Dr Hemant Ojha

School of Social Sciences

Contact

61 2 9385 51806

Publications

    Books

    • McDougall CP B H B M R, 2009, Facilitating Forests of Learning Enabling an Adaptive Collaborative Approach in Community Forest User Groups : a Guidebook, CIFOR
    • Ojha HE M A N T;Banjade MR, 2008, Communities, Forests and Governance: Policy and Institutional Innovations in Nepal
    • Ojha HR, 2008, Reframing Governance Understanding Deliberative Politics in Nepal's Terai Forestry
    • Ojha HR;Timsina NP;Chhetri RB;Paudel KP, 2007, Knowledge systems and natural resources: Management, policy and institutions in Nepal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691
    • Ojha HR;Timsina NP;Chhetri RB;Paudel KP, 2007, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691.001

    Book Chapters

    • Ojha H;Shrestha KK, 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, https://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319922874
    • Ojha HR, 2016, 'Community forestry: Thwarting desertification and facing second-generation problems', in Aid, Technology and Development: The Lessons from Nepal, pp. 185 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315621630
    • Shrestha KK;Ojha HR, 2016, 'Theoretical Advances in Community-Based Natural Resources Management: Ostrom and Beyond', in Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, pp. 13 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805454-3.00002-5
    • Ojha HR;Banjade MR;Shrestha KK, 2015, 'Critical action research and social movements: Revitalizing participation and deliberation for democratic empowerment', in Handbook of Critical Policy Studies, pp. 380 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352.00029
    • Pain A;Ojha HR;Adhikari J, 2014, 'Social inequality and food insecurity in Nepal: Risks and responses', in New Challenges to Food Security: From Climate Change to Fragile States, pp. 221 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203371176
    • Ojha HR;Shrestha KK;McManus P, 2014, 'Inclusive urbanization in the age of climate change: Key conclusions and way forward', in Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, pp. 217 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    • Shrestha KK;Ojha HR;McManus P, 2014, 'Urbanization, social inclusion and climate change: An introduction', in Inclusive Urbanization: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203728307
    • Hull J;Ojha H;Paudel KP, 2010, 'Forest inventory in Nepal – Technical power or social empowerment?', in Taking Stock of Nature: Participatory Biodiversity Assessment for Policy, Planning and Practice, pp. 165 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511676482.008
    • Timsina NP;Ojha HR, 2007, 'Agricultural technology development in Nepal: Critical assessment from knowledge system perspective', in Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal, pp. 23 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691.004
    • Paudel KP;Ojha HR, 2007, 'Contested knowledge and reconciliation in Nepal's community forestry: A case of forest inventory policy', in Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal, pp. 40 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691.005
    • Ojha HR;Timsina NP, 2007, 'From grassroots to policy deliberation: The case of community forest users' federation in Nepal', in Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal, pp. 60 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691.006
    • Ojha HR;Chhetri RB;Timsina NP;Paudel KP, 2007, 'Knowledge systems and deliberative interface in natural resource governance: An overiew', in Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691.003
    • Ojha HR;Paudel KP;Timsina NP;Chhetri RB, 2007, 'Deliberative knowledge interface: Lessons and policy implications', in Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal, pp. 155 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/UPO9788175968691.010
    • Paudel KP;Ojha H, 2007, 'Imposing indicators or co-creating meanings in Nepal', in Negotiated Learning: Collaborative Monitoring for Forest Resource Management, pp. 49 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781936331079

