Govinda Paudel

Govinda Paudel

Research Fellow

Govinda Paudel has long been associated with ForestAction researching on climate science, rural economy/livelihoods, community forests, agriculture/forest based enterprises. As one of the pioneers promoting forest certification in Nepal, he has also been involved in sustainable forest management and forest certification relevant works.

Mr. Paudel is now doing PhD at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is interested in researches on the interface between people, resources and political forces around them which shape resource governance paradigm. He loves creativity and devotion to humanity as well.


Sunam, R. and Paudel, G. 2012. Analysing the Forest Act 1993 amendment proposal (in Nepali). Hamro Ban Sampada, 10(1):47-54.

Paudel, G. 2012. Forst-based enterprises:legal status and practical hurdles (in Nepali). Hamro Ban Sampada, 10(1): 79-85.

Jha, B. N. and Paudel, G. 2010. REDD Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Systems in Nepal: Gaps, Issues and Challenges. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 9(1): 21-32

Paudel, D., Khatri, D.B. and Paudel, G. 2010. Corpo-bureaucratizing Community Forestry: Commercialization and the Increased Financial Transaction in Community Forestry User Groups in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 9(1): 1-15

Paudel, G. and Karki, R. 2010. REDD payment and benefit distribution mechanism (in Nepali) Hamro Ban Sampada, 8(2):69-77.

Paudel, G and Shrestha, K. 2009. Forest Certification: reading material (in Nepali). Nepal Foresters Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Paudel, G. 2009. Forest certification: a way of ensuring sustainibality. Pradej, Institute of Forestry, Hetauda, Nepal.

Ito, K., Oura, Y., Hattori, HISH, Kitagawa, K., Paudel, D., Paudel, G. 2005. The influence of NGO involvement on local people’s perceptionof forest management. The Japanese Forest Society and Springer-Verlog, Tokyo.

Tembe, H., Khatri, D.B. and Paudel, G. 2003. Pro-poor enterprise and Bel (in Nepali). Nepal Swiss Community Forestry Project.

Paudel, G. 2001. Commercial cultivation possibility of high valued non-timber forest products. BSC Dissertation, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal.