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Dibya Gurung

Project Coordinator

Dibya has a MSc in biological science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and is in the process of completing a PhD on Mountain Tourism and Empowerment of Women In Nepal from Griffith University, Australia. She has worked for more than 20 years in the field of natural resource conservation and gender and social inclusion issues in Nepal, beginning with the Annapurna Conservation Area Program, organising local women (mother's groups) to conserve and sustainably use the natural resources in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Today the mothers groups are the force behind conservation and development in the rural areas of Nepal. She has worked for several international organizations ,most recently as Biodiversity Analyst at UNDP, and provided consultancy services to many others. She has also worked closely with the Government of Nepal , to assist in integrating gender and social inclusion issues in policy papers and organizing high level policy dialogues/consultations and played key role in making these processes inclusive and consultative such as the Forest Sector Taskforce of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation. She has advocated and integrated gender and social inclusion into programs and policies within the organizations that she has worked for. Dibya is based in Nepal. Contact:

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