2015, 'Future Himalaya Dialogue', presented at In British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Initiative, The University of Edinburgh Centre for South Asian Studies and Global Development Academy, Edinburgh, 14 July 2015 - 15 July 2015
    Reports | 2015
    Tamang D; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Ojha H; Cedamon E, 2015, Community – private partnership through business literacy workshop report, ACIAR EnLift Project - Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Reports | 2014
    Cedamon E; Shrestha K; Nuberg I; Paudel N; Ojha H, 2014, Silviculture Demonstrations Report, Enlift project - ForestAction & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Khatri D; Ojha H; Shrestha K; Paudel N, 2014, 'Why has community forestry made limited contribution to food security in Nepal?', presented at In Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, World Congress on Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Malla Y; Shah R; Chhetri R; Tamang S; Shrestha K; Subedi YR; Paudel K; Shrestha S; Nuberg I, 2014, Qualitative Baseline Study on Underutilised Land in Kavre and Lamjung Districts, Nepal, EnLift Project of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Kathmandu, Nepal, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal, 2014-05, https://enliftnepal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Vol-2014-05-Qualitative-Study-Report-UUL-Final.pdf
    Reports | 2014
    Nuberg I; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Pandit B; Cedamon E, 2014, Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal: Progress Report, EnLift project - ForestAction & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Nuberg I; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Cedemon E, 2014, 'Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry through Action Research in Nepal', presented at In Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, World Congress on Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Ojha H; Shrestha K; Paudel N; Nuberg I, 2014, The Yalamaya Protocol for Effective Research Practice, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Patan, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Pandit B; Shrestha K; Bhattarai S, 2014, 'Conservation and livelihood impacts of agroforestry system: A case study of Kavrepalanchok district of Nepal', presented at In Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, World Congress on Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Paudel G; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Nuberg I, 2014, Action Research on Chaubas Community Forestry Enterprise, EnLift Project, ForestAction Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    Reports | 2014
    Paudel K; Subedi Y; Tamang S; Nuberg I; Shrestha K, 2014, Milestones in selecting field sites for participatory action research
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Paudel K; Tamang S; Shrestha K; Shah R, 2014, 'Transforming land and livelihoods: Analysis of agriculture land abandonment in the mid hills of Nepal', presented at In Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, World Congress on Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Paudel N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Nuberg I, 2014, ACIAR Action Research Planning and Writing Workshop Report, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Shrestha K, 2014, 'Writing for Change: pursuing social science in times of transition in Nepal', presented at In British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Seminar, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies and Nepal Policy research Network (NPRN), Kathmandu, 30 January 2014
    Reports | 2014
    Tamang D; Cedamon E; Nuberg I; Shrestha K, 2014, Baseline household profile on agroforestry, community forestry and under-utilised land in six selected sites in Kavre and Lamjung Districts Nepal, Research Paper Series on Agroforestry and Community Forestry, 2014-02
    Reports | 2014
    Tamang D; Paudel N; Shrestha K; Nuberg I, 2014, Qualitative Baseline Survey Report - EnLift Project Nepal, EnLift Project - Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Tamang S; Paudel G; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Agricultural (in) justices: Feminization of agriculture and its implications to food security in Nepal', presented at In Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, World Congress on Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Yoo D; Shrestha K, 2014, 'Green Growth for Whom? An Analysis of Inclusion in Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Practices in Seoul City Government, South Korea', presented at In Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, 12 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Marco A; Brack C; Ghosh S; Kachenko A; Mcmanus P; Shrestha K; Saldariagga N; Wang M; Yung S, 2013, 'Understanding the carbon and pollution mitigation potential of Sydney's urban forest', in Brown A; Wells K; Parsons M; Kerruish C (eds.), Managing our forests into the 21st century, Institute of Foresters Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp. 151 - 158, presented at Managing our forests in the 21st century: Institute of Foresters Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia, 07 April 2013 - 11 April 2013, http://forestryconference.org.au/ckeditor/kcfinder/upload/files/IFA%20program%20summaries%20March%202013.pdf
    Reports | 2013