    Journal articles

    • Dahal N;Shrestha UB;Tuitui A;Ojha HR, 2019, 'Temporal changes in precipitation and temperature and their implications on the streamflow of Rosi river, Central Nepal', Climate, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli7010003
    • Ojha H;Maraseni T;Nightingale A;Bhattarai B;Khatri D, 2019, 'Rescuing forests from the carbon trap', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 101, pp. 15 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.007
    • Shrestha KK;Bhattarai B;Ojha HR;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
    • Sapkota P;Keenan RJ;Ojha HR, 2019, 'Co-evolving dynamics in the social-ecological system of community forestry—prospects for ecosystem-based adaptation in the Middle Hills of Nepal', Regional Environmental Change, vol. 19, pp. 179 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-018-1392-9
    • Ojha HR;Bhusal P;Paudel NS;Thompson PM;Sultana P, 2018, 'Turning conflicts into cooperation? The role of adaptive learning and deliberation in managing natural resources conflicts in Nepal', Climate Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2018.1556240
    • 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
    • Nightingale AJ;Bhattarai A;Ojha HR;Sigdel TS;Rankin KN, 2018, 'Fragmented Public Authority and State Un/making in the 'New' Republic of Nepal', Modern Asian Studies, vol. 52, pp. 849 - 882, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X16000500
    • Sapkota P;Keenan RJ;Ojha HR, 2018, 'Community institutions, social marginalization and the adaptive capacity: A case study of a community forestry user group in the Nepal Himalayas', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 92, pp. 55 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2018.04.001
    • Khatri DB;Marquardt K;Pain A;Ojha H, 2018, 'Shifting regimes of management and uses of forests: What might REDD+ implementation mean for community forestry? Evidence from Nepal', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 92, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2018.03.005
    • 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
    • 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
    • Agrawal P;Nawadkar R;Ojha H;Kumar J;Sahu A, 2017, 'Complement evasion strategies of viruses: An overview', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01117
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bhatta GD;Ojha HR;Aggarwal PK;Sulaiman VR;Sultana P;Thapa D;Mittal N;Dahal K;Thomson P;Ghimire L, 2017, 'Agricultural innovation and adaptation to climate change: empirical evidence from diverse agro-ecologies in South Asia', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol. 19, pp. 497 - 525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10668-015-9743-x
    • Ojha HR;Ford R;Keenan RJ;Race D;Carias Vega D;Baral H;Sapkota P, 2016, 'Delocalizing Communities: Changing Forms of Community Engagement in Natural Resources Governance', World Development, vol. 87, pp. 274 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.06.017
    • Sapkota P;Keenan RJ;Paschen JA;Ojha HR, 2016, 'Social production of vulnerability to climate change in the rural middle hills of Nepal', Journal of Rural Studies, vol. 48, pp. 53 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.007
    • Adhikari J;Ojha H;Bhattarai B, 2016, 'Edible Forest? Rethinking Nepal's Forest Governance in the Era of Food Insecurity', International Forestry Review, vol. 18, pp. 265 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/146554816819501646
    • 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
    • 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, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122851
    • Ojha HR;Ghimire S;Pain A;Nightingale A;Khatri DB;Dhungana H, 2016, 'Policy without politics: technocratic control of climate change adaptation policy making in Nepal', Climate Policy, vol. 16, pp. 415 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2014.1003775
    • Ojha HR, 2014, 'Beyond the 'local community': The evolution of multi-scale politics in nepal's community forestry regimes', International Forestry Review, vol. 16, pp. 339 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/146554814812572520
    • Ojha HR;Banjade MR;Sunam RK;Bhattarai B;Jana S;Goutam KR;Dhungana S, 2014, 'Can authority change through deliberative politics?. Lessons from the four decades of participatory forest policy reform in Nepal', Forest Policy and Economics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2014.04.005
    • Ojha HR;Sulaiman V R;Sultana P;Dahal K;Thapa D;Mittal N;Thompson P;Bhatta GD;Ghimire L;Aggarwal P, 2014, 'Is South Asian Agriculture Adapting to Climate Change? Evidence from the Indo-Gangetic Plains', Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, vol. 38, pp. 505 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2013.841607
    • Ojha HR;Khatri D;Shrestha KK;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
    • Ojha H, 2013, 'Counteracting hegemonic powers in the policy process: critical action research on Nepal's forest governance', Critical Policy Studies, vol. 7, pp. 242 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2013.823879
    • Nightingale AJ;Ojha HR, 2013, 'Rethinking Power and Authority: Symbolic Violence and Subjectivity in Nepal's Terai Forests', Development and Change, vol. 44, pp. 29 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dech.12004
    • Ojha HR;Hall A, 2012, 'Confronting challenges in applying adaptive collaborative approaches: Lessons from practice', Adaptive Collaborative Approaches in Natural Resource Governance: Rethinking Participation, Learning and Innovation, pp. 287 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203136294
    • Ojha HR;Hall A, 2012, 'Adaptive collaborative approaches: Traditions, foundations and frontiers', Adaptive Collaborative Approaches in Natural Resource Governance: Rethinking Participation, Learning and Innovation, pp. 20 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203136294
    • Ojha HR;Hall A;Sulaiman RV, 2012, 'Moving forward with adaptive collaborative approaches', Adaptive Collaborative Approaches in Natural Resource Governance: Rethinking Participation, Learning and Innovation, pp. 312 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203136294
    • Ojha HR;Hall A;Sulaiman RV, 2012, 'Adaptive collaborative approaches in natural resource governance: Rethinking participation, learning and innovation', Adaptive Collaborative Approaches in Natural Resource Governance: Rethinking Participation, Learning and Innovation, pp. 1 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203136294
    • Ojha HR;Hall A;Sulaiman RV, 2012, 'Adaptive collaborative approaches in natural resource governance: An introduction', Adaptive Collaborative Approaches in Natural Resource Governance: Rethinking Participation, Learning and Innovation, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203136294
    • Chhatre A;Lakhanpal S;Larson AM;Nelson F;Ojha H;Rao J, 2012, 'Social safeguards and co-benefits in REDD+: A review of the adjacent possible', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 4, pp. 654 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2012.08.006
    • Ojha HR;Cameron J;Kumar C, 2009, 'Deliberation or symbolic violence? The governance of community forestry in Nepal', Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 11, pp. 365 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2008.11.003
    • Cameron J;Ojha H, 2007, 'A deliberative ethic for development: A Nepalese journey from Bourdieu through Kant to Dewey and Habermas', International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 34, pp. 66 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03068290710723372
    • Banjade MR;Ojha H, 2005, 'Facilitating deliberative governance: Innovations from Nepal's community forestry program - A case study in Karmapunya', Forestry Chronicle, vol. 81, pp. 403 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.5558/tfc81403-3
    • Ojha H;Cameron J;Bhattarai B, 2005, 'Understanding development through the language of Habermas and Bourdieu: Insights from Nepal's Leasehold Forestry Programme', International Development Planning Review, vol. 27, pp. 479 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/idpr.27.4.5
    • Ojha H;Bhattarai B, 2003, 'Learning to manage a complex resource: A case of NTFP assessment in Nepal', International Forestry Review, vol. 5, pp. 118 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/IFOR.5.2.118.17416

    Conference Papers

    • Shrestha K;Ojha H;Gautam M, 2016, 'Climate change adaptation in ASEAN countries: Lessons from South Asia', Oscar Lopez centre, Manila, Philippines, presented at 10 Acts to a Climate-Resilient ASEAN, Manila, Philippines, 15 - 16 March 2016
    • Nuberg I;Shrestha K;Ojha H;Cedamon E, 2014, 'Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry through Action Research in Nepal', World Agroforestry Congress, New Delhi, India, presented at Trees for Life: Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry, New Delhi, India, 10 - 14 February 2014

    Reports

    • Ojha H;Adhikari B;Gurung N;Khatri D;Joshi T;Dhungana H;Dhungana S, 2016, The Production of Landslides Risks and Local Responses: A Case Study of Dhamilikuwa, Lamjung District of Nepal, Kathmandu
    • 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/
    • 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 Brief No 3 -1, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/how-can-adaptation-planning-be-integrated-into-local-development-practice-in-nepal/
    • 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 Brief No. 2, http://www.sias-southasia.org/publications/enhancing-the-role-of-community-forestry-in-disaster-risk-reduction/
    • Shrestha K;Paudel N;Ojha H;Nuberg I;Cedamon E, 2015, Research designs and agreements made with Community Forestry Users Group, ACIAR EnLift Project, Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Shrestha K;Tamang D;Nuberg I;Paudel N;Ojha H;Cedamon E, 2015, Community – private partnership through business literacy workshop report, ACIAR EnLift Project - Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Shrestha K;Ojha H;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
    • Shrestha K;Cedamon E;Ojha H;Karki R;Bashyal M;Paudel N, 2015, Process Report on Inclusive Community Forest Planning, ACIAR EnLift Project - Forest Action Nepal and IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    • Shrestha K;Ojha H;Nuberg I;Paudel N, 2014, ACIAR Action Research Planning and Writing Workshop Report, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Shrestha K;Ojha H;Nuberg I;Paudel N, 2014, The Yalamaya Protocol for Effective Research Practice, ACIAR EnLift Project, Forest Action Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Patan, Nepal
    • Cedamon E;Shrestha K;Nuberg I;Paudel N;Ojha H, 2014, Silviculture Demonstrations Report, Enlift project - ForestAction & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    • Shrestha K;Nuberg I;Paudel N;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
    • Ojha H;Shrestha K;Nuberg I;Paudel N, 2014, Action Research on Chaubas Community Forestry Enterprise, EnLift Project, ForestAction Nepal & IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu
    • 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

    • 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 - 29 April 2016

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