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Dipak Bishwokarma

UChicago Obama Scholars 2019-2020

Role

Project Manager, Practical Action

Location

NEPAL

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Biography

Dipak Bishwokarma is a development practitioner and researcher who works to support government initiatives that aim to reduce the risks of climate change on vulnerable communities, develop effective governance systems in the changing context of federalization in Nepal, and facilitate the creation of inclusive public policy especially on environmental issues, disaster risk reduction, and community resilience. He provides technical support to local communities as they take on local level management of forests and trains these community members on enterprise development and non-timber forest product management.