    Nuberg I; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Malla Y; Cedamon E, 2013, Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal - Inception Report, EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal and IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Pradhan A; Shrestha K, 2013, 'Climate change, local institutions and inclusion: Understanding inclusion issues of communities institutions in Nepal', presented at Multi Speed Planet: Multi Speed Geographies? Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 01 July 2013 - 04 July 2013, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2013/07/iag-abstract_index_-book.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; Timilsina T, 2013, 'Philosophy of social sciences and Epistemological Paradigm: Insights for Research Methodology', presented at In Seminar Series for Emerging Scholars in Nepal, The PhD Centre, 04 April 2013 - 09 April 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Yoo D; Shrestha K, 2013, 'Green Growth and Climate Change Adaptation: South Korea¿s Green Growth Strategy and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)', presented at Multi Speed Planet: Multi Speed Geographies? Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 01 July 2013 - 04 July 2013, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2013/07/iag-abstract_index_-book.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Pradhananga N; Shrestha K; Ojha H; Dubey S; Jimenez J, 2012, 'Urban Planning towards a slum free city: Some International insights for India', presented at International Workshop on Slum Free Urban India - Policy and Practice: Lessons from international experiences, Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh, India, 14 May 2012 - 15 May 2012, http://www.sias-southasia.org/new/2013/09/23/towards-a-slum-free-city-some-international-insights-for-india/
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Shrestha K, 2012, 'Community and climate change adaptation: Insights from Nepalese Community Forestry', presented at 8th Global Conference on Human Development: Working together unleasing and promoting human capacity for sustainable development, Kathmandu, Nepal, 29 October 2012 - 02 November 2012, http://www.conference.ica-nepal.org/
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P; Hughson J; Johnston V, 2012, 'Fairness in climate change adaptation: Knowledge and capacity of communities in Lake Macquarie, NSW', presented at Inspiring Connections: Institute of Australian Geography Conference, Macquarie university, 02 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://www.iag2012.com.au/
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Shrestha K; Ojha H; Khatri D; Sharma Paudel N, 2012, 'Equity in climate change adaptation: Insights from REDD+ initiatives in Nepalese community forestry', presented at Symposium on Vulnerability, Adaptation and Climate Justice, Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society, University of Sydney, Australia, 20 August 2012 - 21 August 2012, http://sydney.edu.au/snccs/pdfs/vacjsymposium/shrestha.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Shrestha K; Pradhananga N, 2012, 'Social impacts of world heritage listing of the Kathmandu Valley world heritage site', presented at Inspiring Connections: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Macquarie University, Australia, 02 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://www.iag2012.com.au/
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K, 2011, 'Towards inclusive urban governance: Access to opportunity for community participation in Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', presented at World Planning Schools Congress 2011, Perth, Australia, 04 July 2011 - 08 July 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Pradhan A; Shrestha K, 2011, 'Climate change and institutions:The role of local institutions to climate adaptation in Lake Macquarie, NSW', presented at International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 05 December 2011 - 07 December 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Shrestha K, 2011, 'Fairness in climate change adaptation: Lessons from Kathmandu City, Nepal', presented at Smart City Expo World Congress: Smart Society for Innovation and Sustainable Cities, Barcelona, Spain, 29 November 2011 - 02 December 2011, http://media.firabcn.es/content/S078012/docs/doc_programa_ponents_2011.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Shrestha K, 2011, 'The equity-equality paradox in Nepalese community forestry', presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Seattle, Washington, 12 April 2011 - 16 April 2011, http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=36798
    Reports | 2011
    Shrestha K; Bista S, 2011, Student-centered assessment in higher education: Teachers and students working together in the design and delivery of assessment at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
    Reports | 2010
    Emtage N; Shrestha K, 2010, Landholders' perceptions of the Australian Government's Reef Rescue Program in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland, Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, QLD, MTSRF Project 4.9.4 - Integrating ecology, economics and people in forest and landscapes, http://www.rrrc.org.au/publications/downloads/494-UQ-Emtage-N-2009-Landholders-perceptions-of-the-Reef-Rescue-program.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Neupane S; Shrestha K, 2010, 'Climate Justice: Equity in Climate Change Adaptation Policies in Nepal & Australia', presented at International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People, Kathmandu, Nepal, 15 November 2010 - 19 November 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Shrestha K, 2010, 'The politics of collective action regional natural resource management in Australia', presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference with IAG, Christchurch, New Zealand, 05 July 2010 - 08 July 2010, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2010/08/iag_nzgs2010_abstracts.pdf
    Other | 2010
    Shrestha K, 2010, Environment and Society: Sustainability, Policy and the Citizen, Australian Planner
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Shrestha K; Pradhananga N, 2010, 'Sustaining indigenous heritage: Learning from the Guthi System in Nepal', presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference with IAG, Christchurch, New Zealand, 05 July 2010 - 08 July 2010, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2010/08/iag_nzgs2010_abstracts.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K, 2009, 'Social justice and city: Community participation in Sydney's metropolitan planning', in State of Australian Cities National Conference Perth 2009, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 November 2009 - 27 November 2009, http://soac.fbe.unsw.edu.au/2009/PDF/Mahjabeen%20Zeenat_Shrestha%20Krishna.pdf
    Other | 2009
    Shrestha K (ed.), 2009, Journal of Forest and Livelihood, Special Issue on Climate Change, Vol 8, No. 1
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Shrestha K, 2009, 'Rethinking participatory forestry for equity: Views from Nepal', in Rethinking participatory forestry for equity: Views from Nepal, XIII World Forestry Congress: Forests in development - A vital balance, Buenos Aires, Argentina, presented at XIII World Forestry Congress: Forests in development - A vital balance, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 October 2009 - 25 October 2009
    Reports | 2009
    Shrestha K, 2009, IP Rural: Rural Hubs to Support Inter-professional Student Experience, The University of Sydney
    Reports | 2009
    Shrestha K; Dee J, 2009, Towards student-centred learning and assessment in the Discipline of Urban Planning, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Dee J; Shrestha K, 2008, 'The policy-implementation gaps in decentralised natural resource management in Australia', presented at Coming Out of the Cold at 50: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June 2008 - 03 July 2008, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2008/08/iag-conference-2008-abstracts.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dee J; Shrestha K; Crowther M, 2008, 'Environmental impact assessment and environmental planning education: Value conflicts in Sydney's Port Botany expansion', in Planning Education in a Globalised World, Conference Proceedings, ANZAPS Conference 2008, Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools(ANZAPS) 2008, Sydney, pp. 79 - 91, presented at Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools(ANZAPS) 2008, Sydney, 26 September 2008 - 28 September 2008, http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/166813360
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mahjabeen Z; Shrestha K; Dee J, 2008, 'Rethinking Community Participation in Urban Planning: The Role of Disadvantaged Groups in Sydney Metropolitan Strategy', in Proceedings of 32nd ANZRSAI Conference, The Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc., Adelaide, Australia, pp. 167 - 185, presented at The Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc., Adelaide, Australia, 30 November 2008 - 03 December 2008, http://www.anzrsai.org/system/files/f1/f54/o298//REFEREED%20Proceedings%20front%20pages.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Shrestha K; Dee J, 2008, 'Community participation in decentralised natural resource management: who wins, who loses?', presented at Coming Out of the Cold at 50: Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 June 2008 - 03 July 2008, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2008/08/iag-conference-2008-abstracts.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Shrestha K; Cramb R, 2007, 'The politics of urban environmental management in Malabar Headland, Sydney', presented at Contemporary Geography for Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 02 July 2007 - 06 July 2007, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2008/08/iag-conference-2007-abstracts.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2007, 'The politics of community involvement in the conservation and use of forest resources: Lessons from community forestry in Nepal', in The politics of community involvement in the conservation and use of forest resources: Lessons from community forestry in Nepal, Growing Forest Values: The 2007 Institute of Foresters Australia and New Zealand Institute of Foresters Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, pp. 345 - 360, presented at Growing Forest Values: The 2007 Institute of Foresters Australia and New Zealand Institute of Foresters Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, 03 June 2007 - 07 June 2007, http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/9192300
    Conference Presentations | 2006
    Sarker A; Shrestha K, 2006, 'Commons in catchments: Opportunities and challenges for collaborative natural resource management', presented at Regional Responses fo Global Changes: A view from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Australia, 03 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
    Conference Presentations | 2006
    Shrestha K, 2006, 'Fairness in decentralised natural resource management', presented at Regional Responses fo Global Changes: A view from the Antipodes, Brisbane, Australia, 03 July 2006 - 07 July 2006
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Shrestha K; Mcmanus P, 2006, 'Collective action of local communities in forest conservation and utilisation: Critical reflections from community forestry in Nepal', in Collective action of local communities in forest conservation and utilisation: Critical reflections from community forestry in Nepal, Small-scale forestry and rural development - the intersections of ecosystems, economics and society, Galway, Ireland, pp. 458 - 477, presented at Small-scale forestry and rural development - the intersections of ecosystems, economics and society, Galway, Ireland, 18 June 2006 - 23 June 2006, http://www.coford.ie/media/coford/content/publications/projectreports/small-scaleforestryconference/Shrestha.pdf
    Theses / Dissertations | 2005
    Shrestha K, 2005, Collective action and equity in Nepalese community forestry, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/47219729
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Shrestha K, 2004, 'Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policies', in Rethinking the history of Nepalese forest policies, A Forest Conscienceness, Augusta, WA, Australia, presented at A Forest Conscienceness, Augusta, WA, Australia, 12 September 2004 - 17 September 2004
    Conference Presentations | 2001
    Shrestha K, 2001, 'Community forestry and sustainable livelihoods in Nepal: who wins, who loses?', presented at Annual Conference of Institute of Australian Geographers, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 09 July 2001
    Theses / Dissertations | 1994
    Shrestha K, 1994, Plant Biodiversity Conservation in Nepal’s Community Forestry, Institute of Forestry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

  • 2022    Letter of Appreciation by Honorable Minister of Forests and Environment, Government of Bagmati Province, Nepal   
  • 2022    Crisis Leadership Award, Bridge The Gap Nepal, Australia
  • 2022    Visiting Senior Research Fellowship, Global Interdisciplinary Studies (GIIS) Nepal
  • 2021    National Election Commissioner, Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA (Australia)
  • 2021    National Co-ordinator, Charity and Grant Program, NRNA Australia
  • 2020    Maitripur Mahabihar Conservation Committee Award 2022, Nepal
  • 2019    Community Empowerment Award, BTGN  Australia
  • 2018    Visiting Senior Fellowship, Nepal Institute for Policy Research
  • 2017    Policy Advisor, NRNA Australia
  • 2016    Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2016    Senior Visiting Research Fellowship, Asia Research Institute, Singapore National University
  • 2013    Outstanding Contribution to Nepalese Society in Australia Award, by former Prime Minister of Nepal Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai
  • 2012    Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australian Government
  • 2009    Research-led Teaching Award, Faculty of Architecture, U. of Sydney
  • 2008    Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Award, Institute of Foresters Australia
  • 2007    UQ ResTeach Fellowship, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2006    UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship2004    Best Paper Award, (“Sustaining inequity?”), Australian Forest History Society
  • 2001    Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney
  • 2002    Postgraduate Student Award, Institute of Australian Geographers, Australia
  • 2001    GHS & IR Lightoller Scholarship, University of Sydney
  • 2001    Baillieu Research Scholarship, University of Sydney

