Shobha Poudel, PhD.
Shobha Poudel PhD
Shobha Poudel, Managing Director at Science Hub Nepal, completed her PhD in Global Environmental Studies from Kyoto University, Japan. She has a several years of interdisciplinary research experience in climate change adaptation, vulnerability assessment, food security, community resilience and environmental economics. She is serving as a Contributing Author, Food Production System and Food Security Asia Chapter, IPCC WGII Sixth Assessment Report. She did her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and worked in a commercial bank for almost three years. Besides that, she worked with private sectors and NGOs in Nepal. She is a recipient of Early Career Women Scientists Fellowships from Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), TWAS, UNESCO. She has published several research papers and book chapters as well as she voluntarily reviews scientific articles in number of reputed journals.
Poudel, S., Funakawa, S. and Shinjo, H. 2020. Understanding households’ livelihood vulnerability to climate change in the Lamjung district of Nepal. Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer.
Panthi, S., Poudel, S., and Mishra, B. 2019. First Stop Human Depredation to Double the Number of Bengal Tigers. Animal Conservation, 22(1), p1 Wiley Online Library.
Poudel, S., Funakawa, S. and Shinjo, H., 2017. Perception of Climate Change and Its impacts by the Mountainous Households of Lamjung District Nepal. Sustainability, 9, 641.
Poudel, S. and Shaw, R., 2016. The Relationships Between Climate Variability and Crop Yield in a Mountainous Environment: A Case Study in Lamjung District, Nepal. Climate, 4(1), p.13.
Poudel, S. and Mishra, B. Ecosystem-based approaches and policy perspectives in Nepal. In Ecosystem-Based Disaster and Climate Risk Resilience, Integration of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Sustainable Development, Springer Japan. Ongoing.
Poudel, S. and Shaw, R., 2017. Climate Change and Its impact on Land Use/Cover Change and Food Security in Nepal. In Land Use Management in Disaster Risk Reduction, Springer Japan. pp. 253-269.
Poudel S. and Shaw R., 2015. Demographic Changes, Economic Changes and Livelihood Changes in the HKH Region. In Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction, Springer Japan. pp. 105-123.
Awards and Honors
Early Career Women Scientist Fellowship (2018-2020) from Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), The World Academy of Science, UNESCO.
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Doctor of Philosophy in Global Environmental Studies at Kyoto University, Japan from October 2014 to March 2016.
Research Grant from GSS Program (Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies) Kyoto University, Japan from October 2014 to March 2017 (¥ 3.331M).
Research Fellowship from GSS Program (Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies) Kyoto University, Japan from April 2016 to March 2017 (¥ 2.4M).
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