Conversations: Ajaya Dixit on Risk and Resilience (Part 1) - Understanding (COP27) Loss and Damage, Climate Change, and Nepal
PODS by PEINovember 29, 2022x
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Conversations: Ajaya Dixit on Risk and Resilience (Part 1) - Understanding (COP27) Loss and Damage, Climate Change, and Nepal

Ep. Co#007

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, took place this November in Egypt. One major achievement of this round of dialogue, which went down to the wire, was to establish a loss and damage fund, particularly for nations vulnerable to the climate crisis. While this may have been “a historic decision,” it raises more questions than answers, especially for countries like Nepal.

In this first episode, Saumitra Neupane, Executive Director of Policy Entrepreneurs Inc, and Ajaya Dixit, a leading voice in Nepal, and internationally, on issues of climate change adaptation, resilience building, and disaster risk management, discuss the outcomes of the recently concluded COP27, including the issue of loss and damage. They follow this up with a wider discussion on the issue of climate change and what it means for countries like Nepal and the Himalayan region.

Mr. Ajaya Dixit, co-founder and advisor of ISET-Nepal is an Ashoka Fellow who has led different projects on climate change adaptation and resilience building, disaster risk management, energy, food security and water governance. He possesses MSc in Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Orissa, India. He has directed regional research that examined climate changes impacts on flood, drought and food system adaptation in South Asia. His research focused on exploring the approaches to develop strategies for resilience building against climate change vulnerabilities at sub national scale. He coordinated and edited Nepal’s first national disaster report, which was published in 2010. He is also the lead author of the book “Nepal maa Bipad” (Disasters in Nepal) that was published in 2016. He has published extensively in prestigious journals such as the Economic and Political Weekly. His opinion is highly regarded in the international arena and has been regarded as a climate change adaptation and resilience expert in Nepal and South Asia.


Policy Entrepreneurs Incorporated (PEI) is a policy research center based in Kathmandu. Our team brings in the essential local expertise and experience to deliver impactful results that support inclusive and sustainable growth in Nepal. Through our collaborations with national and international partners, we offer evidence-based insights and engage with decision-makers in the public, private, and social sectors to help them make informed decisions.


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