Harisharan Luintel, PhD

Harisharan Luintel, PhD

Research Fellow


Harisharan Luintel has PhD from the School of Environment, Portland State University, USA. He has over 15 years of experience in research, policy and institutional analyses, project review and assessment, teaching, and capacity building in the field of environmental sustainability and justice, community-based forestry, climate change and REDD+ and poverty reduction. While taking critical analytical perspective, he uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in his researches.

Mr. Luintel’s research interest includes understanding dynamic relations of human actions and nature in general and ecological and socio-economic implications of international/national environmental policies and plans in the local ecosystems and communities in particular. He is currently engaged in a research on REDD+ and community forestry.


Being Edited

Luintel, H. 2007-2015. Editor: Journal of Forest and Livelihood, Vol 13(1), Vol 11(2), Vol 10(1), Vol. 8 (2), Vol. 7(1) and Vol. 6 (2). Special Issue on different themes such as REDD+, Forest Policy Process, Forest Tenure Livelihoods and Forestry Programme’s Experience, Nepal’s Community-based Forestry Programmes.

Reviewed Articles

Bluffstone, R., Somanathan, E., Jha, P., Luintel, H., Bista, R., Toman, M., Paudel, N. and Adhikari, B. 2015. Collective Action and Carbon Sequestration in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 13(1). Pp 1-7.

Dissanayake, S.T M, Jha, P., Adhikari, B., Bista, R., Bluffstone, R., Luintel, H., Martinsson, P., Paudel, N., Somanathan, E. and Toman, M. 2015. Community Managed Forest Groups and Preferences for REDD+ Contract Attributes: A Choice Experiment Survey of Communities in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 13(1): 8-19.

Luintel, H., Silori, C.S., Frick, S. and Poudyal, B.H. 2013. Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+: Lessons from Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 11(2). Pp 1-13.

Poudyal, B.H., Paudel, G. and Luintel, H. 2013. Enhancing REDD+ Outcomes through Improved Governance of Community Forestry User Groups. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 11(2). Pp 14-26.

Silori, C.S., Frick, S., Luintel, H. and Poudyal, B.H. 2013. Social Safeguards in REDD+: A Review of Existing Initiatives and Challenges. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 11(2). Pp 27-36.

Patel, T., Dhiaulhaq, A., Gritten, D., Yasmi, Y., Bruyn, T. D., Paudel, N. S., Luintel, H., Khatri, D. B., Silori, C. and Suzuki, R. 2013. Predicting Future Conflict under REDD+ Implementation. Forests, 4, 343-363; doi:10.3390/f4020343

Luintel, H. and Lawrence, A. 2009. Sustainable Harvest of Non-Timber Forest Products: A Methodological Innovation through Participatory Experiment in Nepal. The Nepal Journal of Forestry, 13(1). Pp: 22-33.

Luintel, H. and Chhetri, R.B. 2008. Understanding Tenure Security in Community Forestry. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 7(1). Pp: 1-5.

Luintel, H. and Bhattarai, B. 2006. Exploring Priority Problems of the Forest Dependant Poor in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood Vol 5 (1). Pp: 1-13.

Book Chapters (Being Edited)

Constance, L., McDermott, H. van Asselt, Streck, C. and Mvondo, S. A., Duchelle, A.E., Constanze, H., Humphreys, D., Mulyani, M., Silori, C.S., Suzuki, R., Fariborz, Z., Simone F., Lentini, M. Luintel, H. and Salimon, C. 2012. Governance for REDD+, forest management and biodiversity: Existing approaches and future options In John A. Parrotta, Christoph Wildburger, Stephanie Mansourian (Eds), Understanding Relationships between Biodiversity, Carbon, Forests and People: The Key to Achieving REDD+ Objectives (A Global Assessment Report in Prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management and REDD+). Pp 115- 138. IUFRO World Series Vol 31. IUFRO.

Luintel, H. 2006. Do Civil Society Organizations Promote Equity in Community Forestry? A reflection from Nepal’s experiences. In S. Mahanth, J., Fox, M. Nurse and L. Mclees (Eds), Hanging on the Balance: Equity in Community-Based Natural Resource Management in Asia, Pp 122-142. East-West Centre and RECOFTC, Bangkok.

Banjade, M. R.; Luintel, H. and Neupane, H. R. 2004. Action Research Experience on Democratizing Knowledge in Community Forestry in Nepal. In H. Ojha, N. Timsina, R. Chhetri and K Paudel (Eds), Knowledge Systems and Natural Resources: Management, Policy and Institutions in Nepal, Pp 110-134. Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

Research and Study Reports

Sharma, N., Luintel, H., Khatri, D.B., Karanjit, S. and Bhandari, K. 2012. Conflict and REDD+. RECOFTC and ForestAction Nepal.

Sharma, N. S., Luintel, H., Khatri, D.B. and Bhandari, K. 2012. Enabling forest users to exercise their rights: Rethinking regulatory barriers to communities and smallholders earning their living from timber. RECOFTC and ForestAction Nepal.

Upreti, D., Luintel, H. and Bhandari, K. 2011. Conflict in the Context of Emerging REDD+ Scheme: An Analysis of Nepal’s Community Forestry and REDD+ Pilot Project. RECOFTC and ForetAction Nepal.

Luintel, H., Ojha, H., Rana, B., Subedi, R. and Dhungana, H. 2009. Community Forestry in Nepal: Promoting Livelihoods, Community Development and the Environment. ForestAction and Livelihoods and Forestry Programme.

Timsina, N.P., Luintel, H., Kattel, S., Chapagain, A. and Ghimire, K. 2008. Review Report of Livelihood and Forestry Programme’s Mid-West Partnership Programme. ERI and LFP/DFID Kathmandu, Nepal.

Chhetri, R.B., Timsina, N.P., Luintel, H., Regmi, R., Bhattarai, B., and Magar, R.A. 2008. Decentralization and Promotion of Women’s Rights in Nepal: Exploring Constraints, Opportunities and Intervention Avenues. ForestAction Nepal/International Development and Research Centre.

Chhetry, R.B., Luintel, H. and Regmi, R. 2006. Pre Mid-Term Review of Animation and Social Mobilisation Programme implemented by Livelihood and Forestry Programme. ERI and DFID Nepal.