  • Food security and livelihood in Nepal
  • Disaster Resilience and Indigenous Peoples in Nepal, Australia and the USA
  • Climate justice in India and Nepal
  • Reframing development planning and policy 
  • Political ecology of community-based natural resource management in Australia and Nepal
  • Indigenous knowledge lab and alternative data
  • Political representation of South Asian diaspora in Australia

 

  • International Editorial Board Member - Local Environment (2021 - present)
  • Editorial Board member – Climate, Disaster and Development Journal (2019 to present)
  • Associate Editor, Asia Pacific Viewpoint (2017 to present)
  • Editorial Board Member – Journal of Forests and Livelihoods (2017 - 2020)
  • Editor - Scientific and Technical Paper Series, EnLift and Forest Action Nepal (2018 - present)
  • President, Indigenous Knowledge Lab (IKL) Incorporated, Australia (2018 - present)
  • Co-convenor, ADA Human Geography Network, UNSW (2022 - present)
  • National Co-ordinator (Charity and Grant Program), Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) Australia (2021 to present)
  • Chief Advisor: Bridge The Gap Nepal (BTGN) (2017 - present)
  • Advisor, NRNA Australia (2021 - present)
  • Chair of the Advisory Board, Nepalese Australian Football Association (2018 - present)
  • Co-convenor, Critical Development Studies Group, Institute of Australian Geographers (2018 - 2022)
  • Global Vice-President, Institute of Cultural Affairs International (2012 - 2016)
  • Member, Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)
  • Affiliate - UNSW Climate Change Research Centre
  • Member, American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • Voting Member, Institute of Foresters Australia (IFA) (2005 - 2010)
  • Life Member, Nepal Foresters Association (NFA) (Life Member)
  • Corporate member, Planning Institute Australia (PIA) (until 2012)
  • Member, NSW Landcare Inc. (Board Member 2007 to 2012)
  • Member, Community Advisory Committee for SBS Board (2007 – 2012)
  • Councillor: New South Wales Geographical Society (2014 - 2019)
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified) since 2006. 

My Research Supervision

Critical Development Studies, Indigenous Peoples and the Environment, Disaster Resilience, Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation (South Asia, Australia)

My Teaching

Krishna is Convenor of Masters of Development Studies. He teaches courses in Development Studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His courses focus on the debates on the intersection between development and environment, with specific reference to development planning and policy, environmental and climate governance, disaster resilience and justice in the Asia-pacific context. His teaching is based on the belief that teaching is a collective journey – a journey that is shaped by active dialogue and participation of teacher and student. Within this philosophy, his teaching goal is to maximise student learning and satisfaction by the provision of a supportive, engaging and student-centred learning environment and an innovative teaching strategy which encourages critical reflective and deep learning. In order to adopt his teaching philosophy and goals, there are some core elements to his teaching approach that span all his teaching activities.  First, he treats students with respect; second, his teaching materials are always well organised and prepared; and third, he is always seeking feedback on his teaching and is open to new approaches. 

PhD/ Masters supervision:

Krishna welcomes applications for higher degree supervision in his areas of expertise in the areas such as a) disaster resilience and justice, b) equity in urban/regional planning and policy, c) climate justice and climate change adaptation, d) justice and governance of food security, e) participation and natural resource management, and f) political ecology, particularly from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and other developing countries. 

His supervision strategy at the Masters and PhD level seeks to enhance student capacity to act as independent, critical professionals and engaged leaders competent at a global level. Over the years, he has successfully supervised a number of research students and continues to re-energise a ‘research group’, of which research students have been an integral part. His approach to research supervision is to tailor supervision to the individual needs and skills of the students. He has assisted them in planning their project, helping them identifying methods to be applied and facilitating them in accessing information and developing their skills to undertake the research.