Nisha Onta, Phd

Regional Coordinator for Asia & Knowledge Management Coordinator

Nisha is a gender and climate change expert who has completed her PhD in Gender and Development studies from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Her thesis title is “Gender and caste relations in climate change adaptation: The case of Burgaon village, Humla district, Nepal”. She was a recipient of NORAD fellowship and UNDP Human Development Academic Fellowship. She has been engaged in research in South Asia and South East Asia related to climate change adaptation, livelihood diversification and gender and climate change. She has also participated and presented papers in various climate change workshops and conferences, and  is  actively involved in gender and climate change scholar networks. She has also published papers and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals.