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Binod Heyojoo, Nepal

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Binod Heyojoo is a faculty member in the Department of Forest Products and Engineering at the Institute of Forestry at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has a keen interest in integrating geospatial tools and technology in forest and natural resources management. At WFI, his  aims were to learn about wildfire management challenges, initiatives and success stories from the PNW to take lessons learned back to Nepal for their national forest fire management planning (video). Binod also intended to integrate these lessons into his university teachings.

Binod returned to his teaching duties as a professor at the Institute of Forestry (IOF) in Pokhara, Nepal. He will be starting his PhD in Forestry in June of 2018 at Tribhuvan University in Nepal. His PhD research thesis will expand on the project he did at WFI in Forest Fire Management.


Sarita Lama, Nepal

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Ms. Sarita Lama is from Siraha, the Eastern plains area of Nepal. She has over ten years working experience in the field of forestry in the various mid-hill districts of Nepal through various national and international non-governmental organizations. Her involvement was mostly in implementing and managing community forestry program mainly focused on benefiting the poor, women and marginalized households. Sarita aims to provide service for social empowerment and to build ecosystem resilience of the disastrous and precarious condition of southern and outer hills of Nepal, known as ‘Chure’. She joined WFI in April for a six month program with the expectation of learning a broader concept of private, public and community involvement in forestry practices and forest management in the US. She hopes to bring this knowledge and good practices from the US for Chure hills management in Nepal.

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Stuty Maskey, Nepal

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Ms. Stuty Maskey is from Kathmandu, Nepal. There she worked for a national forestry program, working closely with forestry stakeholders – government agencies, community groups, civil society and private sector. She believes that forestry in Nepal can be used as a vehicle to create jobs and contribute to a new forest-based green economy through enterprise development and commercial management. Her academic background is in Economics and Public Policy, and although not a trained ‘forester’, she understands that forest resources in Nepal are widely untapped. At WFI, she aims to learn about Policies, Practices and Processes for forest management in the Pacific Northwest, with specific focus in the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.


Jagdish Poudel, Nepal

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Mr. Jagdish Poudel finished his one year WFI Fellowship in March 2011. He surveyed small woodland/forestland owners about their perceptions and knowledge of carbon markets and carbon credit systems. He spent his year here learning about mechanisms of carbon trading and frameworks for successful models. He returned to Nepal to work on on a REDD+ pilot project for a year befor eretuning to the state to work on his PhD at Auburn University in Alabama. His current research focuses on forest carbon as well as other ecosystem services.


Deepak Tamang, Nepal

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Deepak is a senior development specialist with nearly 3 decades of experience working in rural development and environment, including extension, capacity building, planning and monitoring, in Nepal and other countries in South, Central and South-East Asia. He currently heads a non profit organization in Nepal called Search-Nepal. During his Fellowship from 2007-2008, Deepak spent 12 months researching comparative environmental legislation in order to identify good policy case studies that balance population, environment and